Who Sang The Easy Way? Dar Williams

Dar Williams Promised Land cover art

Some other versions of "The Easy Way"
Credits
publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
writers: Dar Williams
release date: 2008-9-9
genres: Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk/Folk Rock/Soft Rock
length: 3:32
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

[Chorus]
Cause I never took
Heavy words for granted
And I never took
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 the power huddles
And the coats draped over puddles
And trust me baby, I'm the one you need

[Chorus]

Cause we all want to be the ones
Who lie, cheat, and slander
So we hold each other up to a higher standard
But I'll tell you what
I never try to make it hurt
Because when your heart
Just to be whole
The only thing that's hard is you

So here's what I took
I kept the wine and laughter
Until every pack
It just grew up and ever after
Through the peaks and twisty canyons
I made many great companions
Best of all is the one who loves me like you do

[Chorus]

Cause I never took
Heavy words for granted
And it's much too late
To even want a shortcut
Yeah I never took
The easy way
So you can take it a little easy now.
Because we know that easy is never easy anyhow.



Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 It's Alright
  • 2 Book of Love
  • 3 The Easy Way
  • 4 The Tide Falls Away
  • 5 Buzzer
  • 6 The Business of Things
  • 7 You Are Everyone
  • 8 Go to the Woods
  • 9 Holly Tree
  • 10 Troubled Times
  • 11 Midnight Radio
  • 12 Summerday

  • Album Information
    label: Razor & Tie
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 793018299626
    script: Latin