"The Life Of Riley" as written by and Ian Broudie....
Lost in the Milky Way,
Smile at the empty sky and wait for
The moment a million chances may all collide.
I'll be the guiding light,
Swim to me through stars that shine down,
And call to the sleeping world as they fall to Earth.
So here's your life,
We'll find our way,
We're sailing blind,
But it's certain nothing's certain.
I don't mind,
I get the feeling
You'll be fine,
I still believe
That in this world,
We've got to find the time...
For the life of Riley.
From cradles and sleepless nights,
You breathe in life forever,
And stare at the world from deep under eiderdown.
Although this world is a crazy ride,
You just take your seat and hold on tight.
So here's your life,
We'll find our way,
We're sailing blind,
But it's certain nothing's certain.
I don't mind,
I get the feeling
You'll be fine,
I still believe
That in this world,
We've got to find the time...
For the first time...


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"Life of Riley" as written by Ian Zachary Broudie

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    General CommentNamed after Ian Broudie's son, its the first few weeks in the life of a child when you aint got a clue what the hell to do "sailing blind"
    e912on September 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWhat an insight this comment is on the song!!

    For years I listened to this tune, always fond of it, and though I liked the lyrics a lot because of their uplifting content, I never knew exactly what were they about.

    Now it all makes sense (hehe... agreeing that with the title of the album) since each verse fits perfectly with the birth of one's son.

    I find it beautiful to dedicate such an inspiring song to your son as a gift of good will accompanying him from his birth all along his life. As it is, the meaning conveyed in this song springs as water from a fountain from its very inception.

    It's really a joyful song.
    Alienoon January 15, 2007   Link

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