Hard Times 2022

Story Behind The Song

I first got the urge to write this a day after the Buffalo, NY supermarket massacre. Before I could finish, there were 2 or 3 other mass shootings, the one at the Uvalde school just a little more heinous than the others. How long before our government does something to protect its citizens, instead of bowing to the gun lobby.

Song Description

A screed about the violence, and the (terribly) easy access to guns in America

Song Length 4:26 Genre Country - Rock, Country - Americana
Tempo Medium (111 - 130) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Fuming, Disconcerted Subject Anger, Civil Rights
Language English Era 2000 and later

Lyrics

Hard Times In America 2022
copyright 2022/ Hank Thomas Music
(All rights reserved)

Dear Mr. President, hear our pleas Ban them killer guns that nobody needs Our kids are out there dying, Mothers crying in the streets
And Mr. Congressman, could you please? Pass some background checks, I'm on my knees, All real Patriots know that, we just can't give up this fight
There's Hard times in America, Hard times in America, there's Hard times in America these days
This whole damn deal is out of hand People hunting down their fellow man there's, Hard times in America these days
We've all had it up to here, as our children go to school in fear We just want to keep them safe from harm, Is that too much to ask?
There's Hard times in America, Hard times in America, there's Hard times in America these days
You got people dyin' week to week While the N.R.A., they double-speak, there's Hard times in America these days, these days, these days
Lead then Bridge
There's a haze that runs across this land, it's a burden on our families and, Your shameless lies go on and on, while there's people dying all around Tryin' to feed our kids and keep them safe, but we lose them in their safest space The unseen hand who guides us all says love thy neighbor as thyself That's why, I'm beggin' you, please
Mr. Senator, Our Nation's scared Need a whole lot more than thoughts & prayers Fast action's what we really need, but you're sitting on your hands It sure don't feel like the promised land, more dead each year than Vietnam We got a never ending funeral train in the name of Liberty
Oh, there's Hard times in America Hard times in America there's Hard times in America these days
And if he thinks the problem's mental health, Wayne Lapierre can go to hell There's Hard times in America these days
There's Hard times in America, Hard times in America, there's Hard times in America these days, these days, these days


Lyrics Thomas Laflesh Music Hank Thomas
Producer Thomas Laflesh Publisher Hank Thomas Music
Performance Hank Thomas/Ron Wallace/ Music produced by Jason Roller
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