Black - This Is Life Lyrics




If your lonely heart is aching,
Think you can't take any more,
You have to cup your hands to keep the light.
I will lean across your shoulder
And whisper in your ear
That this is life.
If you're old enough to face it,
You are old enough to fake it,
To get what you desire and still ask why.
Then I'll tap you on the shoulder
And whisper in your ear
That this is life.
This is what you struggled for,
No reprisals, no resistance,
This is life.
Can you answer me a question-
Have you lain awake at night,
The blinds undrawn, the ceiling streaked with light?
You feel tired but you can't sleep,
Feel so hungry you can't eat-
Well, this is life.
Has your courage seemed to fail you
As you take your chosen path?
You pass a camel through a needle's eye.
Get up in tiny little pieces
And you've learnt the major rule:
That this is life.
This is what you waited for,
No rehearsals, no more stalling,
This is life.
Have it tattooed on the inside
Of your pink and sleepy eyelids;
This is life.
This is life.

Absence makes the heart grow fonder,
Grow more foolish than we can ever guess.
You feel your nerve ends slowly coiling
And you hope the answer's "no", the answer's "yes".
This is what you struggled for,
No reprisals, no resistance,
This is life.
This is what you waited for,
No rehearsals, no more stalling,
This is life.
If you can't do what you ought,
Lead by example, don't get caught,
'cause this is life.
Uh, this is life.
This is life.
This is life.
This is life.
This is life.





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  1. liebe ist

    in my reality you was a dutch man. in jesus christ holy holy name rest in peace.

  2. macaco maco

    beautiful beautiful beautiful just beautiful!!

  3. Mikołaj Bieliński

    *Black* *&* *Colin* *Vearncombe* *~* *This* *is* *life* *1991* *Outstanding* *Talent* *singing* *Colin* *Vearncombe* *and* *great* *beautiful* *melody*

  4. Светлана Глебова

    💓🎸🎼🎶💓

  5. Future Shock

    This track makes me sob like a baby, to write a song like this, Colin clearly had a lot of pain in his life at some point

  6. wilhelmina clark

    So true

  7. The Queen's Lad

    İ think this song Was orginally relased in 1987?

  8. The Queen's Lad

    So lovely song..

  9. wilhelmina clark

    This is life stop the world I want to get off

  10. Josef Taheri

    This is Life... still my favourite song of all time in 2019

    nala1j

    I respect your opinion, but have you heard "Paradise"?

  11. Жан-Поль Сартр

    This is lie

  12. Michael Del Duco

    This song is beautiful....rest in peace Colin...

  13. YouRideAHorseRatherLessWellThanAnotherHorseWould

    Colin Vearncombe, George Michael, Luther Vandross & Robert Palmer all went at 53 or 54 years old. Whatever you have to do in life don't put it off.

  14. HADI, THE KING 2nd COUSIN OF MOROCCO

    This song was everything for me the first time i heard it as this is life

  15. David Wilder

    Black: master of the incredible song and the shit worthless video. Catch me in the next life Colin and let me make you some decent videos ✌

  16. wes holley

    ugh..he's dead :-(

  17. Pfirtzer

    If you listen in 2018 april like,I am on memory lane while I read some chatlogs that I have fromawoman that was very dear to me and I was a fool to let her go. Thank you Colin for cleansing my soul!You are missed more than you ever will now

  18. Karine Garot

    C'est seulement maintenant que je connais cette chanson. Pourquoi ne l à t on pas entendu quand elle est sortie ? J adore....

  19. Karine Garot

    Pourquoi cette chanson n à t elle pas été connue quand Colin était encore vivant et beaucoup d autres comme eveeything is coming UP Roses et Swing Time.... ?

  20. Neusa Aparecida Da Silva

    Lindo...
    saudades,16 02 2018💓

  21. 813由来のルリヤナギ

    I love this beautiful song, thank you Colin・・・R.I.P.Feb.3.2018.From Japan.

  22. Omirbek Kozhamsugir

    Прекрасное исполнение, и голос... Спасибо

  23. marlop1970

    Thanks Colin for your talent, never forgotten...just gone for a little ride through the universe :)

  24. Kevin Thornley

    superb talent and singer.RIP.

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  26. Willtakemorethan_

    2016 greatest loss

  27. sid yonder

    one in a million ,pity irony god doesn't make such people now ...i am appalled he never got the recognition praise adulation he was meant for
    a wonderful creation of god taken away too soon jeasus christ

  28. divernater

    R.I.P. Colin,, this is life and indeed , in death this is life you left us with a 'wonderful life' of music, and voice,,

  29. Alan Browning

    what a great man R.I.P.

  30. Alan Fox

    We lost some great talent this year we are only three months into the year. Another end of the musical spectrum.on new year day we lost Natalie a Cole a who like black never achieved commercial success.

  31. tubewayarmy1000

    its that age old question.why?your ways are a mystery,why take our best.why?

