Allman Brothers Band, The - Just Ain't Easy Lyrics




You ride on down the same old street you've seen a thousand times,
That overflows with neon lights and enormous signs.
My God, how you want to leave there. Well, well.
Your head severely poundin' from the night before.
Baby, you just keep goin' back, goin' back for more.
Cause midnight's callin'. Well, well.
You want so bad to leave this whirlwind storm.
But you can't find no place to grab on.
So 'round and 'round you go again, and it just ain't easy.
You want so bad to leave this whirlwind storm.
But you can't find no place to grab on.
So 'round and 'round you go again, and it just ain't easy.
No, it just ain't easy.
Lovely ladies all dressed in silk and lace.
While you're there, oh, it seems like such a lovely place.
But when you leave there,
You got your hat down on your face. Well, well.
But oh, when you leave there, got your hat down on your face, well, well.
Ohh, when you leave there, you got your hat pulled down on your face, well.
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  1. Tuatha DeDanann

    wow, cool, man

  2. Herb of Grace Genetics

    well well, it just aint easy - aint that a fact RIP Allmans

  3. Hoserintraining Yup

    And I just LOVE the title to this record. Excellent. And perhaps one of their best, but overlooked.

  4. JustAintThatWay

    One of Gregg's greatest vocal performances AND one of Dickie's greatest guitar performances. This is a great GREAT song.

    JustAintThatWay

    Bought the vinyl when it came out and just "getting" this song now. 30+ years on. Better late than never ...

  5. Jerry Muzak

    well well.....

  6. Pamela Knowles

    Brilliant,,No other like it!!🎼🍑 Gregg Allman noone can ever touch that beautiful soulful Voice,,,, so missed!!🎼🎸🎹🎤🎼🍄🍄🍑

  7. susy cruz

    gregg voice fantastic

  8. Patrick Hite

    He had a way to evoke every emotion in his vocals...And he didnt disappoint on Just ain't easy...He delved one of his best performances on this song...🍑🍄🎸🎹🍑🍄

  9. Susy Allen

    Today 2 years without u gregg but u still living in our heart and in my soul we love u and we miss u

    Kathy Lovins

    Can you image he thought we would forget about him

    Susy Allen

    @Kathy Lovins hell never!

  10. susy cruz

    hell yeah i love this southern voice¡

  11. Steven Skinner

    Dickey Betts at his best! Great tune! One of my favorites.

  12. judy Girl

    I just love this. !!!!!!

  13. johnny zell

    You ride on down the same old street you've seen a thousand times,
    That overflows with neon lights and enormous signs.
    My God, how you want to leave there. Well, well.
    Your head severely poundin' from the night before.
    Baby, you just keep goin' back, goin' back for more.
    Cause midnight's callin'. Well, well.
    You want so bad to leave this whirlwind storm.
    But you can't find no place to grab on.
    So 'round and 'round you go again, and it just ain't easy.
    You want so bad to leave this whirlwind storm.
    But you can't find no place to grab on.
    So 'round and 'round you go again, and it just ain't easy.
    No, it just ain't easy.
    Lovely ladies all dressed in silk and lace.
    While you're there, oh, it seems like such a lovely place.
    But when you leave there,
    You got your hat down on your face. Well, well.
    But oh, when you leave there, got your hat down on your face, well, well.
    Ohh, when you leave there, you got your hat pulled down on your face, well.
    (repeat and fade)

  14. George Rugis

    One of the best jams from the brothers

  15. Jan Arrigo

    Gives me goosies every time!

  16. Michael Winder

    just perfect...pure soul...

  17. WOKE GOY

    pass me the bottle

  18. Auri Emma

    well, well.....rest in peace gregg

  19. Matthew Berryessa

    R.I.P. Brothers ………………..

  20. erin reilly

    Amazing talent

  21. Anthony Viggiano

    Relapse song . totally about going on a run. And the next mornin..

  22. Stefan Czerwinski

    This song always reminds me of my Brother Bruce, our bass player......He passed in 2014. GOD i miss him......we did a few songs from this album when it came out.....the sound track to our young lives.........Tears and smiles, Miss ya little brother..........This song will Always make me think of you, of us.............

  23. Jethro Tull

    Very under rated song...

