Life Goes By

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"Life Goes By"
Life Goes By cover
Single by The Special Goodness
Album Land Air Sea
Released 2003
Recorded N/A
Length 2:44 (2001)
2:44 (2003)
2:46 (2004)
Label N.O.S. Recordings (2003)
Epitaph Records (2004)
Writer(s) Patrick Wilson
Producer Chad Bamford and Special Goodness
Status Out of print
At Some Point, Birds and Flowers Became Interesting
original self-release
original self-release
At Some Point, Birds and Flowers Became Interesting track listing
"The Story Is Wrong"
(2)
"Life Goes By"
(3)
"Whatever's Going On"
(4)
Land Air Sea
first commercial release
first commercial release
Land Air Sea track listing
"Pardon Me"
(1)
"Life Goes By"
(2)
"Day in the Autumn"
(3)
Land Air Sea
remixed re-release
remixed re-release
Land Air Sea track listing
"You Know I'd Like..."
(1)
"Life Goes By"
(2)
"Day in the Autumn"
(3)

"Life Goes By" is a song by The Special Goodness, Pat Wilson's side band apart from Weezer.

Appearances

Overview

"Life Goes By" is an upbeat rock song with lyrics reflecting a desire to accomplish something before life gets away from you. Three recorded versions appear on three different album releases, and more versions appear on demos.

The single includes the 2003 N.O.S. album versions of the title song and "Day in the Autumn" plus a demo of an otherwise unreleased song called "Natural". This 'demo' sounds just as produced as anything on the album; it is possibly a sessions outtake.

A video for the song was directed by Karl Koch, and features stop-motion effects, as well as some rather spectacular stunt driving.

Personnel

2001

2003, 2004

Track listing

Life Goes By CD single (2003)

  1. "Life Goes By" 2:44
  2. "Day in the Autumn" 3:30
  3. "Natural (demo)" 3:11

Music video

Lyrics

If you could see through my eyes
Would you say I
Need corrective lenses or would you say
That the beaten path is a lonely place
It's a big sad face and
you're right to say

That the life goes by too fast
Only life goes by too fast
When I look back on my past,
I don't want to see
A wasted life

If you could walk in my shoes
Would you say "Dude
I keep getting a blister."
Or would you say
That you've got it made
Cause you're getting paid
For explaining your feelings
and you're right to say

That the life goes by too fast
Only life goes by too fast
When I look back on my past,
I don't want to see
A wasted life

See also