It's not easy by Lucky Dube is a most touching love song about how wrong choices can cause pain in your life: A man falls in love with a beautiful woman and marries her, without studying her character. Just to get betrayed by her.
I believe the song was written in the 1980's, but Lucky's reggae is timeless:
Only somebody who has been through this will understand how much grief is in these words. I wonder what it is that Lucky experienced before he wrote the song.
It's Not Easy Lyrics
lord have mercy...
I remember the day I called mama on the telephone I told her: mama I'm getting married I could hear her voice on the other side of the telephone she was smiling and she asked me a question that I proudly answered she said: son did you take time to know her? I said: mama she is the best But today it hurts me so to go back to Mama and say Mama I'm getting a divorce oh I'm getting divorced
the choice I made didn't work out the way I thought it would this choice I made it hurts me so mama this choice I made didn't work out the way I thought it would this choice of mine oh.... mama said to me
chorus (x2) it's not easy to understand it son but I hope you'll make it you'll be happy again
I remember in church when the preacherman read the scriptures you looked so beautiful, so beautiful and so innocent I did not know that behind that beauty lies the true colours that will destroy me in the near future
this choice I made didn't work out to be what I thought it would be oh mama this choice I made didn't work out the way I thought it would now I'm hurting
I remember when I held you by the hand preacherman read the scriptures putting words in your mouth maybe what the preacherman said was not something that was within you now I know what they mean when they say
beautiful woman is another man's plaything oh Lord I'm hurting now
this choice I made didn't work out the way I thought it would this choice of mine oh
mama said to me it's not easy to understand it son but I hope you'll make it you'll be happy again