Music video by RUN-DMC performing Hard Times (Audio) (Pseudo Video).
1984, re-released in 2017 on Arista Records, LLC.
Hard Times” is the second single of Run D.M.C.’s eponymous debut album.
It is also a cover of Kurtis Blow’s “Hard Times”, released in 1980 on his debut album.
Hard times spreading just like the flu
Watch out homeboy, don’t let it catch you
P-p-p-prices go up, don’t let your pocket go down
When you got short money you’re stuck on the ground
Turn around, get ready, keep your eye on the clock
And be on point for the future shock
Hard times are coming to your town
So stay alert, don’t let them get you down
They tell you times are tough, you hear that times are hard
But when you work for that ace you know you pulled the right card
Hard times got our pockets all in chains
I’ll tell you what, homeboy, it don’t have my brain
All day I have to work at my peak
Because I need that dollar every day of the week
Hard times can take you on a natural trip
So keep your balance, and don’t you slip
Hard times is nothing new on me
I’m gonna use my strong mentality
Like the cream of the crop, like the crop of the cream
B-b-b-beating hard times, that is my theme
Hard times in life, hard times in death
I’m gonna keep on fighting to my very last breath