  24. Kaylie Barker

    Hits you so hard.

  25. Frank Srok

    beyond yes.

  26. Nick Heitzeberg

    Man, what a great song

  27. Hannah Cohen

    Ain't nothing better..peace brothers and sisters

  28. David Mohney

    ...you got your hat down on your face.. one of the great lines ever

  29. 88Gibson LesPaul

    Forty years ago this year, my goodness. A lot of water under the bridge. Great music.

  30. secret police

    Hasn't anyone noticed that Gregg is giving us a rare insight into his life in this song?
    He was an addict both to drugs and sex and those lyrics tell the tale, very very powerfully.
    Especially " When your leaving, you got your hat down on your face...well well"... says it all.
    He is literally pouring out his soul here, the torture of the lure and temptation to the bright lights and the ladies in silk and lace, then comes the shame and the guilt...well well .

  31. Chris Parker

    Dems da blues.

  32. Michael Thayer

    And while you're there, oh it seems like such a lovely place...

  33. Jethro Tull

    Bunch a shit when ya lived it... Just ask my 3 son's.....

  34. tommy76blues

    woohaah

  35. Hoserintraining Yup

    If you fuckers think this is good, check out the rare live recordings. Capital Theater is one.

  36. Daniel Russo

    My favorite Allman brothers song

    Hoserintraining Yup

    Mine too. and almost never heard on the radio. Top 5 of all time.

  37. Warut Chomrid

    Long live Dickey Betts!!!!!

  38. Steven Piekarski

    without dickey this band wasn't the same

    TheStompboxer

    Steven Piekarski Unfortunately, by 2000, it wasn’t the same with him, either.

    Cissie Harded

    It wasn't the same without duane

    Steven Piekarski

    I don't think so, are you sure you were not listening to Justin beaver?

  39. Michael Blair

    I agree Allman Brothers best band ever I'm from Vermont originally one of the Allman Brothers had a place up there and I party with them guys and I met at the Met Cafe in Providence Rhode Island

  40. Anna Brashears

    <3 RIP.

  41. Jethro Tull

    Sublime...

  42. Steven Piekarski

    when they lost dickey they lost so much!

  43. j.e. nichols

    THIS SONG STILL GIVES ME CHILLS SUCH A HUGE LOSS!! THERE IS NO COMPARISON TO THE ABB. RIP GREGG DAMNED SURE MISSED AT MY HOUSE!!!

  44. Jethro Tull

    Greg,and Dickie.....WOW!

  45. George McDonald

    Man I love this song!!

  46. BOOTIE POTTS

    Under rated THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST DAMN SONGS EVER LOVE GREGG'S VOICE AND DICKIES PLAYING

  47. swamp rider native

    ya, life it just ain"t easy. but I live it.

  48. Debbie Rowsey

    Just ain't easy...... to know that this amazing, soulful, voice is silenced forever..... but I'll be holding on..... to the happiness and serenity he engraved in my heart and soul... R. I. P. Midnight Rider..... Your music, (ur voice) "YOU'...will live forever in my heart 💖💜💖💜💖💜🎹🎸🎤🎵🎵🎵🎵🎵🎵🎵🎵🎵

  49. 2003Cpayne

    Even though this is his only song on the album, its so good it makes up for it!

  50. Swyne

    Rest in peace......your music was the backdrop of most of my formative years.....

  51. Stephanie Morris

    rest in peace Gregg

    swamp rider native

    Stephanie Morris gregg is gone,his music lives on

    Ed Keene

    Stephanie Morris the greatest voice on the planet. No one will come close to having this much talent. This is what an idol sounds like. No auto tune just pure from the heart God given talent

  52. Rock Atma

    Adios Gregg.... Thank you for the Music...

  53. lawrence lambert

    RIP my Brother .. Dam another CORNERSTONE GONE !!!

  54. swamp rider native

    heard Gregg sang this in Houston 78 or 79 ,those were the days. memories, my hero has passed.RIP

    Everett Evans

    swamp rider native Your time to be a hero

  55. Keith Jacobs

    love the feeling in dickies licks

  56. 63rfilos

    RIP Greg

  57. Starship Trooper

    This song takes me back to the days of my addiction. Gregg's vocal is on the money. Been sober a good while now. God was watching over my foolishness. Anyway this is a fine album. CD at Amazon is at a good price. Eat a Peach for Peace.....
    .

