Paul Simon’s “Loves Me Like A Rock” has always been a fine song to me, a solid effort that I would rate two or three stars depending on my mood. Last year I happened upon a tribute program to Paul Simon, where various artists paid tribute to the great songwriter. Here is a clip of Paul Simon with the house band, gospel group The Dixie Hummingbirds, and the great Stevie Wonder on piano and vocals:
Is there anything more American that that?
The songs becomes less interesting around the 4:00 mark, but there’s no higher ground to achieve, having reached the peak of excitement. In this rendition, the message of a mother’s love comes through much stronger. So let me tell you about my mama…
Loves Me Like A Rock, Paul Simon ✭✭✭