From the album The Natural World

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Music and lyrics by Michael Lewis

Lyrics

It’s a Hard Life

it’s hard
it’s a hard life
it’s a hard life full of pain
we fall with our first step
but we learn and try again
maybe it’s part of the fabric of life
to walk toward the precipice edge
with vertigo and groundlessness
we stand just at the ledge

there are petals on roses
and they fall to the ground
and stars, in a blaze of light
burn up without a sound
everything has a season
in winter we’re left with the thorn
so we lean into the sharp points
we sit, we breathe, and we mend

chorus:
and the lovers will love
the dreamers will dream
and the poets will carry the beat
just put one foot in front of the other
may we all land on our feet

there are words that are precious
there are words that are cheap
there’s a time to be silent
and there’s a time we should speak
everything has a season
in winter we’re left with the thorn
but with springtime comes the flower
and with sunrise comes the morn

chorus

© P 2011 Michael Lewis/my myth publishing/BMI