It’s A Hard Knock Life

Original Version


Original Version Instrumental



It's a hard-knock life for us!
It's a hard-knock life for us!

'Steada treated
We get tricked!
'Steada kisses
We get kicked!

It's a hard-knock life!


Got no folks to speak of, so
It's the hard-knock row we how!

Cotton blankets
'Steada wool!
Empty bellies
'Steada full!

It's a hard-knock life!

Don't it feel like the wind is always howl'n?
Don't it seem like there's never any light!
Once a day don't you wanna throw the towel in?
It's easier than puttin' up a fight


No one's there when your dreams at night get creepy!
No one cares if you grow or if you shrink!
No one dries when your eyes get red an' weepy!
From the cryin' you would think this place would sink!


Empty belly life!
Rotten smelly life!
Full of sorrow life!
No tomorrow life!


Santa Claus we never see
Santa Claus, what's that? Who's he?

No one cares for you a smidge
When you're in an orphanage!

It's a hard-knock life!