Patterns (song)

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Song by Paul Simon from the album The Paul Simon Songbook
Released August 1965
Recorded June - July 1965
Label CBS
Writer(s) Paul Simon
Producer(s) Reginald Warburghton, Stanley West
Song by Simon and Garfunkel from the album Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme
Released September 1966
Genre Folk rock, psychedelic folk, worldbeat
Length 2:45
Label Columbia Records
Writer(s) Paul Simon
Producer(s) Bob Johnston

"Patterns" is a song written by Paul Simon and included on his 1965 album The Paul Simon Songbook, and later recorded by Simon and Garfunkel on their third album, Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme. The lyrics are about how life is a labyrinthine maze, following patterns which are, because we are trapped in them, difficult to unravel or control.

Warrel Dane included a heavy metal cover of the song on his 2008 album Praises to the War Machine.