This Is Your Life (song)


This Is Your Life (song)

Infobox Single
Name= This Is Your Life


Artist= Switchfoot
from Album= The Beautiful Letdown
Released= September 21, 2004 [http://www.jesusfreakhideout.com/news/September04.asp]
Format= CD
Recorded= 2003
Genre= Alternative rock
Length= 4:18
Label= Columbia/Sony BMG
Producer = John Fields
Chart position = #30 (US Modern Rock)
Reviews =
Last single = "Dare You to Move" (2003)
This single = "This Is Your Life" (2004)
Next single = "Stars" (2005)
"This Is Your Life" is a popular song by the alternative rock band Switchfoot, and their third single. "This Is Your Life" first appeared on the group's 2003 album "The Beautiful Letdown" and peaked at #30 on the US Modern Rock charts. The single also hit the U.S. Top 40 peaking at No. 31.cite web |url=http://www.rockonthenet.com/archive/2005/04-16.htm |title=Rock On The Net: Top 40 Archives |date=April 16, 2005 |accessdate=2007-10-26]

Of the three mainstream radio singles released from "The Beautiful Letdown", this song was the least successful on the charts. It is also the only single from the album not to have a music video created for it.

Chart positions Summary

In the media

*The song was featured on the season 2 finale of science fiction TV show "The 4400", as well as in one of the final episodes of season four of "Smallville".
*It also was featured on the season 7 "Charmed" episode "Charmageddon".

Live

In concert this song is played longer than the studio version, with a more psychedelic arrangement, in contrast to the electronica-tinged studio version. The concert version prominently features Jon Foreman screaming into the resonating chamber of his guitar, which distortes the screams to an eerie effect. During the Nothing Is Sound Tour "This is Your Life" often segued directly into Happy Is a Yuppie Word. This combination was also played during a few performances of the Oh! Gravity. Spring Tour, one of which was notably captured on the band's official bootleg for the 21 February 2007 show in Calgary.

References

External links

* [http://people.rit.edu/ejh0013/tbld/thisIsYourLife.htm Song lyrics]
* [http://learning2breathe.com/tblsongs.html#anchor_13988 Jon Foreman's comments]


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