Home again, home again… as fun as vacations are, it is always wonderful to come home again.

This week’s Musical Monday features Sixx A.M.’s 2007 single, Life is Beautiful from the album The Heroin Diaries.  Sixx A.M. features Motley Crue’s infamous bassist, Nikki Sixx, James Michael on vocals, keyboards, rhythm guitar and drum machine, and DJ Ashba on lead guitar.  The band’s name is a combination of the three members’ names/initials.

According to the online site, Wikipedia, the song’s meaning is, “…about Sixx’s past drug addictions, the difficulties he encountered while addicted, and his realization that life is beautiful. Part of the chorus of the song, “Will you swear on your life, that no one will cry at my funeral”, is a quote from Sixx’s former roommate and co-lead guitarist from Ratt, Robbin Crosby. Years after being turned onto heroin by Sixx, Crosby died from a heroin overdose in 2002…”

Leave it to a man who overdosed goodness knows how many times and gave new meaning to the word debauchery by abusing himself and everyone around him to come up with such a simple, yet profoundly essential truth: life is beautiful.

Have a great week, all!

“Life Is Beautiful”

You can’t quit until you try
You can’t live until you die
You can’t learn to tell the truth
Until you learn to lie

You can’t breathe until you choke
You gotta laugh when you’re the joke
There’s nothing like a funeral to make you feel alive

Just open your eyes
Just open your eyes
And see that life is beautiful.
Will you swear on your life,
That no one will cry at my funeral?

I know some things that you don’t
I’ve done things that you won’t
There’s nothing like a trail of blood to find your way back home

I was waiting for my hearse
What came next was so much worse
It took a funeral to make me feel alive

Just open your eyes
Just open your eyes
And see that life is beautiful.
Will you swear on your life,
That no one will cry at my funeral?

Alive…
Just open your eyes
Just open your eyes
And see that life is beautiful.
Will you swear on your life,
That no one will cry at my funeral?

Just open your eyes
Just open your eyes
And see that life is beautiful.
Will you swear on your life,
That no one will cry at my funeral?

Just open your eyes
Just open your eyes
And see that life is beautiful.
Will you swear on your life,
That no one will cry at my funeral?

Life is Beautiful

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