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lyrics

I'm a slice of life, no wait
Imma slice the life out of your party make your face white
Cut the tension in the room with a dull knife
Make you overthink the world until you hate life

Oh there goes Chance Lewis again
Making a fool of us watcha gonna do with this kid
Bringing his crew with him into Muse Music at ten
For a secret set, pay him no attention

I'm not trying to rain on your parade
I'm just saying that the whole thing's a big charade
And if I have to stage a fake parade to illustrate my point
Then it's already been made

When a terrible movie is a box office smash
Or a horrible artist lives large off his cash
When life gets you so down it's not even funny
When headlines look like they came from The Onion
Hold onto your money and don't lose hope
You just figured out that life's a joke
And one of these days, you're gonna figure out soon
That if you get lucky the joke is on you

I'm not bad, not well
Just happy to be here can't you tell
We're living life like it's all gonna end
Cause it feels like we're ancient

They say good things come to those who wait...
...and patience is a virtue...
But they also say that the early bird catches the worm or
Life's a race, you can justify
Just about any way of life with some old wive's tale or saying
A half truth cliche to explain away the world
Like there's reason or rhyme, instead
I like to live by this one liner:
Life's a Joke, for better or worse
Setup, punchline and then you die

I'm not bad, not well
Just happy to be here can't you tell
We're living life like it's all gonna end
Cause it feels like we're ancient
And if you cry all night, we're all gonna laugh with you

The secret of life is that it's all one big joke
And the reason it stays a secret is this:
Any time someone exposes it, they're labeled a joker
And no one takes them seriously
Meanwhile, every artist you ever loved is a standup comedian
And you refuse to notice

I'm not bad, not well
Just happy to be here can't you tell
We're living life like it's all gonna end
Cause it feels like we're ancient
And if you cry all night, we're all gonna laugh with you

A musician, salesman, and a politician all walk into the club
The host looks em square in the eye and says "What'll it be?"
He's like "Table for one"
God bless the overlooked jesters
Who make more sense than their masters
Take more shots than the messengers
Save more souls than the ministers
I march to the beat of a sinister drummer with two left feet
And he plays just a little too fast to the pace of a life that's
A joke so funny I forgot to laugh

credits

from We're Just Happy To Be Here, released December 12, 2012
Written and produced by Chance Clift
Contains a sample of "Intro" by Alsoran, from the album Ultraran
Contains a sample of "Gilbro" by Apt, from the album Do Yourself In
Copyright 2012 BMI

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Chance Lewis Provo, Utah

Chance Lewis is a singer/songwriter turned rapper/producer from Provo, Utah. His latest album, "We're Just Happy To Be Here" was released on 12-12-12.

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