"C'est La Vie" as written by and Vanessa Carlton....
I've been takin' what you're giving.
Now I'm thinkin' I've been livin'
The fantasy of your sweet smile.
Sad as blue and blue as only,
You could cast the color on me.
Can you see my fire red?

See'est la vie, see'est la vie, here in my lonely.
See'est la vie, see'est la vie, here in my lonely
Without him.

Boy, you swallow truth like honey,
As you spew your lies upon me.
Sweet and smooth as it goes down.

See'est la vie, see'est la vie, here in my lonely.
See'est la vie, see'est la vie, here in my lonely
Without him.

Oh, say you, say me, say always, and forever more I'll be your perfect little sugarbride.
Oh, if you could see the strength within a perfect harmony.
Your melody is bringin' me down.

See'est la vie, see'est la vie, here in my lonely.
See'est la vie, see'est la vie, here in my lonely
Without him.

Boy, you swallow truth like honey.


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"C'est La Vie" as written by Vanessa Carlton

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    General Commentokay it is "if you could see the truth within a perfect harmony" it says strength in the lyric book HOWEVER.
    badsrx7on November 11, 2004   Link
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    General Commentyeah...thats VERY true..and i know cause I LOVE THIS SONG! there are so many things in this song that a LOVELY! its not the best...i'll admit...but its much more edgier! :) and it doesnt include piano...so thats different! :) but LOVE IT! :) this song is most diffenetly about being kinda predictable...having a predictable life...its like "this is my life..this is all its is, him lying to me...breaking promises" i love the part " Now I'm thinkin' I've been livin'
    the fantasy of your sweet smile " i know what it means...it means "fake smiles" -*the fantasy of your sweet smile* and i REALLY enjoy this song! :)

    xoxo
    Kandie
    NESSA ROX!
    PEACE!
    vanessarox_09on November 12, 2004   Link
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    General CommentWell, I've been in a situation that this song describes...not with a boy but with some of my girl friends. The boy in this song's lying about how he loves her etc etc and thinks she'll believe him but she doesn't. Great song.....needless to say haha...
    luthien172on December 10, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti swear this song is addictive... i cant get it out of my head...
    queen_bee_808on December 22, 2004   Link
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    General Comment"boy you swallow truth like honey"

    last line, best part of the whole song. i wait the whole song for it. awesome song.

    i really like the "truth within out perfect harmony" line too.
    blueoilpaintson January 05, 2005   Link
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    General Commentbadsrx7: there are many faults in the lyric book, the nessaholics have come to believe it's done on purpose as to think that the album was very organic, not over produced.
    rollingoveryouon February 20, 2005   Link
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    General Commentmaybe the "mistakes in the lyrics" are because it was typed kind of early and maybe she changed her mind about what she wanted to say in the song. When you put Harmonium into the computer, there is a "making of Harmonium" thing you can watch. She is singing Who's To Say and instead of saying "mother don't tell me friends are the ones that i lose cos they'd bleed before you sometimes family are the one's you chose." she changed friends and family around. Maybe she just changed the lyrics a bit later on.
    vXxHarmoniumxXcon April 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentBlueoil, I agree. The last part is the absolute best. :)
    cozmicon April 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentOh, and, \'Sad as blue and blue as only, you could cast the color on me.\' I think that line has a very poetic melody to it when she sings it...
    cozmicon April 23, 2005   Link
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    General Commentone of vanessa's limited number of good songs, no offense to those who don't agree with me. i think the lyrics are awesome (the english part) but i've always wanted to noe- wut does "c'est la vie" mean? i agree with blueoilpaints about the last line. its really catchy.
    schizophrenic137on June 17, 2005   Link

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