How Easy It Is

by Andy Ard

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Denver songwriter Andy Ard recorded this puppy at his own Superfly Bungalow Studio. It's music for people who want to be happier. If you like it, the nicest thing you could do is to tell somebody about it.

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released June 21, 2012

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Track Name: How Easy It Is
How Easy It Is

© Andy Ard (BMI)

Remember when you were a kid
Not overthinking everything you did
The only difference is the way you think about it
You had it once, now get rid of what made you doubt it

It’s hard sometimes how easy it is
When you forget to remember what you don’t wanna miss
And all the while it was only this
It’s hard sometimes how easy it is

You don’t have to make it hard
You don’t always have to play your card
Have yourself a little taste of forgiveness
Share it with someone else
And I bet your trouble melts

Chorus

Every time I think it over, think it over more
The answer just keeps coming back, simple as before

It’s hard sometimes
Hard sometimes
Hard sometimes
How easy it is, easy it is

Instrumental

Chorus
Track Name: Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah
Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah
© Andy Ard (BMI)

Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah,
Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah

The universe has only one answer to the question:
Are you gonna play?
The sun is always up there, even when it's overcast
and the proof it rises every day

It likes to happen any way it can
simplest of simplest of plans
say it long enough, it's true
everything and everything you do

Yeah

So come on and get with it, the world is waiting for you to get in it
come on, come on, come on
Don't worry if there's hell to pay, like water you will find a way
come on, come on, come on

Say the word you really want to say
Do the thing you wanted to today
no excuses, no more hiding out
let them hear you shout

Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah,
Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah

(lather, rinse, repeat)
Track Name: Give It Away
Give It Away
© Andy Ard (BMI)

I feel all right
Any time I am around her
And I'm always around, cause you know that I've found nothing better
Not that I was looking, I knew all along
She's my little never can do no wrong
She's the song I sing every day, let me tell you why

Every day she gives
All her love away
And every day she does it again

I call her name
Just to hear her voice when she answers
When my phone is ringing, the choir's singing "My Girl"

I'm tempted to say
She's the girl of my dreams
Maybe I would, but I don't dream that good, she's a vision

And the way she lives
All her love just may
Be the only thing that lasts forever

(Instrumental)

Well I feel all right
Ever since I gave it up and let it all go
If you don't know what I mean, it ain't no big thing, it'll happen

Every day she gives
All her love away
Take it in and do it again

Every day we give
All our love away - don't ever keep it, cause it's
Coming back from everything around you

Give it away
Give it all away
Give it all away
Give it away

Give it all away
Track Name: Will You Be There When I Land
Will You Be There When I Land
(C) Andy Ard (BMI)

Will you be there when I land
Will you help me up when I stand
I don't care if it's wrong
If there's something there that doesn't belong
Will you be there when I land

Got a problem catching up
Somebody took your half of the cup
Play it out, step in time
Forget about staying in line

This is all I need to know
I'll tolerate a lot of little other things
But this I can't let go

(Instrumental)

Will you be there when I land
Somebody out there guiding your hand
Gonna bring you back to your feet
Right to where we're gonna meet, yeah

Will you hang with me all the way
To the bottom of every day
I promise you I'll do the same
We'll always have each other to blame
Yeah, I'll be there, I'll be there

This is all I need to know
I'll tolerate a lot of little other things
But this I can't let go

Can it be that simple to do
Can you be so solid too
And I only ask, 'cause you understand
Will you be there when I land

Will you be there when I land
Will you be there when I land
Track Name: Rain All Day
Rain All Day
© Andy Ard (BMI)

Looks like it’s gonna rain all day
And I’ve got nothing to do
But my old porch is working
And my radio too

Got a little sipping whiskey, a rocking chair
The phone’s unplugged in case somebody dares to call
That’s not all
I go t the whole front yard to catch every drop that falls

Weather man lied to me
But I ain't mad at him
Cause me and Patsy are walking
After midnight again

There’s no moonlight, no starlight
And everything is alright cause I know
Yes I know
That I ain’t missing a single blessed thing

People go driving by, I wish them well on their way
Taking just a little bit of rain with them
But hey, that’s okay

[Instr]

Looks like it’s gonna rain all day
Clouds are singing a song
I got a front row seat
So I’ll just sing along

The only place I would rather be
Is your porch with you right next to me
Because, just because
I don’t need a reason to let it rain all day
Track Name: Everyone Loves You (but Nobody Wants You Around)
Everyone Loves You (but Nobody Wants You Around)

© Andy Ard (BMI)

I wear my welcome out good
Maybe I’m just from the wrong neighborhood
They say I’m alright, at least to my face
But it seems they want me out of their place
I know, I know, it’s all in my mind
My enemies are the imaginary kind

But still I’m alone, hearing the sound
Everyone loves you but nobody wants you around

The pleasantries they toss in the air
They can keep it in their derriere
I’ve got two words for anybody who thinks
That I don’t see their little nods and winks
I’m no good to them, at least not locally
It doesn’t mean they don’t admire me

