Indigo Girls - Least Complicated Lyrics

Indigo Girls Swamp Ophelia cover art
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I sit two stories above the street
It's awful quiet here since love fell asleep
There's life down below me though
The kids are walking home from school

Some long ago when we were taught
That for whatever kind of puzzle you got
You just stick the right formula in
A solution for every fool

I remember the time when I came so close to you
Sent me skipping my class and running from school
And I bought you that ring cause I never was cool
What makes me think I could start clean slated
The hardest to learn was the least complicated

So I just sit up in the house and resist
And not be seen until I cease to exist
A kind of conscientious objection
A kind of dodging the draft

The boy and girl are holding hands on the street
And I don't want to but I think you just wait
It's more than just eye to eye
Learn the things I could never apply

I remember the time when I came so close with you
I let everything go it seemed the only truth
And I bought you that ring, it seemed the thing to do

What makes me think I could start clean slated
The hardest to learn was the least complicated
So what makes me think I could start clean slated
The hardest to learn was the least complicated

I'm just a mirror of a mirror myself
All the things that I do
And the next time I fall I'm gonna have to recall
It's isn't love it's only something new

I sit two stories above the street
It's awful quiet here since love fell asleep
There's life down below me though
The kids are walking home from school

I'm remember the time when I came so close with you
Sent me skipping my class and running from school
And I bought you that ring cause I never was cool

What makes me think I could start clean slated
The hardest to learn was the least complicated
So what makes me think I could start clean slated
The hardest to learn was the least complicated
The least complicated
The least complicated
Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Fugitive
  • 2 Least Complicated
  • 3 Language or the Kiss
  • 4 Reunion
  • 5 Power of Two
  • 6 Touch Me Fall
  • 7 The Wood Song
  • 8 Mystery
  • 9 Dead Man's Hill
  • 10 Fare Thee Well
  • 11 This Train Revised


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Emily Ann Saliers
    album: Track 2 in album Swamp Ophelia
    release date: 1994-5-10
    popularity : 92 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Folk/Folk Rock
    length: 4:12
    producer: Peter Collins
    drums: Jerry Marotta
    vocal: Emily Saliers and Amy Ray
    mixer: David Leonard
    engineer: David Leonard
    background vocals: Michael Lorant
    acoustic guitar: Amy Ray and Emily Saliers
    accordion: Jo-El Sonnier and John Mark Painter
    percussion: Jerry Marotta
    mandolin: Lisa Germano
    bongos: Jerry Marotta
    bass guitar: Sara Lee
    tin whistle: Lisa Germano
    composer: Emily Saliers
    lyricist: Emily Saliers
    Album Information
    label: Epic
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 074645762128
    script: Latin