Simple Melody

from by Ryan Morrison

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Hold my heart while I jump into the sea
To cleanse my soul and regain purity
Look after my heart just don’t fix it for me
Cos I need my woes for this simple melody

Lord I’ve prayed to the gods of the seas
And I’ve asked the wood nymphs and the trees
They seem to care and listen to my pleas
And quietly whisper simple melodies

If I walk your path and let you choose my destiny
If I take those vows and sign the holy treaty
If I lay down my arms and bend down to my knees
Would you bless me with your simple melody?

And as the rain wept down I still waited by the sea
For a sign or the words to come to me
The sun it went home and all the birds went to sleep
And what remained was this simple melody

Well you can take my clothes and hang them at my feet
And cut my skin cos I know I don’t bleed easily
But open your eyes and you’ll see that I’m still free
Yeah I’m free to search for this simple melody

I’ve been in the line for misery
Removed my armour and copped a few hits and debris
So take my hands and hold them delicately
And mend my wounds with your simple melody

There’s this girl with eyes you wouldn’t believe
She’s a soul that I’d truly like to meet
I’d give her it all if she’d only speak to me
With a broken heart and a simple melody

I know you don’t know me intimately
Cos I’m not one who gives my heart out freely
But I’ll lay you down on my clean white linen sheets
And I’ll kiss your lips with my simple melody


from The Art of Love, released May 27, 2011


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