And lately it's easier, but the tricky part is
Things go up in one direction and the other gets tarnished

from Dom McLennon (Ft. Gonjasufi) – Lows Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

It’s like a scale, you have to choose productivity as a musician and sacrifice some things in your personal life, so when things look up on the career side of things for a musician…. sometimes it can be going the complete opposite for them personally

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