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Hard to Beat
Hard-Fi Lyrics


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I seen you darlin'
Seen you hangin' round town
You in a short skirt
Shinin' eyes of deep brown
You had a dirty look
You caught me on your hook
Turn up the thermostat
I wanna see you sweat

Ah, yeah
Girl you've got something I
Like

I walked right over, said
Hi, how you doin'
You smiled at me
And girl you tore right through me
I said "Come on, let's dance
We've gotta take our chance"
You whispered in my ear
"You wanna get out of here"

Can you feel it
Rockin' the city
Ah, yeah
Straight out of nowhereness
Like a fist
Can't resist you, oh no
I tell you something

You know I love ya
Just wanna touch ya
Stand up
Knock me right off my feet
Hard to beat, hard to beat
Hard to beat

Woo, ah

Let's spend the night
Spend the night together
Heart beatin' so fast
As you take my shirt off
This girl I saw 'round town
Well now she's goin' down
Stuck on a losing streak
I think you've turned it round

Ah, yeah
Girl you've got something I
Like

Read all about it
Have you heard the latest
Boy in a band
Beef Hollywood actress
But baby, you and me
We came up from the street
No time to hesitate
We gotta push our weight

Can you feel it
Rockin' the city
Ah, yeah
Straight out of nowhereness
Like a fist
Can't resist you, oh no
I tell you somethin'
You know I love ya
Just wanna touch ya
Stand up
Knock me right off my feet
Hard to beat, hard to beat
Hard to beat

Goodness
No, I've never known a night like this
Can't believe it
You're so hard to beat
Hard to beat

Drive me crazy
My beautiful baby
Let's spend the whole day
Right here together
You know I love ya
Just wanna touch ya
Stand up
Knock me right off my feet
Hard to beat, hard to beat
Hard to beat

Ah yeah, girl, you've got
Something I like
Ah yeah, girl, you've got
Something I like
Ah yeah, girl, you've got
Something I like

When I'm sitting at home, sitting on the bus
All I ever do is think about us
On and on, I said
Yeah

Ah yeah, girl, you've got
Something I like
Ah yeah, girl, you've got
Something I like

Overall Meaning

The song "Hard to Beat" by Hard-Fi is an upbeat song about a chance encounter with a woman that the narrator has noticed around town. In the first verse, he describes seeing her in a short skirt with shining eyes of deep brown. Despite the fact that she gives him a dirty look, he can't resist her and wants to turn up the thermostat to make her sweat. In the chorus, he sings about how hard it is to resist her and how much he loves her. The second verse describes how he walks over to her and she tears right through him with her smile. They dance and she whispers in his ear that she wants to get out of there. The rest of the song is about their night together, and how she has turned his losing streak around.


The lyrics of "Hard to Beat" are fairly straightforward and focus on the narrator's attraction to the woman he meets. The song has a strong, danceable beat and the chorus is catchy and easy to sing along with. Overall, the song is about the power of attraction and how it can be difficult to resist someone who has caught your eye.


Line by Line Meaning

I seen you darlin', Seen you hangin' round town
I saw you, darling; I saw you hanging around town


You in a short skirt, Shinin' eyes of deep brown You had a dirty look, You caught me on your hook
You were wearing a short skirt, had shining, deep brown eyes, and a dirty look that caught my attention and reeled me in


Turn up the thermostat, I wanna see you sweat
I want to turn up the heat because I want to see you sweat


Ah, yeah Girl you've got something I Like
You have something that I like, and it's exciting me


I walked right over, said Hi, how you doin' You smiled at me And girl you tore right through me I said "Come on, let's dance We've gotta take our chance" You whispered in my ear "You wanna get out of here"
I walked over to you and greeted you, and you smiled back at me. I was smitten, and you whispered in my ear, asking if I wanted to leave with you


Can you feel it Rockin' the city
Can you feel the excitement filling the city?


Straight out of nowhereness Like a fist Can't resist you, oh no I tell you something You know I love ya Just wanna touch ya Stand up Knock me right off my feet Hard to beat, hard to beat Hard to beat
You came out of nowhere like a punch, but I can't resist you. I love you and want to touch you. You knock me off my feet, and it's hard to beat that feeling.


Let's spend the night Spend the night together Heart beatin' so fast As you take my shirt off This girl I saw 'round town Well now she's goin' down Stuck on a losing streak I think you've turned it round
Let's spend the night together. My heart is beating fast as we get physical. The girl I saw around town who was on a losing streak is now out of luck because I think you've turned things around for me.


Read all about it Have you heard the latest Boy in a band Beef Hollywood actress But baby, you and me We came up from the street No time to hesitate We gotta push our weight
Have you heard the latest news? A boy in a band is having drama with a Hollywood actress. But baby, you and me, we came from humble beginnings, and we can't afford to hesitate. We need to work hard.


Goodness No, I've never known a night like this Can't believe it You're so hard to beat Hard to beat
This is such an amazing night. I've never experienced anything like this before. I can't believe how incredible you are. You're hard to beat!


Drive me crazy My beautiful baby Let's spend the whole day Right here together You know I love ya Just wanna touch ya Stand up Knock me right off my feet Hard to beat, hard to beat Hard to beat
You're driving me crazy, my beautiful baby. Let's spend the whole day together. I love you and just want to touch you. You knock me off my feet, and it's hard to beat that feeling.


Ah yeah, girl, you've got Something I like When I'm sitting at home, sitting on the bus All I ever do is think about us On and on, I said Yeah
You have something that I like. When I'm at home or on the bus, all I can think about is you and me. Yes, it's always on my mind.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Richard Archer

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Martin Eagles

Hard Fi were massively underated.

L T

@Fit as a trout Cash Machine, Tied Up Too Tight, Hard To Beat, Living For The Weekend, Better Do Better, Stars of CCTV and Move on Now… that’s an incredible 7 track run. Definitely didn’t live up to their potential but that album is very, very solid

Mandaslittleworld

@Mark Parker what has Feltham got to do with it? They are from Staines.

Bob Davis

@Doddsygaming Hd Singing talent is a matter of opinion and there should be no shame in the sound of a voice.

Peter Slack

First album definately, Next 2 less so

Ross McCabe

Not really - they were nominated for the Mercury Prize - I wouldn't say that was underated

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Samuel Powell

That bass line gets me every time, love this band, miss those indie days, time just seemed simpler and the music on the radio were tunes like this with artists that actually played instruments, I wanna throw one of my friends some love as he's always been there for me, if a music producer now and heavily influenced by our high school indie days, try searching Lonely Gimmick - Grumpy Days, despite the name its a very happy indie track, its honestly such a great tune well worth a listen!

Larry David

Dub stranglers bass sound. It's great.

Sue Condon

Oh yes, I miss the Indie days so much.

Oscar Heath

Had this at my dad's funeral was an absolutely quality moment going through his life. Will never forget this song ♥️

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