Sounds Like Life to Me

"Sounds Like Life to Me" is a song co-written and recorded by American country music artist Darryl Worley. It was released in January 2009 as the second single from his album Sounds Like Life. The song made its chart debut in early 2009, becoming Worley's first Top 40 country hit since "I Just Came Back from a War" in late 2006-early 2007. It was written by Worley, Wynn Varble and Phil O'Donnell.

"Sounds Like Life to Me"
Sounds Like Life to Me cover.jpg
Single by Darryl Worley
from the album Sounds Like Life
ReleasedJanuary 27, 2009
Songwriter(s)Phil O'Donnell
Wynn Varble
Darryl Worley[1]
Producer(s)Jim "Moose" Brown
Darryl Worley singles chronology
"Tequila on Ice"
"Sounds Like Life to Me"
"Best of Both Worlds"


Worley co-wrote "Sounds Like Life to Me" with Wynn Varble (who has also written several of Worley's other singles) and Phil O'Donnell.[1]In the song's first verse, the male narrator receives a call from a friend's wife, who says that her husband "fell off the wagon" and has begun drinking excessively to escape his problems. The narrator then meets his friend at the bar and ask the friend what is wrong. After the friend lists off his problems, the narrator responds, "sounds like life to me", convincing the friend to "suck it up" and face his problems. When the friend reveals that his fourth child could be on the way, the narrator buys him a drink and makes a toast.

Music videoEdit

The music video was directed by The Erwin Brothers. It depicts the events described in the lyrics, and concludes with Worley driving his friend back home to reconcile with his wife.

Chart performanceEdit

Chart (2009) Peak
US Billboard Hot 100[2] 84
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 11

Year-end chartsEdit

Chart (2009) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 38


  1. ^ a b "Sounds like a new CD for Darryl Worley". Country Standard Time. 2009-03-06. Retrieved 2009-05-04.
  2. ^ "Darryl Worley Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved January 23, 2011.
  3. ^ "Darryl Worley Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved January 23, 2011.
  4. ^ "Best of 2009: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2009. Retrieved December 13, 2009.

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