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Simple Joys EP

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released October 20, 2009

Produced by Don DiLego
Additional vocals on "Simple Joys" by Simon Le Bon, courtesy Duran Duran.

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Track Name: Simple Joys (4 Roy & Pris)
I was built from the cold of man
With the hands of Marquis de Sade (a cruel façade)
If I could somehow spend another day with you
I’d pluck out the eyes of God

I would live in a time of owls
In the days when the world was green (my love, machine)
Though I bear no mark of war upon me now,
O, the things I’ve seen


Keep me far away from all the noise
I just caught the last boat out of Hell
I don’t know the joy of simple joys
I’m not feeling well, but I’ll sit real still if you don’t tell

There’s a place for us, my dear
Where the daughters of Orion sing (oh-oh, oh-oh)
Where a man can live without the cloud of fear
Choking everything

Keep me far away from all the noise
I just caught the last boat out of Hell
I don’t know the joy of simple joys
I’m not feeling well, but I’ll sit real still if you don’t tell

There’s a heartbeat in the wire
There’s a soul caught in the meat (the veins, the feet)
They all expire

Keep me far away from all the noise
I just caught the last boat out of Hell
I don’t know the joy of simple joys
I’m not feeling well, but I’ll sit real still if you don’t tell