Easy to Love
Charlie Parker Lyrics


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I know too well that I'm just wasting precious time
In thinking such a thing could be
That you could ever care for me
I'm sure you hate to hear
That I adore you, dear
But grant me

Just the same
I'm not entirely to blame
For love
You'd be so easy to love
So easy to idolize
All others above
So worth the yearning for
So swell to keep every home fire burning for

We'd be so grand at the game
So carefree together
That it does seem a shame
That you can't see




Your future with me
Cause you'd be oh, so easy to love

Overall Meaning

In the song Easy to Love, Charlie Parker expresses the frustration of unrequited love. He is obsessed with someone who he believes is out of his league, but he can't help his feelings for her. He knows that it's a waste of time to think that he could ever have her, and he feels like he's fooling himself with his fantasies. He acknowledges that it's probably annoying to his crush that he loves her, but he can't help feeling that way. Despite all of this, he believes that she would be easy to love, as he idolizes her and can't imagine anyone else being better than her. He believes that they would be perfect together and that it's a shame that his crush can't see a future with him.


Throughout the song, Parker's vocals are full of longing and heartache, a perfect representation of the feelings of unrequited love. The lyrics show the complexity of such a situation, where the person knows they are wasting time on someone that they can't have, but can't control their emotions. The song also touches on the idea of putting someone on a pedestal, idolizing them as being "so worth the yearning for" and "so swell to keep every home fire burning for".


Line by Line Meaning

I know too well that I'm just wasting precious time
I am aware that I'm investing my time into an impossible situation.


In thinking such a thing could be
I understand that the thought itself is irrational and illogical.


That you could ever care for me
To believe that you could have any interest in me is delusional.


I'm sure you hate to hear
I acknowledge that it's uncomfortable for you to be on the receiving end of my affection.


That I adore you, dear
I'm expressing my love for you, despite knowing it may not be reciprocated.


But grant me
Nonetheless, kindly hear me out.


Just the same
Regardless.


I'm not entirely to blame
It's not entirely my fault for falling in love with you.


For love
Love is a powerful emotion that can be hard to control.


You'd be so easy to love
You possess such admirable qualities that would make you a desirable partner.


So easy to idolize
You're so wonderful that it would be easy to idealize you.


All others above
You're truly special and stand above all others.


So worth the yearning for
The longing for you is justified because you're worth it.


So swell to keep every home fire burning for
You're so amazing that it would be delightful to keep the home fires burning for you.


We'd be so grand at the game
We'd make a great team in the game of love.


So carefree together
We would be free from worry and stress if we were together.


That it does seem a shame
It's unfortunate that you can't see our potential together.


That you can't see
It's regrettable that you're unable to envision.


Your future with me
Your future would be brighter if we were together.


Cause you'd be oh, so easy to love
Your lovable traits would make it easy to love you.




Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Cole Porter

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