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A Simple Thing -- Dave Shiflett

(Dave Shiflett featuring Buttafly Vazquez)
February 21, 2013
Dave Shiflett
Written several years ago, a song about getting through hard times

Simple Things

If you will give me love, a little at a time

I will take that love and press it into wine

And I will pour that wine on nights when we are blue

It’s just a simple thing, a thing that two lovers do

A simple thing today, but not tomorrow so

The night will follow day, some nights will pass so slow

It’s just a simple thing, a thing two lovers do -- A thing I do for you


If you will give me hope I’ll bake it into bread
And when we have no hope I’ll see that we are fed
And on those hopeless nights I will pour the wine
The wine that we have saved a little at a time
It’s just a simple thing, but not tomorrow so
The night will follow day, the night will pass so slow
It’s just a simple thing, a thing two lovers do
A thing I do for you


It’s just a simple thing, like early morning rain

That in the longest day you pray will come again

A love beyond the heart, a hope that knows no time

A truth baked into bread, a truth pressed into wine

And I will pour the wine and I will break the bread
And on our darkest nights I’ll see that we are fed
And we will have live our hope and we will live our love
Till good times come again -- Till good times come again