July 27, 1984: Paul Simon on how he sings older songs about Carrie Fisher post their separation

Simon explains that his songs are “snapshots” of his life and that when he performs, he tries to revisit the emotions he felt at the time.
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Transcript for July 27, 1984: Paul Simon on how he sings older songs about Carrie Fisher post their separation
A lot of the songs are. Very personal they really are thank you and and there are also about your relationship with Carrie Carrie Fisher your marriage and of course you're separated now how set. The second affected on campus now on that stage and and hearing that music and singing the songs that your relationship. Well. One and the things that I try into a night when I sing is Tenet. Relives the song relived a period that I was in so that I actually can sing it again because. If I go back to songs that are. Fifteen years old. Or even further back. Obviously they don't relate to to this to me today. So in order to sing in my have to remember who I was and what it what it was so. That really happens in all the songs I mean really their their room. They're all like snapshots of periods of my life. And that's really the jobs to try and get inside them emotionally and. Recreate what happened then from the perspective of today so it's not just. Songs about. Recent past but all of the songs that's an emotional experience in. If the performances to have an impact I think you have to concentrate and get your emotion into it.

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