Slip Slidin' Away Lyrics

by Paul Simon

Slip slidin' away
Slip slidin' away
You know, the nearer your destination
The more you're slip slidin' away

I know a man
He came from my home town
He wore his passion for his woman
Like a thorny crown

He said, "Dolores
I live in fear
My love for you's so overpowering
I'm afraid that I will disappear"

Slip slidin' away
Slip slidin' away
You know, the nearer your destination
The more you're slip slidin' away

And I know a woman
Became a wife
These are the very words she uses
To describe her life

She said, "A good day
Ain't got no rain"
She said, "A bad day's when I lie in bed
And think of things that might have been"

Slip slidin' away
Slip slidin' away
You know, the nearer your destination
The more you're slip slidin' away

And I know a father
Who had a son
He longed to tell him all the reasons
For the things he'd done

He came a long way
Just to explain
He kissed his boy as he lay sleeping
Then he turned around and headed home again

He slipped slidin'
Slip slidin' away
You know, the nearer your destination
The more you're slip slidin' away

God only knows
God makes his plan
The information's unavailable
To the mortal man

We work in our jobs
Collect our pay
Believe we're gliding down the highway
When in fact we're slip slidin' away

Slip slidin' away
Slip slidin' away
You know, the nearer your destination
The more you're slip slidin' away

Slip slidin' away
Slip slidin' away
You know, the nearer your destination
The more you're slip slidin' away