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Life wasn't meant to be easy... but it wasn't meant to be this hard!
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Did You Know?
One of the tag-lines for this movie said: "Life wasn't meant to be easy . . . But it wasn't meant to be this HARD!". The first part of this blurb, "Life wasn't meant to be easy", referred to a very famous statement made by the then Prime Minister of Australia, Malcolm Fraser
. The statement had been made as some kind of explanation of life's hard times and became the phrase most associated with Fraser. The line is actually a quotation from the play 'Back to Methuselah' by George Bernard Shaw
. It reads: "Life is not meant to be easy, my child; but take courage: it can be delightful". A later Australian Prime Minister, Paul Keating
, would make a similarly famous statement: "The recession we had to have". See more
Referenced in Rewind This!
Written by Harry Vanda
and George Young
Performed by John Paul Young See more