Have to Be So Hard

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Tom Hipps
04/07/2017
Tom Hipps

Story

Sometimes, life is a bear. We try to live by the rules, do the right thing, etc., but that's not a guarantee that things will run smoothly. And so, now and then it feels good to just raise your voice to the heavens and shout, "Why does life have to be so hard!?!" This song is one we all can relate to.  

Lyrics

Why does it hurt so bad
Why do I feel so sad
I think that I'm a better man than I was yesterday, but
Why does life have to be so hard
Why does it have to be so hard

Fumblin' for the brakes I speed toward my judgment day
I'm wondering if it's not too late to try and change my ways
What happened to the many-colored coat I used to wear?
It's turned into a filthy rag and gotten me nowhere

Why does it hurt so bad
What do I feel so sad
I think that I'm a better man than I was yesterday, but
Why does life have to be so hard
Why does it have to be so hard

Lord I want to do it right and so I count the cost
Of laying down the easy life and picking up my cross
I know that heaven's patriarchs are waiting 'round the bend
And I'm daring to believe that I will see them in the end, but

Why does it take so long
What am I doing wrong
I'm trying to be a better man than I was yesterday, but
Why does life have to be so hard
Why does it have to be so hard

I don't understand and I don't think I will
I take it all in but I don't get my fill
I try to be grateful and not to complain
But a cloud can only hold so much until it has to rain

Why does it hurt so bad
What do I feel so sad
I think that I'm a better man than I was yesterday
Why do all the roads I choose come back the other way
The lessons we don't seem to learn until we're old and gray
Why does life have to be so hard
Why does it have to be so hard