It's Not Easy

Composers: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Recording date: March 1966        Recording location: RCA Studios, Los Angeles, USA
Producer: Andrew Oldham        Engineer: Dave Hassinger
Performed onstage possibly: 1966

Probable line-up:

Drums: Charlie Watts
Bass: Bill Wyman
Electric guitars: Keith Richards (incl. solo) & Brian Jones
Lead vocal: Mick Jagger
Background vocals: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Organ: Ian Stewart
 

It's not easy
It's not easy living on your own
It's not easy

It's not easy living on your own

And it's hard  (it's not easy)
And it's hard 
And it's pretty hard, baby
It's not easy living on your own

All of the things that you used to do
If they're done now, well they're done by you
It seems a big failing in a man
To take his girl for granted if he can

And it's hard, baby  (it's not easy)
And it's hard 
And it's pretty hard, baby
It's not easy living on your own

There's no place where you can call home
You've got me running like a cat in a thunderstorm
Just a big bed and a telephone
Like the last remnants of a stately home

And it's pretty hard, baby  (it's not easy)
And it's hard 
Well it's pretty hard, baby
It's not easy living on your own

Well

And it's hard  (it's not easy)
And it's hard 
It's a pretty hard thing
It's not easy living on your own

Sitting here thinking with your head on fire
Go think the same thing and never tire
Imagining the glow of her long clean hair
As she goes to sit on her own high chair

And it's hard, baby  (it's not easy)
Well it's pretty hard, baby 
Well it's hard, baby
It's not easy living on your own

It's not easy - a pretty tough thing
It's not easy - well, life's pretty rough
It's not easy - it's a hard time baby
It's not easy - it's a hard time baby
It's not easy - it's pretty hard...
 


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