Ashcroft, Richard - This Thing Called Life Lyrics



Oh, six strings, three chords, ah big dreams
And he don’t let me down (he never)
When the days of rain came (he was there)
He was there for me when I was in pain (in pain)
Yeah I needed a call, he was the real friend
Oh (got his words), he got the words when I’m feeling low
He’s like a skimming stone, like a rainbow
He’s my brother when I’m down when I’m in luck (he is)
He’s my brother when I’m down (Jesus Christ) and I’m out of luck
You know it’s only love so let’s come together (let’s come together)
A little redemptive pleasure (redemptive pleasure), hmmm-hmmmm

Let’s do this thing called life, (let’s do this thing)
Oh let’s try, (let’s try again)
Oh let’s try (let’s try)
Let’s do this thing called life (let’s do this thing)
Hmm let’s try (let’s try again, let’s try again)
Oh let’s try (let’s try)

Don’t have to swim with the tide (fishes)
Swim against the tide and find some hand to hold
Find somebody to show the light (lost in music)
Oh they’re out there in the matrix tonight (All these years)
Oh man I’ve seen so many pages of stories (the blues never ends)
That have drifted down rivers
And the paper, yeah gets lost in the sea, in the oceans
Oh Lord I’m a giver
Oh, it’s just a feeling (it’s just a feeling)
It’s just a feeling (it’s just a feeling)

Let’s do this thing called life, (let’s do this thing called life)
Oh let’s try, (let’s try again)
Oh let’s try (let’s try)
Let’s do this thing called life, (let’s do this thing)
Hmm let’s try, (let’s try again, let’s try again)
Oh let’s try (let’s try)

You gotta learn to swim against the tide
You gotta learn to drop your foolish pride
You gotta learn to know these things they’re dust
You gotta learn that misdeeds only rust.
You gotta learn the chains can open up (these genes survive)
And environment can fuck you up (the eyes)
You gotta learn that drugs don’t really work (more music)
Unless you know the ones that hurt
Oh babe let’s do it again (please baby)
I wanna put the record on and live it again (live it again)
I wanna rewind the tape, turn off the clocks
This is life now, undo my locks

Let’s do this thing called life, (let’s do this thing)
Oh let’s try, (let’s try it again)
Oh let’s try (oh-oh oh-oh let’s try)
Let’s do this thing called life, (I now you feel the pain)
Oh let’s try, (I know you feel the strain)
Oh let’s try (let’s fly)
She’s my brother, my mother, my sister, my mother, my father, ooh-ooh-aah
She’s my brother, my sister, my father, my father, my mother, o-ooh-ooh
(Free me now, please free me now, please hear me now)
Come on

Let’s do this thing called life, (yeah)
Oh let’s try, oh let’s try (let’s try)
(She’s my brother, my mother, my sister, my mother, my father, my mother)
Let’s do this thing called life, oh let’s try
Oooh let’s try (let’s try again, let’s try again)
(She’s my brother, my sister, my mother, my father, my brother)
Free me, yeah free me again, oh heal me again, free me, yeah heal me
Yeah free me, baby heal me, now free me, now heal me baby
(She’s my brother, my sister, my father, my mother, oh-oh-oh)
Free me, now heal me, now free me, now heal me, now free me, now heal me
Now free me, now heal me, now free me, now heal me, now free me, yeah heal me
Now free me, now heal me, yeah free me, yeah heal me
Let’s do this thing called life




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Ashcroft, Richard This Thing Called Life Comments
  1. TheMemphisflash1

    He’s no cliff richard to be fair

  2. Ross8908

    The only version to this song for me... 👌🏻

  3. Monique Schramm

    It's just the feeling! And this is Amazing-Full of Love and dreams*, genius!-wish He plays these Songs again.I just love to say that.

  4. CandyAppleRed

    Such a brilliant lyricist and singer. Thank you for the music Mr. Ashcroft.

  5. jolanta lizewski

    FOR LOVE OF LIFE ETC.............................................

  6. jolanta lizewski

    THANK YOU FOR SHARING.

  7. Back Het Chips

    Cant stop listening to this👍👍👍

  8. Back Het Chips

    This version is amazing 👍👍

  9. Tommy Tyrrell

    The guy puts his heart and soul on the line...u Gotta admire him...massive Noel Gallagher fan but he doesn't take the same risks.

    Sleepflower in UK

    Tommy Tyrrell Both have been risking it lately but they r surviving yh

  10. Sam Fawcett

    my fave song at min keep listening to it

  11. whatsthestory

    this song still blows my mind

  12. whatsthestory

    this tune is actual perfection

  13. Ilona Kadic

    For RICHARX ASHCFOFT

  14. ROBO THE PANTHERS WARRIOR

    richard ashcroft & david gray are my medicine!!! for life!!!

    whatsthestory

    david gray is awesome!!

