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Why Must We Make Easy So Hard

from Two Suitcases by Joshua Fialkoff

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Why Must We Make Easy So Hard

It’s been a long, hard and lonely season
But I finally found a way to feel fine
But now the echoes of your touch have left it freezing
‘Cause for the moment you were here, I felt it shine
How foolish was I to think things might be different this time?

Why must we make easy so hard?
Why must we see endings before there’s even a start?
Why must all my nights be sleepless nights
Where dreams of you tear me apart?
Why must we make easy so hard?

The muffled din of performers out on Crescent
Mingled with the hopes of the passersby,
While on a pearl-white tablecloth, two hands pretended
That forever was a day nestled into late July
But soon sentiments fade and leave reason to conquer the rhyme.


Such stories are told
By authors and artists
By canvas and rhymes
By stars and blue skies
And oh, how we dine
On sensibility’s harvest
And though never without,
We’re always unsatisfied


"What a wonderful world we live in where love is manifest. What a splendorous place it would be if we let it be as simple as it wants to be." - Joshua Fialkoff


from Two Suitcases, released November 16, 2019
Music and lyrics by Joshua Fialkoff

Joshua Fialkoff – vocals, piano, keyboards, claps
Ross Bellenoit – guitars, keyboards, percussion, vocals
Matt Keppler – bass guitar, double–bass
Alex Maio – drums

Orchestration by Ross Bellenoit
Russell Kotcher – violin
Liz Carlson – violin
Andriana Markano – viola
Andrea Weber – cello

Ryan Calloway - album cover
Devon Rowland - photography

Produced by Ross Bellenoit
Mixed by Doug Raus
Recorded and mastered by Sean Svadlenak
Additional recording by Jeff Hiatt and Doug Raus
Recorded and mixed at Turtle Studios, Philadelphia


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Joshua Fialkoff Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Josh Fialkoff has been blending his smoky voice and soulful instrumentals for audiences since 2006. His music features a refreshing take on both traditional blues and jazz music as well as modern songs, and his arrangements blend these influences in a way that is neither stale nor abstract. ... more

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