Tough Guy

“Hardman” is the British equivalent of the American “tough guy.” According to the dictionary, a hard man is a tough, ruthless, or violent man. When I was writing my new song called Hard Man, this is not the definition that I had in mind.  I don’t think I can provide an articulate definition of what I thought it meant. I feel it is more tired than ruthless and more empty than violent. I should always look up the definition of a phrase before I use it in a song.  I don’t think the formal definition changes the vibe of the song.  And besides, I’m a hard man, I’m not changing it, and if you don’t like it I will be ruthless and violent.