Monday, June 27, 2011

Feelin' Groovy


Like most children of the seventies, I grew up listening to the incredible music of Simon and Garfunkel. My mother even played some of their songs on the guitar which pleased her three daughters! We had fun singing along to our favorite -- Feelin' Groovy

When I had children of my own, my husband began singing his favorite Simon and Garfunkel song -- Sounds of Silence -- as a lullaby to our children. At a young age they knew all the words -- or at least enough to prompt Daddy if he skipped a part. 

When my youngest son was three or four, I took a photo of him dancing down the hillside amongst the flowers on Table Mountain, dressed in his pink rubber boots and his favorite tie-dyed shirt. Whenever I looked at that photo, the words and music to Feelin' Groovy played in my head. It was the inspiration behind this painting -- done as a class assignment. Mort fell in love with it (sentimental Simon and Garfunkel fan that he is), and now the painting hangs in his office at work. 

We are confident that our daughter will sing Simon and Garfunkel songs to her two children as well!




Feelin' Groovy painted by Lacie Myers 2008



Slow down, you move too fast.
You got to make the morning last.
Just kicking down the cobble stones.
Looking for fun and feelin' groovy.


Hello lamppost,
What cha knowing?
I've come to watch your flowers growing.
Ain't cha got no rhymes for me?
Doot-in' doo-doo,
Feelin' groovy.

Got no deeds to do,
No promises to keep.
I'm dappled and drowsy and ready for sleep.
Let the morning time drop all its petals on me.
Life, I love you,
All is groovy. 




What is your favorite Simon and Garfunkel song?

6 comments:

  1. I listened to a lot of Simon and Garfunkel with my mom growing up too. Sounds of Silence is one of my all-time favorite songs. It seems to have more and more meaning to me the older I get. Such wisdom in those lyrics. I love the painting!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I like so many of S & G's songs but the one I want to comment on is "Homeward Bound". When I worked in Homehealth, Medicare "Home Bound" criteria were really a hot topic for reimbursement. At one particular seminar we attended in 1990, a really talented and funny musician wrote lyrics to "Homeward Bound" based on these criteria and performed accompanied on his guitar. It was really hilarious, I laughed so hard I cried. Still a great memory. Thanks for reminding me of it!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I love the painting!!! I followed a link the Mort posted on his facebook wall. He was one of my brothers best friends growing up. Great music, great memories!

    ReplyDelete
  4. i most certainly do sing those songs to my kids! sounds of silence was my favorite lullaby when i was little (along with silent night which i always wanted daddy to sing last). The words to that song captivated me. I didn't fully grasp what they meant but they painted pictures in my mind and it was so ... ethereal and soothing. the concept of the "sounds of silence" intrigued my sleepy little mind. still does actually.

    ReplyDelete
  5. i want to add too what an exciting treasure we had when shane and erik and i discovered dads simon and garfunkle tape. Ha ha, I'm sure you remember how constantly we played it. listening to those songs are some of my favorite memories with my brothers!

    ReplyDelete
  6. This is cool. My own teenage daughter just got into S&G. I think every teenager should go through a phase where "Feelin Groovy" and "I am a Rock" are their theme songs. (Or any other S&G song, really.)

    Building Castles on the Beach

    ReplyDelete

 
site design by designer blogs
01 09 10