Dear Life
By: Beck Hansen, Greg Kurstin
Written by: Beck Hansen, Greg Kurstin

Version Of: Dear Life

This Version:
  • Dear Life
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    Credits
    Beck Hansen: Bass, Engineer, Glockenspiel, Guitar (Electric), keyboards, Organ, Percussion, Producer, String Arrangement, Synthesizer, Vocals
    Greg Kurstin: Bass, Drums, Engineer, Guitar (Electric), keyboards, Marimba, Mellotron, Mix, Organ, Percussion, Piano, Producer, Synthesizer
    Geoff Osika: Bass (Upright)
    Nico Abondolo: Bass (Upright)
    Eric Byers: Cello
    Steve Richards: Cello
    Suzie Katayama: Cello
    Timothy Landauer: Cello
    David Campbell: Conductor, String Arrangement
    Alex Pasco: Engineer
    Cassidy Turbin: Engineer
    Cole Marsden Grief-Neill: Engineer
    Darrell Thorp: Engineer
    David Greenbaum: Engineer
    Florian Lagatta: Engineer
    Jesse Shatkin: Engineer
    John Hanes: Engineer
    Julian Burg: Engineer
    Andrew Duckles: Viola
    Darrinn McCann: Viola
    Matt Funes: Viola
    Charlie Bisharat: Violin
    Josefina Vergara: Violin
    Mario De Leon: Violin
    Michele Richards: Violin
    Natalie Leggett: Violin
    Sara Parkins: Violin
    Songa Lee: Violin
    Teresa Stanislav: Violin
 
Lyrics:
You sang your swan song to the dogs
As they made mincemeat of the dreams you hung your hopes on
So if you counted out what your sins cost
While money talks to your conscience
Working like a fool for love

Dear Life, I'm holding on
Dear Life, I'm holding on
How long must I wait before the thrill is gone?

You drove your Rolls into the swamp
Stole away like a thief reeling from the sticker shock
Of the price they put upon your soul
You'd buy it back from the burning ashes
Of the devil you know

Dear Life, I'm holding on
Dear Life, I'm holding on
How long must I wait before the thrill is gone?

Dear Life, come and pick me up
Dear Life, I think the button is stuck
Dear Life, I think it's gone too far
Dear Life, please lower the bar lower than the stars

Dear Life, I'm holding on
Dear Life, I'm holding on
How long must I wait before the thrill is gone?