Ricky Van Shelton performs “I Am a Simple Man” Live On Nashville Now 1991.

It reached number # 1 of the lists of US Hot Country Singles, on August 10 it would also arrive at number # 1 of the lists from Canada Country Tracks. He was the eighth number one in his musical career.

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I Am a Simple Man:

A song written by Walt Aldridge, was recorded for the Columbia label on December 20, 1990, at Nightingale Studio, 1815 Division St., Suite 115, Nashville, TN / Dog House Studio, Nashville, TN. With the production of Steve Buckingham, it was released on April 8, 1991, on July 27, 1991, it reached number # 1 of the lists of US Hot Country Singles, on August 10 it would also arrive at number # 1 of the lists from Canada Country Tracks. He was the eighth number one in his musical career.

Cd cover Ricky Van Shelton ( Columbia 1991 )
Cd cover Ricky Van Shelton ( Columbia 1991 )

 

The song was included on Ricky’s fifth studio album, Backroads (Columbia 1991), the album was released on May 21, 1991, on the U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums, reached number # 3, and Canadian RPM Top Albums lists, reached number # 4. The album was certified Platinum.

Ricky Van Shelton – I Am A Simple Man Lyrics

I don’t know why you want to start with me
I ain’t n-n-nothing far as I can see
And I’m worn out from working too hard
Why don’t you give me a break?

I know that lately things ain’t been so good
I’ll make it up just like I told you I would
But I’m tired and I want to sit down
To ease this old backache

You say you’re having trouble figuring me
I don’t believe I’m such a mystery
Mmm baby, what you get is what you see
I am a simple man

I want a job and a piece of land
Three squares in my frying pan
Don’t seem so hard for me to understand
I am a simple man

You say we’ve got some things to talk about
A lot of problems that we need to work out
But we just wind up fighting
Why don’t you give it a rest?

I don’t know what else I can say to you
I’m doing everything I know to do
And I can’t give you anything more
When I’m giving my best

You say you’re having trouble figuring me
I don’t believe I’m such a mystery
Mmm baby, what you get is what you see
I am a simple man

I want a job and a piece of land
Three squares in my frying pan
Don’t seem so hard for me to understand
I am a simple man

I want a place I can lay my head
Soft woman and a warm bed
A little time off before I’m dead
I am just a simple man

You say you’re having trouble figuring me
I don’t believe I’m such a mystery
Mmm baby, what you get is what you see
I am a simple man

I want a job and a piece of land
Three squares in my frying pan
Don’t seem so hard for me to understand
I am a simple man

Single Ricky Van Shelton ( Columbia 1991 )
Single Ricky Van Shelton ( Columbia 1991 )

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