"The Life" as written by Brett Warren, Brad Warren, Austin Winkler and Ross Hanson....
I'm leaving tonight
Down the same dirt road
A million times
I've driven just to get home
And I ain't ever looking back
For nothing

Headed for the coast
Looking for the high life
Everybody knows
It's nothing but a good time
And I sold everything I had
For something
I can't seem to find

So this is the life they talk about
This is the I can't live without
When the real world crashes down
Oh if they could see me now
When all the dreams are all your own
Turn to nightmares all alone
It hits you right between the eyes
This is the life
This is the life

These four walls feel more like a prison
Instead of pure highs
I couldn't wait to live in
So I just drink myself to sleep
Again
Can't escape my mind
This ain't like a movie
It's getting hard to hide
The more it's doin' to me
Don't know how long I can keep
I'm going
Crazy all the time

So this is the life they talk about
This is the life I can't live without
When the real world crashes down
Oh if they could see me now
When all the dreams are all your own
Turn to nightmares all alone
It hits you right between the eyes
This is the life
This is the life

Nothings ever what it seems
Maybe that grass ain't so green
Nothings ever out of reach
When you're seventeen

So this is the life they talked about
This is the I can't live without
When the real world crashes down
Oh if they could see me now
When all the dreams are all your own
Turn to nightmares all alone
It hits you right between the eyes
And this is the life
This is the life
Yeah


Lyrics submitted by nickyole

"The Life" as written by Brad Warren Ross Hanson

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    General CommentThis is my favorite song on the new cd. To me, it's about growing up and realizing that life's not all you thought it would be. You're told that if you work hard you can accomplish your dreams, and I think this song is about getting everything you wanted and it not being what you thought it would be.

    He says "Headed for the coast Looking for the high life Everybody knows It's nothing but a good time And I sold everything I had For something I can't seem to find"
    That's saying he went to look for what everyone has been talking about and he can't seem to find it.

    Then it says "this is the life they talk about? this is the I can't live without"...I think that's said sarcastically, like "this is it?". This song hits hard for me, to get to where you've been going and being disappointed. Idk, just my take on it.
    nickyoleon April 08, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt think this song is about the dreams one has as a young and believing that getting there will make your life amazing, and all. then finally being there and realizing that it's not really that amazing
    AllMusicFanon October 27, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can't believe there aren't any comments on this song yet! It's the best one on the new CD!

    Okay so I've been thinking about this for a while now and I could be totally wrong here but I think that the song is about someone who is trying to find something good in life. He/she gave up everything they had for that "freedom" in their life and maybe they got it or maybe they didn't. But I think it's just an up and down life mainly about just wanting that so called freedom to be able to life "The Life"
    hooper3122on February 19, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI love this song so much. This song hits close to home for me, because I'm just starting out on my own. "The Life" seems to be about growing up, and realizing that being an adult isn't all it's cracked up to be. You just can't wait to leave home and get away from your family, then you realize that having no support sucks. I understand totally.
    UmekoKayon December 09, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGood song.
    HELENzon April 22, 2013   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI thought about it as I related it to my life. I thought I wanted to join a fraternity. I didn't at all. I realized how it wasn't just a group of people that you could call your brothers and they had your back. The politics with it and stuff wasn't something that I would enjoy. I'd rather remain friends with people in one, it's the next best thing to that.
    xc2285on February 22, 2011   Link

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