The title track to Jim Brickman
's eighth album, he wrote "Simple Things" with Beth Nielsen Chapman and Darrell Brown, who both sing backup on the track as well. They wrote the song in Nashville; Brickman had the title and a working set of lyrics, which Chapman fleshed out with the line:After all the clouds go by
The simple things remain
The simple things are what can't be bought: nature, love and memories.