Life is Life

Album: Last Night On Earth (2011)

Songfacts®:

  • This is the opening track from the English indie folk band Noah and the Whale's third studio album, Last Night on Earth. The record's title is a nod towards Charles Bukowski's poetry collection The Last Night of the Earth. Lead singer Charlie Fink explained he was attracted to the sense of "loser's pride" in Bukowski's work. "In my head," he said, "there is a link between Lou Reed's Berlin, and Bukowski's poetry."
  • This song's title is another Bukowski reference, tipping a hat to his poem The Laughing Heart - a verse whose final lines seem to sum up the record: "Your life is your life. Know it while you have it. You are marvelous. The Gods wait to delight in you."

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Chrissie Hynde of The PretendersSongwriter Interviews

The rock revolutionist on songwriting, quitting smoking, and what she thinks of Rush Limbaugh using her song.

Have Mercy! It's Wolfman JackSong Writing

The story of the legendary lupine DJ through the songs he inspired.

John Lee HookerSongwriter Interviews

Into the vaults for Bruce Pollock's 1984 conversation with the esteemed bluesman. Hooker talks about transforming a Tony Bennett classic and why you don't have to be sad and lonely to write the blues.

Movie Stars In Music VideosSong Writing

Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie, Mila Kunis and John Malkovich are just a few of the film stars who have moonlighted in music videos.

PrinceFact or Fiction

Prince is shrouded in mystery, making him an excellent candidate for Fact or Fiction. Is he really a Scientologist? Does he own an exotic animal?

dUg Pinnick of King's XSongwriter Interviews

dUg dIgs into his King's X metal classics and his many side projects, including the one with Jeff Ament of Pearl Jam.