Willie Nelson - The Harder They Come Lyrics

Well they tell me of a pie up in the sky
Waiting for me when I die
But between the day you're born and when you die
They never seem to hear even your cry

[Chorus:]
So as sure as the sun will shine
I'm gonna get my share now of what's mine
And then the harder they come the harder they'll fall, one and all
Ooh the harder they come the harder they'll fall, one and all

Well the officers are trying to keep me down
Trying to drive me underground
And they think that they have got the battle won
I say forgive them Lord, they know not what they've done

[Chorus:]

Ooh yeah oh yeah woh yeah ooooh

And I keep on fighting for the things I want
Though I know that when you're dead you can't
But I'd rather be a free man in my grave
Than living as a puppet or a slave

[Chorus:]

Yeah, the harder they come, the harder they'll fall one and all
What I say now, what I say now, awww
What I say now, what I say one time
The harder they come the harder they'll fall one and all
Ooh the harder they come the harder they'll fall one and all

Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Do You Mind Too Much If I Don’t Understand
  • 2 How Long Is Forever
  • 3 I’m a Worried Man
  • 4 The Harder They Come
  • 5 Something to Think About
  • 6 Sitting in Limbo
  • 7 Darkness on the Face of the Earth
  • 8 One in a Row
  • 9 I’ve Just Destroyed the World
  • 10 You Left Me a Long, Long Time Ago
  • 11 I Guess I’ve Come to Live Here
  • 12 Undo the Right


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Jimmy Cliff
    album: Track 4 in album Countryman
    release date: 2005-7-12
    popularity : 42 users have visited this page.
    genres: Reggae Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Roots Reggae
    length: 3:39
    writer: Jimmy Cliff
    lyricist: Jimmy Cliff
    Album Information
    label: Lost Highway Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 602498820551
    script: Latin