Brad Paisley - Hard Life Lyrics




Stop starin' at me
Leave the sad looks at home
Everybody feels bad,
And you don't understand,
It's not like I'm alone

'Cause everyone has battles to fight
And I don't need your sympathy tonight

Yeah, it's a hard life
But I'm okay
If I didn't have this, I wouldn't be who I am today
And I have lots of friends
Oh, and I have love
And yeah, I have a hard life but in some ways everybody does

There's a lot I can't do
But don't be judgin me
I'm in a body I hate
But I have my faith, more then what you see

So what if I can't kick a soccer ball into a goal?
I feel like I can lift 500 pounds with my soul

Yeah, it's a hard life
Oh, but I'm okay
If I didn't have this, I wouldn't be who I am today
And I have lots of friends
Oh, and I have love
Yeah, I have a hard life but in some ways everybody does

And some like me have lost their battle
But they will be the sun that gives you warmth,
and lights the way so we can shine on

Yeah, it's a hard life
But I'm okay
If I didn't have this, I wouldn't be who I am today
And I have lots of friends
Oh, and I have love
Yeah, I have a hard life but in some ways everybody does
Yeah, I have a hard life but in some ways everybody does





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  1. Alice Reid

    this is so true 4 people with disabilities


    like me

  2. Mithusic

    Lyrics:

    Stop starin' at me
    Leave the sad looks at home
    Everybody feels bad
    And you don't understand
    It's not like I'm alone
    'Cause everyone has battles to fight
    And I don't need your sympathy tonight

    Yeah, it's a hard life
    But I'm okay
    If I didn't have this, I wouldn't be who I am today
    And I have lots of friends
    Oh, and I have love
    And yeah, I have a hard life, but in some ways everybody does

    There's a lot I can't do
    But don't be judgin' me
    I'm in a body I hate
    But I have my faith, more then what you see
    So what if I can't kick a soccer ball into a goal?
    I feel like I can lift five hundred pounds with my soul

    Yeah, it's a hard life
    Oh, but I'm okay
    If I didn't have this, I wouldn't be who I am today
    And I have lots of friends
    Oh, and I have love
    Yeah, I have a hard life but in some ways everybody does

    And some like me have lost their battle
    But they will be the sun 
    That gives you warmth and lights the way so we can shine on

    Yeah, it's a hard life
    But I'm okay
    If I didn't have this, wouldn't be who I am today
    And I have lots of friends
    Oh, and I have love
    Yeah, I have a hard life but in some ways everybody does
    Yeah, I have a hard life but in some ways everybody does

  3. Shelly and Jady Pipes

    This song really speaks to my heart and encourages me and brings me so much peace...even more peace than most of @BradPaisleys songs do...which that is saying a lot because his music and voice have been bringing me peace for years. I myself suffer daily with a progressive terminal disease called RSD and I have multiple special needs children . When I m at my worst I listen to @BradPaisley and this calm and peace always comes over me.... and a lot of laughter and smiles due to his great sense of humor! But this is just so precious that he took these beautiful words that this young man gave him and turned it into a song . @BradPaisleys heart ♥️ is so much bigger than most men and it shows in everything that he does. He is truly a very special person who is as beautiful on the inside as he is on the outside. From: Shelly(Michelle)Pipes

  4. Connie Barnes

    This is a very moving song. Can't help but love Brad.

  5. Dawn Deany

    This sad song bard make me cry to

  6. Rob Kay

    Thaty one came left field out of nowhere and hit me straight in the ribs. Great music...

  7. EliteBA 30

    Never heard this song even though I've heard most of his. Very inspiration and motivational for anyone struggling right now. Basically, keep going and don't give up no matter what.

  8. carrie bolinger

    My brother and I have both been diagnosed with Fredrich's and this song speaks all the words that I have going on in my head. Such a beautiful reminder to not judge people's body but to know the stories of those that we come in contact with. I am blessed with an amazing support system with family, friends and co workers. God is still good and he will heal my body when I get to HEAVEN!!!

