Original Song – “Simple Man”

Simple Man is a slow, heartfelt and sentimental song – and the second song of that title I’ve written.  I posted the first version of “Simple Man” in, “Turn Up The Volume” – “Collected Works Volume V”:

https://livelovethinkexist.com/2012/07/20/original-song-simple-man/

In a way, by writing two songs of the same title, I’m focusing on the very essence of my personality – trying to explain that in being simple, I’m also free to be who I really am and was always meant to be.  Simple essentially means straightforward, direct, transparent and logical – and all of these traits apply to me – but there’s more. Simplicity also speaks of efficiency, directness and even boldness in approaches to issues and situations that go straight to the heart of a problem for unique solutions.  In being simple, I’m open, honest and to the point – what you see is what you get.  With that having been said, “You asked me who I am, I said a simple man, I told you that I am, Your biggest fan, And I hope that you can see, That our love will be, Forever free, Just you and me…”

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I recorded my original song “Simple Man” in two takes as demos on Set 5 in 1996, and I think this is my last original song post. I’ve posted 282 total song tracks and playlists, and 182 original songs of the 212 I think I’ve written ~ and at the end of the day I’m just a simple man, “Take me as I am, Just a simple man, Love me as I am, I do the best I can…” 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" - "Follow The Light", Collected Works Volume IX, Copyright 1991, Mark D. Jones, All Rights Reserved

Simple Man

“Follow The Light”, Collected Works Volume IX, Copyright 1991, Mark D. Jones, All Rights Reserved

Verse One:

Dsus4          D

Take me as I am

         C        G

Just a simple man

Dsus4          D

Love me as I am

             C       G

I do the best I can

      Dsus4           D

And I will promise you

    C    G

In all I do

   C         G

I will love you

   C         G

I will love you

  Dsus4   D

I promise you

  C          G

I promise you

Chorus:

F                     D

I’m in love with you

           F                        G

There’s nothing I’d rather do

        F                    D

Than live my life with you

  C     G

I love you

  C     G

I love you

  C     D

I love you

Verse Two:

Dsus4      D

I’m just a man

          C       G

Just a simple man

  Dsus4             D

I hope you understand

             C       G

I try the best I can

       Dsus4            D

And you will always be

             C         G

The best part of me

  C     G

I love you

  C     G

I love you

   Dsus4 D

In all I do

       C               G

I will always love you

Verse Three:

       Dsus4              D

You asked me who I am

           C        G

I said a simple man

  Dsus4            D

I told you that I am

        C         G

Your biggest fan

         Dsus4                 D

And I hope that you can see

             C          G

That our love will be

C          G

Forever free

       C          G

Just you and me

      Dsus4 D

And we will be

C          G

Forever free     (To Chorus, Verse One and finish with the Chorus)

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2 thoughts on “Original Song – “Simple Man”

  1. Mark,

    This is such a beautiful song and plays on WMDJ now as do the others I have received via email. I apologize for not commenting sooner, however, I have been very ill.

    Thanks to the Grace of God and your music … I haven’t gone insane yet. 🙂

    I know that God will bless us and we will make music together one day. As of now that may be when our souls meet each other in Heaven, if that is God’s Will.

    I will DM you on Twitter with more information or send you an email. 🙂

    In the meantime, please keep writing as you are a Godsend to many people through your pure and loving songs/prose. I know, I am one of those people.

    Thank you!

    With Love in Christ,

    Jade

  2. Jade,

    Thank you so much for your comment ~ you’ve since updated me via email on your condition, so I know you’re in good hands as your treatment continues, and in the strength of your faith in Christ! You’ve blessed my life more through your faithful comments and insights, than I could have ever blessed your life with my music, Jade! ♥ I’ll keep posting songs in order to keep WMDJ full of music for you! 🙂 You’ve taught me through example, how to face adversity with strength and resolve despite long odds, and I’m sure your example has done the same for everyone who has read your updates! Keep smiling and listening to WMDJ, Jade ~ as I continue my prayers for your healing! ♥ 🙂

    Love and blessings in Jesus Name!

    Mark

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