The American Express “America” Commercial For Small-Business Owners

Happy Belated Small Business Owner’s Day! Speaking of which, did any of you see that American Express commercial showing support for American small businesses by playing the Simon & Garfunkel “America” while showing the families of those operating mom-and-pop stores? If you are familiar with Simon & Garfunkel’s work, you might have noticed a little tweak in the lyrics. The commercial played: “Let us be lovers / We’ll marry our fortunes together. / I’ve got some real estate / Here in my bag. It took me four days to hitch-hike from Saginaw. / I’ve come to look for America.”

For those of you that have been fans of Simon & Garfunkel’s music, you probably noticed the fusion of the first verse with the third verse. If American Express had chosen to play the commercial with the original sequence and flow of the song, the commercial would have gone as follows: … Read the rest of this article!