Who Sang There's Nothin' Soft About Hard Times? Jimmy Buffett

Jimmy Buffett Down to Earth cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1998-6-30
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Folk Rock
length: 3:24
Lyrics
Every day held a new surprise
I watched the hunger burning in my sister's eyes
The paste-board shack we called home
Would haunt me in my dreams
'Cause there's nothing soft about hard times

We never knew anything groovy
A dime meant bread and not a movie
The muscles that controlled my smile were rarely ever used
'Cause there's nothing soft about hard times

Had to go 'cause I could see I wasn't meant for poverty
The family ties were broken soon and I went off to find the moon

So I sit on a bench in Jackson Square
I drink my wine and I breathe the midnight air
Tomorrow I'll just hit the street and b__ another dime
'Cause there's nothing soft about hard times

Had to go 'cause I could see I wasn't meant for poverty
The family ties were broken soon and I went off to find the moon

So I sit on a bench in Jackson Square

I drink my wine and I breathe the midnight air
Tomorrow I'll just hit the street and b__ another dime
'Cause there's nothing soft about hard times

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 The Christian?
  • 2 Ellis Dee (He Ain't Free)
  • 3 Richard Frost
  • 4 The Misionary
  • 5 A Mile High in Denver
  • 6 The Captain and the Kid
  • 7 Captain America
  • 8 Ain't He a Genius
  • 9 Turnaboout
  • 10 There's Nothin' Soft About Hard Times
  • 11 I Can't Be Your Hero Today
  • 12 Truckstop Salvation

  • Release information
    label: Varèse Vintage Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 030206577525
    script: Latin