Life Is Hard
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros Lyrics

Life is beauty through and through
Life is sunny, life is cool
Life is even easy too
But if my word is to be true
Life is something to behold
But if the truth is to be told
Let us not leave out any part
Do not fear, it's safe to say it here
You will not be called a weakling
Nor a fraud
For feeling the pain of the whole wide world
You want to help but can't help the feeling you cannot
And it's killing you while you're just trying to smile from your heart
So go on, say it, on the same knees you're praying
Yes, life is hard

Come celebrate
Life is hard
Come celebrate, life is hard
All life is all we are

Celebrate it in the sun, promenade it with everyone
Elevate it in a song
And I'll be there to play it, don't get me wrong
When I feel like dying and being gone
When life is hard
There's just one thing, let's not forget
Yes! life is it!
Life is it, life is it, it's where it's at
It's getting skinny, getting fat
It's falling deep into a love,
It's getting crushed just like about
Life there's no love, its getting beat into the ground
It's getting lost and getting found,
To growing up and getting round
It's feeling silence, feeling sound
It's feeling lonely, feeling full
It's feeling oh so beautiful!

Come celebrate
Life is hard
Come celebrate
Life is hard
All life is all we are

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To me we are primarily a live band - the albums are there to hold you over until we get to your neighborhood.  So once the idea finally came to do a full-blown performance video in which we actually played and recorded everything live, I was set on it.  We happened to have a few days off in NYC after a tour in Europe, and, with a lot of help from very talented people, we were able to put the whole thing together. 

Eden X

One of the most amazing songs in our times

Stephanie Moore

It is phenomenal.


It was a day of pure chaos, and it is truly amazing that we were able to get the performance we did - I think it may be, so far, the best we have played this song.    By the way, I should say that Life Is Hard is not the only song that was recorded that day, of course, and at some point we may release another song or two from the recordings that day.      Cheers and Love, Alexander Ebert

Benjamin Falcone

hi alex, I have discovered the group during autumn, here in Italy we were having another covid outbreak. of course I had heard home before numerous times, but I never really got hooked up. I discovered this song today, and yes life is hard sometimes, maybe too many times, but that's what makes it a happy one, because after a year of quarantine when you see your friends and you hug and kiss them, well, that moment is more special than it would of been otherwise. remember guys, never give up, you are loved.
thousands of hugs from Italy

Cynthia Parrish

One of my all time favorites, very profound lyrics. I had the pleasure of seeing you live in Royal Oak MI.. The whole night was " magical"

Donkey Ears

truly and deeply, thank you for your music it has touched my and my family's life. it's a beautiful gift you've created and shared.

Jacqueline Cupp

I also listen to solo stuff and live it just as much.

Jacqueline Cupp

I am 54 and I listen and work out to your music. It makes my soul happy.


As far as emotions are concerned this is the most beautiful song I've ever listened to.

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