Ruben from Grove, OkThis song was my first introduction to Iron & Wine. I couldn't stop listening to the stripped down version afterwards. He considers his first lyrics for the song to be very "saccharine", but I love it. It seems to be a sweet remembrance of past young loves. I have since went back to through his catalog and found many beautiful songs, but this was the first one to turn me on.
It really was so easy for Linda Ronstadt to score a hit with her Buddy Holly cover of "It's So Easy." She would sometimes change the lyric to: "It's so easy to have a hit, all you have to do is recycle it."