"Simple Things" as written by and Paolo Giovanni Nutini....
Oh, if you love the life you live, then you'll get a lot more done
Be more inclined to take the reins and turn away and run
It's very rare, it seems to get a lifetime guarantee
So I suppose self satisfaction be the key

Oh, my father is a wealthy, self made man
But his wealth does not consist of riches or acres of land
And instead he has a family who are his biggest fans
That's something that I one day hope to have

So I'll cherish the simple things
The easy 'Took for granted' things
Like going round my mum's house for my tea
And argue with my sister, only God knows how I missed her
It's the simple things that mean the most to me

Ah, he gets up each day at five
And starts the car and makes the drive
And shutters up and starts the fryers
Serves out food to all the buyers in the town

As they stand there in the same old line
And get there every day at the same old time
No, you never hear him grumble and groan
'Cause they're the people in the line that he built it on

And like me he cherished the simple things
The easy 'Took for granted' things
Like going round his mum's house for my tea
And argue with his sister, only God knows how he missed her
It's the simple things that mean the most to him


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"Simple Things" as written by Paolo Giovanni Nutini

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    General CommentI think this song is about Paolo's father and how much he admires him, and hopes to have the same qualities he has when he becomes older.

    "Argh, he gets up each day at five
    Starts the car and makes the drive
    Shutters up, starts the fryers
    Serves out food to all the buyers in the town"
    - Definitely about his dad and his fish and chip shop back in Scotland.

    Just what I think, too tired to think any deeper and dissect this at the moment really..
    gia00on June 15, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthis song is one of my favourites :D
    i think it basically says, you should live your life,
    because you don't get a 'lifetime guarantee' and you never know when it could end
    SFGaddict22on January 25, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI just got the album, the title of this song stuck out to me, so I played it first.

    I love it! I don't know if the rest of the album will match up to it! It's obviously about appreciating everything you have, even the simplest of things.
    stagnateon April 05, 2010   Link
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    General CommentMy favourite off 'Sunny Side Up', I feel the rest are a bit of a let-down from his debut album.
    acreativealiason February 14, 2011   Link

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