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May 29, 2004

Simplicity

This one took a couple of years to write. It started out as a little guitar lick one night of deep drunken depression when I was living with my brother in a crumbling house in Cadell St, Toowong - not yet 21. The house is not there any more, replaced by a block of flats, which I find strangely poignant. A couple of years later I got to thinking about what the first part meant and then wrote part 2 to clarify it a bit. First performed it in 1995 - I've recorded three versions at various times, all of which I hate. One day I'll post something here you can listen to ...

Simplicity (in C)

SHadows pass, I see a green light shining
And I live in the dark.
Shadows fly, I se our lived entwining.
As we wander through a moonlit park.

And I wonder; why wonder?
While I'm wondering.

People pass, the light's still shining.
But they live in the dark.
People fly, near and far, inviting.
They pass me by but they leave their mark.

And I wonder; why wonder?
While I'm wondering.

(Part 2)

And I hear no pounding drums.
I hear no blaring brass.
All I hear is a sweet guitar,
Coupled rhymes, repeating themes.
Simplicity, simplicity.

I don;t own expensive yachts,
Don't drive a red sports car.
And yet I travel far and wide,
No entourage, no limousine
Simplicity, simplicity.

And I wonder; why wonder?
While I'm wondering.

(in D)

But I hear the crying street,
And I read the headlines.
Who was it said life had to be hard,
We got the Internet, the XPT.
Technology, technology.

But I know the lust the for.
That endless, aching need.
The searing, all-consuming fire,
That begs around: God help me, please.
Destroying me, destroying me
Destroying me, destroying me.

And I wonder; why wonder?
While I'm wondering.

(back to C)

Yeah I wonder; why wonder?
But I'm still wondering.

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Please note This song is APRA registered: Work ID GW09004946, ISWC T-060040971-9. You can copy, reproduce and distribute any part of these lyrics for any non-commercial purpose as long as you acknowledge its source. If you make something good out of it, let me know and I'll consider adding it to this site.

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Posted by Huge at May 29, 2004 10:59 PM
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