Simon Says

Album: Simon Says (1968)
Charted: 2 4
  • I'd like to play a game
    That is so much fun
    And it's not so very hard to do
    The name of the game is Simple Simon says
    And I would like for you to play it to

    Put your hands in the air
    Simple Simon says
    Shake them all about
    Simple Simon says
    Do it when Simon says
    Simple Simon says
    And you will never be out

    Simple Simon says
    Put your hands on your head
    Let your back bone stretch
    Simon says

    Simple Simon says
    Put your hands on your head
    Let your back bone stiff
    Simon says

    Put your hands on your head
    Simple Simon says
    Bring them down by your side
    Simple Simon says
    Shake them to your left
    Simple Simon Says
    Now shake them to your right

    Put your hands on your head
    Simple Simon says
    Bring them down by your side
    Simple Simon says
    Shake them to your left
    Simple Simon Says
    Now shake them to your right

    Now that you have learnt
    To play this game with me
    You can see its not so hard to do
    Lets try it once again
    This time more carefully
    And I hope the winner will be you

    Clap your hands in the air
    Simple Simon says
    Do it double time
    Simple Simon says
    Slow it down like before
    Simple Simon says
    Ah, your looking fine
    Simple Simon says
    Now clap them high in the air
    Simple Simon says
    Do it double time
    Simple Simon says
    Slow it down like before
    Simple Simon says
    Ah, your looking fine Writer/s: ELLIOT CHIPRUT
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 9

  • Perry from OttawaDear Kevin from Oregon. 99.9% of people who listen to this song hear Simple Simon Says as...Simple Simon Says! Only you have made that connection to an hallucinogenic most people never heard of. That's why nobody else mentioned it. Whatever the hell you're on Kevin, get off it!
  • Jan from DevonKevin from Oregon: Simple Simon was a game way, way before the song. We used to play it at the end of the school day. Teacher would say, Simon says put your hands on your knees (head, toes, touch your nose, touch your ears etc.) if you got it wrong your were out. No underlying psychedelic meaning, no mushrooms or any other vegetables involved at all.
  • Kevin from Oregon I can't confirm it for sure but the way they say Simple Simon sounds alot like psilocybin: the psychoactive ingredient to many psychedelic mushrooms... no ones mentioned it yet on here but it cant be a coincidence.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn March 9th 1968, the 1910 Fruitgum Company performed "Simon Says" on the ABC-TV program 'American Bandstand'...
    At the time the song was at #4 on Billboard’s Hot Top 100 chart {See the next post below}...
    On the same 'Bandstand' the New Jersey quintet also performed "May I Take A Giant Step (Into your Heart)"; and the following month on April 14th, 1968 it entered the Top 100, eventually it peaked at #63 and spent 9 weeks on the chart.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn March 3rd 1968, "Simon Says" by the 1910 Fruitgum Co. peaked at #4 (for 4 weeks) on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; it had entered the chart on January 21st at position #77 and spent 14 weeks on the Top 100 (and for 6 of those 14 weeks it was on the Top 10)...
    Between January 1968 and August 1969 the quintet had seven records on the Top 100; with three making the Top 10 (besides this one, the other two were "1,2,3, Red Light" (#5 for 2 weeks in 1968) and "Indian Giver" (#5 for 1 week in 1969).
  • Mamie from Cleveland, OhI'm curious as to why Mark always looks so unhappy, to me, he looks unhappy when he sings this song. i have seen two vidoes of the song and he does not look happy to sing it in either video. i've always loved the song still do. just wonder why mark looks the way he does in both videos, like he hates the song. and it is such a happy song. always thought he was the cutest member of the band.
  • Dave from Scottsdale, AzPukey
  • Xavier from Plantation, FlMy all-time favorite childhood song.
  • Mark from London, EnglandThe flip-side of this record, Reflections From A Looking Glass, is a lost psychedelic classic.
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