    ROBO THE PANTHERS WARRIOR

    +whatsthestory beck!! morning phase is also incredible!!!!

    ROBO THE PANTHERS WARRIOR

    Kop forever.. what the fuck
    Are you smoking!!!

  15. John Sellars

    BORN TO SING...

  16. whatsthestory

    6 strings, 3 chords, big dreams. love every lyric in this song. just learnt the chords, strumming my night away. see you in may!!

    Back Het Chips

    Some of the best lyrics i have ever heard👍

    MAS ARTE CONTEMPORANEO ARTE CONTEMPORANEO

    brilliant

  17. Edu Delgado

    Junto con los Gallagher, los mejores lml

  18. Bella Mente

    Te amo Ricardo!

  19. Miriam hill

    Pure Inspiration. Gorgeous.My Captain.

  20. Amanda-Jane Don

    Some set

  21. Yogablossom100

    Beautiful. He is Soul!

  22. Rolan Schneider

    One of the real singers.

  23. Mark Sumner

    ITS THE ROXY

    Andre Obin

    This show took place at Villa Victoria Center for the Arts in Boston on March 24, 2011.

  24. Little Joanna

    This is one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen or heard. x

  25. robert wilson

    song for the lovers released in april 2000 on my 21st birthday the b side is an amazing track city thing country thing brought tears to my eyes that song wat more can i say but richard i luv ye man will always follow n support ur music as its real and from the heart

  26. robert wilson

    he was there for me to richard as he is referring to the best man to walk the earth jesus christ i believe and its bueatiful to hear ashcroft declare jesus in his music great song best singer songwriter in the world keep on keeping on richard

    Back Het Chips

    👍👍

  27. Francisco Bravo

    Sometimes a little close to the voice of Jon Bon Jovi don't you think?

  28. Danny Muirhead

    legend!!!!!!!

  29. Vedy

    2 people doesan't know nothing about the real music

  30. Vedy

    The coolest guy on planet

  31. Chloe Kristi

    Let do this thing called li i i i i fffe xxx

  32. Eric Bryant

    and on top of all that hes a legendary whistler!

  33. belalang kuning

    yeah, this call life

  34. camelfish74

    RPA is the bollox man , reminds me that im not alone on this planet , cast no shadow !!!!! love , peace and light to ya Mr Ashcroft xx

  35. Borfig Terguson

    Where in Boston is this venue?

  36. Fa S.

    Awesome performance! I would LOVE him to visit Costa Rica...

  37. Adolf Vargas

    Only three words ----> this is heart!!!!!!!

  38. LeaperBoing

    Richard Ashcroft: Definitive proof that cloning human beings is a good idea. Can you imagine him providing live backing vocals to this live performance? Fuck me... There's no artist I'd rather listen to acoustic, these performances make a mockery of the UNOS experiment if I'm honest, he's outstanding. I can't help but wonder what a bit of Jones and McCabe would have added to the solo work but fuck it, there's been some lovely stuff in there!

  39. RickStar

    The Verve live are 100% fuckin' AWESOME....Rock 'n' Roll at its finest!!!

  40. Michelle Tacoh

    Thank u for sharing this

  41. heston12

    Superb Play Belfast soon Please

  42. Common Unity

    best fecking artist alive :D

  43. Common Unity

    OMG I LOOOOVE YOOH <3

  44. MorticiaLagarto

    es un dios, no tengo mas palabras :)

  45. Slim Reaper

    This man had a voice for Rock'N'Roll..Lead singer of 1 of the greatest bands of all time btw...This guy is a poet...His lyrics are just poerty in motion with the music...I cud listen all day and night...Mr Ashcroft ur a feckin' LEGEND!!!

  46. Melv xpress

    song... mi canción favorita cuando me afeito :)

  47. Karel Kunst

    this way can sing only Richard....Liam and Noel should inspire him.....:)

  48. Carlos Paredes

    masterpiece, he's a genius

  49. Karel Kunst

    the best singer in the world, I adore him! I wish to see him live!!

  50. Renee FEver

    great quality .. thks f upload :)

  51. Gary Chevalier

    This is immense. Thanks for uploading.

  52. dougtheheed

    Well superAsp82 you have pretty much said it all superb..

  53. SuperAsp82

    All your uploads off the jim beam site absolutely quality,massive thanks for uploading them,watched them over and over!!nice one!!

  54. MrTeraniv

    Великолепный голос и совершенный живой звук. Потрясающий парень. Жаль раньше не слышал.