Life Is Sweet Lyrics

Natalie Merchant

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 : 9 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

Cover Art

Natalie Merchant Ophelia cover art

Lyrics

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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

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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