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Man Of Simple Pleasures was written by Sergio Pizzorno and is the 9th track on Velociraptor!. It was released on 7 May 2012 as the fourth single off the album.

BackgroundEdit

Described as a "country song played by zombies", Man Of Simple Pleasures is about taking comfort in the simple things in life.[1] "It's about a guy who just wants to go fishing," Serge told Scene Magazine in September 2011. "Don't give him any of this other shit. Give him a bottle of whiskey and a fishing rod and that's it, he's good."[2]

LiveEdit

Debuted at an acoustic gig at the Bus Palladium in Paris on 20 October 2011, Man Of Simple Pleasures was performed on and off until the end of the Velociraptor! Tour, sometimes being alternated with I Hear Voices. It has been played occasionally since.

VideoEdit

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Kasabian - Man Of Simple Pleasures

The official video for Man Of Simple Pleasures was directed by Aitor Throup and released on 18 April 2012. It shows a boy riding a bicycle through a city, with his t-shirt and surroundings displaying the lyrics of the song. It was cut together from over 150 takes.[3] The band does not appear at all.

RemixesEdit

J-Ax RemixEdit

J-Ax is the pseudonym of Italian rapper Alessandro Aleotti. The remix was released on the Man Of Simple Pleasures Italian Special EP.

QuotesEdit

"This is a really simple song, just guitar, bass and drums. It's traditional and perfect in a weird way. There's a bit of a bluesy, country feel to it. If you know the band or hang around with us it will make sense. Come round mine for a smash-up and you'll get some Roy Orbison, you know what I mean?"
— Serge (Q Magazine, September 2011)

ReleasesEdit

Albums

Singles

Live ReleasesEdit

Audio

LyricsEdit

I'm a man
A man of simple pleasures
I got all I need
So give me whiskey measures
With dyslexic eyes
I'm seeing very clearly by the way
I'm on my way

But all of my life
I've been treated like a fool
But I'm no one's fool

Here I go once again
Trying hard to pretend
There's a future in your man-made rules
I'll be governed by the road
Get to shed this heavy load
I see no future
So leave me alone in the past

I am told
The world is nearly ending
But when I look outside
The birds are always singing
You throw sticks and bones
Remember every dog will have his day
I'm on my way

But all of my life
I've been treated like a fool
But I'm no one's fool

Here I go once again
Trying hard to pretend
There's a future in your man-made rules
I'll be governed by the road
Get to shed this heavy load
I've seen your future
So leave me alone in the past

Go on
Let the righteous guide you home
To where you belong
I'll stay dancing to my favourite tune
That's where I belong

You won't take me for a ride
I'm far too fast for you to keep up with me
You won't take me for a ride
Never catch the man that need no money
I'm not gonna be standing in the line
Waiting for you just to pick me out
You won't take me for a ride
You won't take me for a ride
I'll come down

ReferencesEdit

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