Verse 1

You keep on screaming at the top of your lungs,

Hey, now, this just ain't fair.

But they ain't gonna hear the songs you've sung,

They just ain't gonna care.

You're just looking for a slice of justice,

A piece of mercy, just a little bit of bliss.

Well, you ain't gonna find your share like this.

Chorus

Well, this is just how life is.

You've gotta tape it back together piece by piece,

Like you'd put a new string on your guitar,

Or a new windshield on your worn out car.

Now give your sorrow a goodbye kiss.

This is just how life is.

Verse 2

Yeah, you deserve the castle you saw in the skies,

But that ain't home no more.

Home's with the picket fence, where your darling lies,

Where happiness knocks at your door.

They snatched all your dreams away,

But you find new ones in her face today,

You drown in her eyes, in the words they say.

Chorus

Well, this is just how life is.

You've gotta tape it back together piece by piece,

Like you'd put a new string on your guitar,

Or a new windshield on your worn out car.

Now give your sorrow a goodbye kiss.

This is just how life is.

Bridge

The downs are more, and they last longer,

But the ups are always so much stronger.

There ain't a thing that you can't conquer.

Just gotta figure out who you really are.

Chorus

Well, this is just how life is.

You've gotta tape it back together piece by piece,

Like you'd put a new string on your guitar,

Or a new windshield on your worn out car.

Now give your sorrow a goodbye kiss.

This is just how life is.