"It's My Life" as written by and Billy Joel....
It's a hard world to get a break in
All the good things have been taken
But girl there are ways to make certain things pay
Though I'm dressed in these rags, I'll wear sable some day

Hear what I say
I'm gonna ride the serpent
No more time spent sweatin' rent
Hear my command
I'm breakin' loose, it ain't no use
Holdin' me down, stick around

But baby (baby)
Remember (remember)
It's my life and I'll do what I want
It's my mind and I'll think what I want
Show me I'm wrong, hurt me sometime
But some day I'll treat you real fine

There'll be women and their fortunes
Who just want to mother orphans
Are you gonna cry, when I'm squeezin' the rye
Takin' all I can get, no regrets
When I, openly lie
And leave only money
Believe me honey, that money
Can you believe, I ain't no saint
No complaints
So girl go out
Hand it out

And baby (baby)
Remember (remember)
It's my life and I'll do what I want
It's my mind and I'll think what I want
Show me I'm wrong, hurt me sometime
But some day I'll treat you real fine

(It's my life and I'll do what I want) Don't push me
(It's my mind and I'll think what I want) It's my life
(It's my life and I'll do what I want) And I can do what I want
(It's my mind and I'll think what I want) You can't tell me
(It's my life and I'll do what I want) I'll do what I want


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"It's My Life" as written by Rob Kabula Jimmy Colette

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    General CommentWHAAAAAA? I LOVE THIS SONG
    xbraindamageon August 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe live performance of this song, found it on YouTube.

    Creepy vibe. Great song. Perfect eff you to the one you once loved but now you despise utterly.

    Love it immensely.

    The Animals Rule.
    OpinionHeadon June 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think it's cool how he says "orphans"
    mrbiggles900on July 31, 2010   Link
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    General CommentYes, this song as a timeless masterpiece, the vocals are not from this world and the guitar riff is simply one of the best I ever heard in my life!

    Even saying that every singe tone in this song is simply amazing and could never be done better, there are indeed some parts, where Eric Burdon expresses his outstanding voice and his expression in a very special way. For example, when he sings:
    - Though I'm dressed in these rags, I'll wear sable some day
    - I'm gonna ride the serpent
    - openly lie

    No other words necessary!
    rockie667on June 08, 2015   Link

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