Richard Cory

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Simon & Garfunkel were an American music duo consisting of singer-songwriters Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel. They formed the group Tom & Jerry in 1957 and had their first success with the minor hit "Hey, Schoolgirl". As Simon & Garfunkel, the duo rose to fame in 1965, largely on the strength of the hit single "The Sound of Silence". Their music was featured in the landmark film The Graduate (1967), propelling them further into the public consciousness. more »


Year:
1981
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They say that Richard Cory owns one half of this whole town,With political connections to spread his wealth around.Born into society, a banker's only child,He had everything a man could want: power, grace, and style.But I work in his factoryAnd I curse the life I'm livingAnd I curse my povertyAnd I wish that I could be,Oh, I wish that I could be,Oh, I wish that I could beRichard Cory.The papers print his picture almost everywhere he goes:Richard Cory at the opera, Richard Cory at a show.And the rumor of his parties and the orgies on his yacht!Oh, he surely must be happy with everything he's got.But I work in his factoryAnd I curse the life I'm livingAnd I curse my povertyAnd I wish that I could be,Oh, I wish that I could be,Oh, I wish that I could beRichard Cory.He freely gave to charity, he had the common touch,And they were grateful for his patronage and thanked him very much,So my mind was filled with wonder when the evening headlines read:"Richard Cory went home last night and put a bullet through his head."But I work in his factoryAnd I curse the life I'm livingAnd I curse my povertyAnd I wish that I could be,Oh, I wish that I could be,Oh, I wish that I could beRichard Cory.

Written by: PAUL SIMON

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Richard Cory