The Way Life Is

from by Charlie Leavy

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lyrics

Oh you think you're so clever when you walk around the town
Let me tell you why everyone's looking down
It's cos you're looking so dumb when you make a sound
Oh you're throwing out words that were better left unsaid
You'll wish you hadn't when you're laying on a prison bed
In a cell for a night 'cos you picked a fight

And your parents don't know where in God's name they went wrong
When you were young you were dancing and singing songs
And now you're skipping off school cos you think it's cool
And the gangs strut around wielding knives and blades and guns
What even happened? Why is this considered fun?
Terrorizing people 'til you're on the run

And I don't know why this is the way life is...

But it's not just you making havoc; untamed, uncurled
You're insignificant, just look at the wider world
How many lives will be lost, wasted and tossed
The problem is that people won't stop for a little while
To look at things that could help us progress a mile
The clock is ticking on a timer, just watch the dial

If you wake up everyday and you've already closed your mind
How are we gonna make a change ahead of time?
Just stop pretending that everything is fine
And if we keep on judging by our skin, our sex, our race
We are creating more problems we need to face
Because the wars and the hate are now our base

But I don't know why this is the way life is...

And there's people out living on the street, ain't got a home
There's people choosing diamonds; silver; gold or chrome
Between this verse and the last a child has gone
They've passed away due to hunger or disease
And we should care about things that people need
Instead of who's best dressed and having sex

I don't know why this is the way life is...
But this is the way life is!

Just put your hand on your chest, that is called a heart
Has the power to stop people falling apart
So do it good, you can change a lot of this
And the way life is

credits

from The Best Damn Ride, released August 1, 2014
Lyrics & melody by: Charlie.
Performed by: Charlie.
Production by: Luke Haran, Prospect Studios

© 2014 Charlie Leavy

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