In 1971, a young Waylon Jennings sings “Loving Her Was Easier.” | by far his best live performance
“Loving Her Was Easier (Than Anything I’ll Ever Do Again)” is a classic country song by Waylon Jennings, released in 1971. The song was written by singer-songwriter Kris Kristofferson, and it became a hit on country radio, reaching the top 10 on the charts.
The song is a ballad that speaks of the emotional complexities of love and relationships. Jennings’ voice is tender and emotive as he sings of the bittersweet nature of love, and the challenges that come with maintaining a relationship over time. Some of the most memorable lyrics from the song include:
“I have seen the morning burning golden on the mountain in the skies Aching with the feeling of the freedom of an eagle when she flies Turning on the world the way she smiled upon my soul as I lay dying Healing as the colors in the sunshine and the shadows of her eyes”
The song features Jennings’ signature outlaw country sound, with twangy guitar and simple yet effective arrangements. The lyrics are both poetic and straightforward, conveying the depth of emotion that comes with falling in love and the challenges of sustaining that love over time.
“Loving Her Was Easier” has become a classic country song, and it remains a favorite among Waylon Jennings fans. The song’s timeless message about the joys and challenges of love has resonated with generations of listeners.
I always amaze at how Waylon sings with such ease that big baritone just rolls out. Beautiful.