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Simon & Garfunkel

Cecilia

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1970
  • 1970
  • 1966
  • 2011
  • 1969
  • 1972

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“Cecilia” is a song written by US musician Paul Simon. It was first recorded by Simon and Garfunkel for their 1970 album Bridge Over Troubled Water. When released as a single, it reached #4 in the US charts. The single did not chart in the UK, despite being released as the follow-up to Simon and Garfunkel’s number one hit “Bridge Over Troubled Water”. The “Cecilia” of the title is generally interpreted as being a capricious lover, causing both anguish and jubilation to the singer. However, another interpretation is that Cecilia might refer to St. Cecilia, patron saint of music in the Catholic tradition, and thus the song might refer to the frustration of fleeting inspiration in songwriting. St. Cecilia is mentioned in another Paul Simon song, “The Coast” (from his 1990... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Cecilia, you're breaking my heart ... Oh, Cecilia, I'm down on my knees ... I'm begging you please to come home

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