Paul Simon’s fourth studio album that produced his biggest hit 50 ways to leave your lover. That particular song was Simon’s attempt at humour after the divorce of his first wife. In fact, that autobiographical fact colours much of the album. Still crazy after all these years tells about meeting an old lover, and then discovering how he’s still too crazy to be social.
The second song is a little get together with Art Garfunkel, his former buddy. It has been suggested that Still crazy refers to that, because the collaboration was nice, but didn’t take long. Old differences soon surfaced, and the attempt was cut short. America could dream on about the past successes of the two voices that so beautifully blend together, but the two personalities never did.