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Simply Complicated
Written by: Jimmy Buffett and Bill Withers
Performed by: Jimmy Buffett

Originally from the Album: License to Chill (2004)

When you find out things about yourself
That you hadn’t ought to know
When your grandma calls and books you
On the Jerry Springer show
And you find out you and your wife of ten years
Just might be related
Brother, life’s not over it’s just
Simply complicated

There’s other situations that might
Challenge you I guess.
When your daughter tries out for the football team
And your son tries on her dress
And you start to think that the devil’s in charge
Of how you’re situated
Life is still worth living it’s just
Simply complicated

Life is complicated with its
Ifs and ands and buts
It’s alright to be crazy,
Just don’t let it drive you nuts

My daughter wants to go on dates,
I think I’ll let her go.
But she better not be moving at
The moving picture show
Or stop by all those conky tonks and
Get inebriated.
Ain’t at all a caution, it’s just
Simply complicated
Now I’m having a big problem
With my present day career
My ship she has a rudder
But I don’t know where to steer
Am I country, pop or rock and roll
I know they are related
I’ll just let you be the judge
Of simply complicated

Life is complicated with it
Ifs and ands and buts
It’s alright to be crazy,
Just don’t let it drive you nuts

Shows Played At:
10-21-2004: Coors Amphitheatre – San Diego, CA
09-02-2004: Post Gazette Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA
08-31-2004: Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
08-28-2004: Tweeter Center Chicago – Tinley Park, IL
Number of Shows: 4