"Simply Simple" as written by and Ryan Guldemond Jeremy Page....
Take me lightly, I am not the way I ought to be
I'm just the way I got to be
Take me slowly, or else you may come by injury
I'll hurt you emotionally

Rock me baby, until my eyes are closed and I'm asleep
And then it's it for you to leave.
Call me lazy, for I have yet to let my soul free
It's still very much in my reach, oh

I just wanted to unfold
Simply simple
I do everything I'm told
Keep it simple

You want babies, well here I am so why not aren't you pleased
With a big baby like me
I throw a fit, and to pick up after it
Domesticated bliss

I just wanted to unfold
Simply simple
I do everything I'm told
Keep it simple

Simple simple
(Yeah yeah)
I do everything I'm told
I just wanted to unfold
Simply simple


Lyrics submitted by sleepwalkn, edited by VADERtheIMPALER

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

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  • +2
    My InterpretationKinda sounds like this songs from the point of a view of a guy (or girl) who's young and afraid to become grown up and have kids and such. The "norms" in society are to get married and have kids and raise them until you're gone, hence the "I'm not the way I ought to be/ I'm just the way I got to be," he would "hurt you emotionally" because he's not looking for a wife or a commitment, since those are his exact fears.
    The rest follows as fairly straightforward with this interpretation except for maybe this line:
    "Call me lazy for I have yet to let my soul free/ it's still very much in my reach"
    I'm thinking that this line just means that people are telling him that he needs to let his soul go free and find love for himself, but he's still very under control of it, and afraid to let it go.
    davidicuson March 09, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMaybe it´s just about a relationship that doesnt wanna get married
    LuckyLighton February 02, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell honestly it doesn't seem like he doesn't want to "not be committed"

    I mean

    Just reread the lines again
    GageStDonon August 30, 2014   Link

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