it was so easy lyrics – carly simon

i remember a time, rompin’ through the woods
sun against our skin instead of clothes
when we felt hungry we would eat
when we felt glad we would dance
and whenever we felt drowsy we would doze

it was so easy then
never takin’ any stands
it was so easy then
holdin’ hands

i remember a time when our fears could be named
and courage meant not refusing dares
i remember when we took such cares to step never on the cracks
no only on the squares or else we’d be abducted by the bears

it was so easy then
never makin’ any plans
it was so easy then
holdin’ hands

it was so easy then
never makin’ any plans
it was so easy then
holdin’ hands

and now we are grown with debts and regrets
and broken hearts and sentimental schemes
now every tender failure seems to overthrow old dreams
love can drive a normal woman to extremes

it was so easy once
holdin’ hands without a plan
it was so easy once
holdin’ hands
just holdin’ hands

/ carly simon lyrics