"Life Sentence" as written by Eric Reed Boucher, Raymond John Pepperelle, Geoffrey Lyall and Darren Henley....
You used to be a partner in crime
Now you say you ain't got the time

Gotta get serious, gotta plan
Gotta pass those entrance exams
Oh my God
It's senior year
All you care about is your career

[Chorus]
It's a Life Sentence
It's a Life Sentence
It's a Life Sentence
It's a Life Sentence

You're squelching your emotions
All you talk about is old times
You don't do what you want to
But you do the same thing everyday

No sense of humor
But such good manners
Now you're an adult
You're boring

[Chorus]

The walls are closing in
You stayed too long in school
I'd rather stay a child
And keep my self-respect
If being an adult
Means being like you

Are you really you you you
You you you you you you
Are you really you?
No

You're a chained-up dog fenced in a yard
Don't see much, you can't go far
Pace and froth, you're getting sick
Run too fast and it'll snap your neck

You say you'll break out
But you never do
You're just another ant in the hill
That's your Life Sentence


Lyrics submitted by x_melancholy_x

"Life Sentence" as written by Jello Biafra

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

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  • +2
    General CommentIt's about how an obsession with "success" in it's most bourgeoise sense is a downward spiral, that ends up consuming the rest of your life.
    I live in singapore, where the whole culture encourages living this way.
    shadowwiththeeyeson October 28, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis is one of the best songs
    \"you don\'t do what you want to but you do the same thing everyday!\"
    joefishon June 28, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSong is about how you are suppose to act like an "adult" when you are grown up. Example: Drinking beer is acceptable, but not smoking weed. Gambling is acceptable, but playing video games is not.
    Parafactoron June 03, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentay ay ayy
    more people need to listen to these guyss
    burritopopon April 23, 2007   Link

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