"No Easy Way Out" as written by and Robert Tepper....
We're not indestructible,
Baby better get that straight
I think it's unbelievable
How you give into the hands of fate

Some things are worth fighting for some
Feelings never die
I'm not askin' for another chance
I just want to know why

There's no easy way out there's no shortcut home
There's no easy way out givin' in can't be wrong

I don't want to pasify you
I don't want to drag you down
But I'm feelin like a prisoner
Like a stranger in a no named town

I see all the angry faces
Afraid that could be you and me
Talkin about what might have been
I'm thinkin about what I used to be

There's no easy way out there's no shortcut home
Ther's no easy way out givin' in can't be wrong

Baby,baby we can shed this skin
We can know how we feel inside
Instead of goin' down and endless road
Not knowin if we're dead or alive

Some things are worth fightin for
Some feelings never die
I'm not askin for another chance
I just want to know why

There's no easy way out there's no shortcut home
There's no easy way out givin in givin in can't be wrong no
There's no easy way out there's no shortcut home
There's no easy no easy no easy way out

There's no easy way out there's no shortcut home
There's no easy way out givin in givin in can't be wrong no
There's no easy way out there's no shortcut home
There's no easy no easy no easy way out


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"No Easy Way Out" as written by Robert Tepper

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    General CommentThe song reminds me everytime when i'm feeling angry,upset,happy,sad. etc. Love this song
    FFVIIon July 16, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentRobert Tepper:

    “No Easy Way Out” was written about my first divorce. It is an end of a relationship song. And yes it was the end. As far as the recording of it, Guy Marshall suggested we start with an intro and break in from there. It’s interesting in the fact the song has a double intro and gets away with it. The recording was special for many reasons. Great contributors on that song. Dann Huff, the very famous country producer/session guitarist, played guitar on it. Guy Marshall took an awesome solo. Pat Benatar’s drummer, Myron Grombacher. Great mix by Joe Chiccarelli. And of course a good vocal day for me. I remember feeling good about the vocal afterwards.
    Jay_Aiwendilon March 02, 2016   Link
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    General Commenti think it means that you must take on all challenges and not go the easy route to get out of things. its very inspirational how the line says ``giving in cant be wrong``. he is basically trying to talk himself into giving up instead of fighting for what is right or what he believes in.
    acestanleyon July 30, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthe song to me speaks of one having to have extreme perseverance and hard work in the face of exhaustion, temptation and adversity. Obviously it's an appropriate song for rocky as it play along wonderfully to the mountain rocky has to climb-training hard and dieting hard for his next challenge. But this song speaks to all of us- it's about having goals/dreams and reaching them and knowing that to achieve them we have to work very hard and dedicate ourselves as 'there's no easy way out'. That goals can be anything from raising our children properly and working hard to support them even though you have no time for yourself, dieting and training and having to sacrifice your favourite foods or studying to pass your exams at school... It's generally a song about applying ourselves to our dreams and goals whatever they may be and not losing focus but to work hard to achieve them no matter how much it stresses us because only then success happens.
    billythepubon May 17, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a good song, why nobody has posted a comment on this, I don't know why.
    bill1985on October 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis songs awesome, its pretty obvious its about Rocky and how much he's in love with Apollo Creed. But hes mad because he realized this only after the russian dood killed his black homo friend...In a nutshell this is a gay song. When I say gay I mean happy and fun! You have to watch Rocky iv to really understand what I'm talking about...
    Apollo Creedon October 31, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTepper talks about how the song wasn't written for Rocky IV. He says the song is about suicide. Seems like he was in a dark place, wronged by a close friend, and considering an "easy way out" when he came up with the idea for the song.

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    adam100320on August 01, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"If suicide is the case than he took the easy way out in this case suicide".
    Intorspecton February 10, 2013   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningLMAO at the comment about Rocky being in love with Apollo :D

    No really, all joking aside. This song is about Rocky feeling desperate in Rocky 4 after Apollo's death and his need to avenge his friend and his need to reconcile it with his wife Adrian who he has a huge argument with before driving off in his car with this song.

    "YOU CAN'T WIN"

    Rocky is at a crossroads here and during the song there are flashbacks of happier times (throughout the first 3 Rocky movies) and then sad ones (Rocky and Mickey, Rocky and Apollo Rocky and Adrian etc.)

    This is Rocky at a desperate moment considering whether he should give up or not "There's no easy way out, there's no shortcut home, There's no easy way out, Giving in can't be wrong" The road ahead (Russia, training, Drago etc.) is gonna be tough and he's wondering if he's gonna be able for it and whether he might bring Adrian and his kid down with him.
    rocheyon February 15, 2015   Link

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