Live Life

Ray Davies, released on Misfits, © Davray Music Ltd. 1978

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Have you heard about trouble throughout the land

With the fascists and the left wing militants

Out of work executives are killing themselves

And the I.R.A. are killing everybody else

Don't panic, don't lose control

Keep your head, keep ahold

Act normal there's nothing wrong

Stay cool, just carry on

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You gotta live life and be yourself

You can't live life for anyone else

You gotta live life that's all you do

Nobody gonna live your life for you

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Don't get depressed when you read in the press

About world revolution and social unrest

Try not to panic when you switch on the news

And see crooked politicians and the unemployment queues

It's only life it's really fine

So don't you believe all you read in the headlines

Live life see it through

Carry on it's all you can do

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You gotta live life for yourself, can't live for anyone else

You gotta live life, that's all you do

Nobody gonna live their life for you

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[Extra verse from long version:]

Trendy intellectuals always take action,

for every cause that's ever been in fashion.

Weekend revolutionaries protest and sing

because they're dedicated followers of any old thing.

They got every solution for every revolution.

They live in the slums just like the poor people do

but they'd rather sniff coke instead of glue.

Right-wing fascists beat up the blacks,

then they salute the Union Jack.

You can't pretent there's nothing wrong,

it's not the end, so just carry on.

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Oh, life's a mother, oh, life's a mother

Oh, life's a mother, oh, life's a mother

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You gotta live life for yourself, can't live life for anyone else

You gotta live life, that's all you can do

Nobody gonna live their life for you

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Live life, you gotta live life

You gotta live life, you gotta live life

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