98 Degrees singer Nick Lachey has posted a new version of the band’s hit song “The Hardest Thing” on Instagram, changing the lyrics to reflect these COVID-19 times.
The reworked tune discusses washing hands, isolating and social distancing. “We both know that we shouldn’t be here. This feels wrong. And baby it’s killing me, it’s killing you,” he sings. “They’re telling us we gotta stay home, we got somewhere else to be, other friends to see. But if we go outside right now we might spread the disease. So I’ve made up my mind, I’m staying in the house. It’s time to quarantine ‘cause staying safe is what it’s all about.”
In the chorus, he croons, “Yeah, it’s the hardest thing we’ve ever had to do. To stay stuck in our house, just watching all this bad news. It’s the hardest thing we’ve ever had to try. To stay six feet apart when we go outside.”
“Nothing to do, no sports on TV. Washed my hands so much that they started to bleed. Damn this quarantine,” he continues. “It’s the hardest thing we’ve ever had to do. But in the end it’s worth it. Together we will get through.”