Songs by
Jacob Greenleaf

Easier Than Never

Often now I see you through the rosy glaze of my rearview

More perfect than I know you could ever be

In the gentle thrum of the whisky hum protected by this loneliness

I will admit, I sometimes still wish you were here with me

It's like I can't remember the reasons why I snuffed the ember

Though I've listed them a thousand times I know

Don't need time to tell me I've chosen well, solitude is my homeland

But there's a part of me will always wish I'd never asked you to go


Since you've asked me for my silence - to never tell you that I love you

And the words ring hollow anyhow in my selfish middle age

I've been keeping all my feelings in a box I've marked "Tomorrow"

like Annie sings "it's only a day away"

and that's so much easier than "never" to say

Is it karmic retribution for the harshness of my solution

Some toll paid out in sadness for my need to be my own?

Or a bitter pill of steely will, the coldest recognition

That my heart is the only heart I'll ever call my home


I think you know it's too simplistic, to call me chauvinistic

Though from time to time that shoe fits, I'm sure

Will I keep alone, ever to my own, inflict myself on no-one

Or will the circle swing my jagged heart once more?


The sun'll come out tomorrow, bet yer bottom dollar that tomorrow there'll be sun

Just thinkin' about tomorrow clears away the cobwebs and the sorrow, till there's none

Tomorrow, tomorrow, I love you tomorrow, you're only a day away