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"Hard 2 Face Reality" is a song of Justin Bieber featuring Poo Bear. It was released on Justin's soundcloud. There is a full version of this song that was played on Dash Radio in 2014.[4] Poo Bear would release the full version on his mixtape on November 2, 2017 as his wife confirmed it.

In 2017 the song was removed from SoundCloud. Later it was said there would be a music video with Poo Bear.[5] Beginning 2018 Beats 1 confirmed "Hard 2 Face Reality" would release as a single featuring Jay Electronica.

Background Edit

"The song was made three years ago in Toronto. It was a time when the media and a lot of people were going in on Justin, being really cruel, making up false information. We were in that place. We revisited it maybe five months ago – finished it, changed the beat a little bit." says Poo Bear.[1]

"We always had a plan to never let that song die, because it was a snippet and we never wanted to give the whole record away. Then I ran into Jay Electronica’s manager and he got on board and we changed the beat up and finished it off."[6]

Justin Bieber did not know that Jay Electronica was going to be on the record. Poo Bear played it for him as a surprise.[7]

Trivia Edit

Audio Edit

Lyrics Edit

2018 version Edit

[Chorus: Poo Bear]
Sometimes it's hard to face reality, oh, oh
Even though you might get mad at me, oh, oh
Sometimes it's hard to face reality

[Verse 1: Poo Bear]
Should've been adjusted to my life
Had the opportunity to stay and wait for the last time
Now you're standin' right in front of me
It hurts me to know that I lied
Tryna protect your feelings
You been in between the lines
Hope your heart has started healing

[Chorus: Poo Bear]
Sometimes it's hard to face reality, oh, oh
Even though you might get mad at me, oh, oh
Sometimes it's hard to face reality

[Verse 2: Justin Bieber]
Don't be afraid to stand alone
Don't be afraid to stand outside your comfort zone
I know it's hard away from home
And it ain't easy all alone
Relationships over the phone
Talkin' to your significant other all night long

[Chorus: Justin Bieber]
Sometimes it's hard to face reality, oh, oh
Even though you might get mad at me, oh, oh
Sometimes it's hard to face reality
Sometimes it's hard to face reality
Sometimes it's hard to face reality

[Verse 3: Jay Electronica]
Love and death are quite similar
How they come and go like cat burglars
Reality is kinda hard to face
Like actual facts is to flat-earthers
Rain's a requirement for flowers to grow
And pain's a requirement for power to grow
It's a miracle how one could change from one what was just hours ago
Such is life though, it's just a cycle
The bigger picture and the smaller picture
Exactly same, it's macro, micro
Crack yo' atom and let yo' light glow
One day, you could be the king of pop
Then the next one just be wack ol' Michael
It's human nature, just like he told us
Let's face reality, crack the cycle

[Verse 4: Poo Bear]
Know it hurts to see the truth in your face
Circumstances bring you down to your knees
Go on and cry an ocean, but don't drown in it
Enough to put your heart at ease
Oh, don't lose your self esteem
I apologise, for being a man
It's way harder than what it seems

[Chorus: Justin Bieber & Poo Bear]
Sometimes it's hard to face reality, oh, oh (reality)
Even though you might get mad at me, oh, oh (you might get mad at me, but I'll be at your bedside)
Sometimes it's hard to face reality
Sometimes it's hard to face reality


Original full version Edit

[Chorus: Justin Bieber]
Sometimes it's hard to face reality (oh, oh)
Even though you might get mad at me (oh, oh)
Sometimes it's hard to face reality

[Verse 1: Poo Bear]
Should've been adjusted to my life
Had the opportunity to stay and wait for the last time
Now you're standin' right in front of me
It hurts me to know that I lied
Tryna protect your feelings
You been in between the lines
Hope your heart has started healing

[Chorus: Justin Bieber]
Sometimes it's hard to face reality (oh, oh)
Even though you might get mad at me (oh, oh)
Sometimes it's hard to face reality

[Verse 2: Justin Bieber]
Don't be afraid to stand alone
Don't be afraid to stand outside your comfort zone
I know it's hard away from home
And it ain't easy all alone
Relationships over the phone
Talkin' to your significant other all night long

[Chorus: Justin Bieber]
Sometimes it's hard to face reality (oh, oh)
Even though you might get mad at me (oh, oh)
Sometimes it's hard to face reality
Sometimes it's hard to face reality

[Verse 3: Poo Bear]
Know it hurts to see the truth in your face
Circumstances bring you down on your knees
Go on and cry an ocean but don't drown in it
Enough to put your heart at ease
Oh don't lose your self esteem
I apologise, for being a man
It's way harder than what it seems

[Chorus: Justin Bieber & Poo Bear]
Sometimes it's hard to face reality, oh, oh (reality)
Even though you might get mad at me, oh, oh (you might get mad at me, but I'll be at your bedside)
Sometimes it's hard to face reality
Sometimes it's hard to face reality


Original demo Edit

[Chorus: Justin Bieber]
Sometimes it's hard to face reality (oh, oh)
Even though you might get mad at me (oh, oh)
Sometimes it's hard to face reality

[Verse 1: Justin Bieber]
Don't be afraid to stand alone
Don't be afraid to stand outside your comfort zone
I know it's hard away from home
And it ain't easy all alone
Relationships over the phone
Talkin' to your significant other all night long

[Chorus: Justin Bieber]
Sometimes it's hard to face reality (oh, oh)
Even though you might get mad at me (oh, oh)
Sometimes it's hard to face reality

[Verse 2: Poo Bear]
Should've been adjusted to my life
Had the opportunity to stay and wait for the last time
Now you're standin' right in front of me
It hurts me to know that I lied
Tryna protect your feelings
You been in between the lines
Hope your heart has started healing (whoa)

[Chorus: Justin Bieber]
Sometimes it's hard to face reality, oh, oh
Even though you might get mad at me, oh, oh
Sometimes it's hard to face reality


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