"Life Goes On" as written by John Lee Smith and Ray Riddle....
Build me up don’t get me down,
weather the storm.
Well, life goes on.
Feelings ebb and flow by hour.
You’re up in the clouds,
and then you sink like a stone.

So do you fill yourself with pills
to deaden your ills?
Or are you only one love short of happiness?
And in a picture on the wall
no glimmer of yourself at all.
You’ve let yourself fall away.

Build me up, don’t mop my brow,
weather the storm,
because life goes on.
Missed my only hope right now.
It’s all I can do
not to sink like a stone.

So do you fill yourself with pills
to deaden your ills?
Or are you only one love short of happiness?
And in a picture on the wall
no glimmer of yourself at all.
You’ve left yourself far away.

So do you fill yourself with pills
to cure you of your ills?
Or are you only one love short of the happy days to come?
And in a picture on the wall
can’t see your face at all.
So untie yourself,
because that’s all you’ve got to do.
And I can grab those wings
and I can take up flying
won’t be no crying.
Up in the air, looking back down.
And let me tell you if I talk about gloom
I don’t get out of feeling down.
It strips you of yourself
and splits you from the self that you know.


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    My InterpretationI believe this song is a lot about The Sundays becoming disillusioned (or perhaps they weren't illusioned at all) with the Music biz. It didn't make Static & Silence, but was probably recorded in those album sessions. As the title suggest, it could be about them moving on from their band.

    Or not. Music is subjective after all.
    RobiWanon May 05, 2013   Link
  • -1
    General CommentA moving song about bipolar disorder
    rocksmithon July 04, 2016   Link

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