"Life's What You Make It" as written by Mark David Hollis and Timothy Alan Friese-greene....
Baby, life's what you make it
Can't escape it

Baby, yesterday's favorite
Don't you hate it

Baby life's what you make it
Don't back date it

Baby, don't try to shame it
Beauty is naked

Baby, life's what you make it
Celebrate it
Anticipate it
Yesterday's faded
Nothing can change it
Life's what you make it


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"Life's What You Make It" as written by Timothy Alan Friese-greene Mark David Hollis

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  • +6
    General CommentThis song is encouraging two main themes that greatly correspond to transcendentalism. First, it is endorsing non-conformity in that it is telling people to see the world through their own eyes and heart, not through those and ideas of others. It’s also suggesting free thought in that it implies that there is no universal reality, only individual perception—that you create your own experience and that your own personal experience should not be clouded by judgment and ideas of society and other people. Life’s what you make it, celebrate it. Live in the now and don’t let the negatives of the past stop you and your heart’s desire for happiness.
    bluergriffon January 11, 2006   Link
  • +4
    General CommentWhat a song!!! What a rhthym section, sucks you in. That drum beat cry's out
    nagromnaion December 24, 2005   Link
  • +4
    General CommentWhich, in a nutshell, means that life is what you make it!!
    nagromnaion February 02, 2006   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionNow 3 days after Mark's death, I find these lyrics to be a singular message from him directly to us... Although background phrasing, Mark is telling us "Everything's alright". In fact, everyone involved seems to be sharing the mantra: "everything is all right".

    TT has meant so much to those of us paying attention- for my part I discovered their last 3 album releases only last Fall, months before my mother's passing. Collectively the music provided a balm where nothing else seemed able. "New Grass" on repeat driving to my brother's house (he was her primary caregiver); "After The Flood" on the trip home... "I Believe In You" and "Happiness Is Easy" providing somber honey... I do not know what I would have done without them.

    Now he's gone. For good. Selfishly, no accidental meetings, no retrospectives. What a crushing sensation. He wouldn't listen to these masterpieces himself- understandably so (what were YOU doing 30 years ago?)- but now, amid the pain of Our Loss... "everything's all-right"...
    joseph5zion February 28, 2019   Link

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