"Sometimes Life Isn't Easy" as written by and Bo Rune Madsen Silas Utke Graae Joergensen....
You're everything to me.
Celebrate the one you love,
The way you are to me.

Thinking about everything.
Why did you stop?
You don't know what it's like.

Isn't that how it goes,
When you're lovesick?
Thinking about everything.

Don't you know sometimes,
When it feels like someone put a hex on you?
Well, I felt like that.
I was blaming myself.
I was cushioning my fall.

Hold my arms back when they beat me,
Leave me in the ditch where they kick me,
Sever my limbs and deceive me.

Sometimes life isn't easy.

Here we go.
Here we go.
I'm surprised in you,
Here we go.

Beside you,
I'm like you.
I'm lost in your doubt,
Sprawling, sprawling, sprawling.

Hold my arms back down when they beat me.
(Hold my arms back, try)
(I promise you)
Water rise.

Don't you know sometimes,
When you can't see no end
To the tricks we play?

Sometimes life isn't easy.

Here we go.
Here we go.
I'm surprised in you,
Here we go.

Beside you,
I'm like you.
I'm lost in your doubt.

Here we go,
Here we go.
I'm surprised in you,
Here we go.

Beside you,
I'm like you.
I'm lost in your doubt.
Sprawling, sprawling, sprawling.

Safety net,
I regret
I am shaking.
We move along
I am shaking


Lyrics submitted by Pwahahaha, edited by random_monkey

"Sometimes Life Isn't Easy" as written by Jonas Bjerre Terkelsboel Bo Rune Madsen

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    General Comment
    "No, don’t cry for me. /Celebrate el sueño. /The way it operates. /No, don’t cry for me. /Celebrate el sueño. /The way it oughta be."

    First of all, "el sueño" means "the dream" in Spanish. I think what Jonas is trying to say is to stop worrying about the future, and the dreaming about it shouldn't hurt, and you should always be optimistic about it. This is the way it ought to be, seeing as if you aren't too optimistic in your view of your own future, you're likely not to reach for the stars, and so you will end up settling for less.



    "Thinking about everything, /Why did you stop? /You don’t know what it’s like. /Isn’t that how it goes, /When you’re lovesick? /Thinking about everything."

    This part is Jonas probably describing the idea of dropping everything when he thinks he's found love. Before, all he thought about was his own hopes and dreams, but then he was ready to drop everything for that one person. So now when he's "thinking about everything", he's building your entire future around that person, because he thinks they'll always be there. "You don't know what it's like", is the reluctant feeling he gets when somebody tries to tell him that maybe it's a little too soon to be feeling this way.


    "Don’t you know sometimes, /When it feels like someone put a hex on you? /Well, I felt like that. /I was blaming myself. /I was cushioning my fall."

    This part is probably about being pulled back into reality. Everything he built his fantasies around has been taken away by that one person, so it feels as if they "put a hex on you". There is a lasting feeling of pain. As for "blaming myself", that could mean he is still in love, and he blamed himself for why things didn't go as planned, instead of blaming it on the person he fell for. He blamed himself to cushion his fall, because if it was his fault, he imagines he could make things right again, and he is giving himself hope again.



    "Hold my arms back when they beat me. /Leave me in the ditch when they kick me. /Sever my limbs and deceive me. /Sometimes life isn’t easy."

    This is his acceptance that thing really aren't alright, and that denial and fantasy aren't going to get him back on his feet, so he's forcing himself to take the brunt of the pain, no matter how terrible it may feel, in the hopes of getting over it faster and moving on. At this point in the song, the pain he's going through feels like he's being beaten and kicked and getting hims limbs severed, but it's really just reality crashing down on him. It's also the idea that even though he's already got a wonderful idea of his future worked out in his head, things don't always go as planned, and you can never avoid pain in life, thus, "Sometimes life isn't easy."



    "Here we go, here we go. /I’m surprised in you. /Here we go home./ Beside you, /And like you. /I’m lost in your doubt. /Scrolling, scrolling, scrolling."

    I think at this point he's talking to himself a little bit more. He's moved on, and he's surprised in himself that he's gotten over what something that felt so horrible. Now he is starting to feel like his old self again, and he is feeling more at home with himself. However, he still worries whether or not he'll have to face such a struggle again. The scrolling is probably the idea of fast-forwarding, and we find him in more pain, yet again.



    "Hold my arms back when they beat me. /(I promise you...) /Don't you know sometimes, /When you can’t see no end to the tricks we play? /Sometimes life isn’t easy."

    This time he promises himself to avoid any kind of denial. He realizes that he's played too many tricks on himself, and he's let himself believe in too many illusions, and he's now regretting all of that, while vowing not to trick himself anymore, because in the end, it only hurts him even more.




    "Safety net, I regret. /I am shaky. /(We know you are...) /I am shaking."

    He regrets all the denial he's put himself through. He understands that he was only trying to make himself feel better, but, again, the more he tries to help himself, the more he hurts himself, thus, the regret. He's shaky because he's probably in the middle of another crisis now, and he's making sure to feel everything for what it is instead of softening everything in his head.
    SMStephMars1on December 10, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe "Here we go..." section is amazing
    irthesteveon January 19, 2010   Link
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    General Commenti heard them play this live at pitchfork
    it was pretty amazing
    Littlelouiseon July 20, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is seriously like four songs in one! Mews the best band ever!
    DarkDejectionon August 26, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI LOVE THIS SONG.
    Its so full og positive energy, its so full of LIFE.
    It is everything I need right now....everything I'm feeling. SO uplifting. Thanks Mew <3
    electrifriedon January 04, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is mind blowingly awesome.
    poopturtleon September 27, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIncredible song. It's everything I'm feeling at the moment.

    Love me some Mew!
    Helloastronaughton December 02, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about their old member - Johan?
    Mariellaaon February 01, 2010   Link

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