Biohazard - Tales From The Hard Side
Biohazard - Tales From The Hard Side

Biohazard - Tales From The Hard Side Lyrics and Youtube Music Videos

Album: State Of The World Address
Released: 1994

Tales From The Hard Side Lyrics

Your cards were dealt when
You drove through the night
As a man in dark clothes came into your sight
The barrel tapped the glass
You reached the window lock
Get the fuck out the car
And leave it in the crosswalk
He climbed into your seat
And dropped a vial of crack
Pissin' down your leg, you're a victim of carjack
Feel the cold steel as I pull the hammer back
Bang! You're fuckin' dead 'cause it's like that

Society, pushed him down and out
Soul provider what's it all about
Religion, faith can we do without
Social pressure we're too strung out

Another bad hand the cards have been dealt
Kid of fourteen, high aspirations held
To get ahead and run shit with his powerful will
Told by his role model, you're old enough to kill
See my ride, my bitches and my loot
If ya want to survive be prepared to shoot
Stay hard like me, you're bound to do well
A waste of precious life, twenty five and an L

I'll put a bullet in your head for the colour of your skin
This is my neighborhood who the fuck let you in
I'll stick with mine stay with your own kind
The virus of hate infects the ignorant mind

Publisher: Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
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Tales From The Hard Side
  • Biohazard has never been shy about addressing difficult social issues. The video for this song portrays a young gang member carrying out a crime as initiation. Taking a closer look, the lyrics run deeper as highlighted by the line, "the virus of hate infects the ignorant mind."

    Evan Seinfeld, who was the lead singer at the time, told us about his writing approach: "I look for inspiration in everyday life things. I like to write using metaphors. I feel I can reach more people like that when I write about relatable topics, more metaphor driven. All my lyrics my whole life are based on some kind of reality."
  • State Of The World Address marked the first time the band worked with producer Ed Stasium, who had helmed the albums Road to Ruin and Too Tough to Die for the Ramones.
  • All six guitar strings are tuned down a semitone, creating a thick and deep sound. Most of the guitar chords in the song are played using only the top three strings. This is common in Heavy Metal because it provides the option of using just one finger to fret all three strings, allowing for faster movement along the neck with more complicated riffing.
  • The sinister edge to the song can leave the listener wondering if that dark shadow known as the augmented 4th chord, sometimes called "the devil's interval," will make an appearance. When played in the right context it is a disturbing aural vibe similar to the sounds of emergency sirens, and sirens do slide into the song at the 2:36 mark.