"No One Said It Would Be Easy" as written by Sheryl Crow, Bill Bottrell and Kevin Gilbert....
It's obvious the trouble we're in
When your father pulls up in a Mercedes Benz
He says he just happened to be in the neighborhood
But before he leaves he slips the landlord the rent

You say "It's just a question of eliminating obstacles"
As you throw your dinner out the kitchen door
You say "I know how you try"
But honey let's eat out tonight

No one said it would be easy
But no one said it'd be this hard
No one said it would be easy
No one thought we'd come this far

You can't seem to ever fold up a shirt
I bring it up and you think I'm a jerk
But I think we're here to stay
I can't imagine it any other way


Sometimes I wonder who he's picturing
When he looks at me and smiles

No one said it would be easy
No one said it'd be this hard
No one said it would be easy
No one thought we'd come this far
Oh, and look we've come this far

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"No One Said It Would Be Easy" as written by Bill Bottrell Kevin Gilbert

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    General CommentSo I'd be curious to hear what others think of this song. It's definitely one of my favorites of Sheryl's. My interpretation is that it's about the difficulties, the challenges, and the uncertainties of trying to make it on limited means with someone else. Trying to prove to everyone that it could really work.

    The song takes an interesting change of direction, I think, with the couplet when she wonders "who he's picturing when he looks at me and smiles." Is she questioning his faithfulness to her? Also, the last line, "Oh, and look we've come this far." At first I thought this was her feeling a little self-righteous, for having made it with this guy. But upon further reflection, it feels more like a sarcastic statement, betraying her true feelings of disappointment and frustration.

    It's a gritty song, that plays a little story in my head. I think that's why I love it so much.
    svendenon April 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI can relate to this song on 2 levels.

    First I remember how hard it was after getting married. Financially and learning to put up with the spouse's imperfections.

    Second I now know what its like to be the father of my young adult children. I want to help them but I want them to make there own way too. A little conflicted.

    I like the western guitar in this song. Really cool.
    norderon September 10, 2006   Link

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