This life is harder, so much harder
You say that life has so much weight, it wears you down
Higher, you're so much higher
40 stories high is such a long way down

You can run, run into the middle
Or you can be still, lean into the ledge
Or you can fall hard as you feel it giving away

So much insane, a deep black hole
The sun will come and warm your soul
As fast as light, the speed of sound
One life, one love
Down, down, down

Harder, it's so much harder
You blame it on your friend
You say she let you down
Angel, another angel
You blame it on the bitch
You say she let you drown

You can run, run into the middle
Or you can fall hard as you feel it giving away

So much insane, a deep black hole
The sun will come and warm your soul
As fast as light, the speed of sound
One life, one love
Never let them take it away
Never let them take it away

Higher, you're so much higher
For 40 stories high is such a long way down

So much insane, a deep black hole
The sun will come and warm your soul
As fast as light, the speed of sound
One life, one love
(Never let them take it away)
One life, one love
(Never let them take it away)
One life, one life, one love
One life, one life, one love


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    General CommentIt sounds to me like he's bashing suicide (40 stories higher...down, down, down...lean into the ledge). Life is hard, and sometimes you want to just give up and cash in. He also makes excuses for himself: blame it on the angel, blame it on your friend, etc.
    Eyeconon February 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentActually I think he's singing about a friend that's struggling in life. "You say in life there's so much weight it drags you down".

    In the 2nd verse, he's singing about how his friend is blaming her problems on others.

    The prechorus seems to say she has two choices. Deal with it or end it (suicide).

    Then the chorus is saying life is unpredictable.

    Independent of the lyrics, it's a great start to this album. It kind of shows that Dishwalla's back and rockin'. In fact the first 5 tracks really flow together well. Unfortunately tho it seems that J.R.'s gone solo (he's got a myspace profile, myspace.com/…) and the band's on a long hiatus.
    jbisaskyon June 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentInteresting take on the song, jbisasky. I agree more with Eyecon, but you shed a new light on it...interesting. I do agree that this album was rocking though. I hope JR's solo stuff is awesome. I've only heard First Christmas as of yet...
    UZeroHead2on December 18, 2006   Link

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