"It Don't Come Easy" is a song by English rock musician Ringo Starr that was released as a non-album single in April 1971. It was produced by George Harrison, Starr's former Beatles bandmate, who also helped write the song, although only Starr is credited. The pair performed it together in August 1971 at Harrison's Concert for Bangladesh shows in New York City, a recording from which was released on the live album of the same name.


Apart from in North America, where "Beaucoups of Blues" had been a single in October 1970, "It Don't Come Easy" was Starr's first single release since the break-up of the Beatles. The song was a commercial success, peaking at number 1 in Canada and number 4 in both the US and UK singles charts. It has remained one of his most popular hits as a solo artist.





Lyrics


It don't come easy,

You know it don't come easy.


It don't come easy,

You know it don't come easy.


Got to pay your dues if you wanna sing the blues,

And you know it don't come easy.

You don't have to shout or leap about,

You can even play them easy.


Forget about the past and all your sorrows,

The future won't last,

It will soon be over tomorrow.


I don't ask for much, i only want your trust,

And you know it don't come easy.

And this love of mine keeps growing all the time,

And you know it just ain't easy.


Open up your heart, let's come together,

Use a little love

And we will make it work out better.


(ah -)

(ah -)

(ooh-ooh)

(ah-ooh-ooh)


Got to pay your dues if you wanna sing the blues,

And you know it don't come easy.

You don't have to shout or leap about,

You can even play them easy.


Peace, remember peace is how we make it,

Here within your reach

If you're big enough to take it.


I don't ask for much, i only want your trust,

And you know it don't come easy.

And this love of mine keeps growing all the time,

And you know it don't come easy.