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That's Life
Composer
Ernie Freeman
Lyricist
Dean Kay; Kelly Gordon
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1966
Recording
October 18, 1966
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"That's Life" is a song that was written by Dean Kay and Kelly Gordon, and first recorded by Frank Sinatra for his 1966 album That's Life. A live performance of this song can be found on the 1994 live Reprise album, Sinatra Saga.

The song has been one of Sinatra's most famous recordings and has been one of his top five highest-ranted singles in his career. The song has been re-recorded by many artists including Van Morrison, Michael Bublé, and Bono.

Lyrics Edit

That's life, that's what all the people say.
You're riding high in April,
Shot down in May
But I know I'm gonna change that tune,
When I'm back on top, back on top in June.

I said that's life, and as funny as it may seem
Some people get their kicks,
Stompin' on a dream
But I don't let it, let it get me down,
'Cause this fine ol' world it keeps spinning around

I've been a puppet, a pauper, a pirate,
A poet, a pawn and a king.
I've been up and down and over and out
And I know one thing:
Each time I find myself, flat on my face,
I pick myself up and get back in the race.

That's life
I tell ya, I can't deny it,
I thought of quitting baby,
But my heart just ain't gonna buy it.
And if I didn't think it was worth one single try,
I'd jump right on a big bird and then I'd fly

I've been a puppet, a pauper, a pirate,
A poet, a pawn and a king.
I've been up and down and over and out
And I know one thing:
Each time I find myself laying flat on my face,
I just pick myself up and get back in the race

That's life
That's life and I can't deny it
Many times I thought of cutting out
But my heart won't buy it
But if there's nothing shakin' come this here july
I'm gonna roll myself up in a big ball and die
My, My

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