"I Love Life" as written by Jarvis Branson Cocker, Stephen Patrick Mackey, Nick Banks, Candida Doyle and Mark Andrew Webber....
Here comes your bedtime story: Mum & Dad have sentenced you to life.
Don't think twice; it's the only reason I'm alive.
I feel alright as long as I don't forget to breathe.
Breathe in, breathe in, breathe out.
Look at all these buildings & houses
I love my life. I love my life.
Hey now, slow down a minute.
Take my arms & fill them full of life.
Don't think twice.
Does it ease the pain of being alive?
Or is it why - why you keep nodding out on me?
Breathe in, breathe in, breathe out.
Another day, another major disaster
I love my life. I love my life.
You got a problem.
I lost my keys when I stayed at your place.
On the floor of your living room, you made the scene but it'll never get shown on TV.
So tonight prepare to kiss goodbye to my lovelife.
So get this right- I love my life; it's the only reason I'm alive.
It's mine, all mine - as long as I don't forget to breathe.
Breathe in, breathe in, breathe out.
Corny I know, but you had better believe it
I love my life. I love my life. I love my life. God, how I love my life.
That's right: you've got to fight to the death for the right to live your life.
Alright: I'm gonna fight to the death 'til they give me back my life.
That's right: you're in the land of the living but there's so few signs of life.
Alright.
Breathe in. Breathe out. Breathe out.


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"I Love Life" as written by Jarvis Branson Cocker Candida Doyle

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    General CommentOverall, I take this as meaning that painful though it is, and although you didn't choose to start life ("sentenced you to life"), you have to keep choosing to be alive, otherwise you won't be.

    I love the little interlude:

    "You got a problem.
    I lost my keys when I stayed at your place.
    On the floor of your living room, you made the scene but it'll never get shown on TV.
    So tonight prepare to kiss goodbye to my lovelife."

    To me this shows what is great about J Cocker's writing - in four lines he sums up that: (a) they are having an affair; (b) this type of tawdriness is all you can really get from life (when read in the context of the song); (c) it's about to end because he left his keys there, so when the boyfriend/husband gets home he will eventually find them and the deception will be uncovered; (d) this type of drama seems huge in your own life, but of course it's totally commonplace ("it'll never get shown on TV"); (e) we do these things to ourselves ("you made the scene...").

    I love this song. And album. And Pulp.
    caitsith01on September 02, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentJarvis' comments:
    The happiest song on the album. When we first started writing the songs, Sunrise and Birds in Your Garden were the first ones we did. At that point I thought we might make an acoustic album - there must have been something in the air at that time because there's been that New Acoustic Movement since then. In the midst of all that I came up with the guitar riff and thought, 'Well, that doesn't really fit'. But if it comes out there's a reason for it, I think. On a basic and immature level, we just liked the fact that it was really loud and horrible at the end. For me, the idea of that song is someone trying to regain control of their life, and it's not all that easy sometimes.
    thateuandgelookon October 07, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. I think it means... Sometimes, life is hard, confusing, whatever, but you've just got to hold on and deal with it, because your life is the only thing that's really yours. Don't waste it. Do what you want with it. Well, that's what I think. I love it.
    xsvsxon September 21, 2007   Link
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    General Commentah i just completely and totally love this song
    manic_ashon July 16, 2008   Link

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