"Hard To Beat" as written by and Richard Archer....
I seen you darlin'
Seen you hangin' round town
You in a short skirt
Shinin' eyes of deep brown
You had a dirty look
You caught me on your hook
Turn up the thermostat
I wanna see you sweat

Ah yeah
Girl you've got something I
Like

I walked right over, said
Hi how you doin'
You smiled at me
And girl you tore right through me
I said "Come on, let's dance"
We've gotta take our chance
You whispered in my ear
You wanna get out of here

Can you feel it
Rockin' the city
Ah yeah
Straight out of nowhereness
Like a fist
Can't resist you oh no
I tell you something

You know I love ya
Just wanna touch ya
Stand up
Knock me right off my feet
Hard to beat, hard to beat
Hard to beat

Wooh, ah!

Let's spend the night
Spend the night together
Heart beatin' so fast
As you take my shirt off
This girl I saw round town
Well now she's goin' down
Stuck on a losing streak
I think you've turned me round

Ah yeah
Girl you've got something I
Like

Read all about it
Have you heard the latest
Boy in a band
Beef Hollywood actress
But baby you and me
We came up from the street
No time to hesitate
We gotta push our weight

Can you feel it
Rockin' the city
Ah yeah
Straight out of nowhereness
Like a fist
Can't resist you oh no
I tell you somethin'
You know I love ya
Just wanna touch ya
Stand up
Knock me right off my feet
Hard to beat, hard to beat
Hard to beat

Goodness
No I've never known a night like this
Can't believe it
You're so hard to beat
Hard to beat

Drive me crazy
My beautiful baby
Let's spend the whole day
Right here together
You know I love ya
Just wanna touch ya
Stand up
Knock me right off my feet
Hard to beat, hard to beat
Hard to beat

Ah yeah, girl you've got
Something I like
-x6


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"Hard to Beat" as written by Richard Archer

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  • +1
    General CommentThere is another version of this - the radio edit misses out the verse beginning "read all about it," and amongst other slight edits (lyrics remain mainly accurate) on the radio edit the last part goes:

    ah yeah - girl you've got
    - yeah i love ya - yeah i love you
    something i - like
    - yeah i love you i love you and i'm sitting
    ah yeah - girl you've got
    - at home, sitting on the bus - all i ever do is think about us
    something i - like
    - on and on i said - yeah
    ah yeah - girl you've got
    something i - like

    yes that's my special formatting for when the lyric has two parts. In the version I transcribed from, there's a high "yeah i love ya" for the 3rd and 4th "ah yeah....like" Oh, I think it's about picking up a girl he's seen around who he's well into, instant attraction, he's pleased to discover she's into him too, enough to be "going down" lol. not sure about "hard to beat," and part of it sounds like he's imagining what it would be like, but i didn't write it, yknow!...
    loveheartzon July 17, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is great! There's a summer-type feel to the song which makes it great for those long summer parties!

    As for the "Read all about it verse.....", upon first reading the lyrics, I took this part of the song to be a dig at Chris Martin from Coldplay dating and marrying Gwyneth Paltrow. I hear the words as thus:

    "Read all about it
    Have you heard the latest
    Boy in a band
    Dates Hollywood actress....."

    What I think is being said in this part of the song is a drawing of comparisons between Chris and Gwyneth and the guy and the girl in the song. Chris and Gwyneth have been elevated to an almost royalty-like couple and their relationship is almost fairy-tale like when you read the tabloids, hence "Read all about it.....". The budding relationship in the song is more down-to-earth and based in reality and therefore more beautiful because it's the basic 'boy-meets-girl' story, and is not some full-blown fairy-tale.
    BooRadon October 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentVery Catchy Song, I can see this band going far. I think this would do really well in the charts. Other songs are real good too.
    KirkieBon June 20, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is an amazing song, i predict these guys are the next Clash!
    Deathpunktouriston July 24, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmy favourtie hard-fi song, although all their songs are med
    Swalbson August 31, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's called hard to beat because it is about a celebrity he gets off with, and he feels no one will compare to her because of her social status.

    "Read all about it
    Have you heard the latest
    Boy in a band
    Beef Hollywood actress"
    KurupTon September 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song rocks, i can take parts of it, well most of it cept the boy band and hollywood actress part i can relate to all but that part, and yah awesome song, awesome band
    hobbes67on December 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat great song...this is hard-fi's 'take me out'.
    paul_bankson December 09, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenta very underrated band
    hobbes67on May 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat it means to be a young londoner in love.

    lovely song.
    leaveandletgoon September 16, 2006   Link

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