I Am A Rock
w/m Paul Simon Simon and Garfunkel Columbia 1966
I have my books And my poetry to protect me; I am shielded in my armor, Hiding in my room, safe within my womb. I touch no one and no one touches me. I am a rock, I am an island. And a rock feels no pain; And an island never cries.Here is a soul, so psyche-rent that total retreat is the only solution. As the burnt hand shuns the stove, so love and friendship are denied.
I have no need of friendship; friendship causes pain. If I never loved I never would have cried.It's a survival thing.