"Life" as written by Richie Jones, Damon Sharpe, Eric Kupper and Greg Lawson....
I went to look for shadows but the shadows they found me
I went to swim the ocean but I drowned up in the sea
I want to love my woman but she chose him over me
I want to be somebody else I feel I won't be free
Is this me for life?

I fought to keep from crying as I lay upon the floor
And everyone I knew right then pressed me to the floor
I tried to keep on breathing but the people would not give
And all the evil in the world the people would not give
Is this me for life?

And if you left it up to me they'd all go in the sea
with the guns and the disease and the industry of weasels
Saying: sell to them the killing gem, attack to get it back

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"Life" as written by Robin Jones Richard Greentree

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    General Commenti love this song.
    thetaste_ofinkon October 05, 2006   Link
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    General Commentfrom pitchforkmedia.com/article/feature/…:

    " Pitchfork: Yeah, there seems to be sort of an anti-corporation theme in the song "Life," when you say, "Sell to them the killing gem/ Attack to get it back." At least, that's my reading on it.

    Steve: That was kind of about what you say, but it was more written about... for example, in the Gulf War, the Americans and the British were fighting the Iraqis with weapons that they sold to the Iraqis. So American and British soldiers were being attacked with weapons that they sold them. Which, to me, was a ridiculous concept. So the Iraqis have got British weapons that were sold to them. I suppose it's the idea that these wars that happen-- for example, the Gulf War-- are just a case of shifting money around. The Americans and the British sold all these weapons to Saddam Hussein. And they think, how the hell can we get some more money out of him; well, let's have a war. We'll get him to use all his weapons on us, then he'll have to buy a load more. So it's just kind of that idea, but it could be any kind of big business deal. "
    Lakemanon February 20, 2008   Link

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