Hardy

Hardy

BandRockSinger/Songwriter

Hardy is on the scene as one of America's great, new songwriters. Hardy's music reflects his love for the melody, all the while swerving throughout beautiful productions and tough grooves. He has a passion for rock, romance and great melodies that are woven with themes of hope, love, truth & beauty.

Biography

Hardy is now on the scene as one of America's great, new songwriters. Having grown up in a small mill town in rural Maine, he left home at an early age to make music. His journey took him to Los Angeles at age 18 where he toured with anyone who would hire him: choirs, theatre companies, orchestras and rock bands. Eventually he moved to Nashville where he used his musical muscle for years to back some of today's biggest artists.

A multi-instrumentalist (keyboards, percussion, harmonica, accordion, vocals and guitar) Hardy has also performed and recorded with huge names like Shania Twain, Elton John, Kenny Loggins, BackStreet Boys, Rascal Flatts, Paula Cole, Steven Curtis Chapman and many, many more. Now, Hardy is here to showcase his own artistry.

Hardy's music reflects his love for melody, all the while weaving throughout beautiful productions and tough grooves. His passion for romance is equaled by his love to rock, while the constant themes of hope and love transcend through all of his music.

Hardy has been compared to Billy Joel, Elton John, Bryan Adams, Paul McCartney and Bruce Hornsby. While Hardy feels he's in good company with those names, his goal is to make music that sells by the millions, all the while attracting the ears of his heroes.

If numerous multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning artists have desired to have Hardy in their bands AND have asked him to write with them, don't you think you should check him out?

Go to www.hardy.fm

Lyrics

Victoria

Written By: Hardy

She draws me in closer and asks me to wait
Wait 'til she's ready then she tells me I'm late
I'm shamed like a bad boy, out in the cold
When all that I wanted was to have to hold her
Haven't you told her?

Mercy's all in the hands
It falls in the hands of Victoria
I can't meet the demands,
Meet the demands of Victoria
Mercy's all in the hands
It falls in the hands of Victoria
I wish that she'd understand
I am the man who loves Victoria.

She stirs my desire deep from within
Until it matures and then she calls it a sin
I voice my anger, feeling confused
How can she be the one to stand and accuse me?
Then she'll excuse me.

Mercy's all in the hands
It falls in the hands of Victoria
I can't meet the demands,
Meet the demands of Victoria
Mercy's all in the hands
It falls in the hands of Victoria
I wish that she'd understand
I am the man who loves Victoria.

C'mon, Baby,
There is no more room for maybe with me.
Give it up, give it all, give your loving to me.

(instrumental)

Mercy's all in the hands
It falls in the hands of Victoria
I can't meet the demands,
Meet the demands of Victoria
Mercy's all in the hands
It falls in the hands of Victoria
I wish that she'd understand
I am the man who loves Victoria.

All For The Girl

Written By: Hardy

See the sunrise hit the skies
Love is comin' up like a morning
With no warning, I'm alive again
I feel it running though my veins
When I see her face
I wanna make a race for her fire, her desire
'Cause I am a man who wants to give her everything.

Baby I know what they say
How the boy has really lost it today
But I say "Hey, I'm doing it all for the girl."

And it's alright day and night
You can hold me tighter forever
No more never
You're my woman now, and baby I'mo be your man.
Anytime's fine when you're mine
Take me for a ride. C'mon shake it.
You won't break it
You make me high
So high I can't feel a thing.

Baby I know what they say
How the boy has really lost it today
But I say "Hey, I'm doing it all for the girl."
And it's true that when supernatural
Can change the way you look at the world
Then I say "Hey, I'm doing it all for the girl."
(instrumental)
Baby I know what they say
The boy is going’ crazy today
But I say "Hey, I'm doing it all for the girl."
And it's true that when supernatural
Can change the way you look at the world
Then I say, "Hey, I'm doing it all …
I'm doing it all for the girl"

Long, Long Way From Here

Written By: Hardy

My weary mind awoke
To distant thoughts I've never left behind
The hungering kind
They stir my restless soul
To seek that which I cannot seem to find
Peace of mind.
Though she holds my body near
I somehow fail to even hear

Chorus
The sound of my lover's sigh
Whispering past my ear
Quietly wondering why
I'm a long, long way from here

I do believe
One of the greatest things a man can ever do
Is just be true.
So, I try explaining what it is
I think I'm destined to pursue
Am I getting through?
And though she hangs on every word
I know she thinks I've never heard.

