"Simple" as written by Matthew Arnold Thiessen, Glen Ballard and Katy Perry....
You're such a poet
I wish I could be Wesley Willis
My words would flow like honey
Sweet and laid on thick
You're so edgy
You don't even need a rhyming dictionary
I wipe my hands on your jeans
Cause they are more distressed
So they say you've got a CD
And they claim you can barely read
But you say don't bother me with all of your reality

But it could be so simple
(you were thinking)
Life should be that simple
(Who would have thought it)
I wish it were just so simple
(don't know what you were thinking)
But the point's been missed
You've made a mess
Who would have guessed
That it's as simple as it seems

So what, you're a genius
But you've got a lot to learn
Like the time you lost your apartment
Cause you bought too much Vuitton
You park in a loading zone
You sleep with the lights all on
You cross your I's and dot your t's
All it goes to show

That it could be so simple
(you were thinking)
Life should be that simple
(Who would have thought it)
I wish it were just that simple
(don't know what you were thinking)
The point's been missed
We've made a mess
Who would have guessed
That it's as simple as it seems

I'm not saying that it's a piece of cake
Just take a moment to reevaluate
The possibilities
The situations
The opportunities
That are waiting
Oh, the possibilities
Oh, I

It could, it could be that simple
(you were thinking)
Life should be that simple
(Who would have thought it)
I wish it were just so simple
(don't know what you were thinking)
You're in a haze
It's just a phase
You know this maze
Is as simple as it seems

We could talk all day
About your eccentricities
What I mean to say
Oh, is that I need you listen please
And focus on life's simplicities
So don't be afraid to strip it away
Cause at the end of the day
It's still as simple as it seems

It is all so simple
Just deal with it


Lyrics submitted by greenchristine

"Simple" as written by Katy Perry Glen Ballard

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +1
    General Commentits about someone who thinks life is hard, and katy's explaining it's really not.
    aiimhighhitlowon June 09, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentShe's talking about people who live up in space, she just wants them to see, that there is life on Earth too. Things can be difficult, but there are so many options.
    HiiiAlexxon July 21, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits;
    "you've got OCD"
    and, i think this song is so cute :)
    like, its much more laid back and down to earth
    than the stupid; i kissed a girl, one.
    i LOVE this side of katy :)
    xbrokensoundsxon September 01, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song :D .. Her voice sounds so young, and she looks so young and carefree in the music video. LOL like no makeup and stuff ^_^
    Antisocialon March 24, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI have no idea why, but her vocal style reminds me a bit of Stephen Malkmus here. At least the first verse. And the lyrics are kind of random, like Pavement.

    Man, I wish Columbia would have released that fist Katy album. If the rest was as good as this song it would have been a real gem.
    ratanxon April 16, 2010   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI don't know what it means. I tend to think its about someone who is slightly retarded and careless and she envies that.
    quitejadedon June 07, 2008   Link
  • -1
    General Commentnews flash, shes talking to Aquarius people
    joepwnurasson June 12, 2008   Link
  • -2
    General CommentUm, quitejaded. I don't think she would be jealous of a retarded person... And who wrote these lyrics??? It's 'dock your t's' - not 'dot your t's'. How can you dot a 't'?
    annie sanguinettion December 09, 2008   Link

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