All these people hanging round
Waiting for the world to change
All this, all this pressure coming down
Life is not
Such a pretty thing

All these people hanging round
Waiting for the world to change
All this pressure coming down
Life is not a pretty thing

Standing in the pouring rain
Lonely eyes and soaking skin
Wishing it was yesterday
Life is not a pretty thing

But I'm trying hard to make it work
Losing all my faith in God
Shaking hands, shaking heads

Why, please tell me why
Is all this sorrow and suffering
Still going on?
All they ever wanted was a chance to live
Sometimes I just wonder
How can they still forgive?
How can they still forgive?

All these people running scared
Seen so many times before
Life is something to be shared
Life is not a pretty thing

I can't see the sense in this
Where has all the feeling gone?
The feeling's gone
And I'm wishing it was yesterday
Where has all the feeling
Where has all the feeling gone?

Why, please tell me why
Is all this sorrow and suffering
Still going on?
All they ever wanted was a chance to live
Sometimes I just wonder
How can they still forgive?

Well I woke up this morning with a pain in my head
Tried to work it out but I went back to bed
This is not the way that it's supposed to be
This is not today, this is not me

And half your life is wasted
The rest does not exist
Writing to papers and making a list
Searching for reasons why everything's a mess
Why we sit and take it is anybody's guess

And oh, life is not a pretty thing
Life is not pretty, pretty
Life is not pretty
Life is not a pretty thing, pretty thing
Life is not pretty, pretty
Shaking hands, breaking heads


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    General Commentbasically a decription of growing up in working class dublin..ballymun/finglas where the band are from
    aslanfanaticon October 18, 2006   Link

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