ART GARFUNKEL lyrics - The Breakup

ART GARFUNKEL
"The Breakup"

[AG:] This is Art Garfunkel, formerly of Simon and Garfunkel.
I'm here in the studio to talk about something that's very important to me.
You know, a lot of people feel that when an important recording group, such as...

[PS:] Art?

[AG:] Yeah.

[PS:] Let me interrupt you a minute. It's not quite serious sounding enough. Try to make it a little bit more, uhh, grave.

[AG:] Okay. This is Arthur Garfunkel, once of Simon and Garfunkel.
One of the things that's disturbed me through the years has been people's reaction to The Breakup of Simon and Garfunkel.

[PS:] Artie? Try and play a little bit more on...emphasize the word "disturbed."

[AG:] One of the things that has disturbed me through the years has been people's reaction to The Breakup of Simon and Garfunkel.
You know, a lot of people have taken it as a comic event and have not realized that only with deep, real feelings of separate commitment can such...

[PS:] I like that. I like that part about the "separate commitment."

[AG:] ...can such a breakup actually take place.
Only by two, separate individuals pursuing their own individual paths and following, what to they is, the God of their own choice can two people who were once so close end up...

[PS:] Art? Art, try and work it in that I'll be doing a major college tour this fall.

[AG:] ...who were once so close, follow two paths which are so divergent, whereby, I, for example, record material that I feel expresses my soul, and you, Paul, who are doing a major college tour (laughs) this fall...(laughs and exits studio laughing)