That’s Life (1966)
(wm) Dean Kay, Kelly Gordon (I) Frank Sinatra (RR) 2002 film The Good Thief by Bono (These lyrics taken from Sinatra’s record)
That’s life, that’s what all the people say
You’re ridin’ 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 get me down
‘Cause this fine old world, it keeps spinnin’ 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 you 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.