Lyric of the Month: July 2011 – Hayes Carll

by Nic Olson

After all these years of running round
All this flying high and falling down
I got to get back to the way I was
Gonna turn it round darling just because
And everybody’s talking bout the shape I’m in
They say, “Boy you ain’t a poet just a drunk with a pen.”
Over and Over; Again and Again
Lord they don’t know about the places I’ve been

It gets hard out here, I know it don’t look it
I used to have a heart but the highway took it
The game was right but the deal was crooked
Lord I’ll make it perfectly clear, it gets hard out here

Ah I guess there must be something I’m missing
My momma told me I should’ve gone into easy listening
Joined up with the band because I thought it was cool
Ah I probably shoulda just gone back to school
Ah pretty darling it’ll be okay
You know one of these days I’m gonna take you away
She said, “Oh sweet daddy, you’re probably right
You know we might get lucky but it won’t be tonight.”

It gets hard out here, I know it don’t look it
I used to have a heart but the highway took it
The game was right but the deal was crooked
Lord I’ll make it perfectly clear,
It gets hard out here I know it don’t seem it
I said I would try but I never did mean it
Nobody’s listening so we might as well scream it
Ah god we’re all out of beer, it gets hard out here.

Hayes Carll, Hard Out Here, KMAG  YOYO

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