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"Simple Song" is the tenth track from Miley Cyrus's second studio album, Breakout. The song is a Jazz-rock-influence, pop rock song that follows standard pop melodies and order, "Simple Song" has a 'bile sound' that lyrically explains moments in coming of age where a person "can't tell which way is up, which way is down" and they feel the need to alienate themselves.

Background, Recording, CompositionEdit

"Simple Song" has a Beatles-influenced sound to it, with hints of Jazz-rock while bearing strong and prominent Pop rock and Pop tones and is lyrically about moments in coming of age where a person "can't tell which way is up, which way is down" and they feel the need to alienate themselves, as well as the love of music, and considers a simple song the only way she can escape the pressure of growing. It was written by Jeffrey Steele and Jesse Littleton, while being produced by Anne Preven and Scott Cutler, and was recorded in 2008.

LyricsEdit

[Verse 1]
Wake up, here I go
Cram it all down my throat
Stomach's so full that I wish I could choke
7 A.M. my head's already in a spin
As soon as I'm out that door
Bam, it hits me like a ton of those red bricks
Can't dig myself out of this highest ditch
This madness

[Pre-Chorus]
I swear sometimes I can't tell which way is up
Which way is down
It's all up in my face, need to push it away
Somebody push it away so all that I can hear

[Chorus]
Is a simple song
Sing along now
La la la la la
La la la la
La la la la la
La la la la

[Verse 2]
Mid-day sun beating on the concrete
Burning up my feet
Too many cars on the street
The noise, the red, the green
Makes me wanna scream
5 o'clock, now it's bumper on, bumper on
Bumper horn's honking
Nobody's looking but everybody's talking
Just another day on this highway

[Pre-Chorus]
I swear sometimes I can't tell which way is up
Which way is down
It's all up in my face, need to push it away
Somebody push it away so all that I can hear

[Chorus]
Is a simple song
Sing along now
La la la la la
La la la la
La la la la la
La la la la

[Breakdown]
Hey, sing along now
(La la la la la la la la la)
Sing along
(La la la la la la la la la)

[Bridge]
What I'd give to turn it off
And make it stop, make it stop
You got to make it stop
So all that I can hear

[Chorus]
Is a simple song
Sing along now
La la la la la
La la la la
La la la la la
La la la la

[Outro]
La la la la la
La la la la
La la la la la
La la la la