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Hard Times

This song is by Chris LeDoux and appears on the album Powder River (1989) and on the compilation album Radio and Rodeo Hits (1990).

The ole man stands by the loadin' chute, he sold his calves' t'day
He spits in the dust between his boots, as the semi pulls away
The slick blue check in his grimy hand, shoves down in his coat
It won't make the payment on the land, or pay the interest on the note

Oh, it's hard, hard times

He's a young man with a loving wife, two children and a home
Plans to build a better life, and put a mortgage on his own
He lost his job when the boom went bust, still got bills to pay
Now he's pickin' up cans in the roadside dust, she's at the Feed-Rack cafe

Oh, it's hard, hard times

Now the ole gray banker sits behind his desk, beneath a worried frown
He shuffles through the tangled mess of some good folks goin' down
He's known some of 'em for 30 years, and some point the finger of blame
And no one sees his tears, 'cept the one that shares his name

Oh, it's hard, hard times
Mmh, it's hard, hard times

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