Easy Come Easy Go

by Patrick Norton

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released 30 November 2011

Produced by Patrick Norton
Written, performed, & recorded by Patrick Norton
Percussion on "I Wish You The Best" by Cole Petersen
Mastered by Jeff Lipton at Peerless Mastering in Boston, MA
Assistant Mastering Engineer: Maria Rice
© 2011 Patrick Norton Music

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Patrick Norton San Diego, California

I, Patrick Norton, write songs and play them for people in San Diego, CA. Folks say my story-telling tunes are at once nostalgic and relatable. But it feels weird to say that about myself. Who writes their own bio anyway? When not making music happen, I'm usually fooling around with old cameras, record players, rusty typewriters, and dusty books, while drinking coffee or other craft beverages. ... more

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Track Name: Easy Come Easy Go
EASY COME EASY GO

Well I got my list of things to do but you're always on my mind
There're stoplights on the boulevard, yeah I'm good at wasting time
I've wrestled with the God of love and I know he's on our side
Easy come, easy go, but darlin' we'll be fine

A quarter tank of gas and seven dollars in my hand
I guess I'll buy some cigarettes and walk wherever I can
My payday came a month too late, now I'm a skinnier man
Easy come, easy go, yeah that's the law of the land

Well I heard that life's too short to sit around deciding what to do
But I wonder if those people ever find out what is true
A dime is like a nickel but it's smaller and times two
Easy come, easy go, and I'd spend them all on you

Now everyone's concerned with how they're going to shrivel and die
I've faith enough to laugh and sing and courage not to cry
I may have fouled up girl but at least I did not lie
Easy come, easy go, but it's foolish not to try

If time is friends with death I'm gonna rob him just the same
And torture him till he agrees to tell me his real name
I'm sick and tired of playing his old usual cruel game
Easy come, easy go, yeah that's the devil's way

So say a prayer and send me luck and bid me a farewell
I promise not to buy, girl will you promise not to sell
I may or may not see you soon, it's too early to tell
Easy come, easy go, I hope that you are well
Track Name: I Only Have Time
I ONLY HAVE TIME

I only have time
I only have time
You can stare at me all night
I have never lost a fight
Or been in one, yeah
But I'm givin' it some time
Givin' it some time

I only have time
I only have time
You must think I have it made
Because I never seem afraid
When I'm around you, yeah
But I'm givin' it some time
Givin' it some time

And while busses and trains sail away
My records and tapes all will play songs
Of love that will stay awake
And wait through the night, yeah

I only have time
I only have time
It's the last thing I should say
When I'm old and it's getting late
I have waited long for this
Haven't I struggled hard for this
Love is easy
But I'm givin' it some time
Givin' it some time
I’m givin' it some time
Givin' it some time
Track Name: Just Give It One More Try
JUST GIVE IT ONE MORE TRY

Just give it one more try
Just give it one more try
Maybe she will change today
When everything else remains the same
Just give it one more try
Just give it one more try
Maybe she will change her mind
With nothing really on the line
Just give it one more try
Just give it one more try

You try your best to always please her
Try your best to always please her
Try your best to always please her
You try your best to always please her
Try your best to always please her
Try your best to always please her
Forget about yourself
Forget about yourself

Just give it one more try
Just give it one more try
There is nothing you can do
That anyone expects you to
Just give it one more try
Just give it one more try
You’re a modern tragedy
Is it hope or insanity
Just give it one more try
Just give it one more try

You try your best to always please her
Try your best to always please her
Try your best to always please her
You try your best to always please her
Try your best to always please her
Try your best to always please her
Forget about yourself
Forget about yourself

Leave your heart out on the shelf
Like an open book that she might find some day
Write a letter, make it real
Then burn it with your sorrow and your shame
Pack your bags and send your boxes
Over to the west coast take a train
Sing a song that she can feel
And pray that she might venture out your way

Just give it one more try
Just give it one more try

You try your best to always please her
Try your best to always please her
Try your best to always please her
You try your best to always please her
Try your best to always please her
Try your best to always please her
Forget about yourself
Forget about yourself
What about yourself
What about yourself
Track Name: If We Ran Aground
IF WE RAN AGROUND

Summer has gone and fall is running late
We’re getting tired of the wait
We’d like to see leaves under our feet
We search for you in the street

Where did you go, so far away
A new army dies in the skies every day
If we ran aground, would there be a sound
I’m not even sure that you’re around

We’re losing touch, or at least that’s how I feel
We just keep spinning the wheel
The way that we are loving has lost it’s appeal
It’s not like that in the deal

Why have you gone, and inspired this song
We look to the hills, to the seas, and beyond
If we ran aground, would there be a sound
I’m not even sure that you’re around

You tell us to ask, then that is all we do
And we sit around and wait to hear from you
We search for a sign, when we haven’t got a clue
You’ve told us what we’re supposed to be up to

How have we strayed, so far away
And where is the faith to call down fire and rain
If once we were lost, but now we are found
Then why do we stumble as if bound
And why are we so underground
I’m not even sure that you’re around
Track Name: I Wish You The Best
I WISH YOU THE BEST

Oh, and I wish you would come and sit down next to me
Oh, and I wish you were in my life and not just in my dreams
Oh, and I wish you the best this year
Oh, and I wish you peace and rest my dear

Don’t go down the road
Where I found you
Drowning in your tears
Don’t go down the road
Where I found you
Swallowed by your fears
Should old acquaintance be forgot...

Oh, and I wish it was your voice that I could wake up to
Oh, and I wish there was some way I could stop thinking about you
Oh, and I wish you the best this year
Oh, and I wish you peace and rest my dear

Don’t go down the road
Where I found you
Drowning in your tears
Don’t go down the road
Where I found you
Swallowed by your fears
Should old acquaintance be forgot...
Track Name: He's Still Standing
HE’S STILL STANDING

There is trouble to be had
With that double life you lead
But come on sister don’t be sad
You got a new old book to read

And I’m the one, the cameo in the middle
Who draws his gun just a little
Too late and some, they call him a riddle
For in the midnight sun, he’s still standing

There’s a place I’d rather be
A sugar-coated mystery
Where dreams don’t grow on money trees
But so far it’s eluded me

They say it’s found when you’re not looking
You’re only bound by your backwards thinking
It’s underground, where the poor man’s working
He don’t make a sound, but he’s still standing

There’s a story in my head
I haven’t seen the ending yet
But it’s filmed in black and white and red
All the other colors I forget

And I’m the one, the cameo in the middle
Who draws his gun just a little
Too late and some, they call him a riddle
For in the midnight sun, he’s still standing
Track Name: Don't Really Think About It
DON'T REALLY THINK ABOUT IT

I've said it time and again
It was a crime and a sin
To be with me the way you were and then
Wind up with that sad excuse of a man
And fall in with that careless way you know that he lives

But now I'm over all that
I'm doing fine now in fact
I'm glad that I got to meet you and such
I thought you'd like to know
And that's why I'm telling you so
But I don't really think about it that much
No, I don't really think about it that much
No, I don't really think about you that much