the hard way lyrics – pam tillis

i was always falling out of trees,
and slipping in the rain.
momma sighed as she nursed my scratches and scr*ps,
girl, why you gotta learn the hard way?
i fell fast, around seventeen,
momma said she saw it coming,
as we drove off in his jacked up car.
girl, why you gotta learn the hard way?
i never liked the sound of good advice,
when i should have thought it over,
i never did think twice.
i like to play with matches,
though i’ve had to walk through fire.
i don’t have an excuse
it’s just the way my heart was wired.
oh i learn the hard way

/ pam tillis lyrics