Here's To Life
Streetlight Manifesto Lyrics


How did Camus really die that night?
Were they right, when he died was it really his time?
Or was it suicide?
And Holden Caufield is a friend of mine
We go drinking from time to time
And I find: it gets harder every time

Back off
But your out on the street again
Don't you stop
Did you know you couldn't swim?
Back off
Until your on the street again
I'm not gonna play if there ain't no way I'll win

Well Hemmingway never seemed to mind the banality of a normal life
And I find: it gets harder every time.
So he aimed a shotgun into the blue
Placed his face between the two and sighed: 'Here's to life!'

Back off
But your out on the street again
Don't you stop
Did you know you couldn't swim?
Back off
Until your on the street again
I'm not gonna play if there ain't no way I'll win

Hey there Salinger what did you do
Just when the world was looking to you
To write anything that meant anything
You told us you were through
And its been years since you passed away
But I see no plaque and I see no grave
And I can't help believing that you wanted it this way.

And Vincent Van Gogh why do you weep?
You were on your way to heaven but the road was steep
And who was there to break your fall?
We're guilty, one and all
And I don't know much but I do know this
With a golden heart comes a rebel fist
But I can't help agreeing with those that would not quit

And it makes me sick when I think of it
All my heroes could not live with this
And I hope you rest in peace because with us you never did
And you were much to young
And you changed my life
But I draw the line at suicide
So here's to life!

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Bean Beanson

Easy. Forty Days!

... wait! Everything Went Numb! No! A Moment of Silence! ... maybe Would You Be Impressed?

Here's to Life!

Oh, I know! What A Wicked Gang Are We!

Hold it... The Receiving End Of It All...

You know what? Fuck it... I can't even narrow it down..



All comments from YouTube:

Chris P. Bacon

So he aimed a shotgun into the blue,
placed his face in between the two
and sighed: "Here's to Life"

One of my favorite lines in any song ever. So beautiful in such an eerie way.

IVAN-ENT

Same <3

The Pongo

I R Junkie I’m glad you didn’t go through with it. Thank you.

Zaku The Ferret

@caseybug1110what an odd reply... Do you think the commentrr doesn't know that? Or are you trying to say that it being true makes it less of a good line? Weird.

I R Junkie

Stopped myself today

caseybug1110

that’s actually how hemingway killed himself though

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Cowboy BHop

Not sure if it's called a breakdown in this genre, but that was epic

Scott

i love that his voice cracks when he yells heres to life. so much emotion

Antarctica

"It makes me sick when I think of it! All my heroes could not live with this;
and I hope you rest in peace because
with us, you never did."

I feel it, everytime.

Mack Masters

Hey, to anyone reading this,
Good luck. Have fun.
Do what you think is right.
Failing that, do what you feel is right.

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