Give Thanks For Simple Things (ONE-STOP) (has stems)
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CreditsDaniel McBrearty: vocals, soprano saxophone (Deep Groove mix), keys, strings, arrangement, recording, production Mark Anderson, bass guitar Danny (Moody Manc) Ward, drums, percussion, additional production Milicent Chimonyo, backing vocals Cemil Guder, rhythm guitar Negot Dezil, guitar solo (Deep Groove mix) sCharly De Pessemier (Flight Case Music, Brussels), mastering
- MASTER: Daniel McBrearty
- PUBLISHING: Daniel McBrearty (PRS) 73%, Daniel Leonard Ward (PRS) 4%, Mark E.J. Anderson (PRS) 23%
- Sounds like: Galliano, Pet Shop Boys, Linton Kwesi Johnson, CAKE, Grover Washington
- Release date: TBA
Give Thanks For Simple Things is an optimistic, off-beat hymn to gratitude. It started life as a saxophone instrumental called Deep Groove, written by myself and bass player Mark Anderson. We did it on a borrowed cassette portastudio, using a Roland drum machine (this was 1990's). We re-recorded it in 2023, with the help of Moody Manc, and I added the words and re-titled it.
A cycle ride through the park, that takes you homeward after dark And passes by the benches, a drunken couple sings You stop to pass the time away, you laugh you drink you talk you play Enjoy these small adventures. Give Thanks For Simple Things. Standing in your favourite club when all amongst the great hubbub Of people that are passing, your telephone it rings Someone you met awhile ago, you lost their number, there you go You're gonna get connected. Give thanks for simple things. Give Thanks For Simple Things The poets and the sages talked philosophy through the ages Writing many learned pages on the benefits it brings Their words might be uplifting, but when your mind is drifting There is a certain gift in giving thanks for simple things. There is a certain need inside to please the senses. The tide Of dances and romances is a sweet and bitter thing Though lovers they may come and go, it’s all about the ebb and flow You've got to take your chances. Give Thanks For Simple Things. Give Thanks For Simple Things Some people think their karma is to act like Dalai Lama. A spiritual farmer having endless soulful flings It may appear outdated, but it's far less complicated When the appetite is sated giving thanks for simple things We find ourselves connected, feeling specially selected The choices we've elected making sweet our everything Our spirits may be brightened feeling free instead of frightened Joyful and enlightened, Giving Thanks For Simple Things.