Who Sang Hard Times? KISS

KISS Dynasty cover art
Release information
Writer(s): Christopher Bridges, Christopher Brian Bridges, Marlin J. Godwin, Larry Mizell, Premro Vonzellaire Smith
Release Date: 1979-5-23
Genre: Rock Pop
Style: Hard Rock/Pop Rock/Glam
length: 3:32
producer: Vini Poncia
lead vocals: Ace Frehley
mixer: Jay Messina
recording engineer: Jay Messina
drums (drum set): Anton Fig
bass guitar: Ace Frehley
assistant engineer: Jon Mathias and Jim Galante
Some other versions of "Hard Times"

Lyrics
Well, I recall days in the city
And I think back, "Oh what a pity"
Rememberin' how it wasn't pretty
Every day life in the city
Out in the street we had to take it
With friends around, couldn't it
What wasn't there, we had to make it
Hangin' out down in the city

The hard times are dead and gone
But the hard times have made me strong
And the hard times have made me see
That the hard times ain't where I wanna be

We had to fight to be accepted
It wasn't right and I protested
For hangin' out we got arrested
Every day life in the city

We'd go to school and then we'd cut out
Go to the park and space our heads out
We called it fun but there was some doubt
Hangin' out down in the city

The hard times are dead and gone
But the hard times have made me strong
And the hard times have made me see
That the hard times ain't where I wanna be

I don't wanna be there or even think back
I don't wanna be there, now I'm on the right track, yeah

The hard times are dead and gone
But the hard times have made me strong
And the hard times have made me see
That the hard times ain't where I wanna be

I don't wanna be there or even think back
I don't wanna be there, 'cause I'm on the right track
Now I'm on the right track
I'm finally on the right track
I'm finally on the right track

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 I Was Made for Lovin’ You
  • 2 2,000 Man
  • 3 Sure Know Something
  • 4 Dirty Livin’
  • 5 Charisma
  • 6 Magic Touch
  • 7 Hard Times
  • 8 X‐Ray Eyes
  • 9 Save Your Love

  • Release information
    label: Casablanca Record and FilmWorks
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin