"The Time of My Life" as written by and Regie Glenn Hamm....
I've been waiting for my dreams
To turn into something I could believe in
And looking for that, magic rainbow
On the horizon, I couldn't see it until I let go
Gave into love and watched all the bitterness burn
Now I'm coming alive, body and soul
And feelin' my world start to turn

And I'll taste every moment and live it out loud
I know this is the time, this is the time
To be more than a name
Or a face in the crowd, I know this is the time
This is the time of my life, time of my life

Holding onto things that vanished
Into the air, left me in pieces
But now I'm rising from the ashes
Finding my wings and all that I needed
Was there all along within my reach
As close as the beat of my heart

And I'll taste every moment
And live it out loud
I know this is the time, this is the time to be
More than a name or a face in the crowd
I know this is the time
This is the time of my life time of my life

And I'm out on the edge of forever, ready to run
I'm keeping my feet on the ground arms open wide face to the sun

I'll taste every moment and live it out loud
I know this is the time, this is the time to be
More than a name or a face in the crowd
I know this is the time this is the time of my life, time of my life
More than a name or a face in the crowd
This is the time, this is the time of my life, this is the time of my life.
Time of my life, time of my life


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"The Time of My Life [*]" as written by Reginald Hamm

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    General CommentAgree wholeheartedly about the cheesiness factor, but hey, he didn't have much of a choice did he? David Cook's always been pretty independent, i don't think he'll meekly follow the label. i can't wait for his album. Finally, a rocker idol.
    ramblinrokrgrlon July 07, 2008   Link
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    General Commentsometimes what comes from the heart doesn't have to make sense to others, as long as it is what you truly feel. so what if society has hardened your heart so much that you feel that one person's symbol of hope is 'gay'. he has opened his heart with this song and because of that, he is able to see the world in a new light with happiness and joy for his success both in his own heart and in his career.
    modelkon September 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentGawd you guys what is wrong with this world. What's wrong with talking about a rainbow? It's a beautiful aspect of nature. Why is it being called girly or people are cringing at it? Appreciate it for what it REALLY is not what the fucking society makes it out to be. Vibrant colors are beautiful. Geezus how shallow are people these days. This song kicks ass AND I LIKE THE LINE.
    PansWendybirdon October 09, 2008   Link
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    General Commentvery glad that David Cook won Idol. Not so glad that he is now burdened with this cheesy song as his first single. As a huge David Cook fan, hearing him singing about magic rainbows on the horizon is dissapointing. Hope the Idol producers who now own his soul allow him to make the rock record he's supposed to make and steer clear of bubble gum pop.
    RockXWLon May 22, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWow. Uhm, as much as I adore Cook's voice...magic rainbows? Seriously?

    I get the general idea of the song. It's basically saying what the title says, that this time in your life is the best. However, the 'magic rainbow' thing just throws it for me. He makes it as believable as he possibly could, I guess, and even the rainbow line doesn't seem so endearingly cheesetastic. Had a couple of the lines in this song been changed to something a little more gripping and a little less girly, it might actually be decent.
    subtle.warningson May 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentCook winning is a mixed bag for me. I'm glad he won, since I have felt that he deserved to for many weeks, but at the same time, now he gets saddled with this piece. Most any rocker would flinch at the idea of having a song mentioning magic rainbows in his or her discography. Here's hoping that the Idol producers don't continue to screw him over from here on out.
    Windsongon May 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe magic rainbow line makes me cringe...
    Hopefully his album will be the way he wants it to be and not as cheesy.
    carxcrash.on May 25, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenta. Magic. Fucking. Rainbow...

    damn..
    i love cook though. I really wanted him to win. And im glad he did. Archuleta(sp?) would be all carbon-copy-Bubble-fucking-gum-pop songs...
    ETFCrashandBurnon May 27, 2008   Link
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    General Commenta. Magic. Fucking. Rainbow...

    damn..
    i love cook though. I really wanted him to win. And im glad he did. Archuleta(sp?) would be all carbon-copy-Bubble-fucking-gum-pop songs...
    ETFCrashandBurnon May 27, 2008   Link
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    General Commentwell, he didn't write this song so that kind of relieves me. wasn't it some song writing contest people entered for the winning song? something like that.

    it's still pretty fun to listen and sing along to. i think it pretty well does describe his journey trough AI.

    i'm from NE and he auditioned in omaha so i was rooting for him all the way! c:
    lynz_wms46on May 28, 2008   Link

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