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The music for Simple Heart was written to a wonderfully cinematic lyric by Australian singer Natalie Reiss who also sings beautifully on the track.

It was originally produced by Sam Kennedy (Foxes and Ed Sheeran) at Arcadium Studios in London and this version is a remix by Murray Webster.

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Simple Heart

Verse 1
Said you loved my wild hair
But hers they lie dead straight
She became your Stepford Housewife
‘cause you just couldn’t wait

Now you live in Pleasantville
I look towards skid row
Where there are no picket fences
Or men saying honey I’m home

Chorus
Wish I had a Simple Heart
Mine’s messy, tangled and torn apart
And she has a Simple Heart
But you broke mine way back at the start

Verse 2
Our love was filmed in technicolour
But now you’re black and white
A cookie-cutter family
And a man I don’t recognise

I once drove down your quiet street
Red roses lined the grass
Your Sinatra gaze fell on me
I cried tears that could cut through glass

Chorus
Wish I had a Simple Heart
Mine’s messy, tangled and torn apart
And she has a Simple Heart
But you won’t leave it without a mark

Bridge
Hers is a life she prepared earlier
She cooks and cleans, she never frowns
Like a perfect beauty queen
If only I could live like that
If only I could play the part

Chorus
Simple Heart
Simple Heart
She’s clean, and untouched and now she’s yours in the dark
Go and hold her Simple Heart
But you won’t leave it without a mark

Without a mark
Without a mark

© 2023 Natalie Reiss and Murray Webster

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released May 4, 2023
Vocals - Natalie Reiss
All instruments and Original Production - Sam Kennedy
Remix - Murray Webster

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MURRAY WEBSTER London, UK

Murray Webster crafts engaging & catchy Pop/Rock & Introspective Folk from personal experience & a rich tradition of classic songwriting.

He has played iconic venues such as The Hammersmith Palais,100 Club The WAG (Whiskey A-Go-Go), The Astoria, The Soho & Bracknell Jazz Festivals as well as internationally.

He teaches the art and craft of songwriting at www.LondonSongwriters.org
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