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Paul Simon - The Boy In The Bubble album

Paul Simon - The Boy In The Bubble album Performer: Paul Simon
Title: The Boy In The Bubble
Date of release: 1986
Country: US
Size MP3: 1526 mb
Size FLAC: 1853 mb
Rating: 4.6
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The Boy in the Bubble" is a song by the American singer-songwriter Paul Simon. It was the third single from his seventh studio album, Graceland (1986), released on Warner Bros. Written by Simon and Forere Motloheloa (an accordionist from Lesotho), its lyrics explore starvation and terrorism, juxtaposed with wit and optimism. The single-released in September 1987-performed well on charts worldwide.

The "Bubble Boy" who inspired this film, David Vetter, questioned the film's depiction of how sterile Tod's use of the spacesuit was. Vetter scoffed at the idea that Travolta's character could simply wear the space suit back into the isolator without contaminating the bubble. The film was nominated for four Emmy Awards, winning one posthumously for Hyland. The film inspired the first song on the 1986 Paul Simon album Graceland. In 1992, the film's premise was satirized in the seventh episode of the fourth season of Seinfeld

This was the opening track on Paul Simon's landmark Graceland album, and the first song he worked on when he went to South Africa in 1985 to record with musicians from the townships. Simon immersed himself in the music of South Africa before his trip, and came across a song by a Sotho group called Tau Ea Matsekha that he wanted to record. It took Simon a long time to finish the lyrics, working in clever lyrical phrases like "the boy in the bubble and the baby with the baboon heart" in a way that would mesh with the African rhythms. The words were not specifically about Simon's African experience, but more about his own observations that life is filled with so much potential (days of "miracle and wonder") but also so many challenges. Speaking with Rolling Stone, he explained, "'The Boy In The Bubble' devolved down to hope and dread.

Produced by Paul Simon. The Boy in the Bubble Lyrics. It was a slow day And the sun was beating On the soldiers by the side of the road There was a bright light A shattering of shop windows The bomb in the baby carriage was wired to the radio. It's a turn-around jump shot It's everybody jump start It's every generation throws a hero up the pop charts Medicine is magical and magical is art Think of the boy in the bubble And the baby with the baboon heart. And I believe These are the days of lasers in the jungle Lasers in the jungle somewhere Staccato signals of constant information A loose affiliation of millionaires And billionaires and baby.

Written by: Paul Simon/Forere Motloheloa From: "Graceland" (1986). Tabbed by: maguri Tuning: Standard. The album version is a little sharp. To play along to the recording you’d have to tune up a little to match the tuning there. E-A-D-G-B-e C x-3-x-0-1-x D x-x-0-2-3-x

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Tracklist

A1 The Boy In The Bubble (Extended Version) 6:14
B1 Crazy Love, Vol. II (LP Version) 4:17

Companies, etc.

  • Licensed To – EMI-Valentim De Carvalho, Música Lda. – 1591386
  • Distributed By – EMI-Valentim De Carvalho, Música Lda.
  • Manufactured By – EMI-Valentim De Carvalho, Música Lda.

Credits

  • Engineer – Roy Halee
  • Producer – Paul Simon
  • Remix – Roy Halee

Notes

(P)1986 Paul Simon
(C)1986 Warner Bros. Records, Inc. for the US & WEA International Inc. for the world outside the US.
Made in Portugal

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: 1591386.A1 27.2.87 PAUL SIMON WARNER BROS.
  • Matrix / Runout: 1591386.B1 27.2.87 PAUL SIMON WARNER BROS.
  • Rights Society: SPA

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
7-28460 Paul Simon The Boy In The Bubble ‎(7") Warner Bros. Records 7-28460 US 1986
W8509, 928 509-7 Paul Simon The Boy In The Bubble ‎(7", Single, Sil) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records W8509, 928 509-7 UK 1986
928509-7 Paul Simon The Boy In The Bubble (Remix) ‎(7", Single) Warner Bros. Music 928509-7 Spain 1987
1591377 Paul Simon The Boy In The Bubble ‎(7", Single) Warner Bros. Records 1591377 Portugal 1986
W8509, 928 509-7 Paul Simon The Boy In The Bubble (Remix} ‎(7", Single, Pap) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records W8509, 928 509-7 UK 1986