Andrew Bird - Simple X Lyrics

Some people wake up on Monday mornings
barring maelstroms and red flare warnings
with no explosions and no surprises
perform a series of exercises

hold your fire
take your place around an open fire

before your neurons declare a crisis
before your trace Serotonin rises
before you're reading your coffee grounds
and before a pundit can make a sound
and before you're reading your list of vices
perform the simplest exercises

so here at the end
the war is over
there's nothing left to defend
no cliffs of Dover
so let us put down our pens
and this concludes our test
our minds are scattered about
from hell to breakfast

hold your fire
take your place around an open fire
don't open fire

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Andrew Bird Simple X Comments
  1. kbilly103fm

    I feel like this song would fit right into the Kid A album :)

    Peter Rabbit

    the drums and ambient sounds are so similar to Kid A...but maybe the song too upbeat not distant enough to really fit. maybe it fits into in rainbows era radiohead really well

  2. Joe Cates

    a beautiful song that reminds me of beautiful times in my life. perfect for a rainy day paired with a hot cup of coffee

  3. Jane Doe

    <3 Love it

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  5. addicted2anime123

    :) sometimes the mood counts as well. Good to hear :)

  6. mcsc177

    I have actually come to like this song a lot since my last comment. :)

  7. addicted2anime123

    it's ok :)

  8. addicted2anime123 I wasn't refering to age ^^'

  9. mcsc177

    I get you.

  10. addicted2anime123

    I guess this song is more for the dedicated older fans... to me every song that he sings makes sense!

  11. Dominique Cyprès

    I like how you said "a well-known contributor to feelings of well-being." I know too many people who talk about neurotransmitters as if they are the feelings they help evoke. One should be careful not to confuse the moon with the finger that points to it, as they say.

  12. Kai Perkuchin

    you just go around calling people retards? how was i supposed to realize that was a joke.

  13. Kai Perkuchin

    i was kidding. its sort of sad that you assumed i was serious...

  14. Kai Perkuchin

    can't like this song...31,608 views...too mainstream

  15. sandoggg


    "The album was recorded in collaboration with electronic musician Martin Dosh, and includes a track composed by Dosh (with lyrics by Bird) entitled "Simple X". This song first appeared without Bird's lyrics as "Simple Exercises" on Dosh's 2004 release Pure Trash. "

  16. mcsc177

    love the lyrics, and the voice, but some of the music in between verses kills it for me.

  17. Michael

    I love driving to this song.

  18. tastyscavenger

    @childprooflighters try explaining all the words in "tenuousness", that was a rough conversation with my friends.

  19. David de Vries

    There is nothing left to defend the war is over; no cliffs of Dover.

    Serotonin (or 5-Hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) is a monoamine neurotransmitter, biochemically derived from tryptophan, that is primarily found in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, platelets, and central nervous system (CNS) of humans and animals. It is a well-known contributor to feelings of well-being.