  9. Brenda Overturf

    i have cp i can not walk but i can do everything else that other people do i do not let it stop mr

  10. gacha peaches

    this song brought sad sad times

  11. gacha peaches

    my brother is mental and when I heard this song it brought sad sad times to me

  12. Sandra Ribeiro

    lindo! tenho vontade de voar.....

  13. Peggy Rozell

    Such a sweet song

  14. Juliet Martinez

    pag namimis kita lester kikinig lang ako....iisipin ikaw yung kumakanta...😢😢😢

  15. Hope Aument

    I have the same disease as this young man. I listen to this song whenever I'm having a bad day and it always makes me feel better. I love this song and would love it if I heard Brad paisley sing it for me. Rest in peace joe💟

  16. Eimear Rogers

    You honestly have a song for every emotion, you don't get half the Amount of credit you should for all your amazing and heart touching songs❤️ you are truly and in inspiration and an asset to the country music world❤️

  17. LemonadeSugar

    How songs can make you feel...

  18. AtinPeace 01

    Love this song

  19. Penny Newsome

    Joe K, the author of the original poem, passed away on July 18. He was an amazing young man who was a member of my church. Despite his illness, Joe always shared his great smile and positive attitude. I know he is smiling on us from Heaven. God Bless you, Joey.

    botpixel

    @Penny Newsome I heard about that. So sad. I live in the town he lived in, Springfield, and it was sad to hear of his passing.

    Caroline Ainsworth

    Penny Newsome

  20. Erika R

    This song ❤️

  21. Lawrence Young

    Love this song!!!

  22. Dopeyrules

    Would love to be able to download this in e UK, beautiful song, thanks Brad for sharing and taking time to create

  23. Rose Martin

    I know what u are talking about misty the love of my life has that to

  24. Rose Martin

    I love this song 3

  25. Kenneth Brinegar

    best song ive heard in years. I have cp and heart issues.

  26. amycurecf2girls

    Not a brad fan but love this song. I have two daughters with cystic fibrosis. As I am commenting my youngest is in hospital. We also found out today a good friend died from CF today. Prayers going out to all that suffer.

  27. Renee Styles

    This song was made by this kid at falls church high school in Virginia and it first started as a poem until the kid gave brad paisley the song to which he turned it into a song :)

    Jason Wolfe

    Amazing song it hits home I have a very good son who is 17 and has a lot of challenges. He has been throw hell with all the doctors and challenges. But he has the best heart its so big he is pure love. I love you Jordan

  28. Mason Van Wagenen

    Who are the 16 people that dislike this? I'd like to kick em!

    Sándor Borsos

    No need to violence. Those idiots can't enjoy the real music.

    cindy shaw

    Everyone has different taste in music. Saying you would like to kick them that's wrong and it is bulling. Show kids bulling is wrong by not saying that kid of stuff. And show tolerance by not being bothered if a million people disliked this song everyone's entitled to like or dislike a song. Man this worlds becomeing more hostile then ever before someone wants to kick someone for disliking a song. Wow. Just maybe this song could remind them of someone they lost to cancer. Think about it man. It may night be that they dislike the song it may be they just dislike the memories it brings up. Stop the hate and stop the violence. I'm dying from cancer right now on hospice now. I could easliely dislike this song cause it reminds me of me and my fight would you kick me because of that? I mean I do not dislike this song. I love this song. But some other people may not due to the memories this song pulls out.

  29. Solomon Sgt Justin L

    I'm not a man who cries.  This song brought a tear to my eyes.

  30. Della c Moulin

    If my Down syndrome child could speak this is exactly what he would say . Thanks brad paisley ❤️

  31. amandatiggers

    this song is amazing and hits home and i relate to a lot because i myself and a lot of friends has Muscular Dystrophy this song is clear as day good job on it and props to Joe its amazing

  32. Alan Simpson

    Makes you realise how fortunate we all are... Super song BP!

  33. joey honnef

    very good song :)

  34. Joel Walden

    Mr. Bush, do you remember me? Me and my family came to see you in the White House and we got to go in the Oval office? It was for my Brother's Make-A-Wish trip in April of 2007.
    Do you remember that?

  35. Lee L

    Live your life, don't worry about others.

