"Harder They Come" as written by Andy Gray, Adrian Nicholas Matthew Thaws, Paul Mark Oakenfold and Nelly Kim Furtado....
[Nelly:]
ohhh

[Tricky:]
The harder they come!

[Nelly:]
Maybe love is not for me
Maybe lovers dream things
That I don't dream
Tricky:
Ahh, maybe
Nelly:
Maybe oh, maybe

Tricky:
???

[ Nelly:]
Maybe you were just a little boy
[Tricky:]
Maybe
[Nelly:]
After gave you the pride and joy
[Tricky:]
The given pride
[Nelly:]
Maybe I should set you free

[Tricky:]
The harder they come

[Nelly:]
The harder they come
The harder they fall
[Tricky:]
So you come
[Nelly:]
Baby I would rather not go there at all
[Tricky:]
??
[Nelly:]
The harder they come
The harder they fall
[Tricky:]
Illusion
[Nelly:]
Baby i would rather not come here at all

[Tricky:]
See me come around
The harder they come
You don't see
Cause you don't fear
A scratch of me
Here up there
?? ?? ??
True love
Harder they come
Change your shake
?? ?? ??
I wish we make
You can find straight
??? ???

[Nelly:]
Oh, the harder they come
The harder they fall
Baby maybe I would rather not go there at all
The harder they come
The harder they fall

The harder they come
The harder they fall
Tricky:
See you come around
[Nelly:]
Baby I would rather not go there at all
The harder they come
The harder they fall

Tricky:
See you come around

Harder they come

(x4:)
[Nelly:]
Come here at all
Tricky:
See you come around

[Nelly:]
O-ohhh, ye-ah

[Tricky:]
The harder they come
??

[Nelly:]
Oh, yeah, baby i would rather not
I would rather not
I would rather not go there
Oh, take me as your prisoner


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"Harder They Come" as written by Adrian Thaws Nelly Furtado

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    General CommentThis is from Oakenfolds upcoming June 18th release, Bunkka. Lyrics by Nelly Furtado.
    on June 03, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOh Paul Oakenfold, you know me so well.
    This song reminds me so much of myself and my relationships.
    zenzellaon January 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWhat the hell does he say in his part??
    djenderon August 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is what I got out of Tricky's part... most likely very wrong but I could definitely hear some of these lines:

    [Tricky]

    See you when you come around
    The harder they come
    You don’t see
    Because you don’t feel
    I scratch
    I bleed
    Here (uphill?)
    Somewhat loved
    Not true enough
    Harder you come
    More gently you shake
    It’s leaving blank
    The wish we make
    She can’t fly straight
    She has no wings
    Her favourite things
    Her favourite things
    Set me free
    Set me free
    She’s wrong breath
    Wrong time
    Wrong time
    Wrong song
    Wrong line
    Has no wings
    Has no wings
    ????
    ????

    Couldn't decipher the last two lines for the life of me... really great song though.
    LolaStars&Stripeson December 08, 2007   Link
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    TranslationJust spent a good hour going over this song. Some of it is still incomprehensible to me, but here's my interpretation of Tricky's part:

    See you when you come around.
    The harder they come.
    You don't see, 'cause you don't feel.
    I scratch, I bleed, hear our prayer.
    You suck my blood, we drew on love.
    The harder you become, the more gently you shake.
    It's late, we break the wish we made.
    She can't fly straight, she has no wings.
    The favour of things, her favourite things.
    Silly feelings, silly things.
    She's ... wrong platform, wrong time. Wrong time.
    Wrong song, wrong a while.
    Has no wings. Has and needs, the favour of things. The favour of things.

    That's the best that I've been able to get from it. Where's Paul Oakenfold when you need him? :D
    mathatteron March 29, 2013   Link

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