The Secret of Life
Faith Hill Lyrics


Couple of guys sittin' around drinkin'
Down at the Starlight Bar
One of 'em says, "You know I've been thinking"
Other one says, "That won't get you too far"

He says, "This is your life, and welcome to it
It's just workin' and drinkin' and dreams
Ad on TV says ?Just Do It'
Hell if I know what that means"
The secret of life is a good cup of coffee
The secret of life is keep your eye on the ball
The secret of life is a beautiful woman
And Marilyn stares down from the barroom wall

"You and me, we're just a couple of zeros
Just a couple of down-and-outs
But movie stars and football heroes
What have they got to be unhappy about?"

So they turn to the bartender, "Sam, what do you think?
What's the key that unlocks that door?"
Sam don't say nothin', just wipes off the bar
And he pours them a couple more

'Cause the secret of life is in Sam's martinis
The secret of life is in Marilyn's eyes
The secret of life is in Monday Night Football
Rolling Stones records and Mom's apple pie

Sam looks up from his Sunday paper
Says, "Boys, you're on the wrong track
The secret of life is there ain't no secret
And you don't get your money back"
Hey

The secret of life is gettin' up early
The secret of life is stayin' up late
The secret of life is try not to hurry
But don't wait
Don't wait

The secret of life is a good cup of coffee
The secret of life is keep your eye on the ball
The secret of life is to find the right woman
The secret of life is nothin' at all
Oh, it's nothin' at all
The secret of life

Couple of guys sittin' around drinkin'
Down at the Starlight Bar
One of 'em says, "You know I've been thinking"
Other one says, "That won't get you too far"
"That won't get you too far"

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: GRETCHEN PETERS

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Comments from YouTube:

David Hughes

As good as all Faith Hill's music is, this is her strongest song from composition, arrangement and performance standpoints. It's too bad it wasn't a bigger hit than it was. Super tune - just the right feel, just the right lyric, just the right players.

Paula Mc

My favorite Faith Hill song! I love them all but this is the best.

Adam B

The secret of life is "there ain't no secret and you dont get your money back" that line always stays with me. You only get one chance--we get so worried about the stuff that doesnt matter.

Joseph Walden

This song just randomly popped in my head and here I am.

Eric McHugh

THE best song Faith Hill ever gave us. Totally beautiful.

Randall Terry

The secret of life is the simple things in life that make us happy.

KryptoFreak405

I don’t even know why I was thinking about this song, but that’s some serious nostalgia. I grew up in the town the exterior shots in this video were filmed in. My second/third grade school was a quarter mile from the first shot of the video.
Fun fact, the “Starlight Bar” in the video is actually called The Palace Saloon, it’s the oldest saloon on the east coast, and the interior of the bar actually caught fire the morning they were supposed to film the video. I actually remember we could see the smoke from the playground at school.

Keith kenobi

One of her all time great songs. I love Faith Hill.

countrygirl country musiclover

Keith kenobi ANYTHING that has EVER came out of her mouth is her ALL TIME GREATEST. How is this any different

Emperor Casanova

Faith Hill is in a league of her own. Another dope track.

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