I hear the drizzle of the rain
Like a memory it falls
Soft and warm continuing
Tapping on my roof and walls.
And from the shelter of my mind
Through the window of my eyes
I gaze beyond the rain-drenched streets
To England where my heart lies.
My mind's distracted and diffused
My thoughts are many miles away
They lie with you when you're asleep
And kiss you when you start your day.
And as a song I was writing is left undone
I don't know why I spend my time
Writing songs I can't believe
With words that tear and strain to rhyme.
And so you see I have come to doubt
All that I once held as true
I stand alone without beliefs
The only truth I know is you.
And as I watch the drops of rain
Weave their weary paths and die
I know that I am like the rain
There but for the grace of you go I
Song & Lyrics Facts
Paul Simon's "Kathy's Song" is a live version of the original song from his Greatest Hits album. The track was originally released on October 5, 1972 and written by Paul Simon himself.
It features backing vocals from Art Garfunkel and the band accompanying them consists of Hal Blaine (drums), Larry Knechtel (keyboards) and Joe Osborn (bass). The lyrics of this melancholic tune tell the story of a man who has lost his love but still holds her in his heart. He remembers how much he loved her and expresses his feelings for her even though she is no longer with him. With its heartfelt words and gentle melody, “Kathy’s Song” is one of Paul Simon’s most timeless classics.