"Simple Life" as written by Elton John and Bernard J.p. Taupin....
There's a breakdown on the runway
And the timeless flights are gone
I'm a year ahead of myself these days
And I'm locomotive strong
My city spread like cannon fire
In a yellow nervous state
I can't cut the ties that bind me
To horoscopes and fate

And I won't break and I won't bend
But someday soon we'll sail away
To innocence and the bitter end
And I won't break and I won't bend
And with the last breath we ever take
We're gonna get back to the simple life again


When we break out of this blindfold
I'm gonna take you from this place
Until we're free from this ball and chain
I'm still hard behind the eight
My city beats like hammered steel
On a shallow cruel rock
If we could walk proud after midnight
We'd never have to stop


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"Simple Life" as written by Bernie Taupin Bernard J.p. Taupin

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    General CommentNo one? Wow... as far as i'm concerned this was the second best single on this album. I think it talks about how overcomplicated life has become, and the desire we all have to "break out" of what has become the status-quo and get back to the simplicity of times past. This song carries a similar theme to Queen's "I want to break Free" with a different execution. That's my take anyway.
    Playdrv4meon March 21, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAnother forgotten gem of a song.
    daninnjon July 26, 2010   Link
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    General CommentAnother forgotten gem of a song.
    daninnjon July 26, 2010   Link
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    General CommentOpened a show in San Antonio in January 1998 -- nice slow rocker to warm folks up. Cool memory indeed.
    kurtamuson September 28, 2010   Link

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