Hard to Be Human

 

Words and music copyright 1999 by Howard Ashby Kranz

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1.Now my dear son, you must go to sleep

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I know itís lonely and dark.

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But you must learn to face naked fear

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And the burden of†††††† consciousness

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Itís hard to be human; itís hard to be a human being.

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2. Youíll spend much of your life doing things you hate.

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Youíll spend much of your time being bored.

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But youíll grow wise and strong by enduring this,

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And youíll have good times that are worth it all.

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Itís hard to be human; itís hard to be a human being.

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Bridge: People must fit into schedules

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So we can all get along.

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Sleep though youíre wakeful, son,know that the dawn will come.

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Then youíll have††††† to get up.

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Itís hard to be human; itís hard to be a human being.

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3. Lifeís a weird puzzle, and then you die.

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Love is a nuisance you need.

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I wish I could explain how it all works out,

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Because it does, but I canít.

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Itís hard to be human; itís hard to be a human being.