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"The April rain, the April rain,
Comes slanting down in fitful showers,
Then from the furrow shoots the grain,
And banks are fledged with nestling flowers;
And in grey shawl and woodland bowers
The cuckoo through the April rain
Calls once again."

Mathilde Blind, April Rain
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Hard-knock

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"It's a hard-knock life for America's favorite orphan! Everyone knows the story of the irrepressible Annie, who lives at Miss Hannigan's orphanage until she beats the odds and finds a new life with the benevolent and wealthy Daddy Warbucks."


hard-knock (adjective) - beset with hardship
"The world was a fantastic, marvelous, awesome place, Rose decided."

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  • LynneLynne Teach HomePosts: 9,876 mod
    I went to the school of hard knocks. :wink:
  • FrankFrank Moderator Posts: 6,433 mod
    edited January 2015
    a hard-knock life...
    Here's the Annie version...


    And the Jay-Z version...

    hard knock life

    Jay-Z:
    Take the baseline out, uh huh
    Jigga uh huh uh huh uh huh

    Annie Sample:
    It's the hard knock life for us (uh-huh)
    It's the hard knock life for us
    Steada treated, we get tricked
    Steada kisses, we get kicked
    It's the hard knock life!!

    Verse 1:
    >From standing on the corner poppin
    To driving some of the hottest cars New York has ever seen
    To dropping some of the hottest verses rap has ever heard
    >From the dope spot, where the smoke lock
    Fleeing the murder scene, you know me well
    >From nightmares of a lonely cell, my only hell
    But since when ya'll niggas know me to bail? @!~* Naw
    Where all my niggas with the rubber grips, off shots
    And if you with me ma I rubbing your tits, and what not
    I'm form the school of the hard knocks, we must not
    Let outsiders violate our blocks, and my plot
    Let's stick up the world and split it 50-50, uh huh
    Let's take the dough and stay real jiggy, uh huh
    Let's sip the Cris and get pissy pissy
    Flow imminently like the memory of my nigga Biggie, baby!
    You know it's hell when I come through
    The life and times of Shawn Carter nigga Volume 2, ya'll niggas get ready

    Annie Sample:
    It's the hard knock life for us
    It's the hard knock life for us
    Steada treated, we get tricked
    Steada kisses, we get kicked
    It's the hard knock life!!

    Verse 2:
    I flow for those droned out
    All my niggas locked in the 10 by 4 controlling the house
    We live in hard knocks we don't take over we bomb blocks
    Burn 'em down and you can have 'em back daddy, I'd rather that
    I flow for chicks wishing they ain't have to strip to pay tuition
    I see you vision mama, I put my money on the longshots
    All my ballers that born to glock
    Now I'ma be on top whether I perform or not
    I went from lukewarm to hot
    Sleeping on guitars and cots, the king size, dream machine to grief
    I've seen pies let the thing between my eyes analyze life's ills
    Then I put it down tight grill
    I'm tight grill with the phony rappers you might feel we homeys
    I'm like still you don't know me, shit
    I'm tight grill when my situation ain't improving
    I'm trying to murder everything moving, Feel Me!!

    Annie Sample:
    It's the hard knock life for us
    It's the hard knock life for us
    Steada treated, we get tricked
    Steada kisses, we get kicked
    It's the hard knock life for us
    It's the hard knock life for us
    Steada treated, we get tricked
    Steada kisses, we get kicked
    It's the hard knock life!!

    Verse 3:
    I don't how to sleep, I gotta eat, stay on my toes
    Gotta a lot of beef so logically I prey on my foes
    Hustlin still inside of me and as far as progress
    You be hardpressed to find another rapper hot as me
    I gave you prophecy on my first joint, and ya'll lamed out
    Didn't really appreciate it till the second one came out
    So I stretched the game out, X'ed your name out
    Put Jigga on top, and drop albums non-stop for ya nigga

    Annie Sample:
    It's the hard knock life for us
    It's the hard knock life for us
    Steada treated, we get tricked
    Steada kisses, we get kicked
    It's the hard knock life for us
    It's the hard knock life for us
    Steada treated, we get tricked
    Steada kisses, we get kicked
    It's the hard knock life!!
    It's the hard knock life!!
    It's the hard knock life!!
  • kindgnicekindgnice LEO Motivator!!! Posts: 7,790 mod
    I guess studying too hard is hard-knock!
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