Hard Time

Lyrics: Robert Hunter
Music: Pete Sears

Coal black raven
At the window sill
Words he is sayin'
Ring to the hill

Rise to the clouds
Color the sky
Way over the crowd
Those words do fly

Hard time comin'
Hard time be near
Hard time comin'
Hard time is here
Hard time here
Hard time here


Good-bye plenty
Good-bye to the land
Good-bye security
All the work of my hand

Hello privation
Rise like the tide
When the moon is heavy
As a nine month bride

Hard time comin'
Hard time be near
Hard time comin'
Hard time is here
Hard time here
Hard time here


My destination
The nearest star
That shines from heaven
Through the roof of my car

They say that Heaven
Ain't so far away
From this location
Can't really say

All expectations
Dissolve in words
Call of politicians
The cry of birds

Hard time comin'
Hard time be near
Hard time comin'
Hard time is here
Hard time here
Hard time here