Simple Life song lyrics story. Homeless jobless down on luck newspaper welfare author reports rat race.  MickTerry.com

Simple Life song lyrics story. Homeless jobless down on luck newspaper welfare author reports rat race.  MICK TERRY
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( Story song lyrics )
THE SIMPLE LIFE
Copyright 1998 - MickTerry.com

For the welfare reports, he was "homeless".
Where his tent had been pitched, he was "jobless".
Maybe down on his luck, maybe life really sucked,
maybe shifting his gears in the last couple years
'cause he wanted to live ... THE SIMPLE LIFE.

Rumors said Cort once lived in the high life.
People said he'd become just a low life.
When he came to the tracks, he was often attacked
'cause he didn't fit in with the others who'd been
several years living in ... THE SIMPLE LIFE.

        Now, here was a cat who didn't give a crap
        'bout the rat race.
        They said he once had it all, but he let it all fall
        when he gave up that old futile chase.

No one shared their food with the new stranger,
not 'til three dogs brought imminent danger.
When Cort helped save Old Ben, then they welcomed him in,
finally starting to trust, finally opening up,
sharing how life was in ... THE SIMPLE LIFE.

        BRIDGE

One night Cort took his tent & belongings,
disappeared with no trace & no warnings.
He'd blown in with the wind, gone as quickly again.
He just had the one coat where he stuffed all these notes,
saying how life was in ... THE SIMPLE LIFE.

Now a newspaper blows down the alley,
& it comes to a rest on Weird Sally.
Old Ben reads it out loud to their own little crowd:
'nother in-depth report from some author named Cort,
telling how life is in ... THE SIMPLE LIFE.

Copyright 1998  MICK TERRY  Silent Tree Music  All rights reserved
[ Reprinted here by permission of the composer-lyricist ]   BMI
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To other newspaper song lyrics:   SOMEBODY GUNNED DOWN BARNEY
To other homeless / poverty song lyrics:   LACK ATTACK
RUNAWAY CART
I AIN'T BEGGING
BRAND NEW SLUMS
GOD, HOW I'M GLAD
SO LONG, SO WRONG
HOLE IN YOUR POCKET
AMONG THE RANKS (OF THE SELF-EMPLOYED)
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