    Linda Hanley

    I also relate to this song. Been there a past part of my life .been sober now 21 years.by the grace of God. Thank you Gregg ALLMAN. For such a powerful song rest easy my only true friend. Missed but not FORGOTTEN..thank for being honest

    judy Girl

    @Linda Hanley These were the worst of his addiction days...he disease was killing him at this point. But, he was young and strong, and he has such a beautiful voice...so, not yet for the clean and focused Gregory...though, this goes to show, he was able to function....except this one show...at the Capitol Theater in New Jersey, he fell asleep almost o his B3 singing Whipping post, I believe...stormy monday too...

  58. britishinvader

    enlightened rouges has got to be one of their best!....thinkin gregg wrote this song with cher in mind...

    MudtoyTT

    Ya think...

  59. Deborah Kais

    Love this fucking song

  60. Mark Garno

    ......my God how you want to leave there.......well, well....

  61. Karl P

    Damn Dickey. Awesome.

  62. Hoserintraining Yup

    Oh yeah, and 9 dudes must be finding it easy.......

  63. Hoserintraining Yup

    Pretty sure that this may be the best song they ever did. For sure in my top two.....perfect blend of life's ups and downs. Mostly downs, but then, it just ain't easy......

  64. The Rocket

    well, well

  65. Mike Dag

    damn fine song

  66. johnnie leavins

    good song to bad about the bad sound quality

  67. Captain Bud Sturguess

    Along with "It's Not My Cross to Bear," this is my favorite ABB tune. Soulful and pouring from the heart.

    Mike Dag

    agree, absolutely

    TCM

    Just lost a good friend. Listening to this and finding a little comfort. For me, "It's Not My Cross to Bear," will always be #1. As I age though, I find it a waste of time ranking songs and bands.Too much to choose from.

  68. Nayeli lovesmusic

    Blues......

  69. Vic

    One Of My Fav s Best Song Kicks ASS !

  70. jeffrey bennett

    '79 not '78. One of my fave tunes by them.

  71. James Kriner

    cool,ty

  72. The Rocket

    soundtrack of my life

  73. The Rocket

    this could very well be the best structured song ever....it's perfect

  74. pyroman6000

    One of my favorite songs ever!!  Man, I love to hear Gregg sing the blues, and Dickey play.

    Steven Piekarski

    dickey was the best, they lost a lot when he was gone!!!!

    Steven Piekarski

    all others were just wanna bees

    Terry Grant

    Allman Brothers Forever

    Terry Grant

    @Steven Piekarski Dickey still kickin' in Maconga nye

  75. James Kriner

    this was on first album released after long hiatus due to losing Dwayne

    West Rig

    +James there were 4 Lps recorded by them including this one, after Duane died in 1971 . Hardly a hiatus.

  76. rockermare

    This is why I came here.

  77. Hunter Hardy

    great music!

  78. Kyle McCartt

    Everything matched up on this one. The voice, the lyrics, and the music are flawless. Real rare track when you think about it.

    Wayne Rolfe

    Kyle McCartt not by Allman brothers rarely do they miss

    judy Girl

    Agreed. There is a version that is live from 4/20/79 that has more energy, it's a live version, though and it is great. THIS version, however, is very clear (you can hear every genius word) and the music is right on the note....it's a clean studio version. Kyle, check out the version I mentioned above at the Capitol...there are 3, make sure it's the one from 4/5....I KNOW you'll love it. I think you will, anyway....

    JustAintThatWay

    Agreed. GA's voice wasn't singing the blues, it was confessing 'em.

  79. Bluesky

    RIP Dan.

  80. Harvey Moon

    One of his very best!

  81. Julia S

    One Of Gregory's best vocals.. a voice like no other. Damn he was good, still is good, but he was in his prime on this one. Takes me back.

    David Turner

    +Julia S Imagine if DA had been alive during this time

    Julia S

    +David Turner
    I think it surpasses the imagination had Duane been around during this period. His input would have been the pinnacle. As good as the ABB was in this period, Duane's presence would have brought them to highs not thought possible.

