Complicated Life

Written by: Ray Davies

Published by: Davray Music Ltd.

Chord file

Lyrics:

Well I woke this morning with a pain in my neck,
A pain in my heart and a pain in my chest,
I went to the doctor and the good doctor said,
You gotta slow down your life or you're gonna be dead,
Cut out the struggle and strife,
It only complicates your life.

Well I cut down women, I cut out booze,
I stopped ironing my shirts, cleaning my shoes,
I stopped going to work, stopped reading the news,
I sit and twiddle my thumbs cos I got nothing to do,
Minimal exercise,
To help uncomplicate my life,
Gotta stand and face it life is so complicated,
Ladi dah di dahdah, ladi dah di dah dah,
You gotta get away from the complicated life, son,
Life is overrated, life is complicated,
Must alleviate this complicated life.

Cut out the struggle and strife,
It's such a complicated life.

Like old Mother Hubbard
I got nothin' in the cupboard,
Got no dinner and I got no supper,
Holes in my shoes, I got holes in my socks,
I can't go to work cos I can't get a job,
The bills are rising sky high,
It's such a complicated life,
Gotta stand and face it,
Life is so complicated.
Ladi dah di dahdah, ladi dah di dah dah
Gotta get away from the complicated life, son,
Life is overrated, life is complicated,
Must alleviate this complicated life.

Gotta get away from the complicated life, son,
Gotta get away from the complicated life.

This song can be found on the following releases:

stereo mix (4:00), recorded Aug-Sep 1971 at Morgan Studios, Willesden, London
Muswell Hillbillies 24 Nov, 1971 USA RCA Victor LSP 4644 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Muswell Hillbillies 26 Nov, 1971 UK RCA Victor SF 8243 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Muswell Hillbillies 23 Jan, 1990 USA Rhino R2 70934 CD
Muswell Hillbillies 14 Jul, 1998 USA Konk/Velvel 63467-79719-2 CD
The Kinks' Greatest - Celluloid Heroes 25 Sep, 2001 USA Konk/Velvel/Koch VEL-CD-79734 CD
Muswell Hillbillies 24 Aug, 2004 USA Konk/Koch Records VEL-SC-79801 SACD (hybrid)
Greatest Hits 1970-1986 30 Oct, 2007 USA Konk/Velvel/Koch Records VEL-79822 3 CD set
Muswell Hillbillies 21 Jun, 2010 UK Konk/Koch/Universal Music 2738367 CD
Muswell Hillbillies (Deluxe Edition) 7 Oct 2013 UK Sanctuary Records Group/Universal Music 373 493-3 2 CD set
Muswell Hillbillies (Legacy Edition) 10 Nov 2014 USA Sony/RCA/Legacy 88843093772 CD/DVD set


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