"Hard Times" as written by and Patrick Wolf....
As they dig your ditches count my stitches
Generation justice wishes for world at war
Final score, media come and abhor us

These are hard times we'll work harder, harder
Through these hard times I'll work harder, harder

Divided nation in sedation, overload of information
That we have grown up to ignore mediocrity applauded

In these hard times we'll work harder, harder
Through these hard times I'll work harder, harder
For resolution show me some revolution
This battle will be won

Forced to count the hours since Two Towers
Fell to fiction those higher powers
Putting gods to war, who keeps score
Ignorance is still adored

And through these hard times we'll work harder, harder
Give me hard times, I'll work harder, harder
For revolution hard time for some resolution
Time for some revolution, this battle will be won

If they only see you with their fear
And they only hear you with their pride
And they only see you with their fear
And they only hear you with their pride

And work harder, harder, harder, harder
Harder, harder, harder, harder, hard times




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"Hard Times" as written by Patrick Wolf

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    General Commentthis song is fucking awesome :D the beginning always makes me think it's Bloc Party's Hunting for Witches though, I wonder if it's deliberate? They have similar themes.
    deltasunlighton November 08, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhen I saw him play this live in 2007, there was a line like 'kill the king and crown the witches'. Obviously it hasn't made it onto the final cut, but I quite liked it.
    ambrielon April 17, 2009   Link
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    General CommentCorrect lyrics:


    As they
    Dig your ditches
    Count my stitches

    Generation justice
    Wishes for
    World at war
    Final score
    Media come and abhor us
    These
    Our hard times
    But we'll work harder, harder
    Give me hard times
    And I'll work harder, harder

    Divided nation
    In sedation
    Overload of information
    That we have grown up
    To ignore...
    Mediocrity applauded
    Through these hard times
    We'll work harder
    Give me hard times
    And I'll work harder, harder

    For revolution

    Show me some
    Resolution
    And this
    Battle will be won

    Forced to count the hours
    Since two towers
    Fell to fiction those higher powers
    Putting gods to war
    Who keeps score?

    Ignorance is still adored
    All through these hard times
    We'll work harder, harder
    Give me hard times
    And I'll work harder harder
    For revolution
    Show me some revolution

    This battle will be won

    If they only see you with their fear
    And they only hear you with their pride

    Then work harder

    Harder
    cmj_abon April 23, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTo be honest I never really like The Magic Position as a full album. Yeah there was Overture which blew me away and The Magic Position was always fun to dance to. Let's hope Patrick comes back strong with this one. This song is pretty good. I like the lyrics. They're very motivational to me. They make me wanna go out get somethin'. :)
    JimmieNeverDieson May 07, 2009   Link
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    General CommentForced to count the hours
    Since two towers
    Fell to fiction those higher powers
    Putting gods to war
    Who keeps score?
    Ignorance is still adored

    i reckon this is about how people in America think the twin towers was the worst thing to ever happen but they aren't counting all the horrible things they have done for example Hiroshima.
    PropanePennyon September 21, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationWell, obviously, I could be right and I could be wrong, but I'm thinking this song is a little bit like about how the media plays and shows things over and over again and we're becoming numb to some things.
    Example:
    'since two towers fell to fiction'
    The footage of the two towers falling was played over and over again on the news and even personally, I began to not care.
    We are becoming sort of 'numb' to things that could even be considered a big deal and even rulers wrecking the country (what ever country that may be) is allowed by the citizens as a whole because it's become an accepted fact.
    pytexplodingloveon March 26, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationWell, obviously, I could be right and I could be wrong, but I'm thinking this song is a little bit like about how the media plays and shows things over and over again and we're becoming numb to some things.
    Example:
    'since two towers fell to fiction'
    The footage of the two towers falling was played over and over again on the news and even personally, I began to not care.
    We are becoming sort of 'numb' to things that could even be considered a big deal and even rulers wrecking the country (what ever country that may be) is allowed by the citizens as a whole because it's become an accepted fact.
    pytexplodingloveon March 26, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is all about War. People always think their side is the 'right' side in war. And cruel acts are justified. Any misjustice isn't questioned, it's just covered up by the majority of the population.

    If anyone has read Animal Farm, this song screams Boxer to me. The workhorse who believed everything would be okay if he worked harder. Even though the farm was being turned into a dictatorship and it was moving away from their idea of a perfect society (everyone pulling their weight and earning equality, god, it's an allegory to communism, what more can I say?), he wasn't smart enough to realize that he had to do more than just work harder. But that was all he could do.

    Salaion April 03, 2010   Link

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