Simply Complicated

by Jimmy Buffett and Bill Withers

from the album License to Chill


Lyrics

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 10 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 if’s and and’s and but’s
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 it 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 ‘n roll
I know they are related
I’ll just let you be the judge
It’s simply complicated

Life is complicated with its if’s and and’s and but’s
It’s alright to be crazy, just don’t let it drive you nuts

Life is complicated
Oh shit!