Ben Aaron performs his original song, "Don't Say It's Hard" on Minneapolis Television Network. This song was inspired by the many characters met while living in in the city. Here are the lyrics:
Come out you beatnik-hipsters, that bright light is called the sun
put down your electric keyboards, and I'll show you how it's done.
-Don't say it's hard, I know it's hard.
I don't do this 'cause it's easy, I do it 'cause it's hard.
Just look upon my face, you see it's weathered and it's scarred.
Now you poets quit your crying, and fill your voice with song
I'll teach you how to tap your toes, I swear it won't take long
Just put your words in rhythm, and wrap that in a rhyme
It just takes a little patience, a little work and a little time
Come on you couch potatoes, it's time you sing the blues
Just sing it from your heart there ain't no way you gonna lose
Walking down these railroad tracks just to find me someplace warm
When my boots are getting heavy and my hat is a mighty worn
Mr. Decaf-espresso with your clean computer screen
stop telling all the world how everything is so obscene
I'm a walking down from town to town, "Oh mister let me play,
Maybe for some food or your very little pay"
I'm telling all you junkies with a needle in your vain
Start dancing to the music now just sweat away the pain
I'm trying to live a clean life ain't no more a sinner-man
I'm traveling through this country, and I'll do the best I can
Don't say it's hard, I know it's... HARD!
You can buy this song and eleven others for only $8 at http://www.benaaronmusic.com/store.cfm