March 23.2016 – The Story Behind “Let Me Down Easy” by Billy Currington

if I fall

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This is the story behind Billy Currington’s “Let Me Down Easy…

“Let Me Down Easy” was written by singer-songwriter Jennifer Hanson, Mark Nesler and Marty Dodson. Hanson recalled to The Boot the writing of the song: “It was one of those magical days when the three of us wrote this song. I had the idea of ‘Let Me Down Easy’ in my notebook for some time. I threw out the idea to Mark and Marty, and they both loved it immediately.

The three of us really pulled our creative ideas together. Mark came up with a fantastic melody that set the tone for the song and the direction we wanted to go. Marty really helped out with the lyrics by putting a cool spin on the idea, with ‘if I fall, let me down easy.'”

Hanson told The Boot that the song was written with Currington in mind and she was delighted when he picked it up so quickly. Said the singer-songwriter: “We wanted to write a lyric that showed vulnerability, but at the same time be said in a manly way [because] we wrote the song with Billy in mind, never dreaming he would actually cut it and put it out as a single!

Usually when you sit down and write for a particular artist, it never turns out the way you want it to, but this time it did. After we wrote it, the song was demoed. The day I turned ‘Let Me Down Easy’ into my publisher, it went on hold for Billy and he cut it within a month. Everything was so perfect.”

The song reached number one on the Hot Country Songs chart for the week of April 2, 2011, becoming Currington’s fourth consecutive and sixth number 1 single.

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LYRICS: Written by Jennifer Hanson, Mark Nesler and Marty Dodson

There’s a little moonlight, dancin’ on the sand

There’s a warm breeze blowin’ by the ocean as you’re takin’ my hand

You need to know where I’m standin’ now

That I’m right on the edge of givin’ in to ya

Baby it’s a long way down

If I fall, can ya let me down easy?

If I leave my heart with you tonight,

Will you promise me that you’re gonna treat it right?

I’m barely hangin on

If I fall, can you let me down easy?

The scent of your perfume, floatin’ in the air

Lookin’ like an angel, lyin’ on a blanket with a halo of hair

And those lips, look to good to be true

Once I taste that kiss, I know what’ll happen

I’ll be at the mercy of you

If I fall, can ya let me down easy?

If I leave my heart with you tonight,

Will you promise me that you’re gonna treat it right?

I’m barely hangin’ on

So if I fall, can you let me down easy?

If I fall, can ya let me down easy?

If I leave my heart with you tonight,

Will you promise me, girl, you’re gonna treat it right?

I’m barely hangin’ on

So if I fall, can you let me down easy?

If I fall, can you let me down easy?

Let me down easy babe

Mmmm

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