Quarter moon in a ten cent town

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The title of this 1978 album by Emmylou Harris is derived from a line in one of the tracks – Easy from now on – authored by American songwriter and artist Susanna Clark and Charlene Routh. The album cover art is also by Susanna Clark.

Easy from now on

There he goes gone again
Same old story’s gotta come to an end
Lovin’ him was a one way street
But I’m gettin’ off where the crossroads meet
It’s a quarter moon in a ten cent town
Time for me to lay my heartaches down
Saturday night gonna make myself a name
Take a month of Sundays to try and explain

It’s gonna be easy to fill
The heart of a thirsty woman
Harder to kill the ghost of a no good man
And I’ll be ridin’ high in a fandangled sky
It’s gonna be easy, it’s gonna be easy from now on

Raw as whip but clean as a bone
Soft to touch when you take me home
When the mornin’ comes and it’s time for me to leave
Don’t worry ‘bout me, I got a wild card up my sleeve

It’s gonna be easy to fill
The heart of a thirsty woman
Harder to kill the ghost of a no good man
And I’ll be ridin’ high in a fandangled sky
It’s gonna be easy, it’s gonna be easy
It’s gonna be easy from now on

By Susanna Clark/Carlene Routh

Posted for Moon at Inspire Me Thursday.

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About James Steerforth

I am an author of poetry and fiction, translator and painter who loves to have fun with borrowed feathers.
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One Response to Quarter moon in a ten cent town

  1. Mrs S says:

    Heard a duet cover of this one the other day, and wonder who is doing it. Sounded good.

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