Harder They Come

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Joe Jackson

Joe Jackson (born David Ian Jackson, 11 August 1954) is an English musician and singer-songwriter now living in Berlin, whose five Grammy Award nominations span from 1979 to 2001. He is probably best known for the 1979 hit song and first single "Is She Really Going Out with Him?", which still gets … more »

Well, they tell me of a pie up in the sky
Waiting for me when I die
But between the day you're born and when you die
You know, they never seem to hear even your cry
 [Chorus:]
 So as sure as the sun will shine
 I'm gonna get my share now what is mine
 And then the harder they come 
 The harder they fall
 One and all
 The harder they come 
 The harder they fall
 One and all
And the oppressors are trying to track me down
They're trying to drive me underground
And they think that they have got the battle won
I say, forgive them Lord, they know not what they've done
 [Chorus]
And I keep on fighting for the things I want
Though I know that when you're dead you can't
But I'd rather be a free man in my grave
Than living as a puppet or a slave
 [Chorus]

Written by: JIMMY CLIFF

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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