Nanci Griffith

It's A Hard Life Wherever You Go Lyrics

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Nanci Griffith - It's A Hard Life Wherever You Go lyrics

I am a backseat driver from America

They drive on the left on falls road

The man at the wheel's name is Shamus

We pass a child on the corner he knows

And Shamus says, "Now what chance has that kid got?"

And I say from the back, "I don't know"

He says, "There's barbed wire at all these exits

And there ain't no place in Belfast for that kid to go"

It's a hard life, it's a hard life

It's a very hard life

It's a hard life wherever you go

If we poison our children with hatred

Then, the hard life is all that they'll know

And there ain't no place in Belfast for that kid to go

A cafeteria line in Chicago

The fat man in front of me

Is calling black people trash to his children

And he's the only trash here I see

And I'm thinking this man wears a white hood

In the night when the children should sleep

But, they'll slip to their window and they'll see him
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And they'll think that white hood's all they need

It's a hard life, it's a hard life

It's a very hard life

It's a hard life wherever you go

If we poison our children with hatred

Then, the hard life is all that they'll know

And there ain't no place in Chicago for those kids to go

I was a child in the sixties

Dreams could be held through TV

With Disney and Cronkite and martin Luther

And, I believed, I believed, I believed

Now, I am the backstreet driver from America

I am not at the wheel of control

I am guilty, I am war, I am the root of all evil

Lord, I can't drive on the left side of the road

It's a hard life, it's a hard life

It's a very hard life

It's a hard life wherever you go

If we poison our children with hatred

Then, the hard life is all that they'll know

And there ain't no place in this world for these kids to go

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