Babyface - Simple Days Lyrics




I was born on the north side of a Midwestern town
There were nine of us living in a three bedroom house
Didn't have much money
But we made due
'Cause Momma worked all day long
And Daddy did too
Did all they could
Made sure we had clothes and food
Went to public schools and we
Followed public rules
We used second hand books, but oh
I didn't mind the books
Momma taught us early in life
Everybody's gotta struggle sometime

Bring back those simple times of yesterday
When a man was a man
And a friend was a friend
Bring back those simple times of yesterday
When you said what you meant
And you meant what you said

Had a friend named Bobby
Who always kept his word
We went through schoolyard fights
Had a thing for pretty girls
Didn't cost much money to
See the picture show
So we hopped the bus into town
That's where all the girlies used to go
Fifty cents would buy us popcorn for two
'Cause Bobby's girl, she worked there
And sometimes she'd break the rules
Picnics in the summer
Wouldn't wake up 'till noon
And even though Bobby's gone now
I can still hear him laugh
In the middle of June

[HOOK]

Sometimes I sit, I wonder
I reminisce, I think of all the good times
That we had in our lives
Sometimes I can't get over
How wonderful those days were
Back in our lives
Simple days for simple times

[HOOK]





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  1. Martin Wahuria

    90s...Ol' good days

  2. Mohammed Adobala

    Over and over

  3. Dorcus Hamwaala

    Bring back those simple times when love songs made sense.

  4. Dorcus Hamwaala

    bring back those simple days of yesterday when a man was a man.

  5. Tazouaout Family

    Wonderful song

  6. sibongile nkalakata

    One of my most favorite songs

  7. Marie Kandie

    Anyone ..2019

  8. Gill Marvin

    underrated song

  9. priscilla ateku

    This song makes me so nostalgic 😭 ...am glad I grew up listening to this type of music

  10. Tshepo Lebatlamang Kaizer Moremi

    Bring back the simply days
    When a friend was a friend

  11. Andy OnDuty

    Wow what I would do to go back to those 90’s , babyface says it all .....

  12. Edgars Gezane

    Beautiful song ever ! I got in the taxi and this song was playing then I asked a driver to raise a volume and repeat it !

  13. Themba Khumalo

    Wow

    I know I got the whole meaning of this beautiful song

  14. Kenneth Mudimba

    Awesomeness it reminds me of waaaa my teenage years

  15. Domonique Ayers

    "SIMPLE DAYS" THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL SONG AND MASTERPIECE

  16. Peter Kamanga

    reminds me way back in 2003

  17. Zoe Nzima

    and meant what you said.... those SIMPLE days oh how I just love Babyface

  18. Prince Garfield Mthembu

    Reminds me of my late mom..she used to play it every morning...

  19. YuuMorgiana

    Can feel it nice

  20. kennedy wainaina

    Bring back the simple times when music was 4 real

  21. Manfred Gaeb

    Deep Rooted Song love it

  22. Trans/Am Lovr

    As a White guy, I haft to say it. This song moves me like no other. Thanks Babyface, for an eternity of magical music.

  23. Diana Tity

    oh the simple times!!!

  24. Diana Tity

    I miss the old simple days🙁😔

  25. tomas aksel

    Simple days

  26. okoi ofem

    Ballad... Timeless troubadour

  27. okoi ofem

    My best babyface song heard it in my Mommy's room in 1995

  28. zawo ngendo

    classic no doubt

  29. Deejay Obenn254

    One of my best songs ever.... Can't get over it

  30. Teresa Borntao

    I just love it....can I get a like October 2018

  31. Teboho Khabele

    You had a true friend in Bobby... RIP

  32. 이동원

    Babyface really knows what music is. Thank U for bringing back those good days for minutes😉

  33. charles chirwa

    Emotional song n my favorite....

  34. Tsungai Mazhande

    falling in love again n again

  35. pam mbambo

    2018 whose here

  36. Italia1970

    One of the ALL TIME greats

  37. alfred garoeb

    The only richness I have is life, it's like a blessing,some are so poor,they only have money.

