These Hard Times
Morning falls like rain into the city life There goes another night Losing my breath in waves Knowing that ever crash is bleeding the hourglass And taking the strife, from all our lives Everyone keeps talking They promise you everything But they don't mean anything We may loose our focus There's just too many words We're never meant to learn And we don't feel so alive Say goodbye, these days are gone And we can't keep holding on When all we need is some relief Through these hard times Through these hard times Move your hands in circles Keeping me hypnotized The power behind your eyes Move around your bedroom cursing the naked sky You should be here tonight But you stay alone and cry Say goodbye, these days are gone And we can't keep holding on When all we need is some relief Through these hard times (Whoa) There's something missing (Oh whoa) You'll never feel it but you (Oh whoa) You're gonna feel it when it's gone When it's gone Say goodbye, these days are gone And we can't keep holding on When all we need is some relief Through these hard times (Hey) these hard times (Oh no, no) hard times Hard times Say goodbye, these days are gone Say goodbye, these days are gone These days are gone.
Written by: KYLE COOK, PAUL DOUCETTE, ROB THOMAS, ROBERT THOMAS, BRIAN YALE
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10 facts about this song
"These Hard Times" is a song written by Rob Thomas, Paul Doucette, and Kyle Cook, main members of the American rock band Matchbox Twenty.
The song is included in the band's third studio album, "Exile on Mainstream," released in 2007. This album is a combination of a greatest hits album and an EP of new songs, six in total. "These Hard Times" is one of the new tracks introduced in this album.
Although "These Hard Times" was not released as a single, the album "Exile on Mainstream" achieved substantial success. It debuted at number 3 on the U.S. Billboard 200 and was certified platinum.
The lyrics in "These Hard Times" express a sentiment of struggle and hardship, but with an undercurrent of resilience and the ability to overcome.
Many fans believe the lyrics of "These Hard Times" refer indirectly to the issues the band had been going through in the preceding years, including problems with their record label and a line-up change.
Musically, "These Hard Times" showcases the band's signature style of alternative rock blended with a hint of pop, featuring a melodic vocal line and catchy, smooth rhythms.
A music video for this song was never produced, since it was not released as a single.
In interviews, band members described "These Hard Times" as one of the songs they enjoyed most on the album due to its relatable and emotional lyrical content.
"These Hard Times" has been performed live several times since its release, often in a slightly stripped-down acoustic version.
Fans and listeners often praise "These Hard Times" for its emotional depth and the way it reflects the fighting human spirit in the face of adversity.
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