Looking For America

by
Abby Zimet

Mysterious sightings in Saginaw, Michigan – a battered state that has long led the nation in unemployment – of lyrics from Simon and Garfunkel's plaintive 1968 ballad "America" spray-painted on abandoned buildings in the city. Mrs. Wagner's pies even made it in. Kinda cool, kinda poignant. For the nostalgic oldsters among you, they sing the original to an exuberant crowd in Central Park.

"It took me four days to hitch-hike from Saginaw/ I've come to look for America."

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