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IT WASNíT SIMPLE

Written: White Rocks Dorm, NMSU, Las Cruces NM, 1965

 

This was inspired by an obscure Bob Dylan song called If You Gotta Go, Go Now. It wasnít about anyone Knees knew Ė in 1965 he hadnít had any experience with living with anyone but his family. He had forgotten all about it until the early 90s when he found a copy of the lyrics.

 

She didnít try to see me through,

She thought I oughta change my view

It wasnít simple livin with her.

She didnít try to connect at all

She kept the bed away from the wall

No it wasnít simple livin with her.

 

But my days with her were good for me,

Not only fun but reality

Now fun is cheap but not as real,

Only she can change the way I feel.

 

She had a way of holdin back

She said our minds were on different tracks

It wasnít simple livin with her.

She blew her mind when things got rough

She held me down but not enough

No it wasnít simple livin with her.

 

But my days with her were right for me,

Better than they had a right to be

Her leavin me I took in stride,

Now all I got is my pride.

 

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