you've got no self-esteem, and you think you're so mistreated.
you can't stand your face, and you cannot,
cannot believe that you cannot control your fate

this isn't what you wanted
someone to break you down every motherfucking day
it's not the life you wanted
someone to break you, someone to make you

bruises on your face, i guess you fell down the steps again
and that's such a shame, cause you let it,
you let it happen over and over again

[repeat chorus]

it's just another day, the last day he touches you again.
but that's the price he'll pay.
you pull the trigger, it all goes away in one determind flash

[repeat chorus]

pay!! close you eyes, you better, hold em' tight, you'll never,
don't keep telling yourself it''ll be alright, don't keep telling yourself it'll be alright.


[repeat b verse]

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This Life Lyrics as written by Jason Luttrell Bobby Burns

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    General Commentthis song is one of the best by Primer 55 it is about domestic abuse and about the victim getting redemption for all the pain the abuser has caused
    big_ben57696on February 25, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti definately agree... this song is all about abuse and revenge... great song
    wenaason May 22, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI didn't know this song was about abuse, but in soooo many ways I can relate to this song. I can feel myself singing this song to myself. repeating this words in my mind. I KNOW HOW THS PERSON FEELS SO MUCH. Pain sucks man!!
    starkitty39on May 28, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI like this song, mucho coolness, Poop, tee hee..
    SystemOfADown479on August 01, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti love this song, great sound to it. i dont relate to the abuse stuff but its great to rock out to :]
    KNanthrupon April 17, 2004   Link
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    General Commentawesome lyrics
    lilcrowon April 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentHahaha... I always thought the lyrics went "but that's the price TO pay" and hence the person being abused shot themself. I thought the song was about how the victim gets to a point where they can't pull themself out of the bad relationship & about how ridiculous that seems.

    Oh well, still a bloody good song.
    MedicatedDramaQueenon February 28, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThe "determined flash" part reminds me of The Downward Spiral by Nine Inch Nails "A lifetime of fucking things up fixed, in one, determined flash." I wonder if it's a coincidence?
    Androgyneon October 09, 2013   Link

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