"Life Ain't Always Beautiful" as written by Cyndi Goodman and Tommy Lee James....
Life ain't always beautiful
Sometimes it's just plain hard
Life can knock you down
It can break your heart.

Life ain't always beautiful
You think you're on your way
And it's just a dead end road
At the end of the day.

But the struggles make you stronger
And the changes make you wise
And happiness has it's own way
Of taking it's own sweet time.

No, life ain't always beautiful
Tears will fall sometimes
Life ain't always beautiful
But it's a beautiful ride.

Life ain't always beautiful
Some days I miss your smile
I get tired of walking
All these lonely miles.

And wish for just one minute
That I could see your pretty face
Guess, I can dream
But life don't work that way.

But the struggles make me stronger
And the changes make me wise
And happiness has it's own way
Of taking it's sweet time.

No, life ain't always beautiful
But I know I'll be fine
Life ain't always beautiful
But it's a beautiful ride.

What a beautiful ride


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"Life Ain't Always Beautiful" as written by Cynthia Evelyn Thomson Tommy Lee James

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    General CommentAbout his wife.
    Surfpicoon March 26, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song is so sad, and you can hear the pain in his voice when he sings it.
    Life ain't always beautiful
    Some days I miss your smile
    I get tired of walking
    All these lonely miles.
    And wish for just one minute
    That I could see your pretty face
    Guess, I can dream
    But life don't work that way.
    it's obviously about his wife. but i'm sure everyone can relate to it in some way or another.
    it's full of hope though... and it's so true.

    sapphireskieson May 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSurfpico.........most of his songs now have influences from his wife.
    ...Jacobon February 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentBeautiful song. Beautiful.
    Reminds me of my deceased loved ones.
    "Somedays I miss your smile, I get tired of walking all these lonely miles..." So true.
    missTHANG04on July 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHis wife commited suicide, and its about him missing her...
    garystefon September 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is a gorgeous song, and it can be pretty sad if you look at it that way. It can also be kind of hopeful. "But the struggles make you stronger. And the changes make you wise. And happiness has it's own way of taking it's own sweet time." This is me and my friend's song, and it has been since it came out. Whenever she's feeling down or I'm feeling down, we'll sing it to each other to remind each other that whatever's wrong isn't the end of the world.
    xx_darling_xxon November 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYeah this is definately about his wife who, for those who dont know, shot herself in 2004. Gary Became such a better artist after that, you can really feel the raw emotion in this song. I feel his pain, I couldnt imagine what I'd do if I lost the girl I love. Currently my fav song :)
    Fenderguy94on May 10, 2011   Link

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