The Easy Way

from Promised Land

I knew a guy, I thought he was my first love,
But he had to decide between me and the one before,
And she stacked it all up, like a house of cards,
Said if he didn't come back, he'd find her flattened on the floor.
And though I went and lived in my own Hell,
Thought that I could die as well,
I let him go where he thought he had to go.
Cause I never took heavy words for granted,
And I never took the undeserved advantage,
No I never took the easy way,
So why don't you take it a little easy on me now.

Out on the road, I had so many questions,
I thought I would explode just for some attention,
Like an acolyte, I saw the flames of towering tapers,
Almost proselytized by those gleaming piles of paper,
Yeah I watched those power huddles
And their coats draped over puddles,
And their "Trust me, baby, I'm the one you need."
But I never took heavy words for granted,
And I never took the undeserved advantage,
No I never took the easy way,
So why don't you take it a little easy on me now.

We don't want to be the ones to lie and cheat and slander,
So we hold each other up to the higher standard,
But I'll tell you what; I'll never try to make it hard.
Cause when you're hard just to be hard,
The only thing that's hard is you.

So here's what I took, I kept the wine and laughter,
Until every path just grew up and ever after,v Through the peaks and twisty canyons,
I made many great companions,

Best of all is the one who loves me like you do.
I never took heavy words for granted,
And I never took the undeserved advantage,
No I never took the easy way,
So why don't you take it a little easy on me now.

I never took heavy words for granted,
And it's much too late to even want the shortcut,
Yeah, I never took the easy way,
So you can take it a little easy on me now.
Cause we know that easy's never easy anyhow.

updated: 4 years ago