"Living Life" as written by and Daniel Johnston....
Hold me like a mother would
Like I always knew somebody should
Though tomorrow don't look that good
Well, it just goes to show

Though people say we're an unlikely couple
I'm seeing double of you

Oh,

This is life
This is life
And everything's all right
Living living living living living living living living life

Oh
I'm hoping though
Because I'm learning to cope
With the emotion-less mediocrity
Oh

Day to day living

Oh
I can't help being restless
When everything's so tasteless

And all the colors seem to have faded away.

Oh.
This is life
This is life
And everything's all right
Living living living living living living living living life

Hold me like a mother would
Like I always knew somebody should, yeah.
Though tomorrow don't look that good
Well, just goes to show
Though people say we're an unlikely couple
Doris Day, and Mott the Hoople

Oh,

Ah,

Life!


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"Living Life" as written by Daniel Johnston

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    General Commentoh this is a brilliant song. it's hopeful and sad, and you gotta feel for this guy - but what a musical genius. its beauty is in it's simplicity. look for the cover by eels. it's beautiful.
    oops!on May 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI heard the Eels cover on an episode of Scrubs. Amazing song.
    jrfitznyon November 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentGod this is such, such an amazing song. Go and listen to Eels' live version - Live in Town hall.
    I just listen in awe.
    heartbeats_xxxon November 09, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti too, heard eels' cover first and i always thought
    "Hold me like a mother would
    Like I always knew somebody should "
    is such an amazing line to start a song, a lot of people puts Daniel down because of that "tortured genius" thing he has. I think this song is a moment of true genius, nevermind the hype
    spook!!on December 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentDaniel's recording captures the Euphoria and Now Presence of the manic state. It is a glimpse of Nirvana, but so addictive because it ruins plain reality as it retreats.
    LogicalDreameron April 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI love how this song embodies living in the moment.

    Also I think he's saying 'though people say we're odd like a couple', not 'an unlikely couple'.
    Jeemaon August 06, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song, to me, is about how he has finally accepted who he is! He explains why he isnt happy, why everything is morose , but at the same time he has found something/someone beautiful in it finally.
    Daniel Johnston makes me cry.
    Cleanrusson December 06, 2009   Link
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    General CommentLove this guy, makes me cry
    Dontwealldigmusicon October 14, 2010   Link

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