  36. Mick Joseph

    Reminds me of the pain and suffering that my mother had to deal with while she was dying of cancer, she fought till the very end, kept her chin held high! I miss you my beautiful mummy.

  37. Shifflett80

    I love this song. It brings me to tears because it reminds me of my 9 year old daughter. She was diagnosed with SMA (Spinal Muscular Atrophy) at the age of 16 months old. She's never walked and has many challenges.

  38. Joel Walden

    You're most welcome. Pass it on, someone else might need it bad too.

  39. Billy Sprague

    Thanks i needed that! truly.

  40. Joel Walden

    God has a plan for you. Don't give up, just keep going.

    Rob Kay

    I have a plan: and that plan will be fine - I expect God is busy elsewhere, so I will just help myself, thanks.

  41. yuunjac

    This song speaks right through my heart. Argh~~ Who cut the onions here?

  42. James D Hill

    What the hell has happened to country music? This is horrible. George Jones,Johnny Cash and Patsy Cline are rolling in their graves. Where is the steel guitar and why the phony imagery? It makes me sick.

  43. Billy Sprague

    I am a 13 year old, my parents are drvorced, my grampa is gling through a davorce, my aunt is lost with her mom, my brother is finaly out of jail, my life is not so easy. I think of how I can be better..... It never comes. I ask my self "what role do I,have in this world" . Nothing comes

  44. Kompulsa

    I learned this lesson the hard way, and it is so important. I am 23 and sickly already. :(

  45. Shyloh Thomas

    luff it

  46. Debbie Lawrence

    hard life is a beautiful song

  47. nopparat yaiyoo

    deeply in this mood now. with I can found the Honest lv ...from someone who lv me too....

  48. Darmin TEJADA AGUILAR

    MUY BUENA CANCION, ESPERO QUE OBTENGA BASTANTES BIENES PARA LA MEJORA DE NUESTROS HERMANOS QUE ESTAN DELICADOS DE SALUD

  49. MexicanBlood956

    Brad theirs something about your songs that make me feel weak and love more the people around me if i could ever see you in person i will appreciate everything you did hope you come to doge arena:.:..........:)

  50. Tom Peters

    this song reminds me of the breath you take by mr strait

  51. MrLucky131996

    I agree people these days are assholes

  52. Aaron Grayson

    Lovely song

  53. Bryan Malfoy

    Brad Paisley is love

  54. Diane Schuler

    Amazing .... Thank you brad for making us all stop and think ....

  55. Joshua Walden

    how are you doing today? awaiting reply.

  56. Niamh Brennan

    I'm actually in love with this song.I could listen to it all day.The lyrics are genius :) well done :D

  57. Punchbowl Golf

    BRAD I LOVE THE DONT TREAD ON ME TEE!!

  58. marztrumpetgal

    Why have I not heard this song until I stumbled across it just now?!

  59. Jorden Frankell

    2 of my best friends are in wheelchairs and my mom has Cerebral Palsy. This song honestly means so much. <3

  60. Sandy Mac

    if you knew some one who passed away from this disease like my friends son it will always make you cry

  61. Shane Draper

    i have no friends, i have no love. forever alone

  62. Gubbiiez

    Brad paisley, this song as Joe Kind Regan has written and that you have made a cover of makes me really to think about things and makes me cry.
    My family and I got last year a sad news that my big brother, suffering from sclerosis, and it came as a shock, this song is so perfect for the text itself says more than 1000 words. I love this song.
    Brad, you're my favorite.
    Joe Kind Regan you are not alone, you are in my heart and my thoughts.

    hugs and kisses
    Gubbie - Denmark

  63. Dani Wright

    so what?

  64. Jay Amin

    cuz it came out a year ago...

  65. Austin5345

    damn this brings back so many good memories it makes me want to laugh and cry at the same time c:

  66. Matthew Cook

    i love this song! why isnt on the radio!!!

  67. Silje Danielsen

    WoW!! Beautifull!

  68. Dusty Deines

    I just got back from MDA Summer Camp, and this song fits all of our kids to a T! They know they have a hard life, they don't need to be reminded by people staring and avoiding them because they might be a little different. They're human like all of us and we all go through challenges in this life.