Cause I’m washed out, flattery-drowned
Everyone loves you but nobody wants you around

You can’t miss it, That contemptible smile
It only lasts a little uncomfortable while
When they finally get me on my way
I swear I hear a muffled “hip-hip hooray”

[Instrumental]

You’d think I’d learned my lesson, but
That don’t change the feeling in my gut
There’s too much corroboration of my flaws
I can even hear it in their hems and haws
I blow it sometimes, and they say to me
You’ve got delusions of mediocrity

Yeah, even my own dog thinks I’m a hound
Everyone loves you but nobody wants you
Everyone loves you but nobody wants you
Everyone loves you but nobody wants you around
Track Name: Nothing Like Love
Nothing Like love
© Andy Ard (BMI)

She danced her way right through the room with a big smile on her face
The kind she never wore for him, no, she got it in another place
He asked her where the fire was, 'cause it certainly wasn't at home
He thought 'there's nothing like love', but apparently it's out on loan

What have you done, what have you done
Gone and fallen for someone again
Oh, what have you done
Lost a hold of your emotion

Cuckoo birds in window sills and words in the parking lot
Hollow promises of what would happen and what would not
And not unlike their first arrangement, she was up in flame
And it was nothing like love, it was a cold inhuman game

What have you done, what have you done
Gone and fallen for someone again
Ah, what have you done
But find how far and fast you can run away

You're giving up
Say you've given enough
But what you've got
That's nothing like love

[Instrumental]

Never thought you'd go this far
Can't keep from the cookie jar
How's the karma where you are?
It's gonna be coming around

It was hard to see her nonchalantly on her way
and contemplate the white-hot dread of lasting one more day
But crawling through the calendar he found another reason to stay
Seems nothing like love can do you quite that way

What have you done, what have you done
Gone and fallen for someone again
Ah, what have you done
Become a slave to your emotion
Track Name: Bootstraps
Bootstraps
© Andy Ard (BMI)

How dare you tell me get a job
From the window of your SUV
What would you know
About rugged individuality?

Where do you sleep every night
And how well do you slumber knowing
When you wake
There’s nobody kicking you out?

To tell you pull yourself up by the bootstraps
Make something out of yourself
Well I got no boots and no place to keep ‘em
I could use a little help

You think it’s all a game of cards
But some are not allowed to play
The deck is stacked
My hand’s untouchable anyway

Who told you that I wanted this
I don’t remember anyone asking
Must be the voices
you heard on the radio

Chorus

This is the best I can do today
Cardboard sign on the corner where I stay

Another driver looks away
To the talk radio or the red light
He doesn’t remember
The first boots somebody bought for him

Chorus 2x
Track Name: 20 Drops
20 Drops
© Andy Ard (BMI)

from behind the bar she asked me what i wanted
but i couldn't tell the truth, no, not in here
so i smiled and asked her what she recommended
she raised an eyebrow and started shaking up for me

20 drops of cool cool water
and a dash of slow burning flame
half a cup of call me after closing
and a teaspoon of calling out my name

now i'm thinking i've imagined all of this
it must happen in here every single night
bartending beauty fending off the huddled masses
every one of them thinks she's serving up for him

CHORUS

dipsomaniacs all thinking they will drown
anything she's pouring they will drink it down

CHORUS (Breakdown)

CHORUS

INSTRUMENTAL

CHORUS
Track Name: Broken
Broken
© Andy Ard (BMI)

i was broken when we met
worn out and splintery
but you’re a handy girl
who got to fixing up me

i like the way that you put me right
so good we just might
mend up better than before

i got a lotta pieces here
left over from the years
now it's time to throw them out
if i can't figure why i kept them all about

but i like the way you clean up
and get me all unstuck
make me remember what I'm working for

oh, I was so broken
my parts were all poking out of me
i would've thought you were joking
that it was only a broken way to be

instr

you loved me even when
I thought I’d never work again
But you knew what to do
I wasn’t broken to you

When I thought I was completely cracked
You made me feel intact
I would even say restored

whatever's broken it will heal
and even if I lose a wheel
I’m gonna learn to fly so high
We’ll forget about rolling any more

(na na na na na na) not broken anymore 4X
Track Name: Hair on Fire
Hair on Fire
© Andy Ard (BMI)

This is the way we beat round the bush
Shuffle and rush
Succumb to the crush
This is the way we give up our lives
So early every morning

What do you think it would take to escape
Burn the red tape
Get back in shape
What would you do to get out of the way
Of your very own salvation

Run for your life like your hair is on fire
There’s no time to waste, and it’s never too late
Go for whatever will truly inspire you
No points for finishing this kind of race

There was a guy at the end of my block
Built his house on a rock
Picked all the right stock
Retirement came a bit late for him though,
His heart had other plans

It stopped at a traffic light last day of work
Coffee spilled with a jerk
His one final perk
Bucket list clenched in his cold dead hands
So early in the morning

CHORUS

INSTRUMENTAL

VERSE 1

CHORUS 2X