Morning falls like rain into the city life
There goes another night
Losing my breath in waves
Knowing that ever crash is bleeding the hourglass
And taking the strife, from all our lives

Everyone keeps talking
They promise you everything
But they don't mean anything

We may loose our focus
There's just too many words
We're never meant to learn
And we don't feel so alive

Say goodbye, these days are gone
And we can't keep holding on
When all we need is some relief
Through these hard times
Through these hard times

Move your hands in circles
Keeping me hypnotized
The power behind your eyes

Move around your bedroom cursing the naked sky
You should be here tonight
But you stay alone and cry

Say goodbye, these days are gone
And we can't keep holding on
When all we need is some relief
Through these hard times
(Whoa) There's something missing
(Oh whoa) You'll never feel it but you
(Oh whoa) You're gonna feel it when it's gone
When it's gone

Say goodbye, these days are gone
And we can't keep holding on
When all we need is some relief
Through these hard times
(Hey) these hard times
(Oh no, no) hard times
Hard times

Say goodbye, these days are gone
Say goodbye, these days are gone
These days are gone.



Lyrics submitted by ljungberg8

"These Hard Times" as written by Robert Kelly Thomas, Brian Yale, Kyle Cook, Paul Doucette

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing

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    General Comment:no one has commented *gasp*
    to me it basically means sometimes you don't realize how much somebody means to you until they're gone
    staceykinson November 18, 2007   Link
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    General Comment:bromwell?
    woyloyboogon December 17, 2007   Link
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    General Comment:its about survival and empowerment in your life and knowing the importance of someone you loved when he/she is gone!!!great song!!!
    djderickon January 08, 2008   Link
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    General Comment:I can't believe only three people have commented on this song! To me, it's about people who have lost someone close...

    "Say goodbye!
    These days are gone
    and we can't keep holding on
    When all we need
    is some relief
    from these hard times."

    these hard times would be getting through the loss.
    thefrayrocks94on March 14, 2008   Link
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    General Comment:their beat sounds like the one of Stolen - Dashboard Confessional
    StephanieNguyenon March 19, 2008   Link
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    General Comment:I loves this song it's so poetic and just gives me a good feeling even though it's kinda sad, I think. I'm a little stumped about the meaning though, I'm guessin it's about a guy tellin his girl to say goodbye to the good ol days of their relationship because they're gone. But I might be wrong? If I am, can someone please enlighten me? :)
    i_LoVe_ChRiSbRoWnon April 30, 2008   Link
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    General Comment:I loves this song it's so poetic and just gives me a good feeling even though it's kinda sad, I think. I'm a little stumped about the meaning though, I'm guessin it's about a guy tellin his girl to say goodbye to the good ol days of their relationship because they're gone. But I might be wrong? If I am, can someone please enlighten me? :)
    i_LoVe_ChRiSbRoWnon April 30, 2008   Link
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    General Comment:its about something bad happening and you just need to bear through it and that yeah bad things happen and when they do they end things and cause things that should have happened not to (there's just too many words
    we're never meant to learn) and also its always going to be hard and things aren't going to be the same again..
    The first time i heard this song was a month after my friend was killed in a car accident and was having a real hard time dealing with it and honestly hearing it made me laugh
    bballfrk11on May 15, 2008   Link
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    General Comment:Personally i love this song. Well, i feel this is not a sad song. Its message is quite encouraging. As bballfrk11 said the song is telling us to hold on through the hard times and yeah one day all the hard times will be gone. Well, i feel the song reflects quite a wide contrast from the normal jobs to our love. But it begins from a point of view of a person who is going through real hard times.
    "Lose my breath in waves
    knowing that every crash
    is bleeding the hourglass
    and taking the stride from our lives"--
    is clearly saying that the days are going real bad, and every second of his life (every breath) is just not going in his direction, times are going hard (bleeding the hourglass). And "Everyone keeps talking
    they promise you everything
    they don't meant anything" --
    is saying how we are betrayed in our lives, how people lie to us for their advantages.
    "We may lose our focus
    there's just too many words
    we're never meant to learn "--
    is saying that, we might fall down in our life but thats not a big deal, (Thers just too many words, we're never meant to learn) the important thing is we have to get up.
    And the chorus is saying, hard times will go someday and we'll get relief. The next verse is stating love life.
    "Move your hands in circles
    keeping me hypnotized
    the power behind your eyes."----
    the person is begging his love to keep him hypnotized in her love, he is saying not to let him go away. He wants to stay with his love and hopes his other aspects of life (work etc) doesn't affect his love.
    "Move around your bedroom
    cursing the naked sky
    you should be here tonight
    but you stay alone
    and cry..."
    But unfortunately, his love is far away from him and wishes she was with him.
    "There's something missing
    you never feel it but you
    you're gonna feel it when it's gone
    when it's gone"
    the bridge is clearly a message to us. Don't let your love go far from you, don't let the hectic life lose your love. Keep it safe in your arms. You might not be desperate to hold her when your love is with you, but u'll regret a lot when she is gone. Well...there you go thats my prediction about the meaning of the song!
    101rockson June 13, 2008   Link
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    Memory:I feel like this song is exactly what I am going through, and I cry everytime I hear it. My family has been going through a lot of problems, and I realize that there is a lot of tension and even if things do get better I am afraid to say we won't have that close relationship we always had. I never realized what I had until I lost it, and that means so much more to me than ever. I never really understood that one day everyone feels like that. Everyone is saying this song is about death, but I think it could be interpreted about being about 'losing' someone in a completely different way. I don't know, but that's how I look at it.
    xsaraisonxx3on May 29, 2009   Link

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