The Secret of Life

Album: Faith (1998)
Charted: 46
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  • Couple of guys sittin' around drinkin'
    Down at the Starlight Bar
    One of 'em says, "You know I've been thinking"
    Other one says, "That won't get you too far"

    He says, "This is your life, and welcome to it
    It's just workin' and drinkin' and dreams
    Ad on TV says ?Just Do It'
    Hell if I know what that means"

    The secret of life is a good cup of coffee
    The secret of life is keep your eye on the ball
    The secret of life is a beautiful woman
    And Marilyn stares down from the barroom wall

    "You and me, we're just a couple of zeros
    Just a couple of down-and-outs
    But movie stars and football heroes
    What have they got to be unhappy about?"

    So they turn to the bartender, "Sam, what do you think?
    What's the key that unlocks that door?"
    Sam don't say nothin', just wipes off the bar
    And he pours them a couple more

    'Cause the secret of life is in Sam's martinis
    The secret of life is in Marilyn's eyes
    The secret of life is in Monday Night Football
    Rolling Stones records and Mom's apple pie

    Sam looks up from his Sunday paper
    Says, "Boys, you're on the wrong track
    The secret of life is there ain't no secret
    And you don't get your money back"
    Hey

    The secret of life is gettin' up early
    The secret of life is stayin' up late
    The secret of life is try not to hurry
    But don't wait
    Don't wait

    The secret of life is a good cup of coffee
    The secret of life is keep your eye on the ball
    The secret of life is to find the right woman
    The secret of life is nothin' at all
    Oh, it's nothin' at all
    The secret of life

    Couple of guys sittin' around drinkin'
    Down at the Starlight Bar
    One of 'em says, "You know I've been thinking"
    Other one says, "That won't get you too far"
    "That won't get you too far" Writer/s: GRETCHEN PETERS
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 3

  • Brit from Nashville, TnRight before Faith was to shoot the video for this song the building was caught on fire. It was impossible to use the inside for the video still, but they still used the outside of the building. They shot the inside shots at anther location. Great video.
  • Camille from Toronto, OhAn all time classic song & video. Somehow I think Faith Hill resembles Ashley Judd in the video...I like how she switches off from glammed-up to down-to-earth looks. Gretchen Peters, a fabulous songwriter. We named our bunny Gretchen after her! And she's right...life IS about moments, and the secret is to realize that you're happy when you're happy. And ain't nothin' like a good cup a coffee.
  • David from Hanove, WvThis song says so much when I hear it..It gets you to really think about the little things in life that we all take for granted at times..We all look for the big picture when its usually right in front of our noses and we dont realize it..
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