We want the simple life
We want the neighbor's wife
We want the toys of the boys next door
We want the candy from the candy store

You know the simple life
just gets harder
A piece of thin ice
over freezing water

You can lose at the beginning
Struggle in the end
You can lose when you've been winning
The enemy calls you friend

It comes and goes
It comes and goes
It comes and goes
It comes and goes

It comes and goes
It comes and goes
It comes and goes
It comes and goes

Living the simple life
can make you lazy
Can make you think twice
It can make you crazy

You'll have nightmares in the morning
See the sun at night
You can choose to heed the warning
or choose to make it right

We want the simple life
We want the neighbor's wife
We want the toys of the boys next door
We want the candy from the candy store

We want the simple life
We want the simple life
We want the simple life
We want the simple life