"Hard Times" as written by Gary Robert Rossington, Ronnie Van Zant and Grant Richard Kwiecinski....
Same old bills on the dresser same old sheets on the bed
Same old pans in the kitchen the same old day old bread
Same old sad eyed news man on my same old TV set
Talking about our big depression but I ain't worried yet
About hard times, hard times

Hard times is Betty and Bubba living in a mansion and hating each other lord
Hard times is a-losing your faith and watching your spirits fall
Hard times is the children too racking their brains about who loves who
We ain't got no hard times at all

Sisters got the same old dollies brothers got the same old trains
Same old love and laughter playing the same old games
I know you want to sail the south seas and I want to see Paree
But as long as there's a bed to lie in there's still a lot of sights to see

Cause hard times is Betty and Bubba living in a mansion and hating each other lord
Hard times is a-losing your faith and watching your spirits fall
Hard times is the children too racking their brains about who loves who
We ain't got no hard times
Honey we ain't got no hard times
We ain't got no hard times at all



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"Hard Times" as written by Grant Richard Kwiecinski Gary Robert Rossington

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    Song MeaningHard times is more about how your family is doing emotionally than how much money you have. Rich people can have hard times ("hard times is a daddy and a mother livin' in a mansion and hatin' each other") and poor or working-class people can have good times, even in an economic depression, if they stick together and love each other regardless off the desire for material goods or better food.

    I grew up hearing this song since I was a young child, and my family always used it as a shorthand, on long car rides to see doctors that we weren't at all sure would cure anything or even treat the symptoms, that we may have been going through a rough patch but we still loved each other so everything would be okay no matter what happened. All it took was the song coming on the radio or tape deck, and we'd hold hands and know what it meant.
    forestchildon December 06, 2014   Link

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