"It's Only Your Life (Demo)" as written by and Kevin Patrick Devine....
You wrestle yourself to the ground
You springboard and kick yourself in the mouth
'Cause all of that drama, that embarrassed charade
Couldn't stop you or settle you down

So you got back with your black hole
And you don't care who's out there or who knows
'Cause you're spent and you're sad
'Cause you've bronzed it, it's your badge
And you've fixed it to all of your clothes
Every T-shirt and overcoat

So it's with you through hot or cold
But I would tear it from the cloth
Yeah, I would tear it from the cloth
Grow up and knock it off

'Cause there's a world awake outside
With injustice and with music and with July, July
With history's arc, with your family, with art
But it don't mean nothing, not to you, not tonight

'Cause you can't see past the length of your nose
The biggest problems you're sure they're your own
That girl you cut loose, those two friends that cursed you
And all that powder that you can't leave alone

And you say you know, you know, you know

But I know that you don't, you don't, you don't
If you did you'd really try
If you did you'd really try to let all that die

So marry yourself to your work
And crowd your confusion with words
Then round out your life with some boy you might like
While you bury your love in the dirt

'Cause it's endless the ditch you can dig
You're stubborn and you're prideful and you're all over it
So I suggest you make sense of the time you've got left
So you don't end up back where you've been

And you say you won't, you won't, you won't
And I hope that you don't, you don't, you don't
If you mean it then stand up and fight
If you mean it then stand up and fight
I mean it's only your life

I mean it's only your life
To fix or ruin, to figure what to do with
It's only your life
To fix or ruin 'cause no one else is gonna do it
It's only your life


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"It's Only Your Life" as written by Kevin Patrick Devine

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  • +1
    General Commentthis is an awesome, awesome song. i got chills the first time i heard this live.
    cricketsandcrowson September 27, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWas Kevin chewing gum while recording this demo?
    foreversendon November 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhere can i get this demo?
    Meganfon December 07, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbeautiful beautiful beauitful
    groundfloweron May 07, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSooo..what you guys think it's about??
    EMOrtalon May 31, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is me. i listened to it and was shocked at how he so clearly can define exactly what it is that's going on with me. granted, i'm pretty sure he likes coke and i had a bit of an issue with heroin but either way my life is a fucking mess and boy did this song drive that home.
    kayceejayreeon March 26, 2010   Link
  • -1
    General Commentnvm it's on the ACL on iTunes
    Meganfon December 07, 2007   Link
  • -1
    General Commentnvm it's on the ACL on iTunes
    Meganfon December 07, 2007   Link
  • -1
    General Commenthe also recorded this song during his session at daytrotter (daytrotter.com). in it the line "and you round out your life with some records you like" is "you round out your life with some boy you might like".
    jordynsaysrawron March 27, 2008   Link
  • -1
    General Commentalso, on the WRGW version [from interview/etc also with Andy Hull] that same line is "you round out your life with some *girl* you might like"
    lauriebreakeron October 14, 2008   Link

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