Life, Oh Life.

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Elijah Mitchell
Hey everyone, this is a song that I wrote over the summer, at the crossroads of becoming 19 and realizing that life's a lot more complicated than I ever thought it'd be. It's about the questions we all have, the paths we choose, and the people we become along the way. I hope you find a piece of yourself in these lyrics. Feel free to share your thoughts and comments. This one's called "Life, Oh Life." Enjoy.
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(Verse 1)  

Nineteen on the clock, yeah, I'm ticking away  

Wonderin' what the future holds, what's the price I'll pay  

Momma said, "Life's a game," but it ain't fair, you see  

Dad just nodded, whispered, "Son, it's all on you and me"

(Pre-Chorus)  

I got dreams in my pocket, fears in my head  

Sometimes wish for simple days, tucked away in bed  

But I'm here in the battlefield, where angels fear to tread  

Oh, I wonder, yeah, I wonder, am I better off or dead?

(Chorus)  

Life, oh life, you're a complicated maze  

One foot out the door, and you set my world ablaze  

A million questions, in my head they raise  

But I'll keep on searchin' for the clearer days

(Verse 2)  

Scrolling through my feed, see a smile, see a tear  

Some people flaunting what they got, others shackled by fear  

Everybody says "grow up," but what does that even mean?  

Is it a nine-to-five cage, or the end of all my dreams?

(Pre-Chorus)  

Life lessons coming fast, but they're hard to read  

Got a diploma in my hand, but ignorance guaranteed  

It's a world of contradictions, of love and avarice  

One moment, you're on top, next you're down in the abyss

(Chorus)  

Life, oh life, you're a complicated maze  

One foot out the door, and you set my world ablaze  

A million questions, in my head they raise  

But I'll keep on searchin' for the clearer days

(Bridge)  

Maybe life ain't a problem to solve  

But a journey to take, where we evolve  

From a boy to a man, from a seed to a tree  

I'm not just a chapter; I'm my own damn story  

(Chorus)  

Life, oh life, you're a complicated maze  

One foot out the door, and you set my world ablaze  

A million questions, in my head they raise  

But I'll keep on searchin' for the clearer days  

(Outro)  

Nineteen and confused, but I've got miles to go  

Life's a twisted tale, but it's the only one I know  

So here I stand, with hope as my guide  

On this never-ending, winding, crazy ride  

Life, oh life, you're the song I'll forever sing  

A puzzle, a mystery, but you're my everything.

by Elijah Mitchell !

PUBLISHED: Aug 29, 2023
Written By
Elijah Mitchell
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