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Amy MacDonald – This Is The Life lyrics
Oh the wind whistles down
The cold dark street tonight
And the people they were dancing to the music vibe
And the boys chase the girls with the curls in their hair
While the shy tormented youth sit way over there
And the songs they get louder
Each one better than before

And you're singing the songs
Thinking this is the life
And you wake up in the morning and your head feels twice the size
Where you gonna go? Where you gonna go?
Where you gonna sleep tonight?

And you're singing the songs
Thinking this is the life
And you wake up in the morning and your head feels twice the size
Where you gonna go? Where you gonna go?
Where you gonna sleep tonight?
Where you gonna sleep tonight?

So your heading down the road in your taxi for four
And you're waiting outside Jimmy's front door
But nobody's in and nobody's home 'til four
So you're sitting there with nothing to do
Talking about Robert Riger and his motley crew
And where you're gonna go and where you're gonna sleep tonight

And you're singing the songs
Thinking this is the life
And you wake up in the morning and your head feels twice the size
Where you gonna go? Where you gonna go?
Where you gonna sleep tonight?

And you're singing the songs
Thinking this is the life
And you wake up in the morning and your head feels twice the size
Where you gonna go? Where you gonna go?
Where you gonna sleep tonight?
Where you gonna sleep tonight?

And you're singing the songs
Thinking this is the life
And you wake up in the morning and your head feels twice the size
Where you gonna go? Where you gonna go?
Where you gonna sleep tonight?

And you're singing the songs
Thinking this is the life
And you wake up in the morning and your head feels twice the size
Where you gonna go? Where you gonna go?
Where you gonna sleep tonight?

And you're singing the songs
Thinking this is the life
And you wake up in the morning and your head feels twice the size
Where you gonna go? Where you gonna go?
Where you gonna sleep tonight?

And you're singing the songs
Thinking this is the life
And you wake up in the morning and your head feels twice the size
Where you gonna go? Where you gonna go?
Where you gonna sleep tonight?

Where you gonna sleep tonight?
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    Ste3phy
    Actually I really like this song. It's really weird and amusing at once.
    Plus I think It talk about the shallowness of teenagers and how young boys and girls are so taken with partying "And the people they were dancing to the music vibe" and drinking "And you wake up in the morning and your head feels twice the size" forgetting to think about what's coming next like "Where you gonna sleep tonight?" and finally thinking this is what the life is all about.
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  • KiKaa
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    KiKaa
    I love this music, is not my type of music, but, this is so cool, is so strange this song that called my attencion.
    I think it talks about a girl/boy that live in the street, and sing a fuckin song thinkin that talks about her life.
    And minikeno, I'm with mizou, nirvana and other legendary groups have good songs, even if the lyrics is not so tall, but it stills amazing.
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    Unregistered
    I disagree with the others. Its a sad song about a run-away teen. What this song tells me is that this teen comes from a troubled home and spend her nights drinking and goofing off with friends instead of coming home. She knows the friendships are shallow but ignores this because its better to surround yourself with shallow teens that don't understand enough to ask so that you can forget about the problems for a few hours. But then the party ends like always and her friends go back to their families and their normal lifes while she don't have anywhere to go. Then she sits alone thinking about why she can't go home. So she seeks out the next party or friend to hang out with. She hides behind the facade of just being the cool party- girl.
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    Unregistered
    I love this song. And there are some really insightful comments here, good set of perspectives.
    I'm old now but it reminds me of my own youth when we did all the things young people do now. I think of it as an anthem for the lost. I know I and many of my friends back then were lost, trying to find our way in life, not sure where we belonged.
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    Unregistered
    If I were 40 years younger I would agree with the earlier interpretations of this song. As you age you see life differently. You want to shout to the girl and say you are mistaken if you think this is what life is about. You are so young, so happy yet and you are in danger of going astray. You have got your freedom now and you are in danger of abusing this freedom and putting yourself at risk. There are hidden perils everywhere but you are in danger of heading off with tour tail in the air and your head in the clouds, ending up with nothing but unhappiness.
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    ziad_g7
    Well guys (if any of you consider himself/herself a guy in the first place.) if the lyrics or whatsoever does not make any sense to you then how the hell it has been rated #1 favorite song in Germany for 20 f*****g weeks in a row!.
    So you know what to do if you can't admit there is someone out there better than you, then the best thing you can do is shove ur d*k up ur a*. Losers.
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    Shade70
    This song for me is about someone with a very empty life but seems to think its a great way to spend their days. All they do is party, sleep around and get wasted (waking up with a Head Twice the Size due to a hangover). Theyve got no job ('And you're waiting outside Jimmy's front door-but nobody's in and nobody's home 'til four') and waking up every morning in a different strangers bed (Where you gonna sleep tonight?).
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    StarShineA7
    Someone who doesn't care about anything - just partying (and other negative things as well like taking drugs) around all night. They enjoy it a lot and feel that it's their life! This shows that they do things without thinking of the circumstances. On the next day / future, they find that they are lost and problem are filling their heads - cause they just did whatever they like - partying (and do negative things) around all night. So, now they have a lot of problems like - I don't have any more money, how am I going to survive, I don't have a place called home, I'm all alone and nobody helps me, etc. That is why the head feels twice the size (coarsened with problems).
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  • RedSuzie
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    RedSuzie
    It's basically telling you what happens when you party too much and get really drunk. Partying all night and day having fun, enjoying the moment and living life. And then there is the part where she says "you wake up in the morning... " yes, it's the after-effects of partying. The headache, the weird dreams. That could be reality. Waking up in a strange place and all that other weird stuff. Great song. I hope it never dies.
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      Ste3phy
      Actually I really like this song. It's really weird and amusing at once.
      Plus I think It talk about... Read more →
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      KiKaa
      I love this music, is not my type of music, but, this is so cool, is so strange this song that... Read more →

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