Times Are Hard

from by Walter Rose

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"Times Are Hard" by: Walter Rose

We crossed paths on the road to hell and back
Everything I owned had long been sold
No turning back to the places we’ve called home
Loving me out of season
With a ring on your finger darling
For all the wrong reasons
Love was right but the time was wrong
Cheap motel sing an old song

I wouldn’t have it baby
Any other way
Times are hard
But they’re bound to change

Dusty dreams falling short of what you’d seen
Callused hands making for your ways and means
Tide and time waits on no man
Everyone but me tells me who I am
Grass grows bones ache
Shivering at winters breath
Stride and step walking this slow death

Times are hard
And that’s the way
With you by my side it’s bound to change
Times are hard
And that’s the way
I’m gonna love you the rest of my days


from Cast Your Stone, track released January 17, 2012
Walter Rose—Vocal
Butch Norton—Drums, Triangle, Backing Vocals
David Sutton—Electric Bass, Backing Vocals
Doug Pettibone—Mysterious Electric Guitar
Eric Heywood—Angry Pedal Steel Guitar
Eric Liljestrand—Tap Electric Guitar



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Warmth is the feeling you’re hit with as soon as you’ve pressed play on the debut Walter Rose album.

American Songwriter Magazine wrote that Rose’s previous EP sounded “as if it could have been released in 1975.” This carries over to Cast Your Stone, not only in the closeness of Rose’s voice and confessional lyric style, but also in the overall sonic experience.
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