  69. Beebae Bond-Rogers

    i wonder if he reads his posts. If he does. Man keep it up...you touch the fiber of my being with your songs. Havent cried liked this in a while.

  70. Chikidy567

    Such a beautiful song Brad! I can relate to this so much. I was in a car accident in 2008 and broke my neck making me a Quadriplegic. I can't walk anymore or move my fingers, but I can move my arms and wrists. This song is truly how I feel everyday, but I want to say thank you for making this song and all the other beautiful songs you have made and will continue to make!!!! :)

  71. Haley Rooks

    6 people have a hard life.

  72. Samuel Torres

    It remembers me with my father's death

  73. Samuel Torres

    You are an artist , you are the best Brad..thank you for showing us life's sides..

  74. Wide and Wild

    can anyone tell me if this song will be in Brad's new album?

  75. Amber Little

    This song has made me an even bigger Brad Paisley fan..thanks Brad for raising awarrness for such a horrible disease........

  76. miracle ammons

    this song is very good and the words are so true...

  77. Grinch2466

    I do love this song very much! My father died of cancer in '98, and I wouldn't wish cancer or any other life threatening disease to my worst enemy. ( that's if I had one that is ). I just don't understand why Hard Life is posted on youtube though. ( it's a charity single ). But I will say that I shed quite a few tears when I listen to this song.

  78. Katie Lynn

    Such a beautiful reminder to be thankful for what we do have

  79. Neexxable

    How can this beautiful song only have 79k Views? This is the most beautiful song ever, and It helps me everyday to get through with my life. This song diserves so much more. Thank you, Mr Paisley. <3

  80. 1Kparcan

    2 time cancer survivor with multiple scars from surgeries to my head and neck including a total laryngectomy. This song had tears streaming down my face.

  81. Lloyd Jackson

    Im fighting cancer. This song hits me hard.

  82. Jason Lemire

    As a person with spinocerebellar ataxia this song hits me hard. God bless you Brad Paisley for putting this song to music.

  83. Just Some Guy

    because they got a moron named Justin Bieber

  84. wayna baldwin

    love this song

  85. Azareel1964

    Thank you Brad Paisley,well said,God Bless you beyond your dreams!!!! <3

  86. motocrossm34

    i might have a form of muscular distrophy, im 15, and im told if i have it i could die in my 40's and be in a wheelchair when im around 30... there checking stuff for it now...i just want u to know this song means so much to me right now

  87. Blanka Přibylová

    great :o)

  88. sunset114

    This song is the truth! i know a few people with physical difficulties and they are all amazing! i really love this song <3

  89. Junyi Teoh

    Brad Paisley - Not only the best Country - Guitar Player but the most amazing Artist i ever knew .

  90. motocrossm34

    you know, if this was the mainstream "cool" "popular" genre of music...then maybe the world we live in would be a much better place...there oughta be more songs like this ;p

  91. A16AdamWalker

    I know what this songs about... but it speaks to me more as someone with an unseen disability than it does to my mate Dayne who has a visable one... at least he (in his words) gets the consideration of decent people all around... I only tend to get it from those who bother to think...

  92. Cindi Law

    What an amazing song! <3

  93. abbeyddancer

    being on wheelchair aint the end of the world...theres another life where there will be no infermity etc and at that time everyone will be happy:)...

  94. David Horrocks

    My life is so different now since becoming handicapped in 2001. Thank you Brad for put how me and others feel into a song.

  95. Ryan 1995

    omg self connection its selfish have mild cp kind reminds me of my self

  96. fish1648

    @DmAy2160 life

  97. fish1648

    @DmAy2160 there not much in my that makes me mad but when i here about someone getting bullied that gets me fighting mad

  98. Marie Shay

    My friend in high school had Spina Bifida and at my sisters graduation party we all went outside to eat and forgot he couldnt follow us because he was in a chair. We never saw the chair we saw our friend. I just dont see how all people see is what is "lacking" instead of the personality. This is a great song~

  99. Jessica Monroe

    Ummmmm I think that I broke the replay button. I am sooo sorry.

  100. Jake

    i know it's irrelevant but i fucking love brads shirt