"Live and Let Die" as written by Paul James Mccartney and Linda Louise Mccartney....
When you were young
And your heart was an open book
You used to say live and let live
You know you did
You know you did
You know you did
But if this ever changin' world
In which we live in
Makes you give in and cry
Say live and let die
Live and let die

What does it matter to ya
When you got a job to do you got to do it well
You got to give the other fella hell

You used to say live and let live
You know you did
You know you did
You know you did
But if this ever changin' world
In which we live in
Makes you give in and cry
Say live and let die
Live and let die


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"Live and Let Die" as written by David Whitaker

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    General Commentthis song is so amazing. i think it means that when you were young and dint no mcuh about the world you would say live and let live because thats all you wanted to do cus life was great. when you got older and the world sdtarted to change it would often dissapoint people about some of the horrible things that would happen.so now you would say live and let die..your living your life(doing your job) and you have to live it well, give the other guy hell meaning do what you have to, to get to where you want to go, but when its time dont be dissapointed that it will come to an end, u've lived your life to the best and now it is time to die.
    adri29on August 27, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song kicks ass but its by Paul McCartney & Wings...very catchy and with a good point.
    That1Dude420on July 06, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentPlaying videogames just got funner.
    BS2_Magiker0on May 25, 2004   Link
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    General CommentYeah. adri29's right. When you're young and don't know the ways of the world, you want to believe the wiorld is a good place. But when you enter the reality of our world, you realise you'd have to push others off to live yourself.
    Dhruvaon January 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentssssswwwwwwwwweeeeeeeeeeettttttttttttt song!!!!!!!!
    "you gotta give the other fellow HELL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" what a phrase to live by!
    superbowl4meon June 19, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song, another band did it justice but with 007 this was great.
    Addoon May 26, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI believe this song contains the one of the most redundant lines in rock history...

    "But if this ever-changing world in which we live in "

    I like the GnR version...but the original was the best...
    Buddy11on January 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think the song is about how the world can turn a person so bitter and resentful that at one point they can just forget their moral principles, and say "the hell with it ALL!".
    frijolito_tson February 20, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHas anybody seen the Bond movie with the same title? It must've been good for when it came out, but it sucks in terms of action and villains.
    OpinionHeadon July 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSome people think it's, "but in this ever-changing world in which we live in..."

    Others think it's, "but if this ever-changing world in which we live in..."

    Still others argue it's, "but if tihs ever-changing world in which we're livin'..."

    I'm guessing Paul wrote the third one but accidentally sung the second one and liked how it sounded, so he stuck with it.
    PencilNeckedGeekon August 30, 2006   Link

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