From the recording Not Being With You
A song about a poor schmo with a pretty good fatalistic attitude about his rough luck, self-inflicted or not. With a French title! Cool.
C’est La Vie – Glenn Reid/David Henman
G C G
V1 : I’ve been griping and complaining ‘bout the lot I got in life.
G A7 D
Got no money. Got no children, and I sure ain’t got no wife.
G G7 C Cm
Got my health. ‘Least I think I do. Felt a twinge the other day.
G D C G
But I know that bitchin’ does no good. You get nowhere that way.
F C G
Chorus: C’est la, c’est la vie, that’s life, that’s life.
F C G
C’est la, c’est la vie….
V2 : Went away for a change of scene and they broke into my place.
Took the cat and they stole my car and they never left a trace.
Had a dog that I liked a lot but some trucker squashed him dead.
He looked up at me, with big brown eyes, and this is what he said…
Refrain: (Instrumental) Am, Bm, Am, G
(Spoken) “There I was, sittin’, watching the cops tow away my car,
My house on fire behind me. My girlfriend started it.
Am G(STOP) D
She was on fire too. What can you do?”
Repeat Chorus and out