Song 404: America

They should play this song before sports events.

And we could all wear gabardine suits. I don’t even know what gabardine is. Sounds uncomfortable.

You could definitely say that this is one of Simon and Garfunkel’s finest songs, lyrically, harmonically, dramatically. You could easily put it in the most important lyrical songs of the 1960s. When I was a kid I had a best of Simon and Garfunkel cassette, and the album was full of great songs, but none greater than this.