Riff: Ray LaMontagne – “Such a Simple Thing”

May 21, 2018

Tell me what your heart wants/Such a simple thing/My heart is like paper/Yours is like a flame

from Such a Simple Thing lyrics by Ray LaMontagne

Crippling heartache is sending him into a deep depression. He’s recollecting all the moments where he could have been better, and the regret is making him feel heavy with despair. All is not lost, however, as the experience has taught him how to be a better man. He wants his S.O. to tell him whatever is in their heart, and he will do everything in his power to prove his love and worth.


Riff by Jeff Min

Jeff Min is a Chicago-based writer at SONGLYRICS. His work has appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times, Hi-Fructose, Wax Poetics, SLAM, and HOOP.

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