"A Beautiful Life" as written by Art Alexakis, Craig Montoya and Greg Eklund....
You seem to make the same mistakes everyday
Sometimes its hard to open your eyes
You want to be the only cake on the table
Yeah, you say you don't like surprises
You want to find a pretty little place to stay
You just don't want to live and leave

I just want to be where the sun shines down
I just want to be where the sun shines down
I just want to be with you

Oh,
I really hate how you push me away
I do not like it when you shut me out
I say I love you but I really don't know you
I want to change you but I don't know how
I want to leave when it gets ugly and cold
I want to leave but I have no where to go

I just want to be where the sun shines down
Yeah, I just want to be where the sun shines down
On a beautiful life
I just want to find a beautiful life
I want to be where the sun shines down
I just want to find a beautiful life
I don't care where we go
I don't care where we go

You seem to make the same mistakes all the time
Sometimes it's not too hard to understand why
You say you hate the things you have done
Yeah, you have been running with your back to the sun
You want to find a place where you don't have to hide
You say you're just happy to be alive

I just want to be where the sun shines down
Yeah, I just want to be where the sun shines down
Yeah, yeah
I just want to be where the sun shines down
On a beautiful life
I just want to find a beautiful life
I just want to be where the sun shines down
I just want to find a beautiful life
I want to be where the sun shines down
I want to be where the sun shines down

I don't care where we go
I don't care what we do
As long as I can be with you
I just want to be with you


Lyrics submitted by NaginalJJ

"A Beautiful Life" as written by Craig Montoya Art Alexakis

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    General CommentI have to say, I love this song. Its so very true, and the music, not only the lyrics, really make it. Don't get me wrong, Everclear is my all-time favorite band, but this is one of the only songs I know of theirs that is elevated to a higher level by the instrumentals. During the chorus, when the violins and guitars and drums are blasting, it is just amazing. If you are playing it on the car radio, windows down, there is no better feeling. Definitely one of my favorite Everclear songs, at least from recent albums.
    Lugubrious5on October 14, 2004   Link
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    General Commentperahps one of my favorite songs by the group (besides anything off sparkle and fade).

    it's a lovely song and art's voice really carries. the lyrics describe perhaps a desperate man that is obsessed with this girl and won't accept anyone else but her. ironically he doesn't know why he likes her or why he wants to be with her.
    pibstson February 02, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song literally describes my relationship with my boyfriend right now...
    asher27on April 10, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti love this song and agree with lugubrious5 the music really does elevate this track especially the cello at the start it's just beautiful :)
    3infactappleson June 30, 2008   Link

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