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This was the first song I wrote after my period of gestation, after I'd sort of shut down for a while. It was also the song that made me realize I could still write. It's very matter of fact, and that's where I am in my life right now; I just want to keep it simple. But I also like to keep my options open, you know? I still have coffee with death every once in a while.

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I don't want to make it rain

I just want to make it simple

I don't want to see the light

I just want to see the flashlight

I don't want to know the answers

To any of your questions

I don't want, no I really don't want

To be John Lennon or Leonard Cohen

I just want to be my Dad

With a slight sprinkling of my mother

And work at the family store

And take orders from the counter

I don't want to know the answers

To any of your questions

I don't want, no I really don't want

To be John Lithgow or Jane Curtin

But I'll settle for love

Yeah I'll settle for love 

Before I reached the gate

I realized that I had packed my passport

Before security I realized

I had one more bag left

I just want to know

If something's coming for to get me

Tell me, will you make me sad or happy

And will you settle for love

Will you settle for love