So Hard

Album: Taking The Long Way (2006)

Songfacts®:

  • Martie Maguire: "That song touches on the issue of infertility, which Emily and I both had to deal with. I think we feel a responsibility to break down some of these barriers - it's much more of a common problem than people realize. Someone the other day asked me if twins ran in my family. When I told them I did in vitro they said, 'Oh, so you took the easy way.' I couldn't believe they said that."

    Emily Robison: "We both got pregnant through in vitro fertilization, and people usually get all freaked out when we tell them that. I don't find it a stigma at all - people need to start talking about it, because it feels almost epidemic. And it's so wonderful that we have this technology." (quotes thanks to the band's publicist)
  • Dan Wilson of Semisonic, who wrote five other tracks on the album, co-wrote this with the Dixie Chicks. His own experience as a parent came into play: his daughter was born premature.

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