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Easy as Life

Easy As Life" is the fourteenth song in Elton John's and Tim Rice's musical Aida.

The song comes after the Princess Aida is confronted by her captured father for her feelings for the Egyptian Leader of the Guard Radames. Her father orders her to cut all ties with her lover, and thus she tries to convince herself that she can easily get over, or better yet, never was in love with to being with.


Aida: 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 ever-changing situation
Passion would have cooled and all the magic would have died
It's easy, it's easy

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've ever wanted and I'm throwing it away
It's easy, it's easy as life

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 move and they're the hardest things we've done
They're easy, so easy

And though I'll think about him 'til 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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