"Hey Man (Now You're Really Living)" as written by and Mark O. Everett....
Do you know what it's like to fall on the floor
Cry your guts out 'til you got no more?
Hey man
Now you're really living

Have you ever made love to a beautiful girl?
Made you feel like it's not such a bad world (Hey!)
Hey man
Now you're really living

Now you're really giving everything (Sha la la la)
And you're really getting all you gave (Sha la la la)
Now you're really living what this life is all about

Well, I just saw the sun rise over the hill
Never used to give me much of a thrill (Hey!)
But hey man
Now I'm really living

Hey!
Hey!
Hey!

Do you know what it's like to care too much
'Bout someone that you're never gonna get to touch?
Hey man
Now you're really living

Have you ever sat down in the fresh-cut grass (Hey!)
And thought about the moment and when it will pass? (Hey!)
Hey man
Now you're really living

Now you're really giving everything (Sha la la la)
And you're really getting all you gave (Sha la la la)
Now you're really living what this life is all about

Now

Now what would you say if I told you that (Hey!)
Everyone thinks you're a crazy old cat? (Hey!)
Hey man
Now you're really living

Do you know what it's like to fall on the floor (Hey!)
Cry your guts out 'til you got no more? (Hey!)
Hey man
Now you're really living

Have you ever made love to a beautiful girl? (Hey!)
Made you feel like it's not such a bad world (Hey!)
Hey man
Now you're really living

People!

Do you know what it's like to fall on the floor (Sing!) (Hey!)
Cry your guts out 'til you got no more? (Hey!)
Hey man
Now you're really living

Well, I just saw the sun rise over the hill (Hey!)
Never used to give me much of a thrill (Hey!)
Hey man
Now I'm really living!

Hey!
Hey!

People!

Hey!
Hey!
Hey!


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"Hey Man (Now You're Really Living)" as written by Mark O. Everett

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  • +2
    General CommentThis song describes that feeling you get when you know you're sad- but being sad can make you happy sometimes. Like, putting it in perspective, without the sad times, there wouldn't (comparatively) be any happiness, because you'd have nothing to base your feelings on. So the sad times bring happiness, in a way. And that's a reassuring thought.
    elephant_seventhon May 29, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's amazing when someone has teh ability to write a song about pain, yet with the right beat, it sounds so happy and gives you hope...
    Revealing_Too_Muchon September 27, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"Do you know what it's like to care too much,
    about someone that you're never gonna get to touch?
    Hey man, now you're really living."

    I don't think I've ever related to a song as much as that line, fucking awesome :)
    This song just makes me smile, I can't help it.
    EmilyRoseon May 01, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwicked song! makes me smile.
    E can still write an ace song about his pain and make it uplifting at the same time
    scottecooperon May 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAgreed. This is a kickass track cut from the same sardonic-pop cloth as "Mr. E's Beautiful Blues." Go Eels.
    Eamonon May 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of the best songs on 'blinking lights', kick ass!
    Eelsruleon August 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song, self explanatory. You can look at it as being sarcastic, but I think he's just describing those moments when you know your alive. Good or bad.
    Foundation4lifeon December 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentE can't write lyrics to save his life any more but he makes the best songs EVER! I really love this song. It's one of those tracks you have to grin all the way through. =P

    But yeah, its about those iconic moments in your life that you remember when you're looking back.
    Appers66on July 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI got my first girlfriend because of this song... Beautiful.
    il3on January 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHas any1 done any of the thing that mean ur realy living acordin 2 this song??? btw its a gr8 song
    Stuie06on August 31, 2007   Link

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