Save the Life of My Child

"Good God! Don't Jump!" A boy sat on the ledge
And old man who had fainted was revived
And everyone agreed it would be a miracle indeed
If the boy survived

"Save the life of my child!"
Cried the desperate mother

The woman from the supermarket ran to call the cops
He must be high on something," someone said
Thought it never made the New York Times
In The Daily News the caption read,

"Save the life of my child!"
Cried the desperate mother

A patrol car passing by halted to a stop
Said officer MacDougal in dismay
"The force can't do a decent job
'Cause the kids got no respect for the law today (and blah blah blah)"

"Save the life of my child!"
Cried the desperate mother
"What's becoming of the children?"
People asking each other

When darkness fell, excitement kissed the crowd and made them wild
In an atmosphere of freaky holiday
When the spotlight hit the boy the crowd began to cheer
He flew away

"Oh my Grace, I got no hiding place"

Пол Саймон
"Bookends", 1968