"Life is Beautiful" as written by James Michael, Nikki Sixx and Dj Ashba....
You can't quit until you try
You can't live until you die
You can't learn to tell the truth
Until you learn to lie

You can't breathe until you choke
You gotta laugh when you're the joke
There's nothing like a funeral to make you feel alive

Just open your eyes
Just open your eyes
And see that life is beautiful
Will you swear on your life
That no one will cry at my funeral?

I know some things that you don't
I've done things that you won't
There's nothing like a trail of blood to find your way back home

I was waiting for my hearse
What came next was so much worse
It took a funeral to make me feel alive

Just open your eyes
Just open your eyes
And see that life is beautiful
Will you swear on your life
That no one will cry at my funeral?

Alive
Just open your eyes
Just open your eyes
And see that life is beautiful
Will you swear on your life
That no one will cry at my funeral?

Just open your eyes
Just open your eyes
And see that life is beautiful
Will you swear on your life
That no one will cry at my funeral?

Just open your eyes
Just open your eyes
And see that life is beautiful
Will you swear on your life
That no one will cry at my funeral?


Lyrics submitted by UnholySoldier

"Life is Beautiful" as written by Dj Ashba Darren Jay Ashba

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Downtown Music Publishing

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  • +3
    General CommentThis is about changing ones self destructive ways. He is saying you cant be happy when you seek out only bad things and/or linger over the things that cannot be changed. He says to look towards thingws with a different mindset to find the beauty and reason in life
    Helviraon October 23, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI agree with loudchild. Pretty much every line in the song is meant literally. He thought he was living, but it was only after he actually died that he realized what living was.
    My favorite part is the line, "I was waiting for my hearse, but what came next was so much worse." He was actually dead, pretty much just waiting for his funeral, but he got dragged back and forced to face his problems. And realizing that he needed to change, and the struggle of changing itself, was worse than death for him. But thank goodness he did, because he's turned his life around and changed a lot of lives as a result.
    bekaz13on March 10, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentnikki sixx is like really hott and it one of the best bassist eveA
    Allison1980loveon January 22, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThis is such an intense song, it gives me goosebumps every time I listen to it. James' voice is just perfect for this song with this meaning. It obviously is self-explanitory if you sit down and read the lyrics. When the tough gets going...you remind yourself that life is beautiful. If that made sense. I don't know. It's just that, he's saying that you don't really see the full potential of life until you were put in a situation that there's no choice except living or going on to something else, whatever is after this. Just like what loudchild said up there about Nikki's heroin overdose.

    That's what I say.
    JuliaLaughedon May 31, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentNikki Sixx is beyond a rock legend. He is absolutely inspirational, and this song just furthers that. This song is about hitting the bottom and picking it all back up, because life is a gift. The story is amazing, and the entire soundtrack is hauntingly beautiful.

    For anyone who hasn't read it, I recommend buying this book. It was amazing.
    x0blondeon December 29, 2010   Link
  • +1
    Song Meaningthis song has to deal with the depths of heroin addictions at its best. it tells you "you cant quit until you try, you cant live until you die, you cant learn to tell the truth until you learn to lie". later in the song it tells you how it can take a death of yourself or of someone close to you to make you realize "life is beautiful". this song tells you greatly of a tale of how a heroin addiction like a roller coaster spiraling, in some out of control frenzy.
    chelseoxon May 31, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentnikki sixx = rock god. amazing song, awesome story
    UnholySoldieron July 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's saying sometimes you have to hit rock bottom before you can get back up & truly enjoy life.
    skylineson July 26, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCan't wait for this c.d. and book im going to read a chapter and then listen to the song after the chapter can't wait, really!!!
    nabonon August 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with SKYLINES.
    It's becoming another alleviation song to me (:
    mikagexxangelon August 09, 2007   Link

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