One Man's Ceiling is Another Man's Floor Lyrics

by Paul Simon

There's been some hard feelings here
About some words that were said
Been some hard feelings here and what is more

There's been a bloody purple nose
And some bloody purple clothes
That were messing up the lobby floor

It's just apartment house rules so all you 'partment fools
Remember one man's ceiling is another man's floor
One man's ceiling is another man's floor

There's been some strange goin's on
And some folks have come and gone
Like the elevator man don't work no more

I heard a racket in the hall and I thought I heard a call
But I never opened up my door
It's just apartment house sense

It's like apartment rents
Remember one man's ceiling is another man's floor I'll tell you
One man's ceiling is another man's floor

There's an alley in the back of my building
Where some people congregate in shame
I was walking with my dogs
And the night was black with smog
When I thought I heard somebody call my name

Remember one man's ceiling is another man's floor, goddamn
One man's ceiling is another man's floor