"Simple Kind Of Life" as written by and James M. Franks....
For a long time I was in love
Not only in love, I was obsessed
With a friendship that no one else could touch
It didn't work out, I'm covered in shells

And all I wanted was the simple things
A simple kind of life
And all I needed was a simple man
So I could be a wife

I'm so ashamed, I've been so mean
I don't know how it got to this point
I always was the one with all the love
You came along, I'm hunting you down

Like a sick domestic abuser looking for a fight
And all I wanted was the simple things
A simple kind of life

If we met tomorrow for the very first time
Would it start all over again?
Would I try to make you mine?

I always thought I'd be a mom
Sometimes I wish for a mistake
The longer that I wait, the more selfish that I get
You seem like you'd be a good dad

Now all those simple things are simply too complicated for my life
How'd I get so faithful to my freedom?
A selfish kind of life
When all I ever wanted was the simple things
A simple kind of life


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"Simple Kind of Life" as written by James M. Franks

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  • +2
    General CommentThis as well as alot of the songs that were on Return of Saturn, is about Gwens Realization that she is maturning as a woman and that she wants the simple things in life that should be easily attainable like having a child "I always thought I'd be a mom
    Sometimes I wish for a mistake
    The longer that I wait, the most selfish that I get
    You seem like you'd be a good dad"

    God Bless Tony Kanal :D
    MorningStaron April 10, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentOkay, A) people are ass faces. Just because someone falls in love twice and wants to spend the rest of her life with the guys, doesnt mean she is obsessed with love. It means she has ambitions to be a mom, and conventional. I really like this song though, A) Adrian's drum part is so haunting, and it gets stuck in my head B) its emotional and honest, deep lyrics C) it just all around makes sense, and the video is cool. I wish I had hair like that.
    imthecootieon May 08, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Commenti miss no doubt.. old stuff.. like Tragic Kingdom! best cd ever! (i love this song tho.. especially the "now all these simple things are simply too complicated for my life" its an awesome lyric!!
    mykonstantineon June 18, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is great. the emotion is there in her voice. this is by far one of my fav. no doubt songs.
    dmbfan14on May 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI watched an interview with her and everyone was saying that she had an obsession with love and wanted to get married right away. She said it wasnt true. She just wants to be happy and settle down.
    SpIlLsKiSsEson April 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with dmbfan14 and Morning Star on this one. GREAT SONG!!
    SomeGirl_Jadziaon August 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song...it's kind of describing now i feel right now, lol. see, i'm a "cool ounk girl", and then one night i cooked dinner and realized, woah!! i like this!! i want to be a mommy!! lol...good times. weird video that sinead o'connor copied.
    emoBettyrocketon June 08, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlike the song..i mean..i LOVE it..but its my least favorite..as in i love all the songs..well..besides the new stuff but yeah
    xLove_OLD_No_Doubtxon June 28, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song! The video is pretty cool when Tony, Adrien, and whats his face are smashing the wedding cakes with bats!

    \\// Peace
    Rollingstonesrockon November 15, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove this song. the chorus is the story of my life.
    2late4hopeon November 28, 2004   Link

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