"It's Hard" as written by and Pete Townshend....
Any tough can fight, few can play
Any tough can fight, few can play
Any fool can fall, few can lay
Any fool can fall, few can lay
Any stud can reproduce, few can please
Any stud can reproduce, few can please
Anyone can pay, few can lease
Anyone can pay, few can lease

It's hard
It's hard
(It's a hard, hard hand to hold
(it's a hard, hard hand to hold
It's a hard land to control)
It's a hard land to control)

Any man can claim, few can find
Any man can claim, few can find
Any girl can blink, few can lie
Any girl can blink, few can lie
Anyone can promise, few can raise
Anyone can promise, few can raise
Anyone can try, but a few can stay
Anyone can try, but a few can stay

Any brain can hide, few can stand
Any brain can hide, few can stand
Any kid can fly, few can land
Any kid can fly, few can land
Any gang can scatter, few can form
Any gang can scatter, few can form
Any kid can chatter, few can inform
Any kid can chatter, few can inform

It's hard
It's very, very, very, very hard, so very hard
It's hard
It's very, very, very, very hard, so very hard

It's hard
It's hard
(It's a hard, hard hand to hold
(It's a hard, hard hand to hold
It's a hard land to control)
It's a hard land to control)

Any soul can sleep, few can die
Any soul can sleep, few can die
Any wimp can weep, few can cry
Any wimp can weep, few can cry
Everyone complains, few can state
Everyone complains, few can state
Anyone can stop, few can wait
Anyone can stop, few can wait

It's hard
It's very, very, very, very hard, so very hard
It's hard
It's very, very, very, very hard, so very hard

Anyone can do anything if they hold the right card
Anyone can do anything if they hold the right card
So, I'm thinking about my life now
So, I'm thinking about my life now
I'm thinking very hard
I'm thinking very hard
Deal me another hand, Lord, this one's very hard
Deal me another hand, Lord, this one's very hard
Deal me another hand, Lord, this one's very hard
Deal me another hand, Lord, this one's very hard


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"It's Hard" as written by Pete Townshend

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    General CommentIt should be noted that nearly all the lyrics from this song came from one of Pete's demos "Popular", where instead of "It's hard, it's very very etc." he goes on to say "I just wanna be popular" about four times.

    Anyway, it's an alright song. Better than some of the songs on the album, which isn't saying much.
    Trancheraon July 27, 2009   Link
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    General CommentDon't imagine many people have or will look this Who song up? Pete Townsend is one of my favorite writers but ya' know? Why this song? You? It's six amazing lyrics for me. "ANYONE CAN STOP, FEW CAN WAIT". Experience Death, Divorce, Drugs, Diagnosis and or Dysfunction in life and those six words hold a vital key to growth and understanding and for me, left me looking up. Chicago "I've Been Searchin' So Long" and Jesus took me the rest of the way. Peace out. :) all from six words and it only took me 50 years to find Him. and the church said? :) Amen.
    insidesongzon March 23, 2017   Link

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