Monday, November 20, 2017

NEEDTOBREATHE – HARD LOVE

“HARD LOVE” is the second song and title track of NEEDTOBREATHE’s 2016 album.

Lyrically, we always like to write a song about real life situations, about something happening to us at the moment or that has happened to one of us. We’re all away from our families a lot. I just had to leave my 3-year old son and tell him I was leaving for a concert. It’s the least fun part of the job, and it’s a hard love. It’s not easy, you have to fight for it, and the people you love are where you find real joy. When it’s hard love, it’s worth it.

It’s an autobiographical song. It’s a fight song for the long journey between trials and redemption. It’s about appreciating the wisdom and maturity that comes from hardship. Sometimes our ideas for what we think we need and what God knows we really need don’t line up. We’ve been through situations we didn’t think we’d make it out of, and this song is an encouraging message about what’s ahead for us.

H A R D L O V E (the Album) Available Now:

Spotify: http://smarturl.it/StreamNEEDTOBREATHE
iTunes: http://smarturl.it/HardLove
Google Play: http://smarturl.it/HardLove_GP
Amazon: http://smarturl.it/HardLove_A
Webstore: http://smarturl.it/NTB_HardLove

Lyrics:

Trading punches with the heart of darkness
Going to blows with your fear incarnate
Never gone until it’s stripped away
A part of you has gotta die to change

In the morning you gon’ need an answer
Ain’t nobody gonna change the standard
It’s not enough to just feel the flame
You’ve gotta burn your old self away

Hold on tight a little longer
What don’t kill ya, makes ya stronger
Get back up, ’cause it’s a hard love
You can’t change without a fallout
It’s gon’ hurt, but don’t you slow down
Get back up, ’cause it’s a hard love

You know the situation can’t be right
And all you ever do is fight
But there’s a reason that the road is long
It take some time to make your courage strong

Hold on tight a little longer
What don’t kill ya, makes ya stronger
Get back up, ’cause it’s a hard love
You can’t change without a fallout
It’s gon’ hurt, but don’t you slow down
Get back up, ’cause it’s a hard love

When the wolves come and hunt me down
I will face them all and stand my ground
‘Cause there’s a fire burnin’ in me
They will see my strength in this love I found
Oh

Hold on tight a little longer
What don’t kill ya, makes ya stronger
Get back up, ’cause it’s a hard love
You can’t change without a fallout
It’s gon’ hurt, but don’t you slow down
Get back up, ’cause it’s a hard love

It’s a hard love…

Hold on tight a little longer
What don’t kill ya, makes ya stronger
Get back up, ’cause it’s a hard love
You can’t change without a fallout
It’s gon’ hurt, but don’t you slow down
Get back up, ’cause it’s a hard love
‘Cause it’s a hard love

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