"For Those Who Love to Live" as written by Brian Michael Downey and Philip Parris Lynott....
Up jumped Jack on the railroad track
Said I've got to get out of town
It?s been really nice knowing you
Hope to see you around

Oh the boy he couldn't boogie
Oh the boy couldn't kick a ball
But the boy he got hung up
Smooching in the stalls

You've got to give a little love
To those who love to live
You've got to take a little hate
From those who have to wait

Up jumped John putting his trousers on
Saying I've got to get out of here
Hear your lover?s footsteps
They're coming to near for me my dear

Oh the boy he couldn't boogie
Oh the boy can't kick a ball
Oh the boy he got hung up
Making love against the wall

You've got to give a little love
To those who love to live
You've got to take a little hate
From those who have to wait

You've got to give a little, little love

To those who live
To those who live
To those who live, love to live
To those who love to live


Lyrics submitted by Mr. Crowley

"For Those Who Love to Live" as written by Philip Parris Lynott Brian Michael Downey

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    General CommentAre you kidding me?! Why am I the first to comment on this?:O I think this song is really good but it's a bit hard to describe what it's about. Maybe wanting to leave everything behind and start over.
    cammenon June 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about "Georgie Best". Lynott was a huge Manchester United supporter. Plus, Best was a womanizer and frequently in the tabloids because he was a wild partier, in addition to being one of the greatest footballers ever (the boy could kick a ball). Best was also from Northern Ireland, so it's easy to see why he would want to "get out of here", and he definitely "loved to live".
    blacksabfanon June 24, 2008   Link

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