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By February 10, 2019June 25th, 2020One Comment

DAVID BAZAN – HARD TO BE  Is one of Luke’s favorite song from David Bazan.


Who is HE?

David Bazan (/bəˈzɑːn/; born January 22, 1976) is an indie rock singer-songwriter from Phoenix, Arizona who now resides in Seattle Washington. Bazan is the lead singer and creative force behind the band Pedro the Lion and was the lead singer of Headphones.[1] In early 2006, he began performing and recording under his own name. In late 2017 he returned to playing under the Pedro the Lion name.






[Verse 1]

Am                         Em     F                            C

You’ve heard the story you know how it goes

Dm                  Am                       F                   Em

Once upon a garden we were lovers with no clothes

Am                      Em                 F                      C

Fresh from the soil we were beautiful and true

Dm                    Am                      F                Em

In control of our emotions till we ate the poison fruit

And now its


F            C

Hard to be

Dm        Am

Hard to be

F            C

Hard to be

    Dm                    Am

A decent Human being

[Verse 2]


Wait just a minute

        F                          C

You expect me to believe

        Dm                  Am                          F         Em

that all this misbehaving grew from one enchanted tree

         Am              Em                           F            C

And helpless to fight it we should all be satisfied

                Dm                  Am             F              Em

With the magical explanation for why the living die

And why it’s


F            C

Hard to be

Dm        Am

Hard to be

F            C

Hard to be

    Dm                    Am

A decent Human being


Dm                 G          C                           F

Child birth is painful toil to grow our food

Dm                             G

Ignorance made us hungry

C                                          F

Information made us no good

           Dm                         Em

Every burden misunderstood

[Verse 3]

Am                Em                 F                         C

I swung my tassel to the left side of my cap

                 Dm             Am                           F                    Em

Knowing after graduation there would be no going back

        Am               Em                         F                   C

and no congratulations from my faithful family

               Dm                           Am            F                     Em

some of whom are already fasting to intercede for me

Because it’s


F         C

Hard to be

Dm        Am

Hard to be

F          C

Hard to be

Dm                   Am

A decent human being


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