Keep it Simple

Album: You're a Man Now, Boy (2016)
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  • The city lights in my eyes
    And I can feel the night creepin' through the cloudy skies
    And it's raining again
    This is a blue town
    And I feel a Gene Kelly moment comin' on
    I got the moves down
    And I feel like laughing all the time
    And I don't know why, there's a lot going through my mind
    And no I don't know you
    The prospect's there
    Still so much to show you
    So I don't care

    This time around, hold it down
    Got to keep it simple, keep it underground
    I can't help how it felt
    I just want a shot, want a simple love

    Love on the Thames
    Can we do it all again tomorrow?
    Everything ends
    But I don't want to fill another day with sorrow
    I, I, I know I can take, take the love and the heartbreak
    'Cause I've been a teenager, obvious dumb statements
    I'm full of shit sometimes
    But walking beside you's blowing my mind
    I feel so high, mmm, we own the night, mmm
    How did I find the light of my life in so little time?

    This time around, hold it down
    Got to keep it simple, keep it underground
    I can't help how it felt
    I just want a shot, want a simple love

    Yo, a million thoughts in my brain
    You'd rather drive in the sun, I'd rather walk in the rain
    Thinkin' 'bout the future, 'bout my future, bought her a Range
    I stepped in shit and threw my kicks, I never wore 'em again
    I'm livin' carefree, ain't got a care in the world
    I came with the mandem but I'm here by myself
    'Cause my mind's at home but my body's in the river
    Rather buy myself a cake that I can share with my girl
    Chill out on the sofa as we watch it
    Watchin' episodes of Friends, I need the box set
    They say I'm back, I tell 'em that I never lost it
    Used to make 'em run and now I got 'em doin' moshpits

    This time around, hold it down
    Got to keep it simple, keep it underground
    I can't help how it felt
    I just want a shot, want a simple love

    She makes it hard for me, and
    It takes a lot to fool her
    And me, I'm cowardly, so
    Maybe I just won't call her Writer/s: JACOB ANDERSON, MIKE ELIZONDO
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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