Joshua Rice

Joshua Rice

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Rock - Alternative | Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Total Song Plays: 1,528   
Member Since: 2003
   Last Login: 9/15/2018

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Song Description

New Orleans style blues number, lamenting lost youth and good times.

Story Behind the Song

I used to live fast and easy, but the good times are gone. There are two sides to easy street.

Broadjam Member Reviews

Nicely done, traditional sounding blues tune. Love the standup bass and stripped down drum set. If the voice had a little more gravel in it you'd be treading into Tom Waits territory.

    - Jeff Maguire

Hey, really refreshing! Emotive lived-in voice, simple bluesy lyric ('whisky - and it's gone too' made me laugh), great groove, idiomatic honky-tonk piano, just the right balance of musical organisation and freedom of performance . . . delightful!

    - James Neilson Graham
Lyrics

When I was young and still in the game
Every doorman used to know my name
They all knew my name
All around the neighborhood
The men tipped their hats and treated me good
They used to treat me so good

And life was easy then
Everybody tried to be my friend
But I knew it could never last
And when I went, I went down fast

Had some money but it?s gone too soon
Had some women but they gone too soon
Had some whiskey but it?s gone too
I?m standing on my knees
On the wrong side of Easy Street

Now listen Mr. Liberty
I been trying to make can?t you see
I been trying can?t you see
But once you learn to take a fall
It?s so easy just to stay down and crawl
It?s so easy just to crawl

But I could give it one more chance
Try to be cool and try to advance
But listen Mr. In the meantime
Maybe you could spare me a dime

Had some money but it?s gone too soon
Had some women but they gone too soon
Had some whiskey but it?s gone too
I?m standing on my knees
On the wrong side of Easy Street

Had some money but it?s gone too soon
Had some women but they gone too soon
Had some whiskey but it?s gone too
I?m standing on my knees
On the wrong side of Easy Street

Song Length
4:38
Genre
Blues - Traditional
Tempo / Feel
Medium Slow (91 - 110)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Mood
Poignant

Subject Matter
Frustration
Similar Artist
Dr. John
Language
English
Era
1960 - 1969

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