Listen to Natalie Merchant’s ‘Life is Sweet’ from Roswell, New Mexico, Season 3, Episode 3

Alternative rock singer songwriter Natalie Merchant’s ‘Life is Sweet‘ showed up on yesterday’s Roswell, New Mexico on The CW — Roswell, New Mexico, Season 3, Episode 3, “Black Hole Sun“.

The hopeful song was played as Rosa and Liz are talking about Liz’s problems with Max.

Natalie Merchant‘s ‘Life is Sweet‘ is from the singer’s second studio album Ophelia, which was released in early 1988 via Elektra Records.

The album charted at #8 on the Billboard 200 chart, and also hit the charts in the United Kingdom, Scotland and New Zealand, becoming a commercial success for the indie singer.

Ophelia was also eventually certified Gold in Canada and Platinum in the United States.

Listen to Natalie Merchant’s ‘Life is Sweet‘ from last night’s Roswell, New Mexico on her album Ophelia below.

There is also a superb live performance of the song Merchant gave as part of the VH1 Storytellers concert series.

It features the iconic Chris Botti on trumpet, and is the perfect thing to watch in our present world of fear, panic and hysteria.

As Merchant says:

But I tell you life is short, be thankful because before you know it will be over.

Life is sweet and life is also very short.

Your life is sweet

Ain’t that the truth?


About Michelle Topham

Brit-American journalist based in Austria, former radio DJ at 97X WOXY, and Founder/CEO of Leo Sigh. I've covered anime, manga, K-drama and music news for over a decade.