"This is your life" as written by and Jimmy L Webb....
And you open the door and you step inside
Where inside our hearts
Now imagine your pain as a white ball of healing light
That's right, your pain
The pain itself is a white ball of healing light
I don't think so

This is your life, good to the last drop
Doesn't get any better than this
This is your life and it's ending one minute at a time

This isn't a seminar, this isn't a weekend retreat
Where you are now you can't even imagine what the bottom will be like
Only after disaster can we be resurrected
It's only after you've lost everything that you're free to do anything
Nothing is static, everything is evolving, everything is falling apart

This is your life, this is your life, this is your life, this is your life
Doesn't get any better than this
This is your life, this is your life, this is your life, this is your life
And it and it's ending one-minute at a time

You are not a beautiful and unique snowflake
You are the same decaying organic matter as everything else
We are all part of the same compost heap
We are the all singing, all dancing, crap of the world

You are not your bank account
You are not the clothes you wear
You are not the contents of your wallet
You are not your bowel cancer
You are not your grande latte
You are not the car you drive
You are not your fucking khaki's

You have to give up, you have to give up
You have to realize that someday you will die
Until you know that, you are useless

I say let me never be complete
I say may I never be content
I say deliver me from Swedish furniture
I say deliver me from clever arts
I say deliver me from clear skin and perfect teeth
I say you have to give up
I say evolve, and let the chips fall where they may

This is your life, this is your life, this is your life, this is your life
Doesn't get any better than this
This is your life, this is your life, this is your life, this is your life
And it and it's ending one-minute at a time

You have to give up, you have to give up
I want you to hit me as hard as you can
I want you to hit me as hard as you can

Welcome to Fight Club
If this is your first night, you have to fight


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"This Is Your Life" as written by Jimmy L Webb

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    General CommentSong from the movie Fight Club, mixed with Tyler Durden speechs
    alexboyon January 25, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song describes the modern day downtown street f*uck who values their life based upon their fu*ckin khakis. It is representative of darwins idea that man is not sepaerate, but applies to the laws of nature just like tyler durden's statement, you are not a beautiful and unique snowflake, you are the same decomposing matter as everything else,
    JackSmirkingRevengeon May 19, 2002   Link
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    General CommentBeautiful. This song is the manifestation of the most enlightening movie EVER. Everybody who reads this and isn't easily offended, read the book. It's truly awesome. If nothing else, it'll make you laugh. Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk. While you're at it, you might wanna read Invisible Monsters, but definitely read Fight Club. Seriously. In Palahniuk's world, everything is an exaggeration of the bourgeois emptiness that's in our world. So, naturally, his characters need to find an exaggeration of the actions necessary to escape the shiney hollowness at the top of the food chain.
    loserdorkon June 21, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThe only better fight club song is "project mayhem" by finch
    finchguyon June 21, 2002   Link
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    General CommentGood call "loserdork"...Chuck Palahniuk is a great writer...I personally liked Survivor better then Invisible Monsters...still good though. Can't wait till "Lullaby" (sp?) comes out.

    Fight Club made me laugh, of course I understood the book after seeing the movie 5/6 times.

    This song is pretty straight forward, that nobody is some special god...everybody in one way or another is the same damn thing, so don't fake your way out of it. Just be who you are and "let the chips fall where they may"
    g-love69on July 20, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti was surprised the song made it here because i didn't think the dust brothers would be. i've been meaning to getting around to reading the book which should be a good idea. i've analyzed the movie so many damned times with my friends, i'm too lazy to say what i think and it's too early/late inthe/at night/morning.
    Neroon October 13, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is just the definition of escaping and finding your identity: the same shit as everyone else. The lyrics were written by Chuck Palahniuk himself, I shit you not. chuckpalahniuk.net All of his books are awesome, of course Fight Club rules, but also read the others(Survivor, Invisible Monsters, Choke, and Lullaby) God the man's a genius.
    BeanBoyon May 08, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti love this track... I think many people find these lyrics negative, I find the opposite is true, when I listen to the song, everything he says is so true that it's kind of humbling, you are the same decaying organic matter as everything else, it motivates me, makes me realise if i don't live today the right way, my way, who knows if i'll have tomorrow....
    Schr4nzon December 25, 2004   Link
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    General Commentbrilliant "finchguy", the song porject mayhem isnt even in the movie fight club, they just ripped the song name off. plus the project mayhem in the movie had a point to it, the finch song... didnt.
    bigpapa1080on March 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI work at a certain big name bookstore that not only carries copies of Fight Club and Palahniuk's other works, but also features a cafe named after one of the mates in Moby Dick.

    Every day I see these sort of people who live by what they do for a living or what they wear, drive and drink. Nomally, they are yacking into a cell phone, totally oblivious to the outside world. God forbid you don't start your day without a grande latte. Who in their right mind spends five bucks for a cup of coffee? I recall a time when folks complained the phone rang when you were in the bath, eating dinner or making love. Now eveyone thinks they are Mr. Spock...flipping their little communicators and discussing personal and work related matters in public.

    I think the message of the song, film and book is clear...we are a consumer society that judges and values by items of "status". The more trendy, overpriced useless crap you own, the more important you seem. Bullpucky. We need to evolve back to when we were human beings and department store manakins.
    Arbiteron January 21, 2006   Link

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