Life by the Mile

Song Description

A slow tempo storytelling style song that has a reminiscent mood to the melody. The verses give sad/somber examples of life's struggles while the big ballad style chorus brings hope and joy back back to the listener.

Song Length 3:24 Genre Country - Rock, Country - General
Tempo Slow (71 - 90) Lead Vocal Female Vocal
Mood Moving Subject Life, Laugh, Smile
Similar Artists Miranda Lambert, Jennifer Nettles Language English
Era 2000 and later


[Verse 1]

Well Grandma said it was always hard
Told me about her battle scars with love
She'd finally had enough

[Verse 2]

Ten years of lies, tears and pain
Another shotgun, kids in the closet day, a drunk
Who couldn't save himself


You've got to live
Like there's no tomorrow
Laugh when you want to cry
Walk with eyes wide open
Stand with your head held high

Hold the little moments
That bring the biggest smiles
Don't wait for that something
Take life by the mile

[Verse 3]

Ol' Bill was only 45
Had an 8 year old son and a loving wife at home
When he wrecked his life
They sat beside him in his hospital bed
When the doctor came he bowed his head
No time for goodbyes

[Repeat Chorus]

[Verse 4]

Daddy once told me long ago
Life is a beat up, broken road, of hopeI know you'll find your way

Lyrics Jennifer Allen & Eric Shaw Music Jennifer Allen & Eric Shaw
Producer Jennifer Allen & Eric Shaw Performance Jennifer Allen
This track is on 3 Member Playlists
Playlist Creator Playlist Name Date Added
Ionut Mirel Udrea My Favourites Songs 11/13/2018
Ionut Mirel Udrea Best Country Rock Songs 11/13/2018
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