Song of the Day #3,866: ‘Simple Things’ – Belle & Sebastian

‘Simple Things’ is the penultimate track on Belle & Sebastian’s 1998 album The Boy With the Arab Strap.

I was going to write that I consider this one of their top three albums but when I checked their discography to be sure, I realized I might have to amend that to one of their top five. Maybe six. And they’ve released only nine full-length albums. The moral being that God damn, Belle & Sebastian are a great band and I should dive back into their catalog soon instead of trying to understand what critics liked about the Cardi B album.

If you want me I’ll be there
A boy to deal with all your problems
But part of the deal
Is for you to feel something

If you want me look me up
I don’t exist in usual places
Subtle as the wind is grey

If you want me you know where I am
I saw your arms in a dream
And there were blue veins blue
Blue veins

If you want me all you have to do
Is ask a thousand questions
Triplicate and file under
“Simple things you ask to make a young boy sigh”
Young boy sigh
Young boy sigh

One thought on “Song of the Day #3,866: ‘Simple Things’ – Belle & Sebastian

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    Lol. I’m glad you take the bullet on the Cardi B album so I do t have to.😊

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