Easy Come, Easy Go

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Words & Music: Ben Weisman/ Sid Wayne
Easy come, easy go
Here, there, everywhere, crazy love is in the air
Nightfall, Mmm, day and nightfall
So many girls in every port
You gotta be a juggernaut
Full speed ahead or you'll be caught
Oh yeah! Oh yeah!

Easy come, easy go
Up, down, all around, kiss and kiss
And pound for pound, delicious
Mmm so nutritious
Sailor beware take it slow
Easy come, easy go

All right!

When you want love to keep you warm
There's nothing like a uniform
You got a port in any storm
There she blows

Easy come, easy go
Up, down, all around, kiss and kiss
And pound for pound, delicious
Mmm so nutritious
Sailor beware take it slow
Easy come, easy go
Sailor beware take it slow
Easy come, easy go
Easy come, easy go
Easy come, easy go
Easy come, easy go
Easy come, easy go
Easy come, easy go
Recorded: 1966/09/28, first released on EP

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Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 7, 2013report abuse
They released Love Machine in the UK as a single while this track which is better anyway, and the film title would have made more sense. Not as good as You Gotta Stop and I'll Take Love, but it has plenty of drive, and I never press the skip button.
sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 2, 2013report abuse
People, I really adore this song. I rate it 5 stares. I never could decipher the lyrics, but what the heck. The song has an amazing drive and an excellent guitar solo. I'm not kidding, this is one of my favourite Elvis tracks, and I think I know them all. Maybe if you re-listen to this song, you'll get it.
jack409 (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 13, 2011report abuse
How are we to expect ELVIS to be taken seriously by critics, the mainstream public and the recording industry if we, his fans, continue to disrespect him? You don't hear Beatles or Michael Jackson fans criticize their idols, and don't tell me that everything that the Beatles and Jackson did was great. "Easy Come, Easy Go" was a fun movie with a couple good tunes and some bad ones. It wasn't meant to be a artistic movie. We should take "Easy Come, Easy Go" for what it is.
Lou A (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 13, 2011report abuse
I was an Elvis fan throughout his career. I even bought albums by the Beatles ,Stones, Dylan Jefferson Airplane, Cream , Hendrix etc. but I still bought Elvis's recrds. There was a time when it definitley wasn't "hip" to an Elvis fan, and by the time of Clambake I was hoping for better pictures and better albums , my appetite being whetted by the likes of Guitar Man, and Big Boss Man. It's still the same for me now- I bought the Beatles remasters , Dylans new album, and the recent Hendrix cd, but I still buy most Elvis resleases - FTD's and all.
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 13, 2011report abuse
I've never had a problem listening to Easy Come, Easy Go (song or EP.) Although I admit the "Yoga" song makes no sense without the movie visuals. I've never had a problem at any point in my life being an Elvis fan. Not even during the height of Beatlemania and all that British invasion nonsense. I just simply ignored it and went on my way. My "friends" had their thing and I had mine. We got along fine. I find the song Easy Come, Easy Go an entertaining listen, thnough nothing special. i give it 3 stars.
TCB1974 (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 13, 2011report abuse
Very entertaining song, like most movie title songs. Nothing special either. Three stars from me.
KingKreole (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 10, 2010report abuse
"juggernaut"? "delicious...Mmm so nutritious"? It's like the writers made a bet they could get those words and lines into an Elvis Presley song (a runner-up for me is the line "A-crunch a-crunchety a crunchety crunch" from "Girls, Girls, Girls", shockingly by Leiber and Stoller). It's a pretty terrible song lyrically, but musically it is not as bad as many others. It's still pretty low in the barrel, just not the absolute bottom yet. As for the rest of the EP, I really enjoy "I'll Take Love", "Sing You Children" and "You Gotta Stop"--nice horns and guitar work on those. "Yoga is..." is probably the absolute nadir of his music (probably tied with a few other tracks) and "The Love Machine" is one of those songs I enjoyed as a child, but I'd have to call it a guilty pleasure. I pretty much hate this movie and have a hard time trying to sit through it.
GEORGE (GK) (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 10, 2010report abuse
Not a song with great Lyrics. but Elvis with The Jordanaires, and the band, make it work. The song is so catchy and fun to sing along to. I like the song.
John4126 (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 10, 2010report abuse
Not withstanding that it was recorded on the sound stage, this is indeed a poor track. Neither this nor the EP have any redeeming features.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 10, 2010report abuse
One of the top 10 songs of his career. Just kidding. Don't know the average age on this site, but for a kid like me in high school in 1967, yes it was a tough time to be a fan and justify why Elvis mattered in pop music. No one was listening to this stuff anymore except the fans who bought everything like me, but after this EP I started to have my doubts about his career surviving.
old shep (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 10, 2010report abuse
Banal lyrics the kind of movie song fans had come to expect as the norm in an Elvis film.
LonElvis (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 10, 2010report abuse
I've always enjoyed both the Easy Come, Easy go movie and soundtrack. It's pure mid to late 60s fun and the sound track has some enjoyable tunes like You Gotta Stop and the title track.
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 10, 2010report abuse
The title song for Elvis' 23rd movie (1967). This is one of the lesser title songs, but it isn't horrible. It is very similar in structure to "Harem Holiday" and "Double Trouble" and it is better than "Paradise, Hawaiian Style" or "Kissin' Cousins (not the single version, the one sung over the credits). The extended play had three decent songs ("I'll Take Love", "Sing You Children" and a song that could have been a single "You Gotta Stop") and two that should have been left off the EP ("The Love Machine" and "Yoga Is As Yoga Does"). This nonsense about it being hard to be an Elvis fan in 1967 or some other time is exactly that "nonsense". Shortly before the EP release, the excellent single "Indescribably Blue" was released and right around the same time as the EP the 5 star LP "How Great Thou Art" was released. His previous LP to that had been a good "Spinout" LP and after a drop off with the "Double Trouble" LP, fans were given a very good, though uneven "Clambake" LP ("Hey, Hey, Hey" can always be skipped). He might not have been on top of the charts in 1967, but he was still the king.
TBG (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 10, 2010report abuse
Gotta love those lyrics :-) ...there she blows..blow what..? ;-) Oh, I see...
JLpResLey (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 10, 2010report abuse
I like most of Elvis´ title tunes. However, this must be one of the worst ones, if not the worst. The difference in quality to the song of yesterday, King Creole, is really remarkable
sitdown revamped (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 10, 2010report abuse
Guess it wasn't easy to be an Elvis fan at that particular moment in time. I was barely two years old then...
shoesuedeblues (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 10, 2010report abuse
Not a great song for the swinging 60s. I'll hang on to the EP though, the last and least successful of Elvis' RCA EP output.
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 17, 2009report abuse
Easy Come, Easy Go, a title that seemed to sum up his career at this point. An awful time in Elvisland.
Lex (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 27, 2009report abuse
Weak, but outstanding compared to the remaining of the soundtrack....

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