The Shins - Simple Song

Well this is just a simple song

To say what you done

I told you about all those fears

And away they did run

You sure must be strong

And you feel like an ocean

Being warmed by the sun


When I was just nine years old

I swear that I dreamt

Your face on a football field

And a kiss that I kept

Under my vest

Apart from everything, but the heart in my chest


I know that things can really get rough when you go it alone

Don’t go thinking you gotta be tough, to play like a stone

Could be there’s nothing else in our lives so critical

As this little home!


My life in an upturned boat, marooned on a cliff

You brought me a great big flood

And you gave me a lift

To care, what a gift

You tell me with your tongue

And your breath was in my lungs

And you float over the rift


I know that things can really get rough when you go it alone

Don’t go thinking you gotta be tough, to play like a stone

Could be there’s nothing else in our lives so critical

As this little home!


Well this will be a simple song to say what you’ve done

I told you about all those fears and away they did run

You sure must be strong

And you feel like an ocean

Being warmed by the sun


Remember walking a mile to your house, a glow in the dark

I made a fumblin’ play for your heart and the act struck a spark

You wore a charm in a chain that I stole especially for you

Love’s such a delicate thing that we do, with nothing to prove

Which I never knew