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I walked across an empty land
I knew the pathway like the back of my hand
I felt the earth beneath my feet
Sat by the river and it made me complete

Oh simple thing where have you gone
I'm getting old and I need something to rely on
So tell me when you're gonna let me in
I'm getting tired and I need somewhere to begin

I came across a fallen tree
I felt the branches of it looking at me
Is this the place we used to love?
Is this the place that I've been dreaming of?

Oh simple thing where have you gone
I'm getting old and I need something to rely on
So tell me when you're gonna let me in
I'm getting tired and I need somewhere to begin

So if you have a minute why don't we go
Talk about it somewhere only we know?
This could be the end of everything
So why don't we go
Somewhere only we know?

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Oh simple thing where have you gone
I'm getting old and I need something to rely on
So tell me when you're gonna let me in
I'm getting tired and I need somewhere to begin

And if you have a minute why don't we go
Talk about it somewhere only we know?
This could be the end of everything
So why don't we go
So why don't we go

This could be the end of everything
So why don't we go
Somewhere only we know



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    FreddielynFeb 10, 2009 at 11:20 am
    Complex things are just around the bend..If you choose to make your life a complicated one, then it is your choice but remember that SIMPLE things are just lurking in places you'll never would have expected...
    Simple things are now far from our reach; it's a sad thing...
    Just like everone else, we need to be with simple things in order to have satisfaction. And I mean TRUE SATISFACTION...
    As my friend put it, WE ARE ALL LONGING TO BE BACK TO WHERE LIFE IS JUST SIMPLE.
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    jiraniku12Dec 30, 2008 at 3:15 pm
    this song makes me think of running away with the person i love. to escape to some secret place. our magical place, to a place where only he and i exist.
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    UnregisteredMar 22, 2012 at 10:57 am
    This song sounds to me like it's talking about someone reminiscing, thinking of all the times he spent in that special place, and about all the simple things that were once in his life, in childhood, but are gone now, to be replaced by more complex things. It's the place he loved and dreamed about, a place where he is escaping to now, to get away from the complexities, and go back to where it is simple. This song reminds me of some bittersweet memories.
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    raven17Nov 29, 2011 at 6:27 am
    For me, this song means, going back to a hidden place where you and your childhood friend are the ones who only know. I love this song! :)
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    rebecca1024Nov 17, 2011 at 2:16 am
    To me this song reminds me of my life. I makes me feel like i'm not alone when i go though thing i listen to this song.

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