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The Riddle" was the first single from American singer/songwriter Five for Fighting's album Two Lights. John Ondrasik has stated that it was the hardest to write of any of his songs, taking 18 months to write. By the end, he had over 100 drafts before he came up with the final version. Although it began as a song on the meaning of life, it later evolved into a song about the love between a father and his son, inspired… read more

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There was a man back in '95
Whose heart ran out of summers
But before he died, I asked him
Wait, what's the sense in life?

Five for Fighting - The Riddle Lyrics

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  • easy listening rock music .don t play with me....
  • what a voice. WHY IS IT THAT THERE ARE SO MANY GREAT SONGS WHERE I NEVER KNEW THE SINGER!! >_< frustrating. but I'm glad I know now. jeez, haven't heard this in ages. love it.
  • rediscovered with #criminalminds series on tv. ♫
  • i havent heard this song if forever!!! i love it soo much!!
  • No gods, no mystical powers, no supernatural, the meaning of life is not "out there" it's just you and I. [2] "Here's a riddle for ya, find the answer..." <3
  • No gods, no mystical powers, no supernatural, the meaning of life is not "out there" it's just you and I.
  • this song is so true about things in general
  • wow - just a 1 man show.. huh, goood stuff tho--
  • great great great song!
  • I guess we're big and I guess we're small, If I think about it man you know we've got it all... What a song!

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