  38. William Tsunku

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  39. William Tsunku

    Babyface - Simple Days
    A mother deserves a day off to care for a sick child or sick parent without running into hardship - and you know what, a father does, too. It's time to do away with workplace policies that belong in a 'Mad Men' episode.Barack Obama
    Parent, Belong, Away

  40. Kathy Head

    this man's the truth!!

  41. TYSON PATRICK

    Love this song!!! Babyface never fails to make albums you can put a nickel on the needle and just let it play from start to finish.

  42. David Hee

    wish to share how simple life was before even with much less money in hands yet feeling happy in each day's passing by

  43. Steven Fate

    Beautiful song

  44. Subhan Ramdlani

    meaningfull.. love it

  45. David Cors

    Vert good song

  46. _제나

    My favorite song on the album. Love this ❤️

  47. Eddy jr Hoxobeb

    I'm 28 and this song makes me think about the good old days. Lmao. 😆😅😀

  48. Esihle Mncwango

    2018, still listening!!! Talk about a good classic!!!

  49. Herve Niragira

    I miss those days when people used to keep their words. They meant what they said

  50. Gathekia Ndirangu

    truly nostalgic!! pleasant memories abound

  51. Ester Willis

    The simpler days were awesome no worries. Just going to school, being with your family and friends. Good Old Days!!!

  52. Mundia Kamau

    Another Babyface classic. Good stuff.

  53. Tsungai Mazhande

    20017 im still soo much in love with this song

  54. Edu ndir

    simples days yes ..simples girls are unfortunately no more. song for for my 2 Bros.

  55. Manfred Gaeb

    cool song

  56. Abongwe Kobokana

    second-to none

  57. Kathy Head

    love face and high school days they were just simple days. no bills or worries.

  58. Mphile Letsoalo

    11 years later....its still my song..

  59. Ally Fowlks

    50 cents would buy us popcorn for two❤

    Miranda Al

    coz Bobby's girl she worked there and sometimes she'd break the rules

  60. Mayamiko Sunthani

    One of the best songs ever...

  61. Breezee Reacts

    I'm missing the simple days...sigh

  62. Ted Day

    Those high school days. I met her, a shy high school country girl who wanted to show me how much she loved me. On my birthday, she brought me two raw mangoes fruits she picked from her mum's garden. Many years have so far gone by, but that purity lives on, those simple old days.

    Prince Debby

    Ted Day You mean what say and say what you meant

    Prince Debby

    Ted Day You mean what say and say what you meant

  63. Emmanuel Garebatho

    remember the simple days, when a man was a man and a friend was a friend........ how i miss those days when i was still mama s boy.....

  64. Onnica Moraka

    remember when used to cry on

  65. Patrick Mckoya

    super song.... reminds one of early good simple sweet moments.....

  66. Chris Dyce

    great song , babyface is great singer

    Alyssa Chance

    And an amazing song writer ughhh😍😍😍😍

  67. Cynthia Roland

    I love Baby face and all of his songs

  68. Mbali Cele

    Beautiful message..miss those days

  69. Eric Brampah

    Now people don't mean what they say and don't say what the mean ooooh the Day

  70. 3fuzzybuddy

    💖💖💖 bring it back!!!!

  71. Adam Hamid

    St. Louis

  72. Dennis Orina

    So sure Harry! The song reminds me of yester years. Bring back yesterday!

  73. Harry Green

    I remember when the popcorn was 25 cents.

  74. Dennis Orina

    What a song from Babyface. Indeed you remind me of those simple days!

    Harry Green

    +Dennis Orina; Indeed.

    Carolyn Cummings

    @Harry Green. Hi. That' song is. The wants. We all need

  75. coolandmellow

    Babyface should make more laid back country like songs, like this one. It suits him and sounds better than his classic rnb songs. It has more meaning, substance and appeals to a larger crowd

    Raymond Kangethe

    beautiful remember the old days

  76. Boni Xaba

    Simple days 🎷🎸🎷🎸🎷🎸🎷🎸🎷👌👌👌👌💋💋💋💋

  77. Eric Brampah

    My all time tune

  78. NICOLE BRANDON

    beautiful song

  79. fred hamilton

    Only in our dreams-of-yesteryears' do we find those "Simple-Days-of-Simple Times..." "when a man was a man and a friend was a friend and you said what you meant and meant what you said. ...Now-a-days, the father is ghost and momma is the mother & father in the household; and forget checking them books, instead, no matter what, it's about checking that "paper;" while crying about the police shooting us, but having nothing to say when we kill eachother! "Yeah, Simple-Days-of-Simple Times..." ...of-yesteryears!

