Easy (Lyrics)

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There ain't nothing keeping us together but the weather
when it rains we find a tree shade, in the moonlight or a starred night
I forgive you for forgetting me in the daylight

There ain't nothing keeping us in this bed but a movie
One where I'm the one you think you need the most
But in time, I think you'll find, you're heart just may divide
in a brushstroke, soon your love grows
 
Maybe we're just lazy, maybe we're scared
maybe oh maybe we're in love 
but
 
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Only when it's easy do you love me
Only in the dark do I shine bright
Only it when its easy then you hold me
I keep trying to tell myself that it's alright
But it ain't easy being summer in the night
 
There ain't nothing left between us to discover
but we talk and talk to get the mood just right
The self I am for you feels like a cover
but I can't let it go and keep you in my sight
 
Maybe we're just lazy, maybe we're scared
maybe oh maybe we're in love 
but
 
[CHORUS]
 
You played me, I played you right back, babe
ain't nothing here to save
Forgive you is all that's left to do
ain't nothing here to save
I'll leave and take my blame
 
[CHORUS]
 

ABOUT EASY:

Easy is about holding onto a relationship long after it's over because it feels easier than ending it. It's about feeling neglected while neglecting someone else and knowing it's bad for everyone, but letting inertia decide your fate instead of doing something about it. It's one of the first songs I ever wrote (and actually saved and continued playing, rather than throwing it out).

I like how it's sort of a peppy song about something that was actually a really sad subject matter for me. It was also the last song I finished on the EP. I was still re-recording the vocals on the last day before my deadline. To be honest I don't completely love every part of how the mixing of the track came out but I promised myself I would try to include it on the EP. I might do a completely live version of it someday and re-publish it.