What's This Life For

Album: My Own Prison (1997)
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  • Hurray for
    A child that makes it through
    If there's any way
    Because the answer lies in you
    They're laid to rest
    Before they've known just what to do
    Their souls are lost
    Because they could never find

    What's this life for
    What's this life for
    What's this life for
    What's this life for

    I see your soul, it's kind of gray
    You see my heart, you look away
    You see my wrist, I know your pain
    I know your purpose on your plane
    Don't say a last prayer

    Because you could never find

    What's this life for
    What's this life for
    What's this life for
    What's this life for

    But they ain't here anymore
    Don't have to settle the score
    Cause we all live
    Under the reign of one king

    But they ain't here anymore,
    Don't have to settle no Goddamn score
    'Cause we all live under the reign,
    I said, you know, of

    One king
    One king
    One king

    But they ain't here anymore,
    Don't have to settle no Goddamn score
    'Cause we all live under the reign
    I said, you know, of

    One king
    One king
    One king

    But they ain't here anymore,
    Don't have to settle no Goddamn score
    Cause we all live under the reign
    Of one kingWriter/s: MARK T. TREMONTI, SCOTT STAPP
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Comments: 17

  • Denise from Pittsgrove, NjI think the beginning is speaking about a child who has been baptised. "Hurray for the Child who makes it through" and that it is up to the parents to help them with this journey..."the answer lies in you" and when he says "they are laid to rest before they've known just what to do, their souls are lost because, they could never find what this life's for?" si a statement about someone who is lost and not waking with Christ, they commit suicide and their souls are lost. The statement about "you see my wrist I know your pain could be about attempted suicide and Jesus knowing the pain or.
  • Patrick from Overland Park, KsThis is a really powerful song. Probably the best creed has ever written.
  • Tom from East Hampton, CtMarshall from Raleigh, you obviously aren't paying attention. "they're laid to rest before they've known just what to do" is saying that teens kill themselves before their life really begins. Try thinking about what you're saying.
  • Nathan Ritz from Paoli, InThis song is about overcoming suicide have you people even listened to the lyrics
  • Phil from Marin, CaSadie, your uncle is getting his stories mixed up. That happened to Eric Clapton, not Scott Stapp. The song that Eric Clapton wrote because of that tragedy was "Tears in Heaven." And "you see my wrist" has nothing to do with abortion, this song is about suicide.
  • Ashley from Spearman, TxI interpret the first verse of this song as being about abortion. "Hurray for a child that makes it into this world. They're laid to rest before they know just what to do."
  • Benji from Chattanooga, TnThis song is definietly one of their most spiritual songs. It is sending awareness of suicide in these new generations. It also appeals us to trust in God even if satan screws up our life on earth. This isn't our home don't give up.
  • Marshall from Raleigh, NcSuicide? Suicide? Try homicide, it is very clear to see that the song is about abortion. First line, says it all. "theyre laid to rest, before theyve known just what do," and then line "you see my wrist," come on, "I know your pain," Scott is in song scenerio, speaking to the mother is chosen to kill her baby, They aint here anymore. (the babies) come on get real. Listen to the song again, or read the lyrics, The first line!
  • Sadie from Cinci., OhWell why would they be talking about their friend committing suicide when at the beginning it says Pray for a child that makes it through if theres anyway because the answer lies in you? My uncle who loves Creed says it's a memory to his Son. He said that Creed was on tour and they were staying in a hightower. Well Creed couldn't take his son with him because he was too smal so he hired a nanny. The nanny wasn't paying no attention to the child and he went on the balcony. Well you see the kid fell off a 20 story high balcony and died. That's really sad!
  • Niku from None, United StatesI think Jackie is right. Before that there are also the lines about how both your and mine souls are grey.
  • Jack from Hemel, EnglandMan, When I first heard this song, i never thought it would be about some thing like this. Ana, I guess it could... but they may have tried another way...
  • Ana from Lokev, EuropeI'm not really sure so I want to ask...
    "you see my wrist..." so that means he uses (or used) a razor to cut veins on the wrist?
  • Billy from Otway, OhThis Song Was Used At The End Of "Halloween:H2O:20 Years Later.
  • Jackie from Virginia Beach, Va"You see my wrist, I know your pain" - sounds to me like their friend is not the only one to have considered suicide before (Scott or Mark).
  • Brad from Gansevoort, Nyi don't know and i don't much care about who and y the song was written i think this is the best song ever written by creed of all time so all i gotta say is GO CREED!!!
  • Taylor from Austin, TxNow that I've listened to the words again, I understand.
  • Dude from Tx, TxScott's friend said, "Now, who's gonna settle the (deleted) score?" before he shot himself. Scott counterquotes him by singing, "Don't have to settle no (deleted) score".
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