Chorus
The sound of my lover's sigh
Whispering past my ear
Quietly wondering why
I'm a long, long way from here
I'm a long, long way from here.
Bridge
I've heard the angels sing
"Cast down your every care"
There's got to be a way from here
(from here)
From here to there.

(instrumental)
Though she hangs on every word
I know she thinks I've never heard.

Chorus
The sound of my lover's sigh
Whispering past my ear (whispering the tears she wants to cry)
Quietly wondering why
I'm a long, long ... hey!
From the sound of my lover's sigh
Whispering past my ear
Quietly wondering why
I'm a long, long way from here
I'm a long, long way from here
A long, long way from here.

Sad Song

Written By: Hardy

I know I'm alive, for certain
I'm alive 'cause I feel pain
So pour a drink and draw the curtain
Close my eyes and hear the sad refrain

And it plays on and on
My sad song
It sings for my soul,
Speaks for all my other senses
On and on
Take me along
Sing for me, my sad, sad song.

See my breath against the window
Feel the ache within my chest
Sadness whispers as the wind blows
But a melody just seems to say it best

As it plays on and on
My sad song
It sings for my soul
Serenades my circumstances
On and on
Take me along
Sing for me, my sad, sad song.

How I wish that I could tell you
How I wish that you were here
But through my grief I've grown to value
The sacred song of sadness that I hear

As it plays on and on
My sad song
Sings for my soul,
Speaks for all my other senses
On and on
Take me along
Sing for me, my sad, sad song.
Sing for me, my sad, sad song.
Sing for me, my sad, sad song.

Wanna Know All Of You

Written By: Hardy

C'mon, baby, let's take a ride
Show me all of your countryside
C'mon, honey, take my hand
I want to breathe your air and walk your land
Let me sleep under your stars and hold you tight
Whisper secrets in my ear so that I might finally

Chorus
Feel what you feel when you feel it
I want to know you so well and so real that
When your heart beats I feel it too
All that I know is that I want to know all of you

C'mon, baby, let's take a chance
I'll sing for you and you can dance.
Taste of honey, your lips like wine
I'll be yours and you'll be mine.
Close your eyes and let it go and let me in
Sweet surrender of your love is where I begin to

Chorus
Feel what you feel when you feel it
I want to know you so well and so real that
When your heart beats I feel it too
All that I know is that I want to know all of you

Yeah, baby. Wanna know and sing about your love.

(instrumental)

Chorus
Feel what you feel when you feel it
I want to know you so well and so real that
When your heart beats I feel it too.
I wanna know everything there is to know about you, baby yeah
And feel what you feel when you when you feel it
I wanna know you so well and so real that
When your heart beats I feel it too.
All that I know is that I wanna know you
All that I feel is that I wanna feel you
All that I know is that I wanna know all of you

Words and music by Hardy © Beautiful Mystery Publishing (ASCAP)

That's All You Can Get

Written By: Hardy

Momma told me do your best
And the good Lord will take care of the rest
She failed to mention that a heart with few regrets
Sometimes is all you can get.

I tried to love a woman well
She just left me so it's hard for you to tell
But as the sun will rise
The sun will also set
And sometimes that's all you can get

Oh Mercy, hold me now
Oh Mercy, hold me now
I'm dying without her

It's hard enough to face the day
And still find a cheery thing to say along the way
So I take a step and pet myself upon the head
'Cause sometimes that's all you can get.

Oh Mercy, hold me now
Oh Mercy, hold me now
‘Cause I'm dying without her

(instrumental)

Who's that there? I can't quite see.
I'll be damned. She's coming back to me
I hope by now that I’ve cleaned up my mess
Will she find I've rearranged all she left?
The stretch marks on my soul are medals for my chest
Sometimes that's all you can get.
Sometimes that's all …

Words and music by Hardy © Beautiful Mystery Publishing (ASCAP)

It's All Yours Now

Written By: Hardy

You better believe it
Your girl has grown wings and she wants to fly
And soon she'll be leaving
To spread her wings in the sky
You know that you love her so
You know that you got to let her go

So Baby, it's all yours now
You can have the Milky Way
Baby, it's all yours now
This is your day.

It hasn't been easy
So many years on the stage with no fortune or fame
Your stomach is queasy
'Cause now you hear the crowd cheering your name
You're in the wings and it's time to go
It just now hits you that this time it's your show

So Baby, it's all yours now
You can have the Milky Way
Baby, it's all yours now
This is your day.

