David Dodd (ddodd) Tue 2 Sep 03 15:13
Easy To Love You w: Barlow m: Mydland LASF: http://www.whitegum.com/songfile/EASYLOV.HTM
Alex Allan (alexallan) Tue 2 Sep 03 19:38
Easy To Love You Lyrics: John Barlow Music: Brent Mydland Copyright Ice Nine Publishing; used by permission. Good, good morning, so good to see you You weren't just a dream of mine Real as a raven, real as thunder Real as the sun shining But still so very hard to find I can't imagine what's behind those sleepy eyes Little stranger, don't try to hide now You look so young and you're afraid There is no danger but from the devil And he may want you but I'm in his way You don't know how easy it is You don't know how easy it is to love you And come the moonrise, when the dew falls Don't be the sun that fades away Don't leave me darkness, she is no lover She hides the day You don't know how easy it is You don't know how easy it is to love you
delicious hot sugary love (izzie) Sun 10 Jun 07 21:43
So, listen to 10/27/79. What are the lyrics?? Where can I find them? It's such a pretty little love song in this version. In my starry-eyed little girl view, it's a pretty little love song sung to a new lover, and that isn't how the song usually strikes me.
David Gans (tnf) Sun 10 Jun 07 22:11
Clive David made Brent rewrite it a bit because it wasn't "Grateful Dead enough." I need to go through my files to find the source of that, but it might have been Barlow in Jamaica 11/82, telling me how he was brought in to help Grateful Dead it up. That's how "bluebird" changed to "raven," and other stuff.
delicious hot sugary love (izzie) Sun 10 Jun 07 22:36
but that just refers to the Bluebird line. not the whole different second and third verse! There is no "little stranger" line, for example. It's something like... morning morning, I'm so cold, you come on like a flame. (there are other differences too.)
David Gans (tnf) Mon 11 Jun 07 07:30
Feel like transcribing the verse you heard?
delicious hot sugary love (izzie) Mon 11 Jun 07 09:53
sure. can do tonight.
streaming irreverent commentary (pauli) Mon 11 Jun 07 18:31
I checked it out and the version izzie is talking about was played through 1979 and then it changed when they next played it in May 1980. I like the original version better too.
delicious hot sugary love (izzie) Mon 11 Jun 07 18:42
bear with me on the oooh oooh's... good good morning so good to see you weren't just a dream of mine real as a raven, as a blue bird real as the sunshine and love to keep you through the day seems somehow you made your way into my heart ooh ooh oooh oooh oooh ooooooooooh warm and woman, I feel so cold, but you come on like a flame couldn't see it in myself, love, all are the same you don't know how easy it is you don't know how easy it is to love you ooh ooh oooh oooh oooh ooooooooooh (breathe?) by evening, stand beside me when the sunlight fades away don't leave me darkness, she is no lover she hides the day. you don't know how easy it is you don't know how easy it is to love you you don't know how easy it is you don't know how easy it is to love you. you don't know how easy it is you don't know how easy it is to love you.
one-eyed jester (xian) Tue 12 Jun 07 14:58
i remember when they broke this again in brent's late blossoming era. it was a treat, since go to heaven had really grown on me by then. "good good morning so good to see you weren't just a dream of mine" is a great two-line twist.
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