I made a mistake
When I looked over my shoulder
Cromwell was right behind me
In the driving rain
I came out of the bathroom
Looking for my ticket
It's hard to be
Hard to be human again

Well I've been punched and beaten
Though it never shows
I'm going up to Sheffield
I don't know when I'm coming home
He took me in a corner
And I don't know why
I was looking for a friend
He shaved me dry

Never been in trouble
Don't call me on the phone
Put the blower in the bathroom
Burn the house and start from scratch
Searching for existence with my red, red wine
It's hard to be
Hard to be human again

There was a caravan
Leaving in the dusk

I saw a man hold a chicken to his head
I'm telling you baby
I go up and I come down
It' hard to be
Hard to be human again


Lyrics submitted by billyjerome

Hard to Be Human song meanings
Add your thoughts

1 Comment

sort form View by:
  • 0
    General Comment"I came out of the bathroom
    Looking for my ticket
    It's hard to be
    Hard to be human again"

    "He took me in a corner
    And I don't know why
    I was looking for a friend
    He shaved me dry"

    These lyrics suggest a social comedy set in a gay bath house. Not in 1970s San Fran, though... definitely in 1980s Sheffield, with all the political and social context which this implies (see also 'Ghosts of American Astronauts' for a 1970s American mythos overlaid onto a northern British landscape).

    "I saw a man hold a chicken to his head"

    Clear echo of Spitting Images' 'The Chicken Song', and hence some oblique, self-referential and ultimately sympathetic comment about the absurdity of proletarian leisure.
    Zwinglion July 31, 2008   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain