This Life
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros Lyrics


I've been trying to pretend
That death is my friend
Oh, this life
Yes, this life ain't for me now

I've been lying to myself
Not to nobody else
Oh, this life
Yes, this life ain't for me now
No

Liar
I'm telling the truth to y'all
Higher
Gonna give a little proof to y'all
Higher
I'm gonna jump in the fire

Well I walked into black
Said I weren't coming back
Saw my angel in blue
She tell me "This life ain't for you"
Oh, this life
Tell it to me this life, ain't for me now

I woke up feeling new
'Cause now I know this life is for you
Yes, this life
Oh, this life ain't for me now
It's for you!

Liar
I'm telling the truth to y'all
Higher
I'm gonna give a little proof to y'all
I'm gonna jump to the fire!

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Written by: ALEX EBERT, NICOLO JOSEPH AGLIETTI

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Silviu

I've been trying to pretend
That death is my friend
Oh, this life
Yes, this life ain't for me now
I've been lying to myself
Not to nobody else
Oh, this life
Yes, this life ain't for me now
No
Liar
I'm telling the truth to y'all
Higher
Gonna give a little proof to y'all
Higher
I'm gonna jump in the fire
Well I walked into black
Said I weren't coming back
Saw my angel in blue
She tell me "This life ain't for you"
Oh, this life
Tell it to me this life, ain't for me now
I woke up feeling new
'Cause now I know this life is for you
Yes, this life
Oh, this life ain't for me now
It's for you!
Liar
I'm telling the truth to y'all
Higher
I'm gonna give a little proof to y'all
I'm gonna jump to the fire!


Songwriters: Alex Ebert / Nicolo Joseph Aglietti



All comments from YouTube:

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

 We debated about this video for a while. Its message at the end is absolutely disturbing. We would never support a "no way out" situation. In the end… We decided that it was really well done and perhaps might have an adverse effect on someone contemplating suicide by making it real rather then showing a happy ending - There are no happy endings when someone takes their own life. - Our message remains positive and full of love and creativity. Thank you

Goy Goyim

Just found you guys.. how did I ever miss this??? Your music hits me in the soul.. thankyou so much for such beautiful creative music...

not even river

but the person that takes their life is no longer in pain, isn't that technically their happy ending?

Bodacious Bruin

Interesting, thanks for sharing. I found this song useful when working with patients in detox for opioids because it validated many of the emotions they were feeling but could not yet fully process. It also reminded them they wanted to get past the worst days and have a shot at recovery. Most of my patients were working class fathers and their children needed them to say, “this life is for me.”

Drumline

My best friend and his mom double suicide right in front of each other rip Colin Ana Barbara you are missed everyday

Shelly Shelly

You amaze me. Thank you

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robert jan

Hi, I am the actor playing the part in this musicvideo. At first, I protested about the ending but went along with the directors choice for one reason: his enthousiasm for doing it this way. It is a way to look at things and be honest, this video influences us as art is supposed to do.
Look at the 96 reactions underneath. There is a handful very sophisticated reactions which I fully support; don't fight the images but embrace them for the art it provides.
We enjoyed making this by the way. A lot. :)
robert jan, amsterdam, the netherlands, europe.

Goy Goyim

Great work. Great video. Thanks amigo!

sukatikupun

'There are no happy endings when someone takes their own life.'
The video is dark, but the message is clear.

Colleen O'Keefe

I NEED to thank Alex for making my son the happiest young man in the country when he shared his story in Boston this past Friday night.  I am searching desperately for someone with that video.  I have never seen my son so happy, ever.  I shed tears of happiness with him on the ride home to Cape Cod from Boston.  He is a very talented young musician, that simply loves music.  Music saved his life.  Thank You.

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