Once again I wake up alone on the wrong side of the bed
And once again you begin your dancing nakedly on the right side of my head
It’s for a lack of better words that I can hardly speak my soul
And I’m feeling what I’m feeling when I’m feeling
When it’s time to lose control, my love

And once again we’re off to war
But I can’t agree with what we’re fighting for
And that’s not all, because every time she smiles
I see her soul, and I smile
What a wonderful life

It’s true I used to try, but then I gave up
I learned it doesn’t really matter
What I do ain’t enough to appease or to please
All my well meaning deeds seem to all go up in smoke
And every time I look into these smoke filled skies
I wonder what she’s doing, why I volunteered to die
But tonight I will fight for my life
So I might see my wife again

I explained to her that I’d be back
And I gave my word that the fighting wouldn’t last
But despite my pact, I know
That every breath I draw might be my last
And I smile: It’s been a wonderful life

God damn, another summer in the city
And I never seen a girl look so pretty as you when you smile
Oh, you’re wild for a while
I was hoping I might see you again
And I know that everyone is willing to go
And I find I’ll turn it all and leave on a dime
If I leave tonight (screw what’s right)
I can make it home by dawn

And I was told “Boy, prepare for war,”
But they failed to mention what I’d be fighting for
So I fight for this: the fact that as I pass away
I’ll feel her kiss, and I’ll smile: what a wonderful life
Me oh my, what a wonderful life
Oh to die for such a wonderful life

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    General Commentthis is a great song...its almost half sad, half happy... its sad in the way he's at war and all the points that everyone has said...but its also happy for how through all this bad, if he died he'd still consider it a wonderful life because of his love.

    either way its a great great song...one of my favorite songs ever.
    freddyon May 23, 2006   Link

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