Life Is Sweet Song Lyrics

Natalie Merchant

Natalie Merchant Ophelia cover art
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It's a pity, it's a crying shame
Who pulled you down again?
How painful it must be
To bruise so easily inside
It's a pity, it's a downright crime
It happens all the time
You want to stay little daddy's girl
You want to hide from the vicious world outside
Don't cry, you know the tears will do no good
So dry your eyes
Oh, your daddy, he's the iron man
Battleship wrecked on dry land
Your mamma she's a bitter bride
She'll never be satisfied, you know
And that's not right.
But don't cry, you know the tears will do no good
So dry your eyes
Oh, they told you life is hard
Misery from the start,
it's dull, it's slow, it's painful
But I tell you life is sweet
In spite of the misery
There's so much more, be grateful
Well, who do you believe
Who will you listen to
Who will it be
'Cause it's high time that you decide
In your own mind
I've tried to comfort you
I've tried to tell you to be patient
They are blind, and they can't see
Fortune gonna come one day
They're all gonna fade away
Your daddy the war machine
And your momma the long and suffering
Prisoner of what she cannot see
For they told you life is hard
Misery from the start,
It's dull, it's slow, it's painful
But I tell you life is sweet
In spite of the misery
There's so much more, be grateful
So, who will you believe
Who will you listen to
Who will it be
'Cause it's high time that you decide
It's time to make up your own
Your own state of mind
Oh they told you life is long
Be thankful when it's done
Don't ask for more, be grateful
But I tell you life is short
Be thankful because
Before you know it
It will be over
'Cause life is sweet, life is also very short
Life is sweet and life is also very short
Life is sweet

Track Listing


HDCD 1
  • 1 Ophelia
  • 2 Life Is Sweet
  • 3 Kind & Generous
  • 4 Frozen Charlotte
  • 5 My Skin
  • 6 Break Your Heart
  • 7 King of May
  • 8 Thick as Thieves
  • 9 Effigy
  • 10 The Living
  • 11 When They Ring the Golden Bells


  • credits


    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
    writers: Boris Bergman, Gerard Bergman, Francois Berheim, Francois Bernheim, Jeff Bhasker, Mike Dean, Robert Fripp, Michael Giles, Larry Griffin, Larry Griffin Jr., Malik Jones, Greg Lake, Jean Lang, Jean Pierre Lang, Ian Mcdonald, Nathan Perez, Peter Sinfield, Kanye West
    album: Track 2 in album Ophelia
    release date: 1998-5-19
    popularity : 64 users have visited this page.
    genres: Pop Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Folk Rock/Soft Rock
    length: 5:13
    drums: Peter Yanowitz
    conductor: Karl Berger
    piano: George Laks
    vocal: Natalie Merchant
    mixer: Jim Scott
    engineer: Todd Vos
    violin: Krystof Witek and Hector Falcon
    viola: Ralph Farris and Conroy Kuo
    French horn: Tom Varner
    cello: Garo Yellin
    acoustic guitar & electric guitar: Craig Ross
    strings arranger: Karl Berger
    bass guitar: Graham Maby
    assistant mixer: Mike Scotella
    composer: Natalie Merchant
    lyricist: Natalie Merchant

    Album Information

    label: Elektra
    country(area): United States
    format: HDCD
    barcode: 075596219624
    script: Latin