Hard On Things: Video by Beehive Productions


 

Published on May 19, 2016 

Video by Beehive Productions 
Written by Corin Raymond & Rob Vaarmeyer 

Hard On Things Lyrics: 

I’m hard on my body  
I’m hard on my bones 
I’m hard on every tool I own 
hard of hearing I’m hard of taste 
gettin’ all my teeth replaced 
I’m hard on every tool I use 
I strip the drivers and the screws 
I’m hard on my soles  
hard on my heels 
hard on tires I’m hard on wheels 
hard on clutches hard on brakes 
I’m hardest on my own mistakes 
my suspension needs new springs 
‘cause I’m hard on things 

yeah I’m hard on things 
mmm mmm mmm mmmmm 
I’m hard on things 
mmm mmm mmm mmmmm 

I’m hard on boots hard on gloves 
I’m hard on all the ones I love 
I’m hard on hearts I’m hard on flings 
I’m hardest on the sweetest things 
I’ve worn out two gold wedding rings 
‘cause I’m hard on things 
I may be right and I might be wrong 
it’s hard to put that in a song 
it’s hard to make this Gibson sing 
whenever I try I break the strings 
‘cause I’m hard on things 

yeah I’m hard on things 
mmm mmm mmm mmmmm 
I’m hard on everything 
mmm mmm mmm mmmmm 

I’m hard on my friends ‘cause it’s hard to care 
for someone you love who’s hardly there 
I’m hard on my wallet I’m hard for cash 
I go hard until I crash 
I’m hard on my liver and it’s hard on my head 
it’s hard to sleep when I lie in bed 
with the nightmares the morning brings 
I’m hard on things 

I’m hard on things 
mmm mmm mmm mmmmm 
I’m hard on things 
mmm mmm mmm mmmmm 
it ain’t easy when you’re hard on things 
mmm mmm mmm mmmmm 
I’m hard on things 
mmm mmm mmm mmmmm 

Rob Vaarmeyer and I wrote this song together in August, 2010, on the porch of 39 Oxford St. in Toronto’s Kensington Market. Clouds of smoke and summertime chatter drifting over from the porch next door, where these hip hop kids were hangin’ out. One of ‘em in particular was digging what we were doing: “That’s poetry, man!” he’d exclaim from time to time. Felt like we were on to something good. We stayed on that porch till long after the sun went down and finished five songs (another we finished that day, “Take Me to the Mountain,” is also on Hobo Jungle Fever Dreams). Find the album, for mail order or digital download, at www.corinraymond.com. 

Note: I do “Hard on Things” in F#m (I’m capoed on the 2nd fret, using an Em shape). F#m is the i. The actual chords: F#m, E, A. The shapes I’m using with my 2nd fret capo: Em, D, G. The numbers: i, VII, III.  

This video features: M.C. Hansen on lead guitar, Jacob Chano on snare/snare case, Treasa Levasseur on vocals, and Brian Kobayakawa on upright bass.

4 comments

  • Christine Ponder

    Christine Ponder South Central Wisconsin

    Love. Just..... love. and a little rueful shake of my head.

    Love. Just..... love. and a little rueful shake of my head.

  • Heidi Jeske

    Heidi Jeske Ontario

    Just heard your song Morning Glories on CBC Radio Fresh Air. I was so taken by the lyrics i actually took the time to search you on the interweb. Love Your Work!

    Just heard your song Morning Glories on CBC Radio Fresh Air. I was so taken by the lyrics i actually took the time to search you on the interweb.
    Love Your Work!

  • Corin Raymond

    Corin Raymond

    Thank you, Christine! Rueful headshakes are what I'm always hoping for... glad to know that this song could do it.

    Thank you, Christine! Rueful headshakes are what I'm always hoping for... glad to know that this song could do it.

  • Corin Raymond

    Corin Raymond

    Heidi, thanks for the note! Glad to hear that "Morning Glories" is making the rounds, and that it led you here. I'm glad you enjoyed what you found. See you out in the field of song.

    Heidi, thanks for the note! Glad to hear that "Morning Glories" is making the rounds, and that it led you here. I'm glad you enjoyed what you found. See you out in the field of song.

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