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It's So Easy Not to Try

It's So Easy Not to Try is a song written by Maury Laws (music) and Jules Bass (lyric) and performed by Glenn Yarbrough for the 1980 animated movie The Return of the King. It has the identical melody of "Roads" (of which there is also a reprise in The Return of the King) from Rankin/Bass' 1977 adaptation of The Hobbit.

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It's so easy not to try;
Let the world go drifting by.
If you never say hello,
You won't have to say goodbye.

It's so easy not to try;
Never stay around to cry.
Move along when troubles come
Like a mindless butterfly.

For what good is it to love
When the loving always ends?
Travel on the road that strays;
Not the one with hills and bends.

It's so easy not to try;
Let the world go drifting by.
If you never say hello,
You won't have to say goodbye.