Better Than Ezra - A Lifetime Lyrics




Allie woke up 8AM
Graduation day.
Got into a car,
And crashed along the way.

When we arrived late to the wake,
Stole the urn while they
Looked away,
And drove to the beach
'Cause I knew you'd want it
That way.

And you were standing
On the hood of the car
Singing out loud
When the sun came up.

And I know I wasn't right,
But it felt so good.
And your mother didn't mind,
Like I thought she would.
And that REM song was playing
In my mind.
And three and a half minutes
Felt like a lifetime

It felt like a lifetime

And you move like water
I could drown in you.
And I fell so deep once,
Till you pulled me through

You would tell me
"No one is allowed to be so proud
They never reach out
When they're giving up."

And I know I wasn't right,
But it felt so good.
And your mother didn't mind,
Like I thought she would.
And that REM song was playing
In my mind.
And three and a half minutes
Felt like a lifetime

Are you sitting in the lights?
Or combing your hair again,
And talking in rhymes?
Are you sitting in the lights?

When I got home, heard the phone,
Your parents had arrived.
And your dad set his jaw
Your mom just smiled and sighed.

But they left soon
And I went to my room.
Played that disc that you'd given me,
And I shut my eyes
Swear I could hear the sea.

When we were standing
On the hood of your car
Singing out loud when the sun came up.

And I know I wasn't right,
But it felt so good.
And your mother didn't mind,
Like I thought she would.
And that REM song was playing
In my mind.
And three and a half minutes,
Three and a half minutes,

Felt like a lifetime.





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  1. thelurch88

    I remember hearing this on the radio in the summer of 2005. Reminds me of that summer.

  2. A Gaytheist

    I'm in tears listening to this after yet another person in my life goes too soon. I first heard this song the day after my grandfather died while standing in a JCPenney store and I had to download it. I had no idea it would become such a symbol in my life.

  3. DSkehan2004

    I like this version

  4. Rindick

    2:07 - 2:26 favorite part! amazing progression!

  5. Santavius Jacobs

    I love this song

  6. Seonal

    this song originally appeared on the previous album, closer. why they released it again idk but its a great song

    BackTo Africa

    It has a different sound in the original album.

    Mike Stauffer

    Kevin once said it was re-released because after they released it the first time, the record label they were signed to went bankrupt. They thought the song was a good one, so they re-recorded and released it again.

  7. Miles Lanning

    My band and myself played this at my best friends funeral, and everyone was in tears clapping, i was balling my eyes out singing it, and all I could do is smile, her sister played the bass in her place, it was a good way to honor her, and keep the faith that she gave me for a lifetime....

  8. Liam Poole

    Such a sad song

  9. Shirvan Samlal

    rem your promises

  10. luis ramirez

    I think we've all lived those moments , sometimes when I close my eyes I see that girl dancing on the hood , though it's been fourty years !

  11. 三澤真理

    Allie woke up 8AM
    Graduation day.
    Got into a car,
    And crashed along the way.

    When we arrived late to the wake,
    Stole the urn while they 
    Looked away,
    And drove to the beach
    'Cause I knew you'd want it
    That way.

    And you were standing
    On the hood of the car
    Singing out loud
    When the sun came up.

    And I know I wasn't right,
    But it felt so good.
    And your mother didn't mind,
    Like I thought she would.
    And that REM song was playing 
    In my mind.
    And three and a half minutes
    Felt like a lifetime

    It felt like a lifetime

    And you move like water
    I could drown in you.
    And I fell so deep once,
    Till you pulled me through

    You would tell me
    "No one is allowed to be so proud
    They never reach out
    When they're giving up."

    And I know I wasn't right,
    But it felt so good.
    And your mother didn't mind,
    Like I thought she would.
    And that REM song was playing 
    In my mind.
    And three and a half minutes
    Felt like a lifetime

    Are you sitting in the lights?
    Or combing your hair again,
    And talking in rhymes?
    Are you sitting in the lights?

    When I got home, heard the phone,
    Your parents had arrived.
    And your dad set his jaw
    Your mom just smiled and sighed.

    But they left soon
    And I went to my room.
    Played that disc that you'd given me,
    And I shut my eyes
    Swear I could hear the sea.

    When we were standing
    On the hood of your car
    Singing out loud when the sun came up.

    And I know I wasn't right,
    But it felt so good.
    And your mother didn't mind,
    Like I thought she would.
    And that REM song was playing
    In my mind.
    And three and a half minutes,
    Three and a half minutes,

    Felt like a lifetime.

