Original Song – “Simple Man”

Simple Man is a song about the gift of giving and receiving love, and about the undeserved and selfless nature of love itself in its purest sense.  The essence of both giving and receiving love is that it completes us from the inside out, in both cases fulfilling the nature of who we are meant to be.  While few songs are truly autobiographical in that they uses a form of poetry in lyric, rhyme and verse to tell a story, this comes pretty close to describing me just as I am…a simple man, “Baby I’ll never understand, Why you give your love, To such a simple man…”

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I recorded my original song “Simple Man” on Set One in 1996 at the beginning of my musical journey of making demo tapes of some of the songs I’d written. It’s a simple little song about love ~ enjoy! ♡ 🙂 Mark

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(Note: Emailed versions of these songs lose their chord alignment and formatting, so refer to the original post and/or the scanned lyric sheet as your guide!)

"Simple Man" Pg 1 - "Turn Up The Volume", Collected Works Volume V, Copyright 1991, Mark D. Jones, All Rights Reserved"Simple Man" Pg 2 - "Turn Up The Volume", Collected Works Volume V, Copyright 1991, Mark D. Jones, All Rights Reserved

Simple Man

“Turn Up The Volume” – Collected Works Volume V, Copyright 1991, Mark D. Jones, All Rights Reserved

Verse One:

Esus4

Baby I never

E

Thought it could be

    G

As good as the love

                 D

That you’ve given to me

Esus4

Baby I’ll never

E

Understand

             G

Why you give your love

              D

To such a simple man

          Esus4

But I’m tellin’ you now

          E

And I’ll tell you again

      G

The love you give

      D

The love you send

Esus4

Gives to me more

        E

Than you’ll ever know

       G

Your love for me

          D

Fills my heart and soul

       G

Your love for me

          D

Fills my heart and soul

Chorus:

          F#m

I never knew

                         E

Love could be like this

          F#m

I never knew

                         E

Love could be like this, oh no

          F#m

I never knew

                         E

Love could be like this

           G

But I’ve found

                    A

That love with you

       G

But I have

                    E

That love with you

Verse Two:

        Esus4

And I hope that someday

        E

I can give to you

         G

All the love in my heart

           D

‘Cause I know it’s true

          Esus4

You’ve given to me

                 E

More than a man deserves

          G

And my love for you

      D

Can only serve

    Esus4

To pay back the debt

            E

That I’ll always owe

              G

When you gave me your love

           D

‘Cause I love you so

    Esus4

So please believe me

          E

When I say to you

    G

I’ll always be there

              D

When you need me to

    G

I’ll always be there

              D

When you need me to

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