"Life" as written by Andrew Hartwell, Anthony Sylvester, James Tilley, Chris Turner and Kevin Williams....
How many times have you been pushed around
Is anybody there, does anybody care
And how many times have your friends let you down
Is anybody there, did anybody stare, oh
And how many times have your friends let you down
Just open up your heart
Just open up your mind
And how many times has your faith slipped away
Well is anybody safe, does anybody pray

[Chorus]

Oh, life is waiting for you
It's all messed up, but we're alive
Oh, life is waiting for you
It's all messed up, but we'll survive

And how many days have you just slept away
Is everybody high, is everyone afraid
And how many times have you wished you were strong
Have they ever seen your heart
Have they ever seen your pain

[Chorus]

She gets high, she gets lost
She gets drowned by the cost
Twice a day, every week, and all her life
She gets high, she gets lost
She gets drowned by the cost
Twice a day, every week, and all her life

[Chorus]

Oh, life is waiting for you
It's all messed up but we're alive
Oh, life is waiting for you, oh
It's all messed up but we're alive
It's all messed up but we'll survive
It's all messed up but we're alive
It's all messed up but we'll, but we'll survive


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"Life" as written by Junior Torello Dee Dee Halligan

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    General Commenti love this song for sooo many reasons everytime i hear it i get goosebumps.. it makes me either really sad or really happy.. i get that way with all our lady peace songs
    geekgirl9on December 03, 2001   Link
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    General Commentyes i also get moist
    jidderbugon December 14, 2001   Link
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    General Commenti agree with geekgirl, most of our lady peace's songs either make you happy or sad. I love this song, can't get sick of it. One of those songs that's always empowering no matter who you are or where you stand in life.
    risthesttingstaron April 27, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think this song might be in reference to dostoyevsky's crime and punishment...after the main character (rodya) gets busted, the detective's argument for why the rodya shouldn't kill himself is that "life is waiting for you [rodya]. Though, who knows? maybe your life, too, will pass off in smoke and come to nothing. Come, what does it matter, that you will pass into another class of men? It's not comfort you regret, with your heart! What of it that perhaps no one will see you for so long? It's not time, but yourself that will decide that. Be the sun and all will see you. The sun has before all to be the sun." i just thought that it was pretty deep, and a couple of other elements from the song can be related to the song...but now, i'm rambling...this song kicks arse no matter what it means
    fooking greaton April 30, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think this song might be in reference to dostoyevsky's crime and punishment...after the main character (rodya) gets busted, the detective's argument for why rodya shouldn't kill himself is that "life is waiting for you [rodya]. Though, who knows? maybe your life, too, will pass off in smoke and come to nothing. Come, what does it matter, that you will pass into another class of men? It's not comfort you regret, with your heart! What of it that perhaps no one will see you for so long? It's not time, but yourself that will decide that. Be the sun and all will see you. The sun has before all to be the sun." i just thought that it was pretty deep, and a couple of other elements from the book can be related to the song...but now, i'm rambling...this song kicks arse no matter what it means
    fooking greaton April 30, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is such a good song, its one of my fav. our lady peace songs...
    saves_the_day_girlon May 02, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIt's a great song. I like Thief and Somewhere Out There too.
    NtoTheDrkon May 02, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love this song for me it is the song i listen to when i need inspiration, i don't care how corny that sounds. Also if you've ever seen the video for this song it just makes it that much better because the video is able to show exactly what that song means.
    stellaluna1125on May 09, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis video hit me more than the song itself...but now that i know what the video was, every time i hear the song it makes tears well up in my eyes...
    flutmuttobsteron May 13, 2002   Link
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    General CommentYou're just proud you can say Rosmonicov... But I think it goes by the way of Kurzweil and explaining that life is an evolutionary process, according to his belief don't hammer me cause of old Kurzy, and some of the weaker people well fall down, but it takes the triumph of the human spirit to bring yourself up and strike back and make yourself better, a new spirit within a body... sort of a... spiritual machine (hint, hint)... and you will survive
    johnamatronon May 29, 2002   Link

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