» » »

It's a Hard Life Wherever You Go

Follow us on

It's a Hard Life Wherever You Go Song Lyrics

Griffith, Nanci
CD  ·  DVD  ·  Sheet music
It's a Hard Life Wherever You Go I am a backseat driver from America
They drive to the left on Falls Road
The man at the wheel's name is Seamus
We pass a child on the corner he knows
And Seamus says, Now, what chance has that
kid got?
And I say from the back, I don't know.
He says, There's barbed wire at all of these exits . . .
And there ain't no place in Belfast for that kid
to go.

It's a hard life
It's a hard life
It's a very hard life
It's a hard life wherever you go
If we poison our children with hatred
then, the hard life is all that they'll know
And there ain't no place in (Belfast) for
these kids to go
(This world)

A cafeteria line in Chicago
The fat man in front of me
Is calling black people trash to his children
he's the only trash here I see
And I'm thinking this man wears a white hood
in the night when his children should sleep
But, they slip to their window and they see him
And they think that white hood's all they need

(repeat chorus)

I was a child in the sixties
dreams could be held through TV
With Disney, and Cronkite, and Martin Luther
Oh, I believed, I believed . . I BELIEVED
Now, I am the backseat driver from America
I am not at the wheel of control
I am guilty, I am war, . . . I am the root of all evil
Lord, and I can't drive on the left side of the road

(repeat chorus)
CD  ·  DVD  ·  Sheet music

Song title Artist name
Closer to Free Bodeans
Cruel Spell Big Bad Voodoo Dadd
Without Letting Go Sargent, Laurie
Blue Skies BT
Love Me Still Khan, Chaka
Stranger Than Fiction Jackson, Joe
People of Earth  add Straw, Syd
Free Fallin' Nicks, Stevie
All I Really Wanna Do  add Palmer, Holly
If You Love Me  add Jones, Howard
Sunshine Superman  add Jones, Rickie Lee
It's a Hard Life Wherever You Go Griffith, Nanci
Send Me on My Way Send Me on My Way Video add Rusted Root
Climb on (A Back That's Strong) Colvin, Shawn
Heart of a Miracle Bodeans

All lyrics are the property and copyright of their owners. All lyrics provided for educational purposes only.