Let’s Keep It Simple, People

As I walked home from the EL last night with no coat on, I had Keller Williams Stage blasting. I think it helped to keep me warm, because Chicago just got cold again. Regardless, I still love this CD. Cover to cover. Well last night, something happened to me while I was listening to that iPod that I really wish I could share with everyone.

I got hit with some lyrics that I’ve never fully noticed before.

Don’t you ever listen to the song and not actually understand what the artist is saying? You may hear the lyrics, but you just don’t put the whole message together? Well, I finally fully digested the lyrics to Keller Williams Keep It Simple, and I think there’s a good lesson in there for all of us music fans.

Why do you rush
it seems like a waste of time
life could be so plush with the
right frame of mind

Why do you stress
it’s something that you create
take the detour ’round the
things that can complicate

Chorus:
Keep it simple but
try and make it swing
keep it simple just
give me a little taste of that funky thing you gots to
keep it simple
it’s so simple to do
keep it simple that’s just
my advice to you

I heard it said live simply
so others can simply live
yes I believe in karma
and you get just what you give
but I don’t feel the pressure
that seems to surround me
I guess I just choose to ignore it
like when the goggles press up against my face
when I dive deep into the sea

Chorus

But you say you’re not normal
you step up to your fears
I say stray from the formal
and try not to grind the gears
because that sound is painful
and that cannot be good
but don’t get me wrong ‘cuz I am
grateful as well I should

I heard it said live simply
so others can simply live
yes I believe in karma
and you get just what you give
I wish you all could join me
and patch into my soundboard brain
then you all could see and hear it for yourself
and I would not have to explain

Chorus

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