Give Me the Simple Life (Song)

Last Updated on: February 20th, 2023

Give Me the Simple Life disney song music“Give Me the Simple Life” is a song featured in the 2007 Disney animated film “Meet the Robinsons.” The song was originally written by Harry Ruby and Rube Bloom in 1946, and has since become a jazz standard.

In the movie, “Give Me the Simple Life” is performed by a fictional jazz group called the Frankie Lymonaires, who play in the futuristic city of Tomorrowland. The song is played during a scene where the film’s protagonist, Lewis, is trying to find his way in a new and unfamiliar world.

The lyrics of the song emphasize the pleasures of a simple and uncomplicated life, with lines like “I don’t believe in frettin’ and grievin’, why mess around with strife?” The melody is smooth and mellow, with a relaxing and laid-back rhythm that evokes the nostalgic charm of classic jazz music.

The version of “Give Me the Simple Life” featured in “Meet the Robinsons” is performed by Jamie Cullum, a British jazz musician, and has become a popular and well-known interpretation of the song.



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