Music by elton johnLyrics by tim riceElton’s solo version is unreleasedThis is the moment when the gods expect meTo beg for help but I won’t even tryI want nothing in the world but myself to protect meBut I won’t lie down, roll over and dieAll I have to do is to forget how much I love himAll I have to do is put my longing to one sideTell myself that love’s an ever-changing situationPassion would have cooled and all the magic would have diedIt’s easy, it’s easyUntil I think about him as he was when I last saw himAnd how he would have been were I to be with him todayTender in his manner _____ consolationAll I ever wanted and I’m throwing it awayIt’s easy, easy as lifeAll I have to do is to pretend I never knew himOn those very rare occasions when he steals into my heartBetter to have lost him when the ties were barely bindingBetter the contempt of the familiar cannot startIt’s easy, it’s easyUntil I think about him as he was when I last touched himAnd how he would have been were I to be with him todayThose very rare occasions don’t let up, they keep on comingAll I ever wanted and I’m throwing it awayIt’s easy, it’s easy as lifeAnd then I see the faces of a worn defeated peopleA father and a nation who won’t let a coward runIs this how the gods reward the faithful through the agesForcing us to prove that all the hardest things we’ve doneAre easy, so easyAnd though I’ll think about him until the earth draws in around meAnd though I choose to leave him for another kind of loveThis is no denial, no betrayal, but redemptionRedeemed in my own eyes and in the pantheon aboveIt’s easy, it’s easy, it’s easy as life
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