Song of the Week: “Easier Than Love” by Switchfoot


Never has a song so perfectly depicted the downfall of a generation as “Easier Than Love”.  This song cuts straight to our souls and finds them emptied by our unchecked appetites.  The power behind these masterful lyrics comes not only from their unashamed declaration of the truth, that sex is easier than love, but more importantly from asking the question that begs asking: what price do we pay for disconnecting our hearts and souls from our bodies?  In a world where convenience is the bottom line and the consumer is god, “Easier Than Love” steps in and stops everything for four and a half minutes to beg us to reconsider, to return to a love that is true not in spite of but because of its difficulty.  I pray that the world will listen.

Here’s the link: “Easier Than Love”

And here are the lyrics (please read them, they will challenge you):

Sex is currency
She sells cars,
She sells magazines
Addictive bittersweet, clap your hands,
with the hopeless nicotines

Everyone’s a lost romantic,
Since our love became a kissing show
Everyone’s a Casanova,
Come and pass me the mistletoe

Everyone’s been scared to death of dying here alone

She is easier than love
Is easier than life
It’s easier to fake and smile and bribe

It’s easier to leave
It’s easier to lie
It’s harder to face ourselves at night
Feeling alone,
What have we done?
What is the monster we’ve become?

Where is my soul?

Numb

Sex is industry,
The CEO, of corporate policy
Skin-deep ministry,
Suburban youth, hail your so-called liberty

Every advertising antic,
Our banner waves with a neon glow
War and love become pedantic,
We wage love with a mistletoe

Everyone’s been scared to death of dying here alone

She is easier than love
Is easier than life
It’s easier to fake and smile and bribe

It’s easier to leave
It’s easier to lie
It’s harder to face ourselves at night
Feeling alone,
What have we done?
What is the monster we’ve become?

Where is my soul?

Ah, la, la, la, la,
(Yeah!)
La la la la la la la,

La, la, la, la, oh,
(Yeah!)
La, la, la, la, no!

It’s easier than love,
It’s easier than love

It’s easier than love,
It’s easier than love

She is easier than love,
It’s easier than love

Everyone’s been scared to death of,
Everyone’s been scared to death of,
Everyone’s been scared to death of dying here alone,
alone

[Sing]
Sex is easier than love,
It’s easier than love,
It’s easier to fake and smile and brag

It’s easier to leave,
It’s easier to lie,
It’s harder to face ourselves at night
Feeling alone,
What have we done?
What is the monster we’ve become?

Where is my soul? (Where is my?)
Where is my soul?

Ah, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la,

La, la, la, la, la, la,
La, la, la, la, no!

La, la, la, la, oh

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