I couldn't see your face through the rain
When you left me standing there at 4 AM

I got to catch my train
I got to find my way

So why do I pretend to move
The way you want me to

Your time is mine but yours to waste
I've got to find my way

Life is beautiful
Your smile
I can see it that way

Lyrics submitted by MrPerfect

"Bubble and Spike" as written by Joshua L Eustis Charles Wesley Iii Cooper

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

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    General CommentI've always thought it was:

    Life is beautiful
    Your smile
    But I can't see it that way

    We're absolute fucking miracles; every one of us. The existence of every form of complex life on this earth is amazing - even insects and plants - and we're the most advanced and amazing of all. I've had some beautiful moments in life, and shared many beautiful moments with beautiful people, but I don't even want to live inside my mind anymore despite the beauty around me. Life has simply become too complex to be enjoyable.
    rpn453on June 07, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFor some reason the lyrics at the bottom don't seem right to me:

    Life is beautiful
    Your smile
    I can see it that way

    But that's how I've seen it posted on other lyric sites as well..

    I thought it was:

    Life is beautiful
    In small ways (each day)
    You take it that way

    To me it was 100 times more meaningful with those lyrics..

    Can anyone else hear the lyrics I'm hearing?
    Ashley1703on April 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne, I want to know what she says in the middle of the song when she is whispering. It sounds beautiful, but I cant understand it.

    This song has a special meaning to me.
    What I think of when I listen to this song is that there is an ending relationship and he is going away somwhere. She doesnt want him to go so she pretends to move where he is. Possibly hoping that when she gets there, he will want her. He is her everything (time) but yet... maybe he doesnt take the time to realise.

    I dont know, it sounds a lot better in my head!
    hippsarahhhon May 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI always heard it as

    "Life is beautiful; Smile!"
    "I can't see it that way"

    As if someone was telling them to feel better about their life, or to feel better about the day, but they just couldn't bring themselves to see anything but darkness and sadness.

    Since Charles Cooper killed himself, I think it's safe to assume that this was a very emotionally driven song for him. You can feel his pain throughout the track, laced in every layer. This whole album really had a very dark ambiance to it.
    inrcon June 09, 2013   Link

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