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Trading punches with the heart of darkness
Going to blows with your fear incarnate
Never gone until it’s stripped away
A part of you has gotta die today

In the morning you gon’ need an answer
Ain’t nobody gonna change the standard
It’s not enough to just feel the flame
You’ve gotta burn your old self away

Hold on tight a little longer
What don’t kill ya, makes ya stronger
Get back up, ’cause it’s a hard love
You can’t change without a fallout
It’s gon’ hurt, but don’t you slow down
Get back up, ’cause it’s a hard love

You know the situation can’t be right
And all you ever do is fight
But there’s a reason that the road is long
It takes some time to make your courage strong

Hold on tight a little longer
What don’t kill ya, makes ya stronger
Get back up, ’cause it’s a hard love
You can’t change without a fallout
It’s gon’ hurt, but don’t you slow down
Get back up, ’cause it’s a hard love

When the wolves come and hunt me down
I will face them all and stand my ground
‘Cause there’s a fire burnin’ in me
They will see my strength in this love I found
Oh

Hold on tight a little longer
What don’t kill ya, makes ya stronger
Get back up, ’cause it’s a hard love
You can’t change without a fallout
It’s gon’ hurt, but don’t you slow down
Get back up, ’cause it’s a hard love

It’s a hard love, it’s a hard love, it’s a hard love, it’s a hard love
Oh, it’s a hard love, it’s a hard love, it’s a hard love, it’s a hard love
Oh, it’s a hard love, it’s a hard love, it’s a hard love, it’s a hard love

Hold on tight a little longer
What don’t kill ya, makes ya stronger
Get back up, ’cause it’s a hard love
You can’t change without a fallout
It’s gon’ hurt, but don’t you slow down
Get back up, ’cause it’s a hard love
‘Cause it’s a hard love

Songwriters: Nathaniel Rinehart / William Rinehart
Hard Love lyrics © Downtown Music Publishing

There are times in all of our lives when we hit those steep hills and hard stretches. This song will not only bring encouragement to those who are in the midst of those tough times, but also serve as a reminder that with God all things are possible.

The song 'HARD LOVE' is really the anthem that we've always wanted to write for ourselves, sort of like an encouragement song to ourselves to keep moving and keep trying. Keep fighting even after different things happen and you get knocked down. I think anyone with a dream, anyone that's pursuing something with passion, whether it's a career, or some sort of life experience, they know what it's like to run down that long road. It does require a lot of love and dedication, and a toughness, and that's 'HARD LOVE.” - Seth Bolt (bass & drums)


Philippians 4:13 | Isaiah 40:29 & 31 | Galatians 6:9 | 2 Corinthians 4:17 | Romans 5:3 | Proverbs 3:5-6 | Joshua 1:9 | Psalm 119:28 | 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 | Romans 15:5 | Hebrews 10:36 | Revelation 3:10 | Psalm 46:1 | Psalm 28:7-8 | Habakkuk 3:19 | Colossians 1:11-12 | Romans 12:12 | Hebrews 12:2 | Romans 2:7 | James 1:12 |