Ain't it Hard

Story Behind The Song

Just getting through life.

Song Description

Travels, trials and tribulations.

Song Length 3:23 Genre Blues - Rock, Rock - New Wave
Tempo Medium Slow (91 - 110) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Troubled, Restless Subject Existence, Frustration
Similar Artists Annie Lennox, The Pretenders Language English
Era 2000 and later

Lyrics

AIN'T IT HARD

We stand on a road that we all start on
Small and needy like you're the only one
I hope your momma loved you anyway
This is the world God made for you that day
And ain't this a hard road/we running on
In a race that no one/ has ever won

When you were a child you had childish ways
I hope your momma taught you how to pray
You had hope for the future/ thought it would turn out well
You were told about heaven and your were told 'bout hell
And ain't this a hard road/we running on
In a race that no one/ has ever won

Then another one stepped into your life
Love stuck to some/ others misery and strife
You could be rich /or you could be poor
Kept on wishing that luck would walk thru your door
And ain't this a hard road/we running on
In a race that no one/ has ever won
So your work yourself silly trying to get ahead
Suffer for the things that climb in your head
Some are defined by the work that they do
The devil tells you that you know what's true
And ain't this a hard road/we running on
In a race where no one/ has ever won
Some tear down crosses/ other's burn the books
We all looking for answers/ gotta know where to look

The world wears us down/ no grace in growing old
I hope you get wiser 'cause everyday is like gold
My race is winding down/ that's the way it should be
And when my race is done/ I hope some think well of me

And ain't this a hard road/we running on
In a race where no one/ has ever won
Lord ain't this a hard road/we running on
In a race where no one/ has ever won

Cool song! It reminds me a bit of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. I like the unique vocal, and it helps make the hook even catchier. The chorus is my favorite part.

The vibe is very cool. This is what would happen if Al Stewart was backed by ARS ... very catchy, quite infectious.

Lyrics Ken Lehnig Music Ken Lehnig and the Burning Sage Band
Producer Jeff Sers. Eric DeLand, Cory Wilkins Publisher Desert Windsong Publishing
Performance Ken Lehnig and the Burning Sage Band Label American Windsong Music

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