  32. Fares Jouda

    If your lonely heart is aching,

    think you can't take any more,

    you have to cup your hands to keep the light.

    I will lean across your shoulder

    and whisper in your ear

    that this is life.

    If you're old enough to face it,

    you are old enough to fake it,

    to get what you desire and still ask why.

    Then I'll tap you on the shoulder

    and whisper in your ear

    that this is life.

    This is what you struggled for,

    no reprisals, no resistance,

    this is life.

    Can you answer me a question-

    Have you lain awake at night,

    the blinds undrawn, the ceiling streaked with light?

    You feel tired but you can't sleep,

    feel so hungry you can't eat-

    Well, this is life.

    Has your courage seemed to fail you

    as you take your chosen path?

    You pass a camel through a needle's eye.

    Get up in tiny little pieces

    and you've learnt the major rule:

    that this is life.

    This is what you waited for,

    no rehearsals, no more stalling,

    this is life.

    Have it tattooed on the inside

    of your pink and sleepy eyelids;

    This is life.

    This is life.

    (solo)

    Absence makes the heart grow fonder,

    grow more foolish than we can ever guess.

    You feel your nerve ends slowly coiling

    and you hope the answer's "no", the answer's "yes".

    This is what you struggled for,

    no reprisals, no resistance,

    this is life.

    This is what you waited for,

    no rehearsals, no more stalling,

    this is life.

    If you can't do what you ought,

    lead by example, don't get caught,

    'cause this is life.

    Uh, this is life.

    This is life.

    This is life.

    This is life.

    This is life.

  33. Thamar Alvarez

    Life is wonderful because people like you, Colin... RIP... <3

  34. ÐanMusic ♫♪

    R.I.P Colin. Thanks for your music.

  35. Yliana Chiklimova

    Скорблю!!!

  36. Rosa

    If your lonely heart is aching,
    think you can't take any more,
    you have to cup your hands to keep the light.
    I will lean across your shoulder
    and whisper in your ear
    that this is life.
    If you're old enough to face it,
    you are old enough to fake it,
    to get what you desire and still ask why.
    Then I'll tap you on the shoulder
    and whisper in your ear
    that this is life.
    This is what you struggled for,
    no reprisals, no resistance,
    this is life.
    Can you answer me a question-
    Have you lain awake at night,
    the blinds undrawn, the ceiling streaked with light?
    You feel tired but you can't sleep,
    feel so hungry you can't eat-
    Well, this is life.
    Has your courage seemed to fail you
    as you take your chosen path?
    You pass a camel through a needle's eye.
    Get up in tiny little pieces
    and you've learnt the major rule:
    that this is life.
    This is what you waited for,
    no rehearsals, no more stalling,
    this is life.
    Have it tattooed on the inside
    of your pink and sleepy eyelids;
    This is life.
    This is life.
    (solo)
    Absence makes the heart grow fonder,
    grow more foolish than we can ever guess.
    You feel your nerve ends slowly coiling
    and you hope the answer's "no", the answer's "yes".
    This is what you struggled for,
    no reprisals, no resistance,
    this is life.
    This is what you waited for,
    no rehearsals, no more stalling,
    this is life.
    If you can't do what you ought,
    lead by example, don't get caught,
    'cause this is life.
    Uh, this is life.
    This is life.
    This is life.
    This is life.
    This is life.

    Maricarmen Rodríguez Blasco

    Rosa Pedazo de poeta. Era el mejor.

    Ivana Pocrnjić

    Rosa bless u

    YouRideAHorseRatherLessWellThanAnotherHorseWould

    He was an old soul. The lyrics are the evidence.

  37. Mal Barker

    lost forever,,but still with us with what you left behind for eterity,for us to enjoy. a reminder how fragile life can be. one accident,,gone

  38. Dragica Petrović

    RIP ~ <3 ~ :D:P

  39. Ramin Bagirov

    sad he was amazing singer so good voice we lost another true singer

  40. Robin Leitch

    RIP Colin - such a talent gone too soon - a lovely humble bloke who did his life his way God bless...

  41. Lory Sinka

    We will never forget !!! COLIN VEARNCOMBE

  42. B Éva

    🍁🐦🌾🌻🌾🌻🍁🐦

  43. arianna silva meza

    Rip Colin always in our hearth Bye a great singer.

  44. Gustavo Ramos

    Black.,,,,,,,.From Chile..my respects to you and all your extraordinary music...soundtracks of my entire life..we always remaind you like a wonderful person and musician....RIP...we`ll always love you

  45. tomattime

    Wonderful Life, Sweetest Smile and Paradise may have been your most successful tracks, but this one really goes straight to the heart. Truly Beautiful, Thank You again.

  46. tomattime

    Loved playing your songs in the '80's on radio as a teenage wannabe DJ. Could never figure out why you were not hugely successful for years.
    Such a voice, beautiful lyrics and melodies. Thank you for sharing your gifts and thoughts and prayers to your family and friends

  47. Fernando Moricca

    Very sad.... great music.... R.I.P!

