Scott Kirby “Simple Life”

LyIt’s like a blues track that picked up an old school swagger that would fit on Broadway. If you tracked mud on the bottom of your work boots into a ballroom you’d get “Simple Life” by Scott Kirby. I really enjoy the guitar work on “Simple Life” for the fun and jangly riffs that have a more organic and human rhythmic element than the tight rhythm section and piano accompaniment. Lyrically “Simple Life” is for the somewhat suburban life and has a bit of charm that reminds me of the Toy Story soundtrack, a bit “You’ve Got A Friend In Me”. Check out links to stream and press notes below!

PRESS NOTES:

“One of the Northwood’s best and busiest musicians” is how the Northwoods Live Music Calendar describes Scott Kirby, an alternative folf/blues/rock singer/songwriter living in northern Wisconsin. Don Burnstick describes what Kirby has simply as “mojo”. It’s that mojo that is Kirby’s signature sound.

Kirby has been exploring guitar and writing songs since the age of twelve. Kirby’s wide range of influences helped hone his individual voice in songwriting. He notes his larger inspirations to be Bob Dylan, Neil Young, REM, Tom Petty, Stevie Wonder, and Johnny Cash. Band Camp Diaries says, “He has a unique approach to blending melody and attitude that makes me think of modern artists such as The Fray or Daughtry, just to mention a few.”

LYRICS:

I’ve got mud on my feet

I’ve been diggin’ in the ground

trying to grow me something I can eat

I got mud on my feet

And it seems to be I got the simple life

and it seems to me that simple ain’t as simple as it seems

I was thinkin’ I would build me a wall

then I could be all by myself

It’d be as long as my yard as the rooftop it’d be tall

I was thinkin’ I’d build me a wall

I’d get cannons for the top

they would have the biggest cannon balls

there’d be nothing nothin they won’t stop

I’d get cannons for the top

and it seems to be I got the simple life

and it seems to me that simple ain’t as simple as it seems

well I got me a lover I got a friend day by day she loves me a little mower

well we making these memories

hope the makin’ never ends I got me a lover I got a friend

and it seems to be I got the simple life

and it seems to me that simple ain’t as simple as it seems to be

I got the simple life and it seems to me that simple ain’t as simple as it seems

simple ain’t as simple as it seems

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