Rejection Playlist Volume 1, Track 3: “It’s Only Life”

This song really isn’t about rejection, but keeping positive when everything is a sh*tstorm. Both the song and the video break me every time, but the lyrics always seem to ring true:

Well I guess it’s only life, it’s only natural
We all spend a little while going down the rabbit hole
The things they taught you, they’re lining up to haunt you
You got your back against the wall
I call you on the telephone, won’t you pick up the receiver?

I’ve been down the very road you’re walking now
It doesn’t have to be so dark and lonesome
It takes a while but we can figure this thing out
And turn it back around


Pretty powerful stuff, but thing again it is The Shins and I’ve never not loved something they did.

So the next time you’re riding a tidal wave in a sh*tstorm hurricane and you feel like you’ve sunk as far down the rabbit hole as you can get before entering Hell, remember things will turn around and you’re not the only one dealing with this.



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