We met at a wedding
I did a double-take and she smiled back
A beautiful setting
For one of Cupid's little clever attacks
We decided it's meant to be
'Cause I'm crazy for her and she loves me. Yeah. Yeah!

‘Cause baby, I'm all yours now
You can have the Milky Way
Yeah, baby, I'm all yours now
This is your day.
(repeat)
Words and music by Hardy © Beautiful Mystery Publishing (ASCAP)

Girl, Girl, Girl

Written By: Hardy

Girl, Girl, Girl
You got my eyes wide open
You make the world a prettier place
Girl, Girl, Girl
Not a word needs spoken
It says it all to see your face.
Girl, Girl, Girl
The sunlight dances 'round you
And Mother Nature breathes her sigh
Girl, Girl, Girl
The moon and stars surround you
So all that I can do is try
Refrain
With just a simple look you got a way
That makes a mortal man like me feel so much stronger
Girl, Girl, Girl
You’ve got my eyes wide open

Girl, Girl, Girl
I think you know I need you
I've been betrayed by my own face
Girl, Girl, Girl
I do my best to read you
But out of time and out of place
Girl, Girl, Girl
Heaven celebrates you
And you greet it with a smile
Girl, Girl, Girl
If nothing else awaits you
Could you stay with me a while?
Refrain
With just a simple look you got a way
That makes a mortal man like me feel so much stronger
Girl, Girl, Girl
I think you know I need you

(instrumental)

Girl, Girl, Girl
Can't stop thinking of you
Ever since I saw your face
Girl, Girl, Girl
How I'd love to love you
And get lost in your embrace
Refrain
With just a simple look you got a way
That makes a mortal man like me feel so much stronger
Girl, Girl, Girl
You got my eyes wide open.

Words and music by Hardy © Beautiful Mystery Publishing (ASCAP)

Afsaneh

Written By: Hardy

I have to laugh because I tried to guess your name
Ok, I blew it. I'm still lucky just the same.
I got to talk to you but never knew that I would fall in love.

I got to sit and talk to you for just a while
Moments later made you laugh and saw that pretty smile
How could such a first encounter lead to such a perfect day?

And her name was
Afsaneh
She's such a gorgeous mystery
Afsaneh, I love to see you smile
Afsaneh, you opened up your world to me.
Afsaneh, I'm glad to know your name.

It's nice to see the sun come shining through the rain
Feel the wind come blowing through the golden fields of grain.
My lungs are full of air, and my heart can beat again

And it's all because of
Afsaneh
She's such a gorgeous mystery
Afsaneh, I love to see you smile
Afsaneh, you opened up your world to me.
Afsaneh, I'm glad to know your name.

Isn't that the way it goes?
You think you know but you don't know the way of love
You think you've always got to find it
Open up your heart and mind
'Cause sometimes love finds you.

I have to laugh 'cause I tried to guess your name ....

Afsaneh
She's such a gorgeous mystery
Afsaneh, I love to see you smile
Afsaneh, you opened up your world to me.
Afsaneh, I'm glad to know your name.

Words and music by Hardy © Beautiful Mystery Publishing (ASCAP)

Wouldn't Change A Thing

Written By: Hardy

Funny how the time flies
Can't believe it's time for good-bye's
But I would not change a thing
I can't imagine anybody else
Who'd have done it nearly half as well
No, I would not change a thing.
Chorus
We were all we could be
We came and we saw
We counted our fears
Then conquered them all
And we raised up our glass to toast to our victory
No, I would not change a thing.

It's time to turn the lights off
It's time to pack 'er up and take 'er home
But I would not change a thing
Written off without a second glance
Left with nothing but a fighting chance
Yet I wouldn't change a thing.
Chorus
'Cause we walked in the room
And we sized up the place
We did what we do
Then we felt their embrace.
And we left with a confidence that we did not bring
No, I wouldn't change a thing.
Bridge
From the way that you stood
For the words that you said
To the flashes of brilliance that dance in your head
From the rules that you bent
And the songs that you sing
I would not change a thing
(GUITAR SOLO)
Then opened my eyes
And I looked in your face.
It was you
And you smiled
And you said:
I wouldn't change a thing.

Words and music by Hardy © Beautiful Mystery Publishing (ASCAP)

Discography

Hardy's debut solo CD entitled "Introducing Hardy" is here. Go to www.hardy.fm to hear portions of this project.

Set List

(to be supplied later)