A cycle ride through the park, takes you homeward after dark
And passes by the benches where a drunken couple sings
You stop to pass the time away, you laugh you drink you talk you play
Enjoy these small adventures. Give thanks for simple things.
You're standing in your favourite club when all above the great hubbub
Of people that are talking, your telephone it rings
Someone you met a while ago, they got your number, there you go
You're gonna get connected. Give thanks for simple things.
The poets and the sages talked philosophy through the ages
Writing endless learned pages on the benefits it brings
Their words may be uplifting, but when your mind is drifting
You may find a certain lift, in giving thanks for simple things.
There is a certain need inside to please the senses. The tide
Of dances and romances, is a sweet and bitter thing
Lovers they may come and go. The beauty's in the ebb and flow
You've got to take your chances and give thanks for simple things.
Some people think their karma is to act like Dalai Lama.
Some kind of spiritual farmer having endless soulful flings
It may appear outdated, but it's far less complicated
If the appetite is sated giving thanks for simple things
We may find ourselves connected, feeling specially selected
The choices we've elected making sweet our everything
Feeling free instead of frightened, how our spirits may be brightened
Being joyful and enlightened - Give thanks for simple things.
from Live at Very Fine Solutions,
released October 6, 2019
Daniel McBrearty : guitar, vocals
Jon Birdsong : cornet
Daniel McBrearty : words and music