It's Not Easy (Lucky Dube)



It's Not Easy (Lucky Dube)

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:



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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


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