"Life O'Riley" as written by Mike Burkett and Eric Scott Melvin....
I sit in my easy chair
I've got so much time to spare
Because I know in the future day
I'll have my lion's share

There's nothing that I like better
Than getting something for nothing
Some will tell you that nothing's for free
Obviously they've not met me

I live the lifestyle they speak of so highly
I live the life, the life O'Riley

You can have your cake and eat it too
And there's lots of free lunch for you
You think you're being cheated, you don't have a clue
You don't know what to do

I sit in my easy chair
I've got so much time to spare
Because I know in the future day
I'll have my lion's share

I live the lifestyle they speak of so highly
I live the life, the life O'Riley

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"Life O'Riley" as written by Eric Melvin Mike Burkett

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    General Commentthis song is about a man who drifts through life getting the better end of the bargain all the time.
    onewrongreasonon September 03, 2002   Link
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    General Commentfree stuff is good man..... the only way to live life is freely
    hippypippypunkskaon September 16, 2002   Link
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    General CommentO'Riley was a poet who wrote about stuff like sitting in fields on sunny days looking up at clouds and livng an easy, care free life hence the term: life O'Riley. Ace song!
    Theyon October 20, 2004   Link

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