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About my younger brother David who was involved in a horrific motorcycle accident this past summer. He remained in a coma for 7 weeks until he mercifully passed away. He battled many demons in his life making his crash seem inevitable. Got me to examine the history of depression in our family and how I too had become depressed about his passing. Singer/songwriter Martin John Butler helped me write it. One of my favorite tracks on the record. Features Queen Esther and Sonya Hensley on background vocals.

lyrics

LIFE IS HARD

WELL, I LIVE LIFE HARD / FROM DAY TO DAY
THAT'S HOW I GOT HERE / cuz I ROLLED THAT WAY
WHEN I WHEN I MET YOU / YOU DIDN'T SEEM TO CARE
ALL I COULD DO / WAS SIT AND STARE

BUT WHEN I GET UP / I'M COMING OVER
I'M A LITTLE STRUNG OUT / AND NOT QUITE SOBER
I CAN TAKE IT ALL IN / I CAN SPIT IT OUT
BUT THERE'S ONE THING I CAN GIVE YOU WITHOUT A DOUBT

CHORUS:
Life is Hard / Life Ain't Fair
Life gets harder when you're half-way there
Life gets harder when you're half-way, half-way there

WHEN I CRASHED HARD / I CAST NO BLAME
I LET IT ALL OUT / I OWNED THAT PAIN
CUZ LOVE DON'T WAIT / FOR SUNNY DAYS
WATCHING YOUR LIFE / JUST SLIP AWAY

BUT WHEN I GET UP / I'M COMING OVER
I'M A LITTLE BANGED UP / AND NOT QUITE SOBER
I CAN TAKE IT ALL IN / I CAN SPIT IT OUT
(Em) BUT THERE'S (C) ONE THING I CAN TELL YOU (A7) WITHOUT A DOUBT

CHORUS:
Life is Hard / Life Ain't Fair
Life gets harder when you're half-way there
Life gets harder when you're half-way, half-way there

SHORT SOLO

Life is Hard / Life Ain't Fair
Life gets harder when you're half-way there
Life gets harder when you're half-way, half-way there

CODA:
When you're half way there
When you're half way there
When you're half way there
When you're half way there
When you're half way there
When you're half way there

credits

from Caterwauling Towards The Light, released December 13, 2016
Dusty Wright - vocals, acoustic & processed guitars, percussion
Jonathan K. Bendis - electric guitar
Martin John Butler - 12-string guitar
Peter Hamilton - bass
Mark Brotter - drums
Queen Esther - background vocals
Sonya Hensley - harmony vocals

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