That's Life

Mac Miller, 88-Keys, Sia

About That's Life

"That's Life" is a single by American record producer and rapper 88-Keys featuring vocals by American rapper Mac Miller and Australian singer Sia. It was released on June 20, 2019, by Warner Records. 88-Keys obtained permission from Miller's family to use his contribution posthumously.


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They told me, "Don't make a promise you can't keep"
All the drugs in your system, you can't sleep
How many times you had to buy a Plan B
For a girl you never bring back home to meet your family?
Man, man, I swear that's what I dream about
Ever since my mom told me that she need me out
Always smoking weed, causin' trouble, never clean the house
But I paid her back for everything, I guess we even now
Nothing better than some head after a long day
That's the only thing that ever keep mine on straight
And she asked me, "Why the long face?"
How I spent three-hundred-fifty dollars on this entrée
I drown my sorrow in that bottle
Today is full of regret, find forever in tomorrow
Man up, what's the problem?
Everything is Jazz and I'm Stockton

Yeah, I know it seem a little bit strange sometimes, yeah yeah (yeah yeah)
Everybody live a little, everybody die, yeah yeah (yeah yeah)
But that's life (that's life, that's life)
What you gonna do? (What you gonna do?)
But that's life (that's life, that's life)
Baby, I would spend it all with you (I would spend it all with you)

Yeah, and I'm headed to the other side, where the grass is always greener
And your bitch is down to ride, but that ass is always meaner
See, my cash got deeper and my morals disappeared
Never thought I'd be a asshole, this my last show
Can I please get a standin' ovation?
A hunnid naked bitches in my dressing room waitin'
We lost a lot of blood for this fucked up nation
But me, I'm gettin' high, makin' love in that spaceship
So what are the basics? Tell me your problems
You losin' your job, or even worse, you don't got one
So hard to stay sober when you feeling fucked over so much
Always comin' up short, you like the roach of a blunt, yeah
And I could never sleep at night
F*ck paying bills, I need a brand new lease on life
Why does doin' wrong always feel so right?
Well, I guess, f*ck it, that's life

Yeah, I know it seem a little bit strange sometimes, yeah yeah (yeah yeah)
Everybody live a little, everybody die, yeah yeah (yeah yeah)
But that's life (life, life, life)
What you gonna do? (What you gonna do?)
But that's life (that's life, that's life)
Baby, I would spend it all with you (I would spend it all with you)

Now, I wish I could take all your pain
But when the toxin is fame
The drugs, they don't fill the hole, no
No connections again
Wish you picked up the phone
Knew that I'd be your home
Knew that you weren't alone
Knew that you weren't alone
Knew that you weren't alone

"I'm sorry I act little bit strange sometimes", you'd say, yeah
Everybody lives and everybody dies one day
Well, that's right, what you gonna do?
And I wish you could've spent it on the truth, yeah

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Charles Misodi Njapa, better known by his stage name 88-Keys, is an American record producer and rapper. more »

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Written by: Charles M. Njapa, Malcolm James McCormick, Andrew Gould, Dan Glogower, Ivan Jackson Rosenberg, James O Connell

Lyrics © A SIDE MUSIC LLC D/B/A MODERN WORKS MUSIC PUBLISHING, Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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15 facts about this song

Musician Background
"88-Keys" is an American record producer and rapper from New York, more recognized for producing tracks for artists such as Mos Def and Beanie Sigel. "That's Life" is his own track, showing his versatility as an artist.
Release Date
"That's Life" was released in 2019, demonstrating the ongoing longevity of 88-Keys' music career. He began producing in the mid-90s.
Album Information
The song is part of his album "That's Life II" which came out in 2020, close to a decade after his debut album "The Death of Adam".
"That's Life" sees 88-Keys collaborate with noted artists Mac Miller and Sia. Mac Miller provides the rap verse, while Sia is on the chorus.
Posthumous Release
Mac Miller's verse on "That's Life" was recorded before his untimely death in 2018, making it a posthumous release.
Lyrics Theme
The song contemplates life’s highs and lows and how to best navigate them, a theme which Mac Miller frequently explored in his artistry.
The song was released as a single, but it also serves as the title track for 88-Keys' album "That's Life II".
Critical Acclaim
Upon release, "That's Life" was praised for its thoughtful lyrics and the chemistry between the collaborating artists.
Music Video
A music video for "That's Life" was released in November 2020, an animated visual that adds a spirited visualization to the song.
Despite not promoting his own recordings as much as his production credits for others, 88-Keys did tour and perform live shows for the release of "That's Life".
Streaming Success
"That's Life" proved to be popular among both fans and new listeners, racking up a considerable amount of streams worldwide.
Sia's Role
"That's Life" isn't the only time 88-Keys and Sia have worked together. Sia's distinctive voice adds depth to the track and complements Mac Miller's voice perfectly.
Song Length
The song is 3 minutes and 31 seconds long, fitting perfectly into the typical length for a pop song.
The song blends elements of hip hop and pop, reflecting 88-Keys' history in producing for various genres.
Sentimental Value
For many Mac Miller fans, the song holds sentimental value as one of the last new verses they would hear from the artist after his passing.

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