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    "The Teacher" Lyrics

    Paul Simon

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    There once was a teacher of great renown
    Whose words were like the tablets of stone
    Because it's easier to learn than unlearn
    Because we've passed the point of no return
    Gather your goods and follow me
    Or you will surely die

    I was only a child of the city
    My parents were children of immigrant stock
    So we followed as followers go
    Over a mountain with a napkin of snow
    And ate the berries and roots
    That grown along the timberline
    Deeper and deeper the dreamer of love
    Sleep on a quilt of stars

    It's cold
    Sometimes you can't catch your breath
    It's so cold

    Time and abundance thickened his step
    So the teacher divided in two
    One half ate the forest and fields
    The other half sucked all the moisture from the clouds
    And we, we were amazed at the power of his appetite

    Deeper and deeper the dreamer of love
    Sleeps on a quilt of stars

    Sometimes we don't know who we are
    Sometimes force overpowers us and we cry
    My teacher carry me home
    Carry me home my teacher
    Carry me home
    Carry me home my teacher
    Carry me home
    This song was last modified on October 18th, 2016.
    Thanks to Ernie Sutchek for the contribution to this song.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group.
    Written by Paul Simon.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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