Ain’t It Hard.

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It was Nina Simone’s birthday yesterday. So, we reached into the archives of time and dusted off this rendition of her putting her unique stamp on Baltimore. 

It’s a pretty aching number about inner city decay and that desire for escape. Written by Randy Newman no less.

There’s also a cover version of it from a tribute album that came out alongside that What Happened, Miss Simone documentary. The video splices in some militant quotes from Simone herself.

Read the lyrics here.

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