My mother told me 'fore she passed away
Said, "Son, when I'm gone don't forget to pray
'Cause there'll be hard times, hard times, oh yeah
Who knows better than I?"
Well I soon found out just what she meant
When I had to pawn my clothes, just to pay my rent
Talkin' 'bout hard times, hard times, oh yeah
Who knows oh well better than I?
I had a woman, Lord, who was always around
But when I lost my money then she put me down
Talkin' 'bout hard times, you know those hard
Yeah, Lord, who knows better than I?
Yeah, Lord, yeah one of these days
There'll be no more sorrow when I pass away
And no more hard times, I say, "No more hard"
Yeah, Lord, who knows, yeah, Lord, better than I?