Archive | Nov 30, 2017

Certain Songs #1058: Lyle Lovett – “It Ought to Be Easier”

Album: The Road to Ensenada
Year: 1996

Nobody knew it at the time, but The Road to Ensenada marked the end of the first phase of Lyle Lovett’s career.

He’d put out six albums of original material in a decade, but after that, it seemed like the well kinda dried up, as he followed it with a covers album, a live album, a movie soundtrack, and two compilations before putting out another record of new material in 2003.

But meanwhile, back in 1996, we were just enjoying songs like the brutal breakup tune, “It Ought To Be Easier.”