"Live Your Life" as written by and Clifford J./riddick Harris....
Ey, this is special what's happenin' to all my
All my all my soldiers over there in Iraq
Everybody right here,
What you need to do is be thankful
For the life you got, you know what I'm sayin?
Stop lookin' at what you ain't got
And start being thankful for what you do got
Let's give it to 'em baby girl

You're gonna be, a shinin' star
In fancy clothes, and fancy cars
And then you'll see, you're gonna go far
'Cause everyone knows, just who ya are
So live your life (Hey! Ay ay ay)
You steady chasin' that paper, just live your life
(Oh! Ay ay ay)
Ain't got no time for no haters, just live your life
(Hey! Ay ay ay)
No tellin' where it'll take ya, just live your life
(Oh! Ay ay ay)
'Cause I'm a paper chaser, just livin' my life
(Ay) my life (Oh) My life (Ay) my life (Oh)
Just livin' my life (Ay) my life (Oh)
My life (Ay) my life (Oh) just livin' my life

Hey, never mind what haters say
Ignore 'em 'til they fade away
Amazin' they ungrateful
After all the game I gave away
Safe to say I paved the way
For you cats to get paid today
You'd still be wastin' days away
Now had I never saved the day
Consider them my protege
Homage I think they should pay
Instead of bein' gracious
They violate in a major way
I never been a hater
Still I love 'em in a crazy way
Some say they sold the yay'
You know they couldn't get work on Labor Day
It ain't that black and white
It has an area the shade of gray
I'm Westside anyway
Even if I left today and stayed away
Some move away to make a way
Not move away 'cause they afraid
I brought back to the hood
And all you ever did was take away
I pray for patience
But they make me wanna melt they face away
Like I once made 'em spray
Now I could make 'em put the K's away
Been thuggin' all my life
Can't say I don't deserve to take a break
You'd rather see me catch a case and watch my future fade away

You're gonna be, a shinin' star
In fancy clothes, and fancy cars
And then you'll see, you're gonna go far
'Cause everyone knows, just who ya are
So live your life (Hey! Ay ay ay)
You steady chasin' that paper, just live your life
(Oh! Ay ay ay)
Ain't got no time for no haters, just live your life
(Hey! Ay ay ay)
No tellin' where it'll take ya, just live your life
(Oh! Ay ay ay)
'Cause I'm a paper chaser, just livin' my life
(Ay) my life (Oh) My life (Ay) my life (Oh)
Just livin' my life (Ay) my life (Oh)
My life (Ay) my life (Oh) just livin' my life

I'm the opposite of moderate
Immaculately polished with
The spirit of a hustler
And the swagger of a college kid
Allergic to the counterfeit
Impartial to the politics
Articulate
But still'll grab a nigga by the collar quick
Whoever havin' problems
With their record sales just holler TIP
If that don't work and all else fails
Then turn around and follow TIP
I got love for the game
But ay I'm not in love with all of it
Could do without the fame
And rappers nowadays are comedy
The hootin' and the hollerin'
Back and forth with the arguin'
Where you from, who you know
What you make and what kind of car you in
Seems as though you lost sight
Of what's important when depositin'
Them checks into your bank account
And you up out of poverty
Your values is a disarray, prioritizin' horribly
Unhappy with the riches
'Cause you're piss poor morally
Ignorin' all prior advice and forewarnin'
And we mighty full of ourselves all of a sudden, aren't we?

You're gonna be, a shinin' star
In fancy clothes, and fancy cars
And then you'll see, you're gonna go far
'Cause everyone knows, just who ya are
So live your life (Hey! Ay ay ay)
You steady chasin' that paper, just live your life
(Oh! Ay ay ay)
Ain't got no time for no haters, just live your life
(Hey! Ay ay ay)
No tellin' where it'll take ya, just live your life
(Oh! Ay ay ay)
'Cause I'm a paper chaser, just livin' my life
(Ay) my life (Oh) My life (Ay) my life (Oh)
Just livin' my life (Ay) my life (Oh)
My life (Ay) my life (Oh)