  12. Allan Selman

    The R.E.M he is referencing is 'A Perfect Circle'

    J Z

    Allan Selman can you explain a little more about how that cause I still don't understand.

    Shane Lopez

    http://www.simpleprop.com/anderswa/012306lifetime.html

    Andy Shick

    I heard it was Everybody Hurts, which would be more fitting and possibly explain standing on the hood of a car

    Nick Soma

    @Andy Shick Kevin Griffin confirmed it was "Perfect Circle" which is exactly three and a half minutes long, "Everybody Hurts" is much longer. Also I like it much better this way, he chose a R.E.M. song that meant something personal to him. While "Everybody Hurts" is a beautiful song, it's also very well-known, too obvious, and that would be kind of meh, I think.

  13. Julie jones

    Fitting

  14. Brandon Moore

    Better Than Ezra - this song is a personal memoir to a girl we knew in high school... a really *sniff* great girl, that... sorry, just hits home after all this time... that really just yearned for simplicity. Just give her some 90s alt, a cold beer, and a spot on the beach, and she'd light up like solar flare man. We knew that at the end all she'd want is to be back in that water, and damn it if she earned anything it was eternity.

    Youtube: LOLOL! BUT WAT REM SONG IS DAT YOU SPEEK?!!?!!1 :D

  15. Samuel Obed Diaz Arteaga

    Una gran canción, no la conocía pero si tenía entre mis favoritas a Good. ahora seguiré mas de cerca a BTE.

  16. Calvin Ombogo

    Rem - Perfect Circle

  17. therainmaster288

    Losing My Religion

  18. ashoka subedar

    rem is a band

  19. nubiantigeress

    too...many...FEEEEEEEEEELS!

  20. Sky Bachi

    what r.e.m. song

    Sticky Situations

    Perfect Circle

  21. va patzie

    I think it's gone take them a life time to get it right

  22. rat pack

    the song i listen to cope with BULLYING and DEPRESSION.....I was 16 back then this song saved me....: )

    Rajander Philip

    Music can do that for ya!!  :)

    T Monay

    Me tooo

  23. 12345dodgy

    my name is ezra and their choice of band name offends name. not kdding.

  24. Killian Miller

    today this song came true.

  25. Letsfly1994

    I love this song, but I'm not sure what it's about.....any ideas?

    Grey Wilcox

    its about his girlfriend that died

  26. Danny Keehn

    This band needs to e more famous.

  27. Phil Smith

    I remember this song. Havn't heard it in a long time. Great song.

  28. Maddie Cahill

    what an underplayed song!

  29. KillCamParty

    Memories... I love these songs. They bring back so many good memories. :(

  30. lori hathaway

    LOVE THIS SONG <3

  31. DSkehan2004

    is there an instrumental version?

  32. RishRam526

    YOUTUBE Y U NO HAVE REPLAY BUTTON!?!?!

  33. WolfLuv915

    ......awesome...... nuf said......

  34. Courtney Do

    what album is this from??

  35. Allyce Buniak

    im obsessed with bte

  36. DSkehan2004

    But I don't hate this song.

  37. DSkehan2004

    I hate said graduation songs.

  38. DSkehan2004

    is there a instrumental version?

  39. overthehills92

    one band that puts me back to my childhood as a little 90's- 2000's rat

  40. Gary Busey

    @PerfectSession Yes. I did.

  41. emily

    i've never fully appreciated how sad this song is until i listened to it after two years.

  42. brionoke

    i love this so much!!! it's so beautiful and sad and lovely ♥♥♥♥♥

  43. mooglesgokupo

    I will never forget my first time seeing Better Than Ezra live... Life changing. I love these guys.

  44. lomn1

    My absolute favorite song.

  45. Shada

    Apperently this song was based of the death of Grahm Parsons. I like it! :3

    Seriously though, I love this song! It has so much feeling and emotion.

    5/5

  46. Hershey C.

    this is my fave from their album.

    xiXi =3

  47. EddyV9

    POR FAVOR NO LEAN ESTO
    POR FAVOR NO LEAN ESTO
    POR FAVOR NO LEAN ESTO
    POR FAVOR NO LEAN ESTO
    POR FAVOR NO LEAN ESTO (me obligaron)
    el 13 de octubre de 1991
    un niño llamado nick se tiro de un puente devido a problemas familiares
    si ya leiste esto deves copiar y pegar
    en otros 5 videos mas o si no
    nick vendra por toda tu familia
    haslo o moriran porfavor hasme caso
    yo lo lei y lo hise & si es verdad..la familia de un amigo murio hace una semana
    por favor es to es estupido

  48. Ngô Thị Phi Diễm TV

    yeey 3rd comment