It's so hard to be friends,
When it was so easy to be lovers,
Holdin' on, holdin' on to each other.
It's so hard to be free,
when it was so easy to be sheltered
Smothered by the promises
Someone said would keep the fire,
Fill the cup and keep from deceivin'
Know so well, never tell
So hard to step forward,
So easy to turn inward,
Too soon to be ended,
Too late too late to be mended
It's so hard to be friends
When it was so easy to be lovers Kris Kristofferson Hard To Be Friends lyrics, Kris Kristofferson 1973