  80. Lucy Montjane

    Babyface..simple days..beautiful song♥

  81. christine kasonde

    Sure there a few people who do what they said

  82. Crystal Nordwall

    I was born on the north side of a midwestern town
    There were nine of us living in a three bedroom house
    Didnt have much money
    But we made due
    cause momma worked all day long
    And daddy did too
    Did all they could
    Made sure we had clothes and food
    Went to public schools and we
    Followed public rules
    We used second hand books, but oh
    I didnt mind the books
    Momma taught us early in life
    Everybodys gotta struggle sometime

    Hook:
    Bring back those simple times of yesterday
    When a man was a man
    And a friend was a friend
    Bring back those simple times of yesterday
    When you said what you meant
    And you meant what you said

    Had a friend named bobby
    Who always kept his word
    We went through schoolyard fights
    Had a thing for pretty girls
    Didnt cost much money to
    See the picture show
    So we hopped the bus into town
    Thats where all the girlies used to go
    Fifty cents would buy us popcorn for two
    cause bobbys girl, she worked there
    And sometimes she'd break the rules
    Picnics in the summer
    Wouldnt wake up till noon
    And even though bobbys gone now
    I can still hear him laugh
    In the middle of june

    Hook

    Sometimes I sit, I wonder
    I reminisce, I think of all the good times
    That we had in our lives
    Sometimes I cant get over
    How wonderful those days were
    Back in our lives
    Simple days for simple times

    Hook

    Emmie Lee

    Ohh remember those simple times of yesterday tararaaa rararaaa. I love you Baby Face

    vincent walters

    Crystal Nordwall
    Fab fab song.Babyface is right.The simple things..just how it was back in the day👌
    One of my top fave artists.Great talent.Fab voice.
    Only one Babyface.

    kennedy wainaina

    Thanks for the lyrics

    Greg Bridges

    Thanks for posting the lyrics this song . I sing it occasionally and know all of it with a few words i thought were other words i just adlibbed or filled in . Ha im an idiot but that a different story. Thanks tho..

    agaba fahmi

    Timeless classic,rare for this century to have Such soul touching vibes
    Babeface remain outstanding to-date

  83. ISIS JOY

    Thank you mommy..good song ♡

  84. Marvin Jadi

    Beautiful Song!!!

  85. Ama Kafui

    mi love this song so very much.....         :0

  86. Isi Oiboh

    Brings back the good old days

  87. Ludwina Alex

    This is one of my favorite songs, i love it!!!

  88. Tara G

    No one remembers this unless you had the album. My Mommy, thank you; my favorite song from this album! Thank you for posting. :)

    coolandmellow

    Tara G you look cute

    coolandmellow

    A little country flavour in this song

    Lawrence

    Mom used to always play this album growing up. Love this song

    Khethani Khayisa

    Yeah true, mom bought the album and this and Seven Seas are my favourite

  89. Gerald Aubert

    Those were the days

  90. bernard onoja

    'Bring back those simple times...'
    Simply a classic, can't stop listening to it. 'The day' was simply the best!!!

  91. Nomathemba Mahlangu

    I so love Babyface music.........simply the best.

  92. Tsungai Mazhande

    i play this song over and over again... ilove it

    Ally Fowlks

    Tsungai Mazhande me too

    Peter Mburu

    It takes me way back wen I used to go to jam sessions

  93. Tsungai Mazhande

    this song is awesome , he is an artist of all times

  94. Brooklyn Six

    Classic 1996 hit by Babyface here! Bring Back Those Simply Times Of Yesterday indeed!

  95. eric dyson

    *early in life, not every night

  96. breebrad312

    This is nice, never heard it before.

    Zandile Zaza27

    Bring it back those days

  97. don williams

    Miss those simple days.What a song......

  98. victor ongola

    Mama taught us every night, everybody gotta struggle sometimes. Classic