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The Simple Life
From the albumThe Simple Life(2008)

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I watched you fly away
Across the empty sky
I turned around and waved goodbye

And now it's me alone
It's just an empty home
That's on an empty street
In a town that always sleeps

    And a blind man in the darkness knows no difference
    But I have grown accustomed to the colors that you bring

I check the dial tone
On the telephone
But when I try to speak
The reception gets so weak

I took an hour's drive
Into the countryside
The sky was bright and clear
But it was cold without you here

    And my mind is turning back before I knew you
    And the numbness was the only thing I'd ever really known
    And I was home

        Long ago, I was happy by myself
        Long ago, it was me and no one else
        Long ago, and then I saw your face

I got a photograph
Beneath a sheet of glass
Inside a cherry frame
But it is never quite the same

It's just a memory
A spot in history
But that's no good to me
When I am living here and now

    Oh, I've tried to make my peace with all the silence
    I have tried to patch the cracks, I've got my finger in the dam

    And I've tried to find contentment in seclusion
    But I will never really smile till the day that you return
    Till you return

Tablature & Chords

Tuning: Standard, Capo 3

C  Am  F   Em G   (x2)

F  C  F  C/E  G  F

Am  C   G  F

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Key: F Major
Tempo: 97 bpm
Meter: 4/4 Straight
Length: 4:30
Released Nov 4, 2007