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Lyrics - C'est La Vie

C’est La Vie

Lyrics

 

(Instrumental)


I wrote all night
Like the fire of my words
Could burn a hole up to heaven
I don't write all night burning holes 
Up to heaven no more

I stood out in the rain
Like the rain might come
And wash my eyes clean
I don't stand out in the rain
To have my eyes washed clean no more

C'est la vie she says
But I don't know what she means
I say "Love, easy, hey come to me"
C'est la vie she says 
But I don't know what that means
I say alright, well
C'est la vie

I stood out in the night
In an empty field and I called your name
I don't stand out all night in empty fields
And call your name no more

I waited for days
For your voice to answer to me
I don't wait up for days 
For your voice to answer to me no more

C'est la vie they say
But I don't know what they mean
I say love's easy if you let it be
C'est la vie they say
But I don't know what that means
I say alright, well
C'est la vie
I say alright, honey
C'est la vie
Ain't that just how it goes, honey
C'est la vie


I was sittin at a bar in New England
I was thinkin bout another beer
They had a lady playin on a piano
I was liking how it got to my ears
Said hey I like it how you play that piano
She just said honey what are you doin here
I said well I'm sittin at a bar in New England
I was thinkin bout another beer

She said don't I know ya
Honey, don't I know ya
Honey, don't I know you?

Hey the very first time we laid eyes on you
Your mama burst into tears
We were shaking in the medical basement
And I guess everything was all in arrears
I was staring like a fool at the camera
Just sayin honey what are you doin here?
Hey well the very first time I laid eyes on you
Your mama burst into tears

I said don't I know ya
Honey, don't I know ya
Honey, don't I know you?

I was sittin at a bar in New England
I was thinkin bout another beer
They had a lady playin on a piano
Hey I was liking how it got to my ears
Said hey I like it how you play that piano
She just said honey what are you doin here
Said well I'm sitting at a bar in New England
I was thinkin bout another beer

She said don't I know ya
Honey, don't I know ya
Honey, don't I know you?


I was still awake at dawn
When a little spotted fawn
(A little cloud of steam in the morning mist)
Came across the lawn
And I'd been late and long
And I had waited all night long for this

If you'd have seen me last year I'd have said
"I can't even see you there from here"

So Rumi said it best -
It's best to let it rest
Do it like them Romans do, I guess
Try and keep em fed
Try and keep your head
Try and keep your robes above that mess

If you'd have seen me last year I'd have said
"I can't even see you there from here"

She made a sound like fire
Through telephonic wires
And I had waited all night long for this
Was humming soft and low
Was come to let me know
That I had waited all my life on this

If you'd have seen me last year I'd have said
"I can't even see you there from here"
If you'd have seen me last year I'd have said
"I can't even see you there from here"
If you'd have seen me last year honey
"I can't even see you there from here"
If you'd have found me last year honey
"I can't even see you there from here"
If you'd have told me Nashville I'd have said
"I can't even see you there from here"


Anything is fine
Once you make it fine, yeah
Hey can't we keep it light
Hey can't we keep it right, yeah

It's one more stop
And then one more stop
And then yeah

Think it would settle down?
If we would settle down, yeah
I wanna make it right
C'mon and make it right, yeah

It's one more stop 
And then one more stop
And then, yeah

Anything is fine
Once you make it fine, yeah
So don't just sit there an cryin'
Go on an make it right, yeah

Now why you wanna take it?
I just want to make it yeah
Hey why you wanna fight it?
I just want to ride it yeah

Now why you wanna fake it?
I just wanna make it yeah
Hey you wanna hide it?
I just wanna ride it yeah

It's over the bridge
It's under the bridge
It's around the horn

We go over the bridge
We go under the bridge
We go around the horn


The waves are pounding on the shore today
The sun is shining on the sand
We've been swimming in the water
We've been living off the land

We've been breathing underwater
With all those animals that can
Hey we are living underwater 
We are living off the land

Hey it's Christmas down under

Some say that Jesus had a daughter
Ah but I don't guess he ever met her 
And she'd have never met her father
No I guess this world couldn't let her

No, this world needed a martyr
And hey it's hard to understand
But if you need to make a martyr
You've gotta take away the man

Hey it's Christmas down under

One day my dove will be a dragon
It's so hard to understand
All dragon wings and dragon fire
Then dragon bones beneath the land

So tonight when the clouds break
With all the lightning and the thunder
Hey come find me 'neath lights of the tiki bars
Hey it's Christmas down under


I know we carried on late
I know my head ain't on straight
I know you ain't gonna hear me babe
I know you ain't even awake
Hey but when I can see you love
Hey I can really believe in love
My beautiful boy

Honey this world ain't never fair
And hey there's trouble everywhere
But I see your body lying there
I see the moonlight in your hair
Hey you got nothing to doubt or fear
Hey not as long as I'm standing here
My beautiful boy

My beautiful boy
I couldn't fit it in these lines
My beautiful boy
I couldn't fit it in to rhyme
Hey when I can see you love
Hey I can really believe in love
My beautiful boy

They say that heaven ain't so bad
But for heaven's sake now ain't it sad?
Just what in heaven would I do?
Just walk around and look for you
And what if you wasn't there?
And what if I wasn't there
My beautiful boy

My beautiful boy
I couldn't fit it in these lines
My beautiful boy
I couldn't fit it in to rhyme
But when I can see you love
I can really believe in love
My beautiful boy


These rocks, they are heavy
Been carrying em around all my days
These rocks, they are heavy
I been carrying em around anyways
These rocks they are heavy
Been carrying em around all my days
These rocks, they are heavy
I guess I wouldn't have it any other way

I was drunk for a decade
Been thinkin of puttin that stuff away
I was drunk for a decade 
Been thinkin of puttin that stuff away
I stayed drunk for a decade
Been thinkin of puttin that stuff away
I was drunk for a decade
Been considering puttin that stuff away

These rocks, they are heavy
Been carrying em around all my days
These rocks, they are heavy
I been carrying em around anyways
These rocks, they are heavy
Been carrying em around all my days
These rocks, they are heavy
I guess I wouldn't have it any other way


(Instrumental)

 
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