Boiled, Hard Boiled

Hard Boiled

When hard boiling an egg you take something very fragile and drop it into water so hot that it is turning into steam. Water at a rolling boil, violent and potentially dangerous.

This kind of sums up hard boiled pretty nicely I think.

So, you might be thinking to yourself, what doe this have to do with anything?

Well, it’s a lead in for this:

“Down by the river
I shot my baby
Down by the river,
Dead, oh, shot her dead.”

Neil Young writes some fairly hard-boiled lyrics at times.

So did Warren Zevon. In fact there re a lot of hard-boiled songs.

There are a lot of hard-boiled songs out there. Some you might not even notice at first because of the catchy melody or how happy it sounds.

I know people who are hard boiled. People who put hot sauce on eggs are hard boiled. People who work out every single day are hard boiled. Reed Farrel Coleman’s sense of humor is hardboiled. In my opinion Bugs Bunny is hard-boiled. Hieronymus Bosch is a hard-boiled painter.
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Hard boiled is all around us. It’s not just the way
Manuel Ramos wrote MOONEY’S ROAD TO HELL.