Goin' Up's Easy, Comin' Down's Hard

by Bobby Bare

Robert Joseph "Bobby" Bare (born April 7, 1935, Ironton, Ohio) is an American country music singer and songwriter. He is the father of Bobby Bare, Jr., also a musician.





Remember the nights we would jam in the motels

After the honky tonks closed

No one had credit

And no one had no place to go.


Just crazy kids with 'lectric machines

And some soul

Turnin' them crowds on

By playin' some loud rock'n roll.


Then came the man with a suit and a tie

And the promise of contracts and bread

With all our joy he gave us to fame and fortune

That left us half dead.


Goin' up's easy

When you got the song

That comes from the depth of the soul

Where it really belongs.


Comin' down's hard when you find

That you just can't sing it no more

Your emerald ring with the solid gold band

Reflects back the face of a whore.


Freddie would play on his guitar all day

And sometimes his firgers would bleed

Sam would ride on his drum

Like a magnificent steed.


Ben on the bass would make the thunder

And the lighting with love

And I'd sing the lyric of life

That I felt the part of.


Then came the money and Freddie dropped out

To start him a band of his own

Sam bought a frenchise and Bennie OD'd

And I'm soon the label alone.


Goin' up's easy

When you got the song

That comes from the depth of the soul

Where it really belongs.


Goin' up's easy

When you got the song

That comes from the depth of the soul

Where it really belongs...



Written by: B. MILLSAP

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