Can't Be Easy

  • Submitted on time! Mar 17, 2024
Mostly Melody

had a lot of fun with the process for this one. wrote the chords on piano, created a loop on Logic and printed a ten minute version to freestyle over on a few long car rides. really happy with the three melodies. i think the general arrangement was a bit rushed and id like to refine the lyrics, but heck, ya know?!


cold calm of a winter night
I dreamed I was a little kid
but this is really happening

long legs and a daddy too
a creepy crawly web I spun
but I’m not done

I know
and let go

hey hey it’s a one way track jack
yeah yeah no can’t get that back
all alone and your hands are freezing
yeah yeah no can’t be easy

I awoke in a western light
inside my rosy living room
melting paned window view

we speed with the blankets on
under stars on the street

Looking for feedback on

These lyrics were pretty quickly transformed from freestyled jibberish—are any of them keepers? anywhere you'd like to see this track go?


alechutson March 24, 2024 3:31pm

Love how your tracks are always so varied and creative and yet always so You. Very inspirational.

Really into the wobbly synth and the contrast of your clean vocals. I think you did a great job with the different melodies. The lyrics sound great, even if they are mostly jibberish. Might be cool to see this track bloom into a full band section and then drop back into this vibe at the end.

Ben March 18, 2024 4:42pm

This is so pleasant. Gives me Postal Service vibes. I’d be curious to hear what a big build throughout might sound like, kind of like Natural Anthem by aforementioned Postal Service. Or some complex drum loops that are distorted and filtered, but turned way low in the mix. Then again, this song doesn’t necessarily need any of that, as the simplicity and warm synth tones go a long way.

Carseat March 18, 2024 3:23pm

I love that you chose to make a loop in 7 — it helps to diversify your vocal ideas so much. “Long legs and a daddy too” is SUCH a line. I think it’s one of those songs where its meaning determines its destination… so when you settle on one, you’ll probably get the other.