"Easy" as written by and Steven/robertson Page....
What's a boy to do?
When you tell your tale
And it never fails
I just end up feeling bad for you

With your hang-dog eyes
You can bring me down
Now I'm wrapped around your whole hand
Stop looking so surprised

You make it easy (Easy)
Make it easy (Easy)

I've been burned before
You're not fooling me
There's no mystery
You've forgotten what you're hiding for

Call it self defense
You can obfuscate
And manipulate
But it's only at your own expense

You make it easy (Easy)
Make it easy (Easy)
Make it easy (Easy)
Make it easy (Easy)

Easy to be with you
Easy to obey
Easy to forgive you at the end of the day
Easy now to judge you
Easy to betray
Easy to adore you though you want to run away

It's easy

Look what you have done
I can do the same
Two can play this game
You'll no longer be the only one

You make it easy (Easy)
Make it easy (Easy)
Make it easy (Easy)
Easy (Easy)


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"Easy" as written by Steven Page Ed Robertson

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    General CommentWow, Mr. Hippo, thanks for the personal attack when I merely express my dislike for a song that is repetitive BEYOND the point of monotony, and has lyrics that wander aimlessly, hinting at some sort of person pain. That subject matter has been covered in the same manner in probably 10,000 songs prior to this one. Unfortunate, I am subjected to Top 40 crap all day, as that is what gets pumped into my office. I hear this song at least twice a day, which is what prompted my rant. When I have control over what is played, this genre would be my LAST choice. There is so much good music available that doesn’t get radio time due to the methods of the radio industry that it’s unfortunate that this music is played to death.

    Yes, repetition at this level this song has DOES make it a bad song. Lyrics repeat endlessly, as does the music - same melody over and over. That shows a lack of creativity. Trance music can get away with it because of it’s intensity – this is lacking in that quality. I hardly think that constitutes a "rookie mistake". I'll be willing to bet that I've been listening to music longer than you've even been alive. I've studied music history and structure for several years, so instead of resorting to telling me what to do sexually with myself, why don't you please explain what makes this song so great, with your infinite wisdom? And please, see if you can answer without resorting to flaming.
    Droidacon March 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentCall it self defense
    You can oft escape

    I believe it's obfuscate, not oft escape. :)
    42 stepson July 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentGah, you're right. I was wondering why that line didn't seem to fit properly, but that makes far more sense. Thanks! :D
    Lukasaon August 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAbout someone who can manipulate another for their own gain. He realizes what is going on, but he relents and allows himself to be manipulated by his emotions. Eventually, he has enough and decides that he's going to do the same to her.
    Occams_Harmonyon September 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song, to me, signals a change in the themes within BNL's music. Most BNL songs seem to centre around a character who appears to have surrendered control of his life to the forces of determinism (the ironic message embedded in the lyrics being that we DO have control over what happens in our lives, and that change IS possible). This is the only BNL song I can think of where the central character actually sticks up for himself and exercises control over his life (although not until the end; he allows himself to be manipulated in the earlier parts of the song).
    TrialByFireon September 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis has to be one of the WORST songs I've heard in a long, long time. I can't even think about the meaning of this, because of the unbelievable repetitivness of the the chorus. Seriously, how many times does he say "make it easy" in this song - 40 times? 50 times? I just can't stand songs where they just give up trying to write decent lyrics. If you can't use your imagination, make it an instrumental song!
    Droidacon October 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAt the start of the song it sounds like the protaganist is in love with another person who doesn't feel the same way for them. The protaganist is throwing the thought around in their head, knowing that they'll do anything in the world for this person and do anything to avoid hurting them (even convincing themselves that it's not such a bad thing to be a tool.)

    By the second verse the protaganist is starting to open up their eyes, and judging by past failures is well aware where this relationship is going to end up. Every time the object of their desire tries something new to get the protaganist back without making a full commitment it just makes the protaganist more and more aware.

    By the bridge the protaganist has finally opened up their eyes and reached their conclusion knowing what he/she already knows from previous mistakes. So instead of waiting for it to get there slowly and painfully the protaganist takes action into his/her own hands and is now using their own type of manipulation to get back at the former object of his/her desire.

    I think that the chorus is all about how easy it is to fall into and out of love. At first it's easy to love somebody, they make it easy with every smile and every blink of their eyes. But then every time that they don't pick you, and every time they look to you for emotional support without giving more than their problems they make it easy to fall out of love with that person.
    jriveton October 31, 2006   Link
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    General Commentby Droidac on 10-03-2006 @ 03:34:27 PM
    This has to be one of the WORST songs I've heard in a long, long time. I can't even think about the meaning of this, because of the unbelievable repetitivness of the the chorus. Seriously, how many times does he say "make it easy" in this song - 40 times? 50 times? I just can't stand songs where they just give up trying to write decent lyrics. If you can't use your imagination, make it an instrumental song!


    droidac, the only reason u have given for this song being bad is that it repeats itself at the chorus (what a rookie mistake eh?) and that the lyrics aren't up to your personal standard, if u listened to most of the crap found in the top 100 u would find much worse songs to criticise for their lyrical content than this as well as most songs being nowhere near as good as 'easy' musically, so unless u have a valid reason for a song as good as this being "one of the worst songs i've heard in a long, long time" i suggest u go write better lyrics or go fuck yourself
    Mr. Hippoon February 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWell, if make such a stupid attack on a song (worst I’ve heard in a very long time, the pussycat dolls are still out there remember) - expect some feedback.
    The subject matter has been done before I’m sure, but how many songs have been written before, and what are the chances of writing completely original lyrics?
    I don’t know where you are - but living in Scotland, this song never even comes near a radio playing so it’s good to hear this genre for a change

    The repetition of this song creates a peaceful tone; surprisingly enough, a song can repeat to give other justified effects than intensity. The lyrics also repeat to build up to a bridge section in which he explains what is 'easy':
    Easy to be with you
    Easy to obey
    Easy to forgive you at the end of the day
    Easy now to judge you
    Easy to betray
    Easy to adore you though you want to run away.

    By holding back the full meaning of this chorus lyric, the bridge section has a larger lyrical impact on the listener.
    When saying the word 'easy' during the chorus, long, extended notes are used which give the chorus this relaxed mood.
    The verse is quite different melodically from the chorus; the progression to the second verse has much more of an impact than the first verse due to the chorus preceding it, the drummer also introduces the use of his snare drum in verse 2 to put the song into a 'standard' rhythm which drives the song forward - the song has small changes like this which all build up until the bridge. Although it's not exactly an 'intense' build up, it is gradual and gives the mood of this song.
    Being a guitarist, I also appreciate the skill and melody of the rhythm guitar as well as the lead guitar's sound and 'more is less' approach.
    I also appreciated the skill and melodies of the vocalists.
    There are a few reasons why I like this song and I'm really sorry for the last line I wrote in my previous comment - I was having a bad day.
    Mr. Hippoon April 07, 2007   Link
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    General Commentlol - i meant 'less is more' approach
    Mr. Hippoon April 08, 2007   Link

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