Maybe life is curious to see what you would do
With the gift of being left alive
How love, how give
Spread the higher purpose
And cut through all the shuck and jive?
It’s only natural
Maybe superstitious to try and find
The meaning in beating the odds
Cause sometimes you gotta
(Get down on your knees)
Sometimes
(Could you get down on your knees?)
Sometimes baby
(You’d better get down on your knees)
And thank the whole wide universe of gods
For letting you
Live out the string a little longer boy
Raise your voice and make a joyful noise
Ain’t no guarantee of anything
Live out the string
Now that a meteorite has fallen in the chair
You just got out of to answer the phone
Will you live every moment
Like it just might be the last
Or will you still just bitch and moan?
Fate is kind
Fate is cruel
Fate is terminally cool
It’s a random interruption
In the middle of your groove
But sometimes
(Could you get down on your knees?)
Sometime
(Get down on your knees)
Sometimes baby
(Better get down on your knees)
And find yourself a deeper groove
Live out the string a little longer boy
Raise your voice and make a joyful noise
Ain’t no guarantee of anything
Live out the string
Who knows if we have angels on our shoulders?
That night with the devil in the street
Who knows if it means we’ve got more work to do but
Hey baby, don’t the air taste sweet?
Hey baby, don’t the air taste sweet?
Hey baby, don’t the air taste sweet?
(Get down on your knees)
(Get down on your knees)
(Get down on your knees)
And live out the string
Live out the string
(Get down on your knees)
(Get down on your knees)
Maybe life is curious to see what you would do
With the gift of being left alive



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    General CommentThere's no question to me this song was written after he survived being shot in the head after a carjacking attempt on his van on the way back from a show. It was a miracle that the bullet did not penetrate his skull. It's about him realizing how lucky he was to still be living and appreciating life and living it to it's fullest. It makes you realize sometimes how lucky we are to just be living every day
    oofuson May 16, 2011   Link

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