    Bluesky

    With Duane the Stones and Beatles would have been second and third

    Julia S

    No disrespect to Stones and Beatle fans, however I see no comparison between them and the ABB, with or without Duane. Like Gregg so famously said " There is no such thing as English or British blues." It's that bluesy bedrock sound that made the ABB the best of the best, in my opinion.
    Gregg's ability to vocalize and take control of that famous B-3 to grab you by the balls and shake you to the core is something the Stones nor the Beatles ever had the cacacity to do.

    Hoserintraining Yup

    Strong comment. As rock emerged, Beatles and Stones were captured and manipulated in many ways. I see the ABB as something far more pure, something that could not really be contained, manipulated, or held back. All three bands are surreal, and depending on moods, I'm sure we call on each one to soothe our souls. But damn, they are fucking good!

  82. Speed Racer

    Song reminds me when I was living downtown in the city an when I used to walk the streets down to the strip bars . The city was dying , once a thriving area in the 40's but when I lived there in 79' it had some nice bars to hang at , now a tourist trap . 

    Clifton Isaacs

    +Dan Reese Reminds me of a seriously rough patch I was going through...it was the perfect soundtrack for the time. In a time when no one seemed to hear me, this song assured me that someone else had been where I was.

    Speed Racer

    @Clifton Isaacs We all been there brother , some time in our lives, though many live with a silver spoon nowadays never left home at 35 yrsold, never been down an out .Too bad 4 them LOL 

  83. Carl Davis

    This is just one of those songs, you turn out the lights, light a candle, grab your woman and get lost in the moment.

  84. holmeed

    18,000?  thats all?  

  85. holmeed

    17.000? only?  this is pure gold

  86. Kenneth Craddock

    2;29 is one of the best notes on guitar I've heard, sounds to me bending notes..so pretty, so smooth, sends me into guitar ecstasy. Love me some Dickey Betts guitar playing...

  87. Keith Jacobs

    I'm a huge guitar playing fan. Mr Bette is one of my favorites n this song has some awesome guitar leads in it. So much passion

    Steven Piekarski

    that cuz he's the master

  88. Ernest Adams

    Love That Song

    Ernest Adams

    I want to be in a gig like that

    Ernest Adams

    @Ernest Adams 1978

    Julia S

    +Ernest Adams
    Sorry, there are no gigs like that,

  89. james exon

    DON JOHNSON IS A GOOD FRIENDS OF DICKEY BETTS. WHENEVER DB AND GREAT SOUTHERN CAME INTO TOWN SOME TIMES HE'D POP UP AND HANG WITH THE BAND. BOTH SOUTHERN BOYS WHO ENJOYED DRINKING TOGETHER. THEY WOULD WRITE SONGS TOGETHER ALSO..

  90. Kenneth Craddock

    Love this song. best Greg Allman song ever. Great guitar work by one of my favorite guitarist Dickey Betts. ABB on of the top 10 bands EVER!!!!

  91. bob shedden

    when this album came out greg was done with cher and was getting himself back on track with his first love this band and the title says it all

  92. RKGT05

    Lovely ladies all dressed in silk and lace.
    While you're there, oh, it seems like such a lovely place.
    But when you leave there,
    You got your hat down on your face.

  93. James McKeon

    Dickey Betts and Don Johnson were pretty good friends for quite a while. Don't know if they still are

  94. Music lover

    Great album.

  95. Carl Davis

    Soulful to the core. @59, been there, done that, just keep taking it one day at a time. Before long, you'll be saying the same thing to the next person with issues, Pay it forward.

  96. troutvoice

    I guess that they were pretty good friends at the time!

  97. Speed Racer

    great song and album , its strange that Don Johnson cowrote 2 songs off this Lp

  98. troutvoice

    A True Gem of a Rock Song! (okay, a blues song)...

  99. Hoserintraining Yup

    I don't know about you folks, but this COULD be the best song Greg ever wrote. When I'm feeling like s**t, all I need to do is put this b***h on, and everything looks a whole lot better. Amen.

  100. davess357

    One of the least appreciated absolutely outstanding LPs I can think of. I spent a day driving Angeles Crest Highway and listened to it twice.