Who Sang Hard Times? Curtis Mayfield

Curtis Mayfield There's No Place Like America Today cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1975
Genre: Funk / Soul
Style: Downtempo/Soul/Funk
length: 3:44
producer: Curtis Mayfield
membranophone: Quinton Joseph
lead vocals: Curtis Mayfield
engineer: Roger Anfinsen
arranger: Richard Tufo
guitar: Curtis Mayfield and Phil Upchurch
percussion: Master Henry Gibson
bass guitar: Joseph Scott
Some other versions of "Hard Times"

Lyrics
Old, cold eyes upon me they stare
People all around me and they're all in fear
They don't seem to want me but they won't admit
I must be some kind of creature up here having fits

From my party house, I'm afraid to come outside
Although I'm filled with love I'm afraid they'll hurt my pride
So I play the part I feel they want of me
And I pull the shades so I won't see them seein' me

Havin' hard times in this crazy town
Havin' hard times, there's no love to be found
Havin' hard times in this crazy town
Havin' hard times, there's no love to be found

From my party house I feel like meetin' others
Familiar faces, creed and race, a brother

But to my surprise I find a man corrupt
Although he be my brother, he wants to hold me up

Havin' hard times in this crazy town
Havin' hard times, there's no love to be found
Havin' hard times in this crazy town
Havin' hard times, there's no love to be found

In this crazy town
Havin' hard times, there's no love to be found
Havin' hard times, in this crazy town
Havin' hard times, there's no love to be found

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Billy Jack
  • 2 When Seasons Change
  • 3 So in Love
  • 4 Jesus
  • 5 Blue Monday People
  • 6 Hard Times
  • 7 Love to the People

  • Release information
    label: Curtom Records
    country(area): Netherlands
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin