"Some Lessons" as written by and Melody Gardot....
Well I'm buckled up inside
It's a miracle that I'm alive
I do not think I can survive
On bread and wine alone
To think that I could have fallen
A centimeter to the left
Would not be here to see the sunset
Or have myself a time

Well why do the hands of time
So easily unwind

Some lessons we learn the hard way
Some lessons don't come easy
That's the price we have to pay
Some lessons we learn the hard way
They don't come right off and right easy
That's why they say some lessons learned we learn the hard way

Remember the sound of the pavement
World turned upside down
City streets unlined and empty
Not a soul around
Life goes away in a flash
Right before your eyes
If I think real hard well I reckon I've had some real good times

Well why do the hands of time
So easily unwind

Some lessons we learn the hard way
Some lessons don't come easy
That's the price we have to pay
Some lessons we learn the hard way
They don't come right off and right easy
That's why they say some lessons learned we learn the hard way


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"Some Lessons" as written by Melody Gardot

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    General CommentThis song is so good. If I had to guess id say its about her bike accident. Looking back at everything, being inside the ambulance ("miracle that i'm alive"), how lucky she was to be alive ("to think that i could have falled a centimeter to the left.) But the accident is what ultimately lead her to music and where she is today. Life is a gift, but can be taken away in a flash. That's what i think she's getting at. Great introspective look on her situation, and a broad life lesson: "some lessons we learn the hard way."
    ontheinsideon April 29, 2008   Link

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