I really enjoy Amy McDonald's music.
This is my favorite from all her songs. For me personally, it brings back memories from past years. The lyrics of the song are slightly ironic:
"And you're singing the songs
singing this is the life
and you wake up in the morning
and your head feels twice the size...
Where are you gonna go, where are you gonna sleep tonight?"
You feel like this is the life yet your head feels like it's about to explode. For many of us, that's how some or our teenage years were. This doesn't necessarily imply countless hangovers, and sleepless nights. Just try and bring back to mind all those silly things you did as a teenager. Things that were fun, maybe educating, but not wise. Things that, when doing you were probably thinking "this is the life." Then you grow up and realize that life is far more complicated and messed up than what we teenagers would like it to be. And that is exactly the point where regretfully admit: "This was the life..."