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Who's Going to Love You When Your Looks Are Gone? God Will!

Paul_simon_surprise "Who's Gonna to Love You When Your Looks are Gone?"                  

Good question?  God, of course is the answer.  And who would have thought that Paul Simon would be telling us that?

Here's the lyrics from his new song, 'Outrageous:'

"Who's gonna love you when your looks are gone?
Tell me, who's gonna love you when your looks are gone?

God will, like he waters the flowers on the window sill.
Take me, I'm an ordinary player in the key of C,
And my will was broken by my pride and my vanity

Who's gonna love you when your looks are gone?
God will, like he waters the flowers on the window sill.
Who's gonna love you when your looks are gone?"

Paul Simon's new CD, tilted 'Surprise,' is produced by Brian Eno, who is known for his work producing the Talking Heads and U2. The Eno influence definitely comes through. Sometimes it sounds like a U2 recording. But what is more pronounced is the spiritual influence.  What's Paul Simon thinking these days?  What's he been reading?  Who has he been talking to? There are spiritual references throughout the CD.  It reminds us that nobody gets out of here alive and everybody at some point starts asking the big questions. The big "surprise" on "Surprise" is Simon answers a few of the questions. 

Paul Simon was born in 1941in New Jersey, then moved to Queens, New York as a youngster. It was there in high school that he stared the famous duo Simon and Garfunkel.  He has been married three times, and most recently to Edie Brickell (of the New Bohemians) since 1992.  They seem to be good for each other. Pray that they are able to stay together, as many entertainment industry marriages are terribly stressed.

In 1986 Paul Simon toured with and wrote music with Ladysmith Black Mambazo.  The record they made together, Graceland - listen to clips here - went on to achieve both commercial and critical success. The South African founder of the group, Joseph Shabalala, became a Christian in the 1950's and continues to this day as a minister in South Africa.  His faith was severely tried recently when his wife was murdered in a church parking lot. He took the high road and decided to pour himself into God, forgive and trust.  It's hard to believe Joseph and Ladysmith didn't have some sort of spiritual effect on Paul Simon.

Celebrities in the past have come close to recognizing the truth and turning to Christ, but instead turned away. Let's join together and pray that God will draw Paul Simon and Edie Brickel to Himself. The real Graceland!



Wow! Those are interesting lyrics. I hope Paul is onto something. I pray for Oprah sometimes- so many people (women especially) take everything she says as the gospel truth. Love the celebritie chaplin idea!

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