It's Not Easy

Composers: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Recording: RCA Studios, Los Angeles, USA, March 1966
Performed onstage: 1966

Lead vocal: Mick Jagger
Electric guitars: Keith Richards (incl. solo) & Brian Jones
Drums: Charlie Watts
Bass: Bill Wyman 
Background vocals: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Organ: Ian Stewart
 

It's not easy
It's not easy living on your own

And it's (pretty) hard (baby)
And it's hard  (well it's pretty hard, baby)
And it's pretty hard, baby  (well, it's hard)
It's not easy living on your own

All of the things that you used to do
If they're done now, well they're done by you
It seems a big failing in a man
To take his girl for granted if he can

There's no place where you can call home
You've got me running like a cat in a thunderstorm
Just a big bed and a telephone
Like the last remnants of a stately home

Well

And it's hard (it's not easy)
And it's hard (it's not easy)
And it's a pretty hard thing (it's not easy)
It's not easy living on your own

Sitting here thinking with your head of fire
Go think the same thing and never tire
Imagining the glow of her long clean hair
As she goes to sit on her own high chair

A pretty tough thing
Well, life pretty rough
It's a hard time baby
It's pretty hard...