"Hard Way to Fall" as written by and J.p. Bowersock Ryan Adams....
See the rain on the street
The way the cars shine
And the scotch that she drinks
With her lips so fine
And her shoulders go weak
As she closes her eyes
Oh, my God, when she was mine

See how she moves through the door
How she loses her keys
How she loses her cool
Watching blackbirds scatter through the trees
How she flips from the back to the front
Reading magazines
Oh, my God, I miss those things
And it's a hard way to fall
And this ain't the easy way down
And it's a hard thing to love anyone, anyhow

So if it's gotta be you
Treat her nice
Hold her hand
And tell her twice
That she doesn't have to worry
And it will be alright
It's alright this time
It's alright this time

See her smiling at him?
That used to be me
I could find her in a thunderstorm
Just by the way that the rain would fall
And we used to be something
But somethin' happened to me
Oh, my God, when I was free
And it's a hard way to fall
And this ain't easy way down
And it's a hard thing to love anyone, anyhow
And it's a hard way to fall
And this ain't the easy way down
And it's a hard thing to love anyone, anyhow


Lyrics submitted by BlueAndStarry

"Hard Way to Fall" as written by Catherine Anne Popper Bradley Smith Pemberton

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    General Commenti think rofl (lol cool name) has hit the nail on the head there... this song is about making the most of a beautiful relationship... dont ever let go
    ysgwrnon March 10, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti can't believe nobody's commented on this song. It's a wonderful song with beautiful lyrics. It's Adams telling direcetly from his experience that if you find your true love, you should "treat her nice, hold her hand."
    roflon March 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSuch a beautiful, simple song. I think the beauty in it is how he talks about all the little things... how love is in the little, stupid things you remember about someone and how sweet and meaningful they are.
    sexyrebel07on April 28, 2006   Link
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    General Commentsinging to/about the new boyfriend of one of his ex's? sounds like it. very nicely done, ryan.
    blind_gunmanon May 07, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"How she flips from the back to the front
    Reading magazines
    Oh, my God, I miss those things"

    that line will kill ya. What a monster song
    cmckinleyon August 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI get the impression that the narrator in this song has fallen victim to some sort of substance abuse problem. The lines that lead me to this are: "we used to be something, but something happened to me, Oh my God when I was free". The "Hard Way to Fall" would be the spiraling down through the various stages of addiction. Thinking of it in this light sort of gives you a different perspective on the song.
    Blue Sky02on October 12, 2007   Link
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    General Commentpretty sure its a combination of what blind gunman said and what blue sky said.
    he was in a relationship with this girl, became addicted to drugs, alcohol, whatever, their relationship ended, and this song is written to her new lover.
    great song.
    taylorrr1211on December 26, 2009   Link

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