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Hard Knocks
Joe Cocker Lyrics


Oh yeah!

Didn't take nothin' that I didn't need
'Cause they didn't offer classes in what I wanted to be
They didn't offer manhood responsibility
Had to learn it the hard way
Earn my degree in the streets

Graduated from hard knocks
I got my education
And hard knocks
Gettin' in and out of situations
Hard knocks
Got the bumps and the bruises to prove it
Hard knocks!

Without feelin' the burn
And I ain't got nothin' that I did not earn
Chasin' that ooooh still hittin' the books
Studying Donnie and Stevie
Learn to sail the hooks

Talk about those hard knocks
Got the bumps and the bruises to prove it
Hard knocks

Hard knocks
I torn the streets
Hard knocks

Had a real good teacher named Mr. Life
Didn't teach no chemistry
But he taught me how to fight
Didn't teach biology
But I learned it from the birds and the bees
Said stay close to your friends
Even closer to your enemies

oh yeah yeah yeah

Graduated from hard knocks
I got my education
And hard knocks
Gettin' in and out of situations
Hard knocks
Got the bumps and the bruises to prove it
Hard knocks!

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: SHANNON SANDERS, MARC BROUSSARD, DREW RAMSEY

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anatoli Levitski

Прекрасная запись. Бесподобное исполнение!!!!

Sandy Martyn

Awesome Joe Cocker feels everything he sings,R.I.P Joe

kuruma10

He is still THE voice! Absolutely amazing how much power he still has. Cool and hot at the same time! GREAT!

Don Sailing

Awesome Joe!
Side note….,his genius B3 player, Mike Finnigan, passed away last year. RIP Joe and Mike.

Christopher Ramsay

Its his gravelly voice with power.

Nynaeve90

damn, he is so OLD... but he still rocks the stage :)))

Chai'naMarie03

I had gotten hooked on Joes take on this song...but the songwriter Boussard also sings a beautiful version. Since I first heard him sing Delta Lady I knew he was just FABULOUS. So glad he got himself cleaned up...saw him in the 70s was he was laying out liquer bottles on the stage and he'd drink during act. Don't matter how old he gets..HE THE MAN!!

ehubavenska

I like the way he feels the music :)) super song

Brenda Vawter

@kuruma10 I agree. Still my favorite VOICE. Powerful with vulnerability at the same time. Unmatchable. Listeners would like if heard on the radio.

Carl Sagan

Fantastic süper

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