  48. saogomes

    R. I. P., Collin

  49. Inna Innova

    RIP..........

  50. 03Bikkel

    Colin died but his voice will live forever.RIP man.

  51. Claude RICHARTE

    RIP .......... i listen your 1rstalbum and other all day lonn inthe 90's ............ THKS for all!!!!

  52. Pam Louve

    R.I.P Colin ♥ We will miss you ♥

  53. Vincent Connolly

    RIP Colin

  54. Pablo Hartman

    R.I.P. Wonderful man you lead by example.

  55. rene Rakker

    R.I.P. Colin. Wonderfull music. Music that touch your deep inside.

  56. Pop Pickers Heavendotcom

    Too lost for words Colin, your loss makes me wanna cry. Thank you for your music and thank you for being part of my life :o(

  57. Herman Laisiwy-Noor

    R.I.P. Black.

  58. Richard Harrison

    Heart broken to know you've gone too soon.  You were a remarkable talent and wonderful singer / songwriter.  Thank you for sharing your gift. RIP Colin.

  59. dcanmore

    RIP Colin, one in a million.

  60. lorna rainey

    RIP - Thank you

  61. Dimitris Papadimitriou

    Καλό σου ταξίδι Colin Vearncombe και θα τραγουδαμε τα τραγουδια σου για παντα .....R.I.P Colin Vearncombe WE WILL ALWAYS SING YOUR SONGS

  62. Charmaine Trautwein

    may your soul be in bliss Colin, I am devastated by your loss but so grateful for the beautiful songs you have left us with RIP

  63. MarthaT108

    RIP Colin 26/ 5/1962 - 26/1/2016 Peace to Colin..

  64. Josef Taheri

    Colin I love your music, and especially this track, which has been one of my favourite songs of all time since I first heard it in 1991... I'm writing this in January 2016 as you lie in a coma, clinging to life with the hope and prayer that you may recover and the world does not lose your talent and your voice. With love xxx

    Josef Taheri

    Rest in Peace Colin, this song has never sounded so heart-rending.. devastated

  65. Amethyst Moon

    gorgeous voice

  66. BEATRIZ Martinez Tabárez

    I hope this...

  67. Anthony Gold

    это жизнь!

  68. ziad salem Bastamy

    back in the days..... the tape faded in my walkman over this amazing song....!
    he has amazing voice, amazing songs, i wonder why did he stop early!!!!!
    tarek bastami

    YouRideAHorseRatherLessWellThanAnotherHorseWould

    @ziad salem Bastamy He didn't he has a new album (available on amazon) going down a storm called Blind Faith (2015)

  69. Xavier Blasco Grau

    This is MUSIC!

  70. Douglas Hedberg

    So great voice

  71. Jasna Nonveiller

    I like...Colin!

  72. rabh56

    If you only buy one album by this genius then "Black" is a must... a joy, pure velvet pleasure...

  73. ÐanMusic ♫♪

    This is Life and......This is MUSIC.

  74. asli ozlem kozbay

    what a rihanna is besides to black? 

    Ramin Bagirov

    asli ozlem kozbay rihanna is bulshit

  75. Nelma Mattosinho

    oh the voice.. :)

  76. rabh56

    Colin is appearing in the UK shortly touring various venues... check it out

  77. Dorota M.

    Bardzo piękne!!!

  78. glyn walsh

    This song is SUPERB,this is life, not a rehearsal! , thanks colin.

  79. Alan Browning

    This is beautiful

  80. Lara Of Bosnia Save Our Planet

    Great song and video ;-) Thanks , my dear friend Mladja to sharing this video with me ;-)

    Happiness and Peace to all ;-) From ,

    ~ Lara ~

  81. Marcia Alvarez-Vega

    One of his better songs, simply magic...

  82. Nevada

    thank you , great song

  83. Mladja Radovanovic

    Wow .... and what to say except ONLY FORWARD in your creativity!
    AND THANK YOU COLIN!!
    Mladja from Serbia

  84. ElliS OWENN

    @vladmorpho YES ! ;D If you really like this song , SHARE THIS VIDEO ON FACEBOOK and everywhere else for your friends ! OK ? GOooooooooooooooo ! **** PARTAGEZ CETTE VIDEO SUR FACEBOOK et ailleurs !

  85. jpchilensis

    certains voices kill the hate!!!

    viva love!!

  86. Nahid Ahmed

    This is so very nice! I cant find his songs to download from anywhere...:( some one help? Thank you.

  87. THECHSER

    la belle epoque

  88. 123jolien

    this is so true..

  89. omar moya

    es una gran canción en la voz de un gran artista felicitaciones a colin

  90. mikethepike1965

    Agree with kingscoop comment. Classic. More please. Thanks for this one

  91. kingscoop

    Another beautiful Black moment. Keep them coming. More please. Thanks for posting