"Simple as This" as written by Matthew Prime and Jake Bugg....
I been in search of stones
Making up the pavement
Of less traveled roads
Mining for treasure deep in my bones
That I never found

Went looking for reverence
Tried to find it in a bottle
Came back again
High on a hash pipe of good intent
But it only brought me down

Tried institutions of the mind and soul
It only taught me what I should not know
Oh the answer well
Who would have guessed
Could be something as simple as this,
Something as simple as this?

Traveled to each oceans end
Saw all 7 wonders,
Trying to make some sense
Memorized the mantra Confucius said
But it only let me down

Tried absolution of the mind and soul
It only led me where I should not go
Oh and the answer well,
How could I miss
Something as simple as this?
Something as simple as this?

I've been falling crashing breaking
And all the while you were
Stood here waiting
For me girl

Tried liberation of my own free will
But it left me looking to get higher still
Oh and the answer well
Who would have guessed
Could be something as simple as this?
God knows how I could have missed
Something as simple as this


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"Simple As This" as written by Matthew Prime Jake Bugg

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    My InterpretationFirst of all, amazing song! The lyrics are really relatable and down to earth, but with a twist.

    Firstly, it's a story about a young guy searching for some meaning to his life. As the lyrics go on, we hear how he didn't find "it" in booze, pot, travelling, eastern religions, individualism and what not.

    Through every chorus we get a hint that as of now, he's found "it", and is amazed by how simple an answer it is. In the end there's the twist, as the guy reveals that the "it" he found is another person.

    "I've been falling crashing breaking
    And all the while you were
    Stood here waiting
    For me girl"

    In a split second the song about soul-searching turns into one of the most beautiful love songs I've heard in a long, long time.
    Rttuon March 19, 2013   Link

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