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(chorus)
Some people gotta learn the hardway
I guess I'm the kinda guy
That has to find out for myself
I had to learn the hardway, Father
I'm on my knees and I'm crying for help

Now I've been high and I've been low
I've been some places that you will not go
I never thought there would come the day
When I wished I never would've lived this way
But I've been searching for a long, long time
I thought the devil was a friend of mine
I turned my back on everything that was true
And wasted years that belong to you

(repeat chorus)

It took so long for me to see
That I'm a victim of nature and me
Left to myself I realize
I am the maker of my own demise

But you accept me every time and again
And never mention just how selfish I've been
Why must it always take me so long to see
That I have fallen but you will forgive me?

(repeat chorus 2x)

The warning signs are like flares in the night
Still I proceed my greed is in spite of the fire
I know that's bound to burn
Why is it that I always gotta learn...
The hardway, the hardway, I had to learn the hardway
The hardway, the hardway, I had to learn the hardway


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    General CommentCome on people...how is it that I am the first to comment on this song? This song explains everything that goes wrong in this world...we all have something to learn in life and it often needs to happen the hard way so we acknowledge the truth. Also, a lot of people need to be humbled if not, chopped down to their knees. DC Talk ruled christian music. There is nobody as good as them so far and it might be a while before there is. Although, there are some good artists out there. The only thing that I didn't care for about them was the fact that they were not very instrumentally talented.
    sgninaemgnoson February 20, 2009   Link

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