Easy As Life (Elton John)

Music by Elton John Lyrics by Tim Rice This is the moment when the gods expect me To beg for help but I won't even try I want nothing in the world but myself to protect me But I won't lie down, roll over and die All I have to do is to forget how much I love him All I have to do is put my longing to one side Tell myself that love's an ever-changing situation Passion would have cooled and all the magic would have died It's easy, it's easy Until I think about him as he was when I last saw him And how he would have been were I to be with him today Tender in his manner and my self-consolation All I ever wanted and I'm throwing it away It's easy, easy as life All I have to do is to pretend I never knew him On those very rare occasions when he steals into my heart Better to have lost him when the ties were barely binding Better the contempt of the familiar cannot start It's easy, it's easy Until I think about him as he was when I last touched him And how he would have been were I to be with him today Those very rare occasions don't let up, they keep on coming All I ever wanted and I'm throwing it away It's easy, it's easy as life And then I see the faces of a worn defeated people A father and a nation who won't let a coward run Is this how the gods reward the faithful through the ages Forcing us to prove that all the hardest things we've done Are easy, so easy And though I'll think about him until the earth draws in around me And though I choose to leave him for another kind of love This is no denial, no betrayal, but redemption Redeemed in my own eyes and in the pantheon above It's easy, it's easy, it's easy as life