"You Don't Make It Easy Babe" as written by and Josh Ritter....
Here I am standing at your window again
Waiting for you to say go away or come in
I'm your locked door's worst knocker
I'm your curtain's best friend

[Chorus]
I'm trying hard to love you, you don't make it easy Babe
I'm trying hard to love you, I'm looking for an easy way

Your friends ask about me you say I can be found
With the cheap romance novels with their spines battered down
Oh the heart has no bones you say so it won't break
But the purpose of loving is the pounding it takes

[Chorus]

The ropes that have bound me leave no marks by their knots
And though they're your hair that don't mean I'm not caught
I know the song of the handcuffs as they scrape across the floor
But that new thing you've got I've got no clue what it's for

[Chorus]

With fortune's rocks millstones you hang round my throat
And a brick for my window weighted down with a note
I hope you find someone just as hard as you come
In this hard world sadly that's so easily done

[Chorus: x2]


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"You Don't Make It Easy Babe" as written by Josh Ritter

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    General CommentThis song is so incredibly fabulous. i think his lyrics
    Your friends ask about me you say I can be found
    With the cheap romance novels with their spines battered down
    Oh the heart has no bones you say so it won’t break
    But the purpose of loving is the pounding it takes

    are my favorite of his. they make my heart hurt in the best way.
    tothemoonon December 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI wonder if this is a response to "It Ain't Me Babe." They both have the babe thing. This one starts with the singer standing at the window again, and Dylan's starts with "Go away from my window." It makes some sense.
    amenitiesoflifeon August 01, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI just saw Josh Ritter at Messiah College. Superb performance. He told the audience that he wrote this song for Dick Chaney. At the end he sang, "I'm trying to love you, there's gotta be an easier way... Dick." Everyone got a huge kick out of it. He's hilarious.
    Supersly87on March 28, 2009   Link
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    General CommentWow, what a voice.
    shockdelicaon June 01, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song has a HUGE Bob Dylan (ca. Nashville Skyline) vibe.
    palinuruson July 01, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis song has a HUGE Bob Dylan (ca. Nashville Skyline) vibe.
    palinuruson July 01, 2010   Link
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    General Commenthis girl has a dirty side hah. Tying him up and all.

    The ropes that have bound me leave no marks by their knots
    And though they're your hair that don't mean I'm not caught
    I know the song of the handcuffs as they scrape across the floor
    But that new thing you've got I've got no clue what it's for
    rfrippon March 05, 2011   Link

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