That's What They Call a Life
music by Gary Marks, lyrics by Gary Marks
© 2006 Arewea Co. ASCAP

I started in a cold state
The golden state
Where you have to grow alone.

But one day I saw your face
And I couldn’t turn away
From that day on.

I knew it would not, could not, last forever
But one lifetime is good enough to start.
And the hours always try so hard to steal the highs
Erase the memories
And leave us wondering why.
But that’s what they call a life.      
 
I see your face has changed in little ways
your eyes are stronger now
when you look at me at night

Over time my luck has changed
Dreams fall into place
And time just flies.

Everyone says that love like this can’t last forever
But one lifetime with you is good enough to start.
And there’ll be shadows spinning madly trying to steal the sun
Erase the love you gave
Till I’m left with rainy nights.
Hey, but that’s what they call a life.

And there will be crazy days        
to blind my eyes and make me think
what we felt was never real   
and believe all kinds of lies.
Yeah, but that’s what they call a life.      

             oh, that’s what they call a life.