Brother Ali – It Ain’t Easy


When it seems most difficult to keep me close
My ego’s trying to ruin everything I touch
Because I needed so bad for it to be true
In my heart you know I feel
Let me guard my heart from it’s harshness
Yeah, word up, email me about that
Even the people who try, we get weak too
You said one love, can’t un-love, tryna run from
Is probably the time that I need you most
Like you just, you tryna unfriend me in real life?

I did it again, huh? Yeah I know
Just don’t leave because I still need your patience
[Verse 1]
If I win an argument and lose your heart Lord
And when you said we were family, I believed you
It goes something like this…
It ain’t easy when it’s real
It ain’t easy when it’s real
Nah, just because it’s your daughter’s birthday party I just.. You know
Said one love love love
Oh my God now

Yo I’m a hot mess and if I’m honest
[Verse 3]
[Hook]
That you’re much more important than my point is
Oh my God now…
And hear me when I say this
In my heart you know I feel
I don’t want to wonder what your handshake means
Just don’t leave because I still need your patience
You’d be hard pressed to tell me that it’s far fetched
I’d rather just forgive and forget
But what’s love if the essence isn’t merciful?

All your greatness and baby we can make it
[Verse 2]
I know I hurt you though, you took it personal
Is there any such thing as an honest mistake?
Want to thank everyone for being patient with me
[Intro]
You said one love, you can’t unlove
Not the one that need perfectness at all times
All your greatness and baby we can make it
(You tryna save the world, right?)
All your greatness and baby we can make it

Hit the bullseye on the wrong dart board
I don’t need to say everything I think I must
I was thinking maybe not debate politics in the pool

And hear me when I say this
What I mean though or what my point is
That’s when we need the love thing to fill those gaps up
Let me first save the world from my foolishness
Said one love love love
I don’t know what it is you’re trying to run from
Just don’t leave because I still need your patience
Now is my heart that way? Would I try to betray?
It’s a journey that I’m on, I pray you take it with me
I’m writing you a song though

I let you down though, I didn’t mean to
I want the real love, not the false kind
[Hook]
[Outro]
It ain’t easy when it’s real
It ain’t easy when it’s real
If what you need and what I have don’t match
"We live learn and figure it out"
It ain’t easy when it’s real
Try to rid my truth of it’s falseness
I don’t know what you think you’re tryna run from
I want it all real, nothing fake please
Said one love love love
It ain’t easy when it’s real

[Hook]
And to quote myself that’s what this is about
You said one love, can’t unlove
In my heart you know I feel
And hear me when I say this
And I see no need for us to live with regrets
No, I feel you
It’s not just one event but a process
If your beauty is closer than an arms length
If I’m tryna get out here and protest