A Wild Child (awriterswindow) wrote,
A Wild Child

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"Easy as Life" from Aida
By Elton John and 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
And I won't lie down
Roll over and die

All I have to do is forget how much I love him
All I have to do is put my longing to one side
Tell myself that love's an everchanging situation
Passion would have cooled
And all the magic would have died
It's easy
So easy

All I have to do is 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
So 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've ever wanted
And I'm throwing it away
It's easy
So easy

But 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 the hardest things we've done
Are easy
So easy

And though I'll think about him
Till 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 as life
It's easy as life
It's easy as life

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