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Hard Livin' Harder Liquor
 
Lyrics
VERSE
It was dark-thirty when I got home
I know she knows where I've been
My heart's as heavy as a sack full of stones
Yeah, babe, I'm guilty as sin

PRE-CHORUS
I just couldn't quite make it home from work
I know you prob'ly think I'm a class-A jerk

CHORUS
('Cause) (Now) I'm prone to hard livin,' ooh, harder liquor
I can see how that (gives you) (gave her) the wedding-bell jitters
From where (you sit) (she sat), I guess the truth (is) (was) bitter
But I just gotta be my kind of boot (s..t [have alt. lyric version]) kicker
So, for me, it's hard livin,' ooh, harder liquor

VERSE
Next mornin' she was gone for good
Can't say I blame her at all
'Cause when I look real close at what's under my hood
It looks like a barroom brawl

PRE-CHORUS
Guess I'll never quite make it home from work
Sometimes I think I was abandoned at birth

Repeat CHORUS

BRIDGE
Some folks've had everything soft and sweet
But I learned to live and love in my backseat

RIDE

Repeat CHORUS

TAG
Hard livin,' harder liquor might as well be my middle name

Words & Music by Don Tomlinson
© 2019 Solid Sterling Music (BMI)
All Rights Reserved.
Credits
Lyrics Credits: Don Tomlinson
Music Credits: Don Tomlinson
Producer Credits: Don Tomlinson
Publisher Credits: Solid Sterling Music
Performance Credits: Don Tomlinson
Description
Short Song Description:
Loses his fiancé because he stays at the watering hole too long after work....
Long Song Description:
He has a good job. He has a fiancé. But he's "prone" to go to the watering hole after work every day, so he gets home "late" and "buzzed." She has experienced this one too many times, so she leaves. He is sorry she left but understands. He concludes that "hard livin' harder liquor" is just his lifestyle, and he seems to accept his fate.
Story Behind the Song:
Was listening to a radio show once where the interviewee was asked a question about a well-known country musician. He said the person's lifestyle was "hard livin' harder liquor." Sounded like a country-rock song to me, so I wrote it. Have alt. lyric version (s..t kicker).
Metadata
Song Length: 3:39
Primary Genre: Country-Rock
Secondary Genre: Country-Honky Tonk
Tempo: Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal: Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1: Alchohol, Beer, Wine
Subject Matter 2: Life
Mood 1: Affable
Mood 2: Cool
Similar Artist 1: Toby Keith
Similar Artist 2: Kenny Chesney
Language: English
Era: 2000 and later
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