Who Sang Play a Simple Song? 38 Special

38 Special 38 Special cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1977
Genre: Rock
Style: Southern Rock
length: 3:17
Lyrics
Oh my friend won't you tell me what to do?
a'They don't seem to understand.
I try so hard to make my music tell the truth.
a'Can't you lend a helpin' hand?

You gotta play a simple song for them.
a'That's the only thing they want to love and understand.
Won't you play a simple song for them?

Well I think that the songs are doin' fine.
Well I can tell what's on their mind.
You lend a hand now I'm doin' all I can
to help the people understand.

You gotta play a simple song for them.
That's the only thing they want to love and understand.
Won't you play a simple song for them?
Oh my Lord I'll try, I'll try and try again.

You gotta play a simple song for them.
That's the only thing they want to love and understand.
Won't you play a simple song for them?

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Long Time Gone
  • 2 Fly Away
  • 3 Around and Around
  • 4 Play a Simple Song
  • 5 Gypsy Belle
  • 6 Four Wheels
  • 7 Tell Everybody
  • 8 Just Hang On
  • 9 I Just Wanna Rock & Roll

  • Release information
    label: A&M Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin