Easy (instrumental)

Story Behind The Song

I was very uncomfortable joining hands in prayer at the end of AA meetings so I quit doing it, and I wrote this song describing the struggle of someone who wants the support of other sober people but not the cultish elements of 12-step ideology. Out of respect for the principles I do agree with, I absolved myself by sticking the Serenity Prayer into a serious Honors Pop song that includes big drums, accordion, steel drums and interesting chord changes. The song was originally entitled "... But I Can't Pray In Public."

Song Description

A creative, introspective pop-rock criticism of 12-step ideology that makes the very Serenity Prayer its chorus. A catchy melody and big drums with accordion and steel drum mix with affected rhythms and rock guitar in unexpected chord progressions. This is a highly musical and self-examining display, and I'm not aware of another rock song that speaks so directly to agnostic and atheist people who struggle with the pressure of group spirituality in AA. "But I've grown accustomed to this open mind... and I wouldn't want it to be easy."

Song Length 3:41 Genre Pop - General, Pop - Rock
Tempo Medium Slow (91 - 110) Mood Troubled, Diplomatic
Subject Philosophy, Life Similar Artists Arcade Fire, XTC, Beatles, Crowded House, Tears for Fears, Paul Simon, Aimee Mann
Era 1970 - 1979
Lyrics Greg Schlotthauer Music Greg Schlotthauer
Producer Greg Schlotthauer Performance Greg Schlotthauer, Christian Cassan, Steve Rossiter, Rory Taggart, Carl Riehl
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