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Simple Living

One of the theme songs of the retreat for environmentalists.

Too many words
Too many sounds
Too many attractions
Turn me around.
Too many miles
In a chrome cocoon
I never get anywhere
I can't see the moon.

Too many commercials
Too many lies
Too many celebrities
I don't recognize.
Too many brand names
Too many magazines
Got so much sensation
I can't see a thing.

Simple living
Gotta get to simple living
Simple living
Simple simply living

Too many things
We just throw away
If we put it in the garbage
We're gonna eat it someday.
We turn on the lights
And a river dies
We turn the TV on
To see an eagle fly

Too much work
With nothing to do
Too many dreams
Never come true
Too much hurting
Without a second glance
Too much desperation
They call romance.

I'm gonna take this life pare it to the bone
Baby when you knock
Baby I'll be home.
I'll make my breakfast
Sweep the floor
Open the window
Unlock the door.

Gonna turn off the video the audio too.
Open my eyes
Take in the view
See the divine
In the veins of a leaf
In the hands of a beggar
In the eyes of a thief.

Simple living
Give me simple living

Words and music by Fred Small, ©1991 Pine Barrens Music (BMI) from the album "Jaguar," available from: Small Potatoes, Telephone: (800) 788-6043.

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