• dc Talk - The Hardway (Revisited) Lyrics

    From the album Free At Last

    Some people gotta learn the hardway
    I guess I'm the kinda guy
    That has to find out for myself
    I had to learn the hardway, Father
    I'm on my knees and I'm crying for help

    Now I've been high and I've been low
    I've been some places that you will not go
    I never thought there would come the day
    When I wished I never would've lived this way
    But I've been searching for a long, long time
    I thought the devil was a friend of mine
    I turned my back on everything that was true
    And wasted years that belong to you

    (repeat chorus)

    It took so long for me to see
    That I'm a victim of nature and me
    Left to myself I realize
    I am the maker of my own demise

    But you accept me every time and again
    And never mention just how selfish I've been
    Why must it always take me so long to see
    That I have fallen but you will forgive me?

    (repeat chorus 2x)

    The warning signs are like flares in the night
    Still I proceed my greed is in spite of the fire
    I know that's bound to burn
    Why is it that I always gotta learn...
    The hardway, the hardway, I had to learn the hardway
    The hardway, the hardway, I had to learn the hardway