KING CRIMSON lyrics - Happy With What You Have To Be Happy With

Facts Of Life

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Six billion ants Crawling on a plate Six billion ants Crawling on a plate None of them give back As much as they take Six billion ants Crawling on a plate Doesn't mean you should Just because you can It doesn't mean you should Just because you can Like Abraham and Ishmael Fighting over sand It doesn't mean you should Just because you can That is a fact of life That is a fact of life Now some of us build And some of us teach Some of us build Some of us teach And some of us kill What some of us eat That is a fact of life That is a fact of life Nobody knows What happens when you die Nobody knows What happens when you die Believe what you want It doesn't mean you're right That is a fact of life That is a fact of life

Guarantees

ATMOSPHERE "When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold"
[V1] These warehouse wages kill the end's introduction Man, I shoulda' shchooled it up when I was younger, shoulda' stuck to plan Always had the dreams of bein' more self-assertive And my kid's a teenager now, he needs the health insurance So break my body, break-break my soul down Just another zombie walkin' blindly through ya ghost town Pull up to the bar to politic and tap the power Ain't nobody really all that jolly at your happy hour But I don't wanna go home yet So I'ma talk to my cigarette and that television set It doesn't matter what brand or station Anything to take away from the current situation No overtime pay, no holiday Months behind on everything but the lottery Winter 'round the corner, guaranteein' that my car dies Wifey havin' trouble tryna juggle both the part-times My cup ain't close to filled up We tryna build up so we could have enough And when I finally get the color, won't be nothin' else to paint on A friend of mine tried to kill himself to the same song [V2] My better half is mad at makin' magic outta can goods My tax bracket status got her questionin' my manhood My shorty got caught smokin' weed at a concert And if I smack 'em everybody treats me like a monster My neighbors ain't doin' much better And we makin' competition instead of stickin' together Can't save no nest egg, in fact this nest is rented In fact that rent is late, wait The money ain't here, the raise ain't comin' Just me and my son and that crazy woman And those bartenders, this whole fuckin' country Got everybody swallowin' that lunch meat Maybe we could speed up the process Kill me in my thirties in the name of progress Put me in the dirt and then change the topic Sometimes seems like the only way to stop it Contemplate my departure date Doesn't take a lot to get a lot of us to talk this way Take a shot at me, that's all I'm obligated for Apparently my only guarantee is a walk-away [Outro x2] The only guarantee in life Is a life worth dyin' for Cause death don't wait for no one It's sittin' on yo front door

Not About Love

FIONA APPLE "Extraordinary Machine"
The early cars Already are Drawing deep breaths past my door And last night's phrases Sick with lack of basis Are still arriving on my floor And it doesn't seem fair That your wicked words should work In holding me down No, it doesn't seem right To take information Given at close range For the gag And the bind And the ammunition round Conversation once colored by esteem Became dialogue as a diagram of a play for blood Took a vacation, my palate got clean Now I could taste your agenda While you spitting your cud And it doesn't make sense I should fall for the kingcraft of a meritless crown No, it doesn't seem right To take information Given at close range For the gag And the bind And the ammunition round This is not about love 'Cause I am not in love In fact I can't stop falling out This is not about love 'Cause I am not in love In fact I can't stop falling out I miss that stupid ache What is this posture I have to stare at That's what he said when I was sittin' up straight Change the name of the game 'Cause you lost And he knew he was wrong but he knew it too late But I'm not being fair 'Cause I chose to live life with a filthy mouth But I'd like to choose right, Take all the things that I've said that you've stole Put 'em in a sack Swing 'em over my shoulder Turn on my heels Step out of this sight Try to live in a lovelier life This is not about love 'Cause I am not in love In fact I cant stop falling out This is not about love 'Cause I am not in love In fact i cant stop falling out I miss that stupid ache

Last Night I Dreamt An Emo Kid Loved Me

Good Clean Fun "Positively Positive 1998-2002"
Jen, she really rocks my world, I think she is the perfect girl, But she never seems to notice me she doesn't care about my positivity, I try to take her by the hand, reminded her that I too am in a band, But she doesn't seem to understand, or care about the things I've planned, At times it seems that I've been cursed, My love life couldn't get much worse, But I'll keep hoping anyway, I love Jen but Jen loves Saves the Day, I fell asleep with the radio on, it was playing Queen, Freddy must have spoken to me, I had the strongest dream, We turned our backs on all we knew and loved, and left the core behind, For greener grass and thrift-store clothes and finally Jen was mine, Won't compromise what I believe, 'cause I can see, Won't change my life to make a friend, 'cause that's not me, I won't be bitter, I won't be mad, that's not how I am, I've got to live my life for me, I understand, I can be posi alone.

Comin' Home

DIDO
He feels her smile when he's afraid, it reminds him of his life before she went away He might crumble, but he'll not fall, if the memory of his only love can stay that way Still has his dreams, they will get him through, till his life means something more than to lose Cos he's still wondering when she's coming home and he'll tell her what he's done today He doesn't want to lose this memory of the only part of life to him that's safe. Still hears her key, turn in the door, disappointment running through him, she's not coming anymore He sees his friends, turns on that charm, but his heart's not in it, doesn't want to move on He has his dreams they will get him through, till his life means something more than to lose Cos he's still wondering when she's coming home and he'll tell her what he's done today He doesn't want to lose this memory of the only part of life to him that's safe. He's missing out on life, because he doesn't know how long to keep her in his mind His life's been hers too long and now he's picking up the pieces just to stay alive And he's still wondering when she's coming home and he'll tell her what he's done today He doesn't want to lose this memory of the only part of life to him that's safe.

Life And Life Only

AL STEWART "Love Chronicles"
Mr. Willoughby, whose only luxury is the sugar in his tea Teaches history at High Worthington School His clothing has remained unnoticeably plain His common room technique suitably restrained, though maybe too cool Work done in the summery sun, see the cricket ball fly Intently, like a strange demented bird towards the sun Considering its flight, he pauses for a while Ah, but Mr. Willoughby, we've never seen you smile Tell me how come? Ah well, sometimes it must get lonely Ah, but it's life and life only "Maurice," said Renee, "Why didn't you say that you'd be so late The supper that I made is ruined again. Is there anything you'd like?". "No, nothing", he replied Standing by the stairs, not looking in her eyes, so stupidly male All dark and lying in bed, "You've been with her again" She blurts out, then turning on her side begins to cry At first he doesn't stir but then mumbling his words He reaches for her hand, she shivers, but doesn't take it away Ah, for sometimes it does get lonely Ah, but it's life and life only Oh Smithy Smithers-Bell; clerk from Clerkenwell On the beach at Bournemouth thinks he very well May be next year in France Inspired for a while, he decides to risk a smile at Mr. Willoughby Who passes, polishing his glasses, studiously averting his glance Renee, several deckchairs away, wonders if they would be better While Maurice is with the kids out in the sea And I was feeling small, sitting on the wall Looking at them all and wondering who will I be? Ah, but sometimes it does get lonely Ah, but it's life and life only Ah, but it's life and life only Ah, but it's life and life only Ah, but it's life and life ..

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