It's Hard

  • The last call bell rings at Au Revoir
    It's 3 o'clock and we've closed the bar
    They've been going down fast, going down slow
    The ice in my mouth won't melt but you know
    Where to go for another thrill
    It's Rebound where time stands still
    It's like '83 or '82
    Or '85, it's hard to tell

    Down the stairs, laugh, no smoking sign
    Coat's covered in ash and my heart's still full of wine

    And it's hard
    It's hard enough
    Oh, it's hard

    The Fish Wall first, The Heavenly Rest
    The Figure Eight
    The Fish Wall first, The Heavenly Rest
    The Figure Eight, then the one that I like the best

    I watched the moves now I'll get up and go
    Back and forth with my head held low
    Arms swing in time to the tune I don't know
    Sounds familiar but it's sure not The Cure
    Remember the days waiting by the phone
    Or worse yet, losing a number at home
    Ripped up bill just wet from the washer
    Knowing that you never could, never would call her

    Walk back and forth with my head held low
    Arms swing in time to the tune that I don't know

    And it's hard
    It's hard enough
    Oh, it's hard

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