America (Song of the Week, 2/2/2012)

Thinking about my trip to New York, and the long train ride there and back, lonely, watching the landscape flash past in the darkness, brought this song to mind…

Kathy, I’m lost, I said, though I knew she was sleeping
I’m empty and I’m aching and I don’t know why
Countin’ the cars on the New Jersey turnpike
They’ve all come to look for America, all come to look for America…

Maybe I’m Going To Graceland

Thought of these Paul Simon lyrics last night, and they touched me through my pain…

And I see losing love
Is like a window in your heart
Everybody sees you're blown apart
Everybody feels the wind blow