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I have been working on these tunes for years. Some of them (Easy Street, for instance) go back to the 70's. I recently reconnected with the amazing Frog - Mark T Jordan, currently on tour with Van Morrison - who was one of the original members of the Edison Electric Band. It was truly wonderful to w
 
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Easy Street
Lyrics
When I was young and still in the game
Every doorman used to know my name
They all knew my name
All around the neighborhood
The men tipped their hats and treated me good
They used to treat me so good

And life was easy then
Everybody tried to be my friend
But I knew it could never last
And when I went, I went down fast

Had some money but it?s gone too soon
Had some women but they gone too soon
Had some whiskey but it?s gone too
I?m standing on my knees
On the wrong side of Easy Street

Now listen Mr. Liberty
I been trying to make can?t you see
I been trying can?t you see
But once you learn to take a fall
It?s so easy just to stay down and crawl
It?s so easy just to crawl

But I could give it one more chance
Try to be cool and try to advance
But listen Mr. In the meantime
Maybe you could spare me a dime

Had some money but it?s gone too soon
Had some women but they gone too soon
Had some whiskey but it?s gone too
I?m standing on my knees
On the wrong side of Easy Street

Had some money but it?s gone too soon
Had some women but they gone too soon
Had some whiskey but it?s gone too
I?m standing on my knees
On the wrong side of Easy Street
Description
Short Song Description:
New Orleans style blues number, lamenting lost youth and good times.
Story Behind the Song:
I used to live fast and easy, but the good times are gone. There are two sides to easy street.
Credits
Lyric Credits: Joshua Rice
Music Credits: Joshua Rice
Producer Credits: Joshua Rice
Publisher Credits: Joshua Rice
Performance Credits: Joshua Rice
Label Credits: Joshua Rice
Metadata
Song Length: 4:38
Primary Genre: Blues-Traditional
Secondary Genre: -
Tempo / Feel: Medium Slow (91 - 110)
Lead Vocal: Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1: Frustration
Mood 1: Poignant
Similar Artist 1: Dr. John
Language: English
Era: 1960 - 1969