Simple Joys lyrics

Album: Pippin

[LEADING PLAYER]
Well I'll sing you the story of a sorrowful lad
Had everything he wanted, didn't want what he had
He had wealth and pelf and name and fame and all of
That noise
But he didn't have none of those simple joys
His life seemed purposeless and flat
Aren't you glad you don't feel like that?
So he ran from all the deeds he'd done, he ran
Things he'd just begun
He ran from himself, which was mighty far to run
Out into the country where he played as a boy
He knew he had to find him some simple joy
He wanted some place warm and green
We all could use a change of scene
Sweet summer evenings, hot wine and bread
Sharing your supper, sharing your bed
Simple joys have a simple voice:
That says why not go ahead?
And Wouldn't you
Rather be a left-handed flea
Or A crab on a slab at the bottom of the sea
Than a man who never learns how to be free
Not 'til he's cold and dead
And wouldn't you
Rather be a left-handed flea
A crab on a slab at the bottom of the sea
or A newt on the root of a banyan tree
Than a man who never learns how to be free
Not till the day he dies
Sweet summer evenings, sapphire skies
Feasting your belly
Feasting your eyes
Simple joys have a simple voice:
That says time is living's prize
And wouldn't you
Rather be a left-handed flea
A crab on a slab at the bottom of the sea
A newt on the root of a banyan tree
Or a fig on a twig in Galilee
Than a man - who never learns how to be free
Not till the day he
Not till the day he
Not till the day,
Not till the day he dies!

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