Simple Love Song words and music by Tom Hambleton

Not until my final year at college,
Ensconced in the throes of Byron, Pope, Keats, and Fielding,
In a woman who exuded carnal knowledge
Did I find amatory arousal unyielding.
I worked the courage up to ask her out
And of my interest in her there can be no doubt.

But her interest waned when she met the campus band.
A singer songwriter had wooed away her hand.
And I was left alone, a song-less troubadour
Searching for a way that I could win back my paramour.

So, I bought a guitar and learned a few chords,
And sang to her under her window late one night this serenade:

Chorus:
Don't defenestrate our amorous engagement.
(Just a simple love song...)
Is it your behest to render me bereft in this estrangement?
Don't defenestrate, repudiate, or excoriate our love.

She shouted out the window that our love was dead.
Remonstrating me for the learned lumber in my head
She said, "Take lessons in how to write a song!
Your words are like a wounded snake dragging its heavy length along."

I can't believe that she
Wouldn't fall in love with me
Or anyone who talked like me, thought like me, wrote songs like me.

Chorus

I remember when we first met she confided in me
All of her secret feelings, her hopes and fears,
Her darkest thoughts. All of her intimacies.
Her favorite ice creams were Neopolitan and Spumoni...ohhh...

I can't believe that she
Wouldn't fall in love with me
Or anyone who talked like me, thought like me, wrote songs like me.

Chorus

©1995 Auto Order Music (BMI)

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