Vanessa Collier

Saxophonist. Vocalist. Songwriter.

heart soul & saxophone

 

When It Don’t Come Easy

written by vanessa collier

 

When it don’t come easy

Be the river runnin’ through

When it don’t come easy

Nobody’s gonna save you

Wear down the mountains

Whittle down the earth

Tough as it may seem

When it don’t come easy

The river keeps runnin’ downstream

 

There’s a hooked nose man hidin’ in the craters of the moon

He’s been aimin’ his spotlight at all my faults

I try to slip in between the slats of the light

But I’m havin’ no luck at all (ooh ooh)

I’m so busy wastin’ my time

Starin’ back at the past fallin’ behind

Dancin’ alone in the graphite night

Midnight (haze) it whispers, I strain to listen

And I meet my shadow sayin’

 

When it don’t come easy

Be the river runnin’ through

When it don’t come easy

Nobody’s gonna save you

Wear down the mountains

Whittle down the earth

Tough as it may seem

When it don’t come easy

The river keeps runnin’ downstream

 

I’ve been sandin’ down my splintered heart

Catchin’ all the sediment of trial and error

Come to settle like sawdust in my soul ooh ooh

I followed the broken arrow

That pointed down the dark and narrow

Now I’m dancin’ alone in the graphite night

Midnight (haze) it whispers, I strain to listen

And I meet my shadow sayin’

 

It won’t come easy

No it won’t come easy

Oh no it won’t come easy

 

 

I am the rapids, roarin’ and free

I am the water, a torrent of dreams

And oh I can’t be tamed

You can dam up the river

But the river just won’t be restrained

 

When it don’t come easy

Be the river runnin’ through

When it don’t come easy

Nobody’s gonna save you

Wear down the mountains

Whittle down the earth

Tough as it may seem

When it don’t come easy

The river keeps runnin’ downstream

The river keeps runnin’ downstrea