Listen to Hard Hand To Hold song with lyrics from Willy Mason

Hard Hand To Hold

Willy Mason25 Oct 2004

Hard Hand To Hold Lyrics

Hard Hand To Hold - Willy Mason

Look him in the eyes

 

There's no need to be scared

 

He's as powerless as you and me

 

Though his face is well worn

 

And his clothes a bit torn

 

That don't mean

That you shouldn't believe

 

When he asks you your name

 

Says 'brother we're all

Here in the same game'

But you shrink back like he's a disease

 

Yeah you shake and you moan

 

You say 'oh please take me home'

 

And the homeless all sing the reprise

 

It's a hard hand to hold

That is looking for control

 

It is tempting to fight

 

When you know that you're right

 

It's hard to lie down

When you don't trust the ground

 

It's hard to hold on

 

It's hard to hold on

 

Walking home again

 

Becomes a battle with the wind

 

As it teases your previsions against shame

 

Like all that wax in your hair

 

It becomes painfully clear

 

That as long as it's a fight

You'll never win

 

And when you get to the door

 

You're still so busy fighting wars

 

That you can't look upon

Your lady as a friend

 

You're trying so hard to be right

 

You miss the love in that first sight

 

And your lover feels alone once again

 

It's a hard hand to hold

 

That is looking for control

 

It is tempting to fight

 

When you know that you're right

 

It's hard to lie down

 

When you don't trust the ground

 

It's hard to hold on

 

It's hard to hold on

 

Entering the liquor store

 

You try your hardest to ignore

 

That street sleeper

 

On your left there all alone

 

And the young men on your right

With unchained souls and love of night

 

You look so scared they laugh

And wonder if your stoned

 

But somewheredeep inside

They feel a pain they've learned to hide

 

Because that same fear

Has brought much trouble on their homes

 

And they know you won't feel safe

 

Until that cop car wins its race

 

And another life is driven off its road

 

It's a hard hand to hold

 

That is looking for control

 

It is tempting to fight

 

When you know that you're right

 

It's hard to lie down

 

When you don't trust the ground

 

It's hard to hold on

 

It's hard to hold on

 

It's a hard hand to hold

That is looking for control

 

It is tempting to fight

 

When you know that you're right

 

It's hard to lie down

When you don't trust the ground

 

It's hard to hold on

 

 

It's hard to hold on