Got everybody watchin' what I do
Come walk in my shoes
And see the way I'm livin' if you really want to
Got my mind on my money
And I'm not goin' away
So keep on gettin' your paper, and keep on climbin'
Look in the mirror, and keep on shinin' (Shinin')
Until the game ends, 'til the clock stop
We gon' post up on the top spot
Livin' the life, the life
In the Windmill City got my whole team with me
The life, my life
I do it how I wanna do
I'm livin' my life, my life
I will never lose
I'm livin' my life, my life
And I'll never stop it

(So live your life)


Lyrics submitted by chargersbby

"Live Your Life" as written by Dan Balan, Makeba Ronnie Riddick, Clifford Harris, Justin Gregory Smith

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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  • +4
    General CommentThis song is one of the more positive songs out there right now. Too much we hear about "hatin" on people, jealousy doesn't do much for people just make them miserable. Life is what you make of it. You can't blame people for your inability to do better in life. Too many we look at what we don't have and not what we do have. Appreciation and Gratitude have been so underrated. If you live in your past, that's what you'll get. Look forward to a future because you can change that.

    The meaning of this song to me is not to let the negative get in the way of your dreams. No one can change who you are except you. You make the choices to do that. Media has a huge unfluence on people. I love the last few lyrics of the song, because I see exactly that in the society we live in.

    Where you from, who you know, what you make and what kind of car you in.

    Seems as though you lost sight of whats important with the positive.

    And checks until your bank account, and you're about poverted.

    Your values is a disarrayed, prioritized are horribly.

    Unhappy with the riches cause you pis-pone morraly.

    Ignoring all prior advice and fore warning.

    And we might be full of ourselves all of a sudden, aren't we?
    minarueon September 30, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentAwesome song... love it!
    raywellson December 01, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentTo be honest, I can't understand a word Rihanna sings in this and she ruins the songs.

    But I love T.I. and I hope he gets his jail time over soon so he can make some new songs!
    taylorbabyon April 01, 2009   Link
  • +2
    Song MeaningThe lyrics are incredibly contradicting. Sure, "live your life," I got that. But the pursuit of wealth is where it gets muddled. The chorus affirms that she's a "paper chaser," which is okay because she's just living her life as she sees fit. TI's final verse, however, is in constant direct contradiction: he criticizes other people (who are just living their lives) because they "lost sight of what's important when depositing them checks into your bank account." And just before that, he admonishes people for being concerned with "what you make" and "what kind of car you in."
    What the fuck, TI? Do you really want me to just live my life how I want, "chasin' the paper," if you intend to criticize me for doing precisely that?
    WHAT SHOULD I DO TI? I'LL BE WAITING HERE, IMMOBILE, UNTIL I GET FURTHER LIFE GUIDANCE FROM YOUR NEXT HIT SINGLE CLARIFYING THESE ISSUES. (Please hurry.)
    terabelon July 16, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhoever submitted these lyrics either has the IQ of my left nut or is mentally retarded. If you do not know the correct words...then do not submit lyrics.
    DevilsSaint8on September 27, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti submitted corrections...ughhh.
    but this song rocks. it's catchy too.
    "Seems as though you lost sight of whats important with the positive."
    says it best.
    _rock_angel_on October 26, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhen I first heard this song I really liked it because I thought it was positive. But when I read the lyrics I realized T.I. is basically saying don't hate me because I'm rich. like how can you hate me if I am this rich. So he is actually putting other people down by saying they are unworthy bastards. I think this is actually a negative song instead.
    purvida1290on January 03, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionHow dare Rihanna and T.I. rip off and brutally deform O-zone's song.
    The real lyrics are "Ma-ya-hi, ma-ya-hoo, ma-ya-ha, my-ya-haha," not "Ma-ya-hi, ma-ya-ha, ma-ya-hoo, ma-ya-haha."


    Rihanna, go back to your party songs like Pon de Replay and SOS, not this crap.
    LBDamnedon January 05, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentmy fav part is "the swagger of a college kid"
    ipoderon March 24, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is just simply amaziing.
    michelleeeeeon September 17, 2008   Link

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