Week 23 – Easy Come, Easy Go

Easy come, easy go. Something that applies to everything in life, I think. If you get something without putting in any effort, you don’t treasure it as much as something else you worked really hard for.  Generally, it refers to money, wealth, inheritances, material goods – and love of course. Easy love is just like easy money, it flies away.

Easy Come, Easy Go
© Music and Lyrics by Marcel Lee Pereira, 8 October, 2010

Stuck my hand out the window
When I was just a boy
A lucky coin landed on my palm
It fell from the sky

The very next day I lost it
I started to cry
Daddy wouldn’t let me
Instead he told me why

Chorus
Easy come, easy go
That’s life for you my boy
Easy come, easy go
Look hard and you shall find

Some people expect
Luck to fall on their laps
You’ll find them hanging around
At the bottom of the pack

Others are climbing a ladder
They have to watch their backs
They pick each other’s pockets
To write their fancy cheques

Chorus
Easy come, easy go
That’s life for you my boy
Easy come, easy go
Look hard and you shall find

Women flock to my side
Like seagulls by the bay
They fly from ship to ship
Don’t you expect them to stay

Your hands may lose their strength
Your mind will set you free
But your heart is still the king
Inside it lies the key

Chorus
Easy come, easy go
That’s life for you my boy
Easy come, easy go
Look hard and you shall find

***

I opened the song with a story about a coin falling from the sky. It really did happen, you know. Not to me, but to my young nephew who told me about it and showed me the coin. I don’t know if it’s true, or if he was just making it up, but in any case it’s a great story. Anyway, he gave the coin to me and now I carry it around in my bag.

Another thing about this song is the father-son dynamic, where a father figure offers life lessons to his young son. My song, Take The Highway, deals with a similar topic:

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2 comments

  1. Lil' Sis · October 12, 2010

    I think you’re becoming very good at the writing part of it. I mean , your writing is almost flawless, which is great! I think you could work on your sound more though…

    • marcelpereira · October 13, 2010

      ok thanks for the compliment! by sound, you mean the quality of the audio?

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