"Party Hard" as written by and Andrew F. Wilkes-krier....
I used to try very hard to make friends with everyone on the planet
I've seen you havin' it, havin' it, yeah
But now you've just had it

Entertainment can sometimes be hard
When the thing that you love
Is the same thing that's holding you down

This man is dangerous
He just shed his load on your best party frock
Before you enter the palace of wisdom you have to decide

Are you ready to rock?
Hmm, can you party with me?
Can you show me a good time?
Do you even know what one looks like?

And I don't need to hear your stories again
Just get on the floor and show me, show me what you're made of
Just what exactly are you made of?

(Baby, you're driving me crazy)
(Baby, you're driving me crazy)

I was having a whale of a time until your uncle Psychosis arrived
Why do we have to half-kill ourselves just to prove we're alive?
I'm here whenever you need me, whenever you need me
Well, I won't be here

And have you ever stopped to ask yourself?
If you didn't come to party, then why did you come here?
Why did you come here
Baby, you're driving me crazy
Baby, you're driving me crazy

And do you really want to know
Just how come you turned out so dumb?
When the party's over, will you come home with me?
When the party's overn will you come home with me
When the party's overn will you come home to me
Oh, will you come home to me?
Oh, will you come home to me?
Oh, will you come home to me?


Lyrics submitted by psychobain

"Party Hard" as written by Jarvis Branson Cocker Candida Doyle

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    General Commentgreat song, awesome video
    psychobainon October 20, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentDoes anyone else feel the lyrics could be about something deeper than being bored of partying?

    I reckon it could be about unrequited love. He loves a woman, she used to love him but nothing happened because all of a sudden she moved onto someone else. It uses the backdrop of a party to symbolise the mundane ritual of love.

    "Entertainment can sometimes be hard when the thing
    that you love is the same thing that's holding you down"

    He loves her but she is clearly holding him back from finding someone else because he's so fixated on her.

    "This man is dangerous, he just shed his load on your best party frock"

    The other guy has shown his intent, he is "dangerous" whilst the narrator is boring.

    "I was having a whale of a time until
    your uncle Psychosis arrived."

    He was happy until she decided she liked someone else. There was just no logic behind her actions.

    "I'm here whenever you need me & whenever you need me I won't be here."

    He still wants her, but at the same time, he should sack her off considering how she's treated him. He's in two minds.

    "If you didn't come to party then why did you come here?"

    If she doesn't love him any more what was the point of even trying with him? Why waste all that time just to decide that he's not worthy of her?

    "When the party's over will you come home with me?"

    When she breaks up with the other guy, could there still be a chance of him and her getting together?

    It's probably because I'm going through something similar at the minute and I've been listening to This Is Hardcore a lot recently, but when I listened to the lyrics something just clicked.
    lukefunon June 06, 2011   Link
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    General CommentYour interpretation is certainly plausible. A possible alternative interpretation of "Entertainment can sometimes be hard when the thing
    that you love is the same thing that's holding you down"
    is that he loves this person, but he also finds this person constraining and difficult.
    ByronLWon August 06, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationSo my take on this is that it is pretty obviously about Jarvis/Pulp hitting the big time and realizing that it is shyte. Nothing too shocking there.

    The only things that think are worth adding are that i think cocaine psychosis/paranoia plays a big role in this song (as with quite a few songs on This Is Hardcore).

    Specifically, the lines:
    I was having a whale of a time until your uncle Psychosis arrived.

    Obviously about drug psychosis and paranoia.

    Why do we have to half kill ourselves just to prove we're alive?
    I'm here whenever you need me
    And whenever you need me
    I won't be here.

    In the obvious sense, this is about excessive coke use, and how it sucks the life out of the hard partier. And on a slightly different take, the cost that this has on those around the partyer: they're there to party, to get amongst it, but as a result of this high life and celebrity, they're pretty much a sh!thouse friend now, and essentially a sh!t person.
    SonLampon February 10, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe song may also be about people that feel that they are not living a full life unless they are involved in some king of partying all the time. Living side by side with such people may be very tiresome, and you may be missing some not-so-spectacular, but very important slow moments of the life.
    soboton November 04, 2015   Link
  • -2
    General Commentthis song sounds kind of like it belongs more on different class..then again Pulp is Pulp. cool song
    saladaon September 08, 2008   Link

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