The Hard Way

The Hard Way

 Olympia, Washington, USA
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Catchy pop hooks with heavy guitars and hard hitting drums, the way rock n' roll was meant to be played... The Hard Way. The world still needs rock n' roll, tell your friends.

Biography

Doing things the hard way since 2007.

Digital Recording and total editing and mixing automation, it makes recording easy right. Well, in the sprit of their name, The Hard Way's new record was recorded entirely to 2 inch tape and mixed the old fashioned way no automation, no software tools, just a giant mixer board, and a washing machine sized magnetic tape recorder, the Cadillac of its day. Harkening back to American rock/pop of the late seventies, "Only if and Even Then" is a journey through raw organic rock and hooky melodies. Like driving your uncle's big brown '73 mercury cougar back in time.

Lyrics

Misspoken

Written By: Scott Taylor

How are you misspoken?
What do you have to say?
Tongue is broken,
Weeping words like yesterdays rain.

You told a lie,
You're gonna pay,
You're gonna pay.

This time you're gone,
This time you've gone too far.
This time you're gone,
This time you've gone too far.

What's the score misfortune?
See you're wheels reel and spin,
Did your thoughts misguide you,
Mistaken forecast or is it just the wind.

Look at the sky,
Why is gray?
Don't even say.

Perhaps I almost loved you,
But loving you would leave me in the rain,
And the Sun just blinds you,
Running rampant in circles round my brain.

You need a sign,
You're far a way,
Just go away.

This time you're gone,
This time you've gone too far.
This time you're gone,
This time you've gone too far.

To Far...

Invisible Girl

Written By: Scott Taylor

I'm not blacking out, I'm breaking through,
When I'm all alone, I'm you.
I need you to believe me, you, you.

Take the words from my mouth, and close your eyes
It always rings out, why?
Too many sad red blues on my floor, no more.

Invisible girl
Invisible world

And if I called you out, would you still call me back.

Now is the time no going home, you say a mouthfull and I choke
I think that I believe you, it's all you, you

Invisible girl
Invisible world

Look Away

Written By: Scott Taylor

After a time,
The sun is gonna shine,
Don't cry, look away.

In a little while,
You'll remember how to smile,
And you'll try to look away,
In disguise, look away,
Uncover your eyes.

Look away,
Never have to go back home,
Look away,
It's been way too long.

So don't cry, look away.
Don't die, look away,
Uncover your eyes, look away.

Look away,
never have to go back home,
Look away,
It's been way too long.

Look away,
Never have to be alone,
Look away,
Just don't forget to breath you'll be OK.

Again

Written By: The Hard Way

Gone for a minute
Now I'm back again
I was gone for a minute
Now I'm back again

There is a there.

Forgot to remember
To hold on again,
Forgot to remember
To let go again.

There is a there.

Fell down for a minute,
But I got up again,
Fell down for a minute,
But I got up again.

There is a there.

Where

Discography

Only If.. And Even Then - Released Oct 2008

Set List

Generally we play original sets. We have 2 sets of 45 minutes of original music.

Occasionally play covers shows 3 sets of 45 minutes.