Ben Harper - The Will to Live Lyrics

Ben Harper The Will to Live cover art
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I met a girl whose heart
Was on the right hand side
And upon the left
An angel did reside
They told her mother
That she never would survive
But she kept the rhythm
And is still alive

We must all have
The will to live
You got to have
The will to live

Then I met a man
Who had to walk with his hands
Born into a world
He couldn't stand
Blessed with life
But cursed as a man
Still he walks taller
Than most of us can

We must all have
The will to live
You got to have
The will to live

Some are born with more
And some born with less
So don't take for granted
The life we've been blessed
It's hard to understand
That we're only a guest
And each one of us
Shall be put to life's test

We must all have
The will to live
You got to have
The will to live

Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Faded
  • 2 Homeless Child
  • 3 Number Three
  • 4 Roses From My Friends
  • 5 Jah Work
  • 6 I Want to Be Ready
  • 7 The Will to Live
  • 8 Ashes
  • 9 Widow of a Living Man
  • 10 Glory & Consequence
  • 11 Mama's Trippin'
  • 12 I Shall Not Walk Alone


  • Credits
    publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
    writers: Ben C Harper
    album: Track 7 in album The Will to Live
    release date: 1997-5-26
    popularity : 73 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Blues Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Alternative Rock/Blues Rock/Folk Rock
    length: 4:58
    producer: JP Plunier
    vocal: Ben Harper
    mixer: Eric Sarafin
    recorded by: Todd Burke
    background vocals: Amy Piatt
    mastering: Dave Collins
    Album Information
    label: Virgin Records America
    country(area): Europe
    format: CD
    barcode: 724384417826
    script: Latin