"The Life" as written by Taneisha Smith, Jr. Brothers and Alicia J Augello-cook....
Everyday I realize
That this might be the last day of my life
Walkin' down the streets I find
I'm comin' closer and closer to losin' my mind
'Cause when it rains it pours, isn't life worth more?
I don't even know what I'm hustlin' for
You gotta do what you gotta do
Just to make it through
All the hard times that's gonna face you

This is the life
Striving to survive
This is the life
Striving to survive
This is the life

Livin' will always be a struggle
Lookin' for someone true to love you
Lookin' back I see all the horrors
This madness makes me wanna hide
I watch slowly, internally I'm dyin'
Pillow case wet from all my cryin'
'Cause there is nothin' more to be here for
Take me away I can't live that life no more

This is the life
Strivin' to survive
This is the life
Strivin' to survive
This is the life
Strivin' to survive
This is the life
Strivin' to survive
This is the life

Tryin' to get over
Tryin' to get over
I am just tryin'
Tryin' to get over
Tryin' to get over
Tryin' to get over
Goin' to get over
This is the life
This is the life
This is the life
This is my life


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"The Life" as written by Kerry Brothers Alicia J Augello-cook

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    General CommentThis song is deep, and sometimes I know I feel like this too.

    *Alicia Keys for life*
    key_deepon December 29, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of my favorite songs by Alicia. I can relate to this song a lot. It's basically about the hardships of life and just trying to get through the hard times in your life.
    fivergirlon April 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt's one of my favorites too, maybe my all-time favorite. This song..................is me. It describes my life, and most people's life. It's real talk.
    Jazzmanon January 24, 2006   Link

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