I tried to keep it simple so you understand
I’m giving all the love that I can
I’ll try to keep it simple so you understand
I’m giving all the love that I can

On a bald day you had asked me
For my love, my friend
You said that I could trust you
Yeah, you said, “You’re gonna be my man”

One lie led to another and I know that I lied myself
You see, one lie leads to another lie but how many men do our lies kill?

I tried to keep it simple so you understand
I’m giving all the love that I can
I’ll try to keep it simple so you understand
I’m giving all the love that I can

C’mon, well give me your excuses
Lord knows I heard them all
So has your Momma and the FBI
And they’re both listening through the wall

They said, “One lie leads to another”. I told it to the policeman
He said, “One lie leads to another lie but how many lies kill how many men?”

I tried to keep it simple so you understand
I’m giving all the love that I can
I’ll try to keep it simple so you understand
I’m giving all the love that I can

What part of love don’t you understand?
What part of love, love don’t you understand? Eh!

Some folks say, “Man take it easy!”
Some folks say, “Man take a walk!”
Well maybe I’ll take myself on down to the river
And throw myself off the dock
Well you see my body floating on by
You can throw me down a reef
Then you can send my bleeding heart off to Washington
Attention Commander-In-Chief! Wo!

I tried to keep it simple so you understand
I’m giving all the love that I can
I’ll try to keep it simple so you understand
I’m giving all the love that I can

Said I’ll try to keep it simple so that you would understand
The only thing worse in the whole wide world is another quiet man

Said the only thing worse in the god damn world would be another quiet man
You know, I’ll try to keep it simple I’ll give you all the love that I can



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    General Commentthis one goes out to our good friends, G.W., Big Dick, Condiondiondi, Paul "The WOLF" Wolfowitz, Rummy, and the rest of the gang.
    BlackLungFeveron August 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentClassy anti-war song. Admittedly, until I actually paid attention to the lyrics, I thought this was a song about love lost, and that's not the case at all. Outside of country music, nobody loves America more than The Slackers.
    twinbeeon June 26, 2007   Link

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