I Am a Rock

DESCRIPTION: "A winter's day In a deep and dark December, I am alone, I am a rock I am an island." The singer has guarded himself against feelings and relationships, because "And a rock feels no pain And an island never cries"
AUTHOR: Paul Simon
EARLIEST DATE: 1966 (recording, Simon and Garfunkel)
KEYWORDS: nonballad loneliness
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Averill-CampSongsFolkSongs, p. 550, "I Am a Rock" (notes only)
NOTES [62 words]: I don't know if anyone talks about Paul Simon's "alienation period" or the like, but this and "Sounds of Silence" seem to fit a strong theme of isolation. Indeed, this sounds almost like a definition of schizoid personality disorder, the mental condition marked by emotional blunting and lack of desire to know others. I wonder if Simon knew someone with those traits. - RBW
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