Coolhand Lyrics


1. Life
2. Wrong
3. Winning the War


Life

Man lives in the desert
Not a lot to say
And though he waters his lawn all day
Everything stays gray.
Sometimes he feels nothin’
Sometimes he just feels sad
And though high hopes he had
Everything stays bad

Life just keeps on comin’
But don’t go bummin’ out yet
At least your not dead.
Life just keeps on comin’
But don’t go bummin’ out yet
Remember the things I said.

Man moves to the city
Gets there on a train
And though he’s now got rain
His life still seems so plain
Man needs a woman
So he finds himself a girl
And though she’s pretty as a pearl,
She don’t want him.

Chorus

Instrumental

Well love crawls in the front door
And flies out the back
And you’re left to face the cold fact
That everything’s still black.
You said you could use some sunshine,
I said man, I could use some too
But what’s a boy to do
When everything falls through?

Chorus

Well I’ve been blue and I choose you
To choose me now and make everything alright.
I’ve been blue and I choose you
To choose me come on, darlin’ make my life.



Wrong

You said it’s on
Then you flipped the switch yourself
Now you’re gone
Off flippin’ switches with someone else
Well you lied, you lied, you lied, you lied to me
And I don’t care what you tried to be

‘Cause you’re wrong, you’re wrong,
You’re wrong, you’re wrong
Yeah, yeah, yeah

You say you knew what you wanted
Then you changed the very next day
By the decision you were haunted,
'Til you found him, now you say
You tried, you tried, you tried, you tried to be fair
Yeah, but I don’t care, no I don’t care

‘Cause you’re wrong, you’re wrong,
You’re wrong, you’re wrong
You’re wrong, you’re wrong
You’re wrong, you’re wrong

Ahhhhhhhhh
You’re wrong, you’re wrong
You’re wrong, you’re wrong
Yeah, well, you’re wrong, you’re wrong
You’re wrong, you’re wrong
You’re wrong, you’re wrong
You’re wrong, you’re wrong

You knew what you wanted
That’s a lie that I believed
And life goes on yeah,
But you’ll regret the day you left me
And it doesn’t matter now,
But I’d never take you back again
Again, again, again, na, na, na
Not again, again, again, again, na, na, na,
Not again, again, again, again, na, na, na, na
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

You’re wrong
You’re wrong
I say, I say, I say, you’re wrong
You’re wrong



Winning the War

I should have put the white flag out
And surrendered to this fate a long time ago
Should have known you would know
If I’d have understood the price of doubt
And remembered that this choice was yours all along
Should have known you’d choose wrong

Now I can’t break the heart you’ve frozen
We’re safe now
At peace under conditions you’ve chosen
I swear I’m fine now that time’s my ally

You try to climb, but just sink down deeper
Had a girl but could not keep her
You say its love we’re fighting for
Well who’s winning the war?

I’ll never be the same again
Let the reconstruction of self begin in me
Become what I’ll be
When God looks me over will he see
A soul broken down to be made stronger by the blows
And will the scars show?

Now I can’t take a life this frozen
I’m glad you’re safe,
But it’s not safety that I’ve chosen
And I swear, I’m trying, but a try’s no ally

You try to climb, but just sink down deeper
Had a girl but could not keep her
You say its love we’re fighting for
Well who’s winning the war?
Who’s winning the war?
Who’s winning the war?
Who’s winning the war?