"Simple Design" as written by Benjamin Burnley, Aaron Fincke, Mark James Klepaski and Jeremy Hummel....
I live a chemical life
I'm on a mission to try
You went insane for the day
I'll have to shove it away

My only option is gone
Smile as they break and they fall
You want a simpler life
You can't erase what was mine

You must be out of your mind
This was a simple design
You fuck it up every time
How could you leave me behind

It's alright, it's alright
'Cause I know what you want
But you'll just have to wait
If I had it to give, I would give it away
I'm living it up
While I'm falling from grace
There's no way, there's no way
That I'm running away

I'm used to making it worse
Made up of four letter words
You want to know what it was
Now isolated and gone

You fall apart at the seams
I'll never know what it means
Try not to pull it apart
You're aiming straight for the heart

You must be out of your mind
This was a simple design
You fuck it up every time
How could you leave me behind

It's alright, it's alright
'Cause I know what you want
But you'll just have to wait
If I had it to give, I would give it away
I'm living it up
While I'm falling from grace
There's no way, there's no way
That I'm running away

You had to be the worst for me
I don't know what to say, so let me be
And now I find, you've left me behind
I don't know what to say, so never mind

You're mine

'Cause I know what you want
But you'll just have to wait
If I had it to give, I would give it away
I'm living it up
While I'm falling from grace
There's no way, there's no way
That I'm running away

There's no way, there's no way
That I'm running away
There's no way, there's no way
That I'm running away


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"Simple Design" as written by Jeremy Hummel Benjamin Burnley

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    General CommentYeah at first this song was a little cryptic to me. Cyanide and Downward Spiral, your interpretations helped.

    I do see it as his career or his passion sounds more fitting is his life and his thing right now.

    She just wants a simple life and he has a different calling basically.

    This stanza explained most of it:

    "Cause I know what you want
    but you’ll just have to wait
    if I had it to give
    I would give it away
    I'm livin' it up
    while I’m fallin' from grace
    there’s no way, there’s no way
    that I’m running away"

    I see "while I'm fallin' from grace" if I would take it one step further (since I'm feeling adventurous LOL), would be talking about his time on Earth. Or even perhaps just his time to go out and explore and sin. So while he's "livin' it up" she wants him to live for her.

    Also this song looks like its dialogue broken between him and his ex-lover. This stanza seems to come from his lover (and all the other "you left me behind" parts):

    "you had to be
    the worst for me
    I don’t know what to say, so let me be
    and now I find you've left me behind
    I don’t know what to say,
    so nevermind!

    You're mine! "
    chino69on October 21, 2004   Link

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