Stoney — Let Me Come Down Easy

A Let Me Come Down Easy 2:52 Nick Zesses / Dino Fekaris
B It’s Always Me 2:26 Bea Verdi / Nick Zesses / Dino Fekaris

Produced by Dino Fekaris and Nick Zesses
Arranged by Tom Baird

After Stoney & Meatloaf fell apart, Motown issued one Stoney solo single. When “Let Me Come Down Easy” flopped and Stoney got fed up with Motown, she went and joined Bob Seger’s band as backing singer.

Label Motown Cat.No. M 1248F Format 7″ Year 1973 Country USA

Let Me Come Down Easy

We’re on a one way street to nowhere
And the end is a-coming fast
You’ve been playing every night of the week
And you’re making me a part of your past

Just let me come down easy
When I come down (honey honey)
All I’m asking is let me down easy when you bring me down, yeah

Well, I’m so afraid to tell you
All the things running through my mind
Any minute you could walk out that door
And surely that would blow my mind

Just let me come down easy
Oh, when I come down (honey honey)
All I’m asking is, let me down easy when you bring me down, yeah

You know, you’ve been cheating
I’ve been weeping under this heavy load
I said you’ve been lying
I’ve been crying and we’re finally at the end of our road

Well you’ve got me where you want me
And I know that as well as you
But remember I still love you
And you got to hear me begging you

Let me come down easy
Oh, when I come down (honey honey)
All I’m asking is let me down easy when you bring me down, yeah

(Let me come down easy, honey honey)
Let me come down easy
(Let me come down easy, honey honey)
Let me come down easy
(Let me come down easy, honey honey)
Let me come down easy, honey honey
(Let me come down easy, honey honey)
Let me come down easy, honey honey
(Let me come down easy, honey honey)
Let me come down easy, honey honey
(Let me come down easy, honey honey)
Let me come down easy …

(N. Zesses / D. Fekaris) Jobete Music Co., Inc. (ASCAP) © 1972 Jobete Music Co., Inc.

It’s Always Me

When love needs someone to play with
It’s always me
When heartaches need someone to stay with
It’s always me

I’m always bearing the load of somebody’s sorrow
Making it my own
Yet still I’m all alone, left with a dream
A dream of someone needing me

The little girl who gets hurt and takes it
It’s always me, yeah
The one who never quite makes it
It’s always me

I

t seems that my life has been so hopelessly dreary
No love has ever treated me sincerely
Can’t someone else keep taking
Must it be always me?

Yes, seems that my life has been so hopelessly dreary
No love has ever treated me sincerely
Can’t someone else keep taking
Must it be always me? Yeah
Why must it be always me?

It’s always me

(B. Verdi - N. Zesses / D. Fekaris) Jobete Music Co., Inc. & Stein & Van Stock, Inc. (ASCAP) © 1969 Jobete Music Co., Inc.
Many thanks to David Shadbolt @ The Stoney and Meatloaf pages for the rough versions and kind words.