SINS - 1986

  • Sins Mini-series DVD - Carly Simon

It's Hard To Be Tender


Release Date: 1986
Single Label: Phillips

Produced by: Gilbert Marouani.
Run Time: 330 Minutes
Starring: Joan Collins, Timothy Dalton, Gene Kelly, Lauren Hutton

It's Hard To Be Tender
Lyrics by: Carly Simon & Jacob Brackman
Music by: Francis Lai

It's hard to be tender
It's hard to stay open
When you're dizzy with anger
And your dreams have been broken

Lying with you 'neath the sky
The country is so green in the light
Loving you's the key to my survival

Now, you have gone away
The skies turned grey
The rivers froze
I remember how you held me close
And I shiver

It's hard to be tender
It's hard to stay open
When the woods are on fire
And the river is frozen

Swore on my knees as a child
Never to forsake God above
Never to betray the ones who love me

Now, years have come and gone
I find the strength to carry on
But the blood that ran so fast and warm
Has grown colder
Now, my heart has turned to ice
Is it just the price of growing older?

It's hard to be tender
But I'm tired of defending
I know that I love you
So I'll write my own ending

© 1986 C'est Music / Maya Productions / Sins TV Mini-Series


A 1986 major television event based on the Novel by Judith Gould. Helene Junot (Joan Collins) is powerful, wealthy, beautiful and the leading name in the world of fashion. Envied for her success, she is surrounded by enemies who seek to destroy her. A self-made entrepreneur, Helene is a woman with a past. Young Helene Junot (Catherine Mary Stewart) was raped and witnessed the murder of her pregnant mother at the hands of the Nazis as her younger brother and sister are cruelly torn away from her. In Paris, struggling to survive and by now grown to a sensual woman, Helene encounters Jacques, an up-and-coming fashion photographer, who sets her on the road to fame, molding her into the hottest model in France. Climbing the ladder of success, she becomes a designer and then director of one of Paris' top fashion houses. After many failed marriages and relationships she's reunited with her brother (Timothy Dalton), who has spent fifteen years in mental institutions, Helene's lust for revenge continues and she'll do anything in her power to destroy her enemies.