C'est La Vie

Album: Scurrilous (2011)
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  • Stepped off a chair so he could learn to let loose
    Learn to let loose before the pendulum wore off
    In his final sound a gurgle and a cough
    In his final words the pendulum wore off
    Stepped off a building to find some concrete evidence
    Concrete evidence that he'd ever make an impact
    Fiction splattered into
    Fiction splattered into fact

    And his fiction splattered into another sidewalk painting on display
    Stepped off a bridge so he could make a splash
    To make a splash he had to flounder like a fish out of water
    Another lamb that chose the slaughter
    Stepped off a chair so he could learn to let loose
    Learn to let loose before the pendulum wore off
    And his final sound

    Stepped off the platform and he briefly made,
    Yeah, he briefly made the news
    It made the news and he made the trains run fifteen minutes late
    Oh, what a price to pay, the trains were fifteen minutes late
    Oh, what a price to pay, to be the author of your fate
    The trains were fifteen minutes late (to be the author of your fate)
    The trains were fifteen minutes late (to be the author of your fate)

    C'est la vie!
    A drooling old bitch and a house full of lies
    C'est la vie!
    The little things that kill you make you glad to be alive
    C'est la vie!
    Disease in your genes and ocean levels on the rise
    C'est la vie!
    Sing a song of living, before everybody dies! Writer/s: ARIF MIRABODLBAGHI, LUCAS HOSKIN, MORGAN CARLSON, RODY WALKER, TIM MILLAR
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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  • Nii from Montreal, QcActually, ''C'est la vie'' means ''That's life''.
    Such life would be translated into ''Tel est la vie''
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