"Hard Out Here" as written by Lily Rose Beatrice Cooper and Greg Kurstin....
I suppose I should tell you what this bitch is thinkin'
You'll find me in the studio and not in the kitchen
I won't be braggin' 'bout my cars or talkin' 'bout my chains
Don't need to shake my ass for you 'cause I've got a brain

If I told you 'bout my sex life, you'd call me a slut
When boys be talkin' about their bitches, no one's makin' a fuss
There's a glass ceilin' to break, uh-huh, there's money to make
And now it's time to speed it up 'cause I can't move at this pace

Sometimes it's hard to find the words to say
I'll go ahead and say them anyway
Forget your balls and grow a pair of tits

It's hard, it's hard, it's hard out here for a bitch
It's hard, for a bitch (For a bitch)
For a bitch, it's hard
It's hard out here for a bitch
It's hard, for a bitch (For a bitch)
For a bitch, it's hard
It's hard out here

You're not a size six, and you're not good lookin'
Well, you better be rich, or be real good at cookin'
You should probably lose some weight
'Cause we can't see your bones
You should probably fix your face or you'll end up on your own

Don't you want to have somebody who objectifies you?
Have you thought about your butt? Who's gonna tear it in two?
We've never had it so good, uh-huh, we're out of the woods
And if you can't detect the sarcasm, you've misunderstood

Sometimes it's hard to find the words to say
I'll go ahead and say them anyway
Forget your balls and grow a pair of tits

It's hard, it's hard, it's hard out here for a bitch
It's hard, for a bitch (For a bitch)
For a bitch, it's hard
It's hard out here for a bitch
It's hard, for a bitch (For a bitch)
For a bitch, it's hard
It's hard out here

A bitch, a bitch, a bitch, bitch, bitch (Bitch)
A bitch, a bitch, a bitch, bitch, bitch
A bitch, a bitch, a bitch, bitch, bitch
A bitch, a bitch, a bitch, bitch, bitch

Inequality promises that it's here to stay
Always trust the injustice 'cause it's not goin' away
Inequality promises that it's here to stay
Always trust the injustice 'cause it's not goin' away

Sometimes it's hard to find the words to say
I'll go ahead and say them anyway
Forget your balls and grow a pair of tits

It's hard, it's hard, it's hard out here for a bitch
It's hard, for a bitch (For a bitch)
For a bitch, it's hard
It's hard out here for a bitch
It's hard, for a bitch (For a bitch)
For a bitch, it's hard
It's hard out here

It's hard (For a bitch, for a bitch) For a bitch
It's hard, it's hard out here for a bitch
It's hard (For a bitch, for a bitch) For a bitch
It's hard, it's hard out here (Bitch)


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"Hard Out Here" as written by Lily Rose Beatrice Cooper Greg Kurstin

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  • +2
    Song MeaningThis song is very obviously about modern sexism and gives specific examples of the double standards. It's also about overcoming it and being successful without being 'good lookin', rich, or real good at cookin' (stay at home mom).
    mrllamaon December 11, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWell, the song meaning is beyond discussion. Lily has already said that it was critic against misogyny, but, even if she didn't, she stated a pretty clear point. What remains to be said is that she's absolutely right.

    Sure there is different standarts to women, specially in the music business. Take the Britney Spears example. She was rocketed up to the stars only to be put down in every possible opportunity, and while it was not so explicit in Lily's case, she suffered the same horrible treatment by public opinion. And, talking of prejudice, some of the criticised behaviors were tolerated, if not stimulated, in men, going as far as tainting the reputation of those who did not abide to said standarts.
    pkgarcia0on December 19, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song is critical of how hip hop culture perceives women. Lily sings,

    "I won't be braggin' 'bout my cars or talkin' 'bout my chains
    Don't need to shake my ass for you 'cause I've got a brain"

    She talks on how rappers always brag about their big cars and have big booty bitches twerking in their music videos.

    "If I told you 'bout my sex life, you'd call me a slut
    When boys be talkin' about their bitches, no one's makin' a fuss"

    She references how rappers always talk about how many bitches they have sex with and it's not a problem, but if a female has multiple sex partners and exaggerates about it she's considered a slut.

    "Sometimes it's hard to find the words to say
    I'll go ahead and say them anyway
    Forget your balls and grow a pair of tits"

    She goes on to mention that it's harder to be a female in a male world.

    "You're not a size six, and you're not good lookin'
    Well, you better be rich, or be real good at cookin'
    You should probably lose some weight
    'Cause we can't see your bones
    You should probably fix your face or you'll end up on your own"

    This references how woman are often objectified by men and they have to look pretty and be skinny in order to have one.
    whatdoesthefoxon February 22, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love bitches, I love Lily!
    Xtravavaganzaon January 29, 2014   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningThis song is supposedly a response to Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines'.
    EmilySophieRoseon May 16, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song's about twerking like Cyrus. Lily did a good job at it with her topless dance in spanx!
    Sheezuson June 01, 2014   Link

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