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Why Is It So Hard?

This song is by Charles Bradley and appears on the album No Time for Dreaming (2011).

Original video
Why is it so hard to make it in America?
I tried so hard to make it in America

A land of milk and honey
A land supposed to be built with love
It takes love and understanding
To live and let live

I was born and raised in Gainesville, Florida
I traveled far and wide
Then I moved to Brooklyn, New York
Had hard times, but sometime I hold on

Why is it so hard to make it in America?
I tried so hard to make it in America

Seemed like nothing is going right
So I said to myself, you gotta move away from here
I went upstate New York, a little town they call Poughkeepsie
Got me a job to get away from all that stress

But I couldn't get away, no matter how far I went
Seemed like nothing's gonna change
Everything still remained the same

Why is it so hard to make it in America?
I tried so hard to make it in America

(Why is it so hard?) Why
(Why is it so hard?) Tell me, tell me
(Why is it so hard?) We gotta make a change
(Why is it so hard?) Help me, somebody

Written by:

Charles Bradley / Thomas Brenneck / Leon Michels / Homer Steinweiss

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