"Easy" as written by and John Mccauley....
I woke up this morning
I was feeling that this should end
Using all that time
And all my luck friends
I've got a bad defense
And it's not just circumstance
That put me here
In a bad, bad place where I stand
And you don't know
How easy it is
No, you don't know how easy it is
You were never there
No, never there
Out the door

With the devil in my eyes
That son of a bitch crossed me once
But he won't cross me twice
Little angel on my shoulder
Well she better be right
She got me flying like a wild man
In the middle of the night
And you don't know how easy it is
No, you don't know how easy it is
You were never there
No, never there

This whole world
And everything you see
There ain't nothing that'll keep you from
Getting to me
No, you don't know how easy it is
No, you don't know how easy it is
You got no idea how easy it is
No, you don't know how easy it is
You were never there
No, never there
Never there
You were never there


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"Easy" as written by John Joseph Mccauley Iii

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    General CommentThis reminds me of how a friend at college once told me that he was amazed how easily he ended up homeless. He said, "everyone is just one or two bad events away from being homeless."

    Lyrics:
    "It's not just circumstance," he is acknowledging personal responsibility for ending up at this low point in his life.

    "You were never there," the most heartbreaking line in the song. Not sure what it means. Not sure what the whole song means. "You don't know how easy it is," seems to be an argument, but against what, is someone being overly sympathetic* to him and saying "oh man I can't believe this tragedy happened TO YOU, you are broke and homeless and this is really out of the blue."
    Deer Tick is saying "No, man, this downfall was caused by my actions, and it was quite simple really, I f*cked up, and it was really easy to undo everything; don't talk about it like you know what I'm going through."

    *in another song he sings "how can a man feel anything if all he's ever got was sympathy"
    Singer seems focused on taking all the blame for the bad in his life, a kind of victim-blames-the-victim mentality that is uncommon since people usually blame forces beyond their control and try and make sh*t seem random and unpredictable when it happens, but really sh*t happens easily and because we cause sh*t to happen....the whole "guardian angel" and "tempting devil" on each shoulder demonstrates he has to choose which voice inside himself to listen to

    "she's got me flying like a wild man in the middle of the night"
    I always thought it was
    "she's got me howling like a wildcat in the middle of the night"...I was wrong, but I still like my misunderstanding better. Anyway, what does he mean? Why is the angel making him drive around at night?
    Shep1986on October 22, 2010   Link

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