"Ordinary Life" as written by and Kristen Barry....
And I shed my soul, feel it kneeling down
I'm clutching my faith, pull it tightly round
You're moving your mouth but you don't make a sound
But I feel the walls slowly tearing down

Heel to toe takes you from my side
In and out, every breath divides
My eyes to your head, I can't go the distance
But when you go you take me in an instant

But in this life
I'll give it time
Cause it's always spinning up from behind
It'll be alright, it will be fine
'cause it's nothing more than an ordinary life

So I show you my sins, show me all your scars
As we settle in, it's written in the stars
Your watery eyes got me send me floating
And my weak heart is swimming with devotion

But in this life
I'll give it time
Cause it's always spinning up from behind
It'll be alright, it will be fine
'cause it's nothing more than an ordinary life

But in this life
I'll give it time
Cause it's always spinning up from behind
It'll be alright, it will be fine
'cause it's nothing more than an ordinary life


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"Ordinary Life" as written by Kristen Barry

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    General CommentThis is one of my most favorite songs. The first time I heard it I thought it was just amazing and I needed to find out who sang it. (I have since purchased her CD and it's also very good) Anyway, it's a love song. What makes this song so effective and beautiful to me is that it's realistic. It's something we can all relate to and understand. She talks about letting her walls down and allowing this person whom she loves to know the real her, flaws and all. The fact that she is able to do this with him makes her grateful, for lack of a better word, and makes her love him even more. Besides the lyrics being so expressive, there's Kristen's voice. She sings with such passion and it is evident that she's putting her heart into it. I would recommend that anyone who has not heard this download it if you can.
    wanderingstaron March 27, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song just takes me to this place in my head its weird i just think about things in a different way and i think she is saying no matter what happens no matter how big the issue is its okay cuz it just life an its all the same
    Bri Loves Nirvanaon August 02, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDoes anyone here heard her other song Created?

    Anyway, how come we haven't heard any more new albums from her?
    kilpatrickon May 05, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGripping song. This brings out a real jumble of emotions when listening to it. Good stuff.
    endofthelinejoelon June 17, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe correct lyrics:


    And I shed my soul, feel it kneeling down
    I'm clutching my faith, pull it tightly 'round
    You're moving your mouth but you don't make a sound
    But I feel the walls slowly tearing down

    Heel to toe takes you from my side
    In and out, every breath divides
    My eyes turn your head, I can't go the distance
    But when you go you take me in an instant

    But in this life, I'll give it time
    'Cause it's always spinnin' up from behind
    It'll be alright
    It will be fine
    'Cause it's nothing more than ordinary life

    And I show you my sins, show me all your scars
    As we settle in, it's written in the stars
    You're watery eyes got me, send me floatin'
    And my weak heart is swimmin' with devotion

    But in this life, I'll give it time
    'Cause it's always spinnin' up from behind
    It'll be alright, it will be fine
    'Cause it's nothing more than ordinary life

    But in this life, I'll give it time
    'Cause it's always spinnin' up from behind
    It'll be alright, it will be fine
    'Cause it's nothing more than ordinary life
    kaleidoscopeeyes8on March 27, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song. I loved it in Cruel Intentions.Its beautiful and I love the lyrics.
    closeureyeson January 15, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti like what Bri said. all the songs i comment on at songmeanings are songs that actually evoke a unique state of mind/sense of feeling within me. it sounds like complete naff, but its true. this song is one of my favs of all time. it just takes me somewhere else, i can listen to it for hours.
    indierock01on November 21, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis kind of reminds me of garbage (the band)
    scrumptiouson July 25, 2008   Link

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