Poi Dog Pondering – Simple Song

A while ago, I posted about a song that I had heard once on the radio, never since, and couldn’t find through Google anywhere.  A couple of weeks ago, I decided to try and find it again, and was able to.  Sort of.

The main lyric that I ‘remembered’ was:

“I haven’t said grace at dinner/Since the day my father died”

which drew nothing useful on Google (well, except for a bunch of personal stories on various peoples’ blogs, which may or may not be useful depending on your life circumstances).  It turns out that I had ‘mis-remembered’ the lyric slightly:

“I never said grace before dinner/ever since my father died”

which is technically ungrammatical, though since it is a song lyric, I guess that is irrelevant.  It is (slightly) interesting to me that just the subtle change made it ‘invisible’ to search (though it only returns two links of relevance….I actually don’t remember exactly how I found it this time).

Anyway, this song is almost definitely inappropriate for my blog because, well….it’s happy.  Generally, I don’t do happy.  Maybe it’s because the video (of not very good quality) shows a whole bunch of places where I live, but it’s not a bad song.  The lyrics devolve into  “babbling like an idiot” range a bit (“where do the souls of unrealized dreams go?  do they twist and turn with incompletion?  or vaporize like butterflies in fields of zen like resolution?”……uh, let me get back to you on that), but I guess that is emblematic of how you feel when you are hopelessly in love, babbling like an idiot.  Or so I’ve heard.

One annoying thing is that you can’t actually buy the full length original release version (which I’m fairly certain is how I heard it that one time on WXRT), unless you can find a physical copy of it.  It isn’t available for purchase online, except in a shorter version.  I really hate that.

Anyhoo, enjoy.

i'm happy to see you every time i see you coming my way
i get so excited baby and calm somehow deep down inside
i just wanna state this simply, inside this simple song 
i just wanna love you


posted on Saturday, July 09, 2011 6:12 PM Print
# re: Poi Dog Pondering – Simple Song
3/27/2014 1:44 PM
Go to iTunes poi live album "live from the metro Chicago years"

You will find it there!!!!
# re: Poi Dog Pondering – Simple Song
4/3/2014 3:26 PM
That's not it. I know the song we're talking about. I too heard on WXRT but can't find it. I have three versions now and it's not the same iteration of Simple Song.

I heard it for the first time about 9 years ago and never since. I emailed WXRT but no response.
# re: Poi Dog Pondering – Simple Song
4/3/2014 11:30 PM

Ah, someone else also heard it, I'm not alone, ;)

Yeah, you still have to find a physical copy of the CD, online you can't get the original version, just the version that is four minutes shorter.
# re: Poi Dog Pondering – Simple Song
2/3/2017 9:55 AM
Remember hearing it on XRT and having to mail a a check and a request to either XRT or Poi Dog for "A Simple Single." This is the version you're looking for. I think those physical copies were sold for a limited time.

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