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For a long time I was in love
Not only in love, I was obsessed
With a friendship that no one else could touch
It didn't work out, I'm covered in shells

And all I wanted was the simple things
A simple kind of life
And all I needed was a simple man
So I could be a wife

I'm so ashamed, I've been so mean
I don't know how it got to this point
I always was the one with all the love
You came along, I'm hunting you down
Ohhh

Like a sick domestic abuser looking for a fight
And all I wanted was the simple things
A simple kind of life

If we met tomorrow for the very first time
Would it start all over again?
Would I try to make you mine?

I always thought I'd be a mom
Sometimes I wish for a mistake
The longer that I wait the more selfish that I get
You seem like you'd be a good dad

Now all those simple things are simply too
Complicated for my life
How'd I get so faithful to my freedom?
A selfish kind of life
When all I ever wanted was the simple things
A simple kind of life



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    Rachel22Jul 26, 2008 at 4:10 am
    first she talkin about how she was in a r/ship with her band member and how they were in love for a long time and it was a very close r/ship she was obsessed with it and not only that they were best friends. But he didnt want simple like marrrige and family but she did he wanted to do things with his money n she wanted simple. But she fills so mean askin for this stuff that he just dont want and she sayin that she always have wanted to be a mom and just cant give that up and now since they are over she dont think shes goin to get it cause she has to start all over with another r/ship n she startin to wish for a mistake and the longer she waits for a baby the more selfish she gets about wantin a baby n bein a mom and she relizin that the simple things she wants she cant have it the simple way cause her life is Complicated cause she's famous and with that its just not the right time.
  • ticiricaro
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    ticiricaroJul 17, 2008 at 4:24 pm
    I guess what shes trying to say is that she doesn't care much for all the big and expensive things in life. That all she really cares about is being a good wife and a good mom.
  • deiderique
    deideriqueAug 5, 2008 at 11:35 am
    I think Rachel22 nailed it... in the end she sees that its all wishful thinking and things are the way they are and probably always will be... so sad. I love it

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