"Live And Let Die (Paul McCartney cover)" as written by Paul James Mccartney and Linda Louise Mccartney....
When you were young
And your heart was an open book
You used to say live and let live
You know you did

You know you did
You know you did
But if this ever changin'
In which we live in

Makes you give in and cry
Say live and let die
Live and let die

What does it matter to ya
When ya got a job to do
Ya got to do it well
You got to give the other fella hell

You used to say live and let live
You know you did
You know you did
You know you did

But if this ever changin'
In which we live in
Makes you give in and cry
Say live and let die
Live and let die


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"Live and Let Die" as written by Paul Mccartney, Linda Mccartney

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  • +4
    General CommentOk i cant believe nobody has thought of this one except for me i know what you guys are sayin but i think it could be talking about love

    "When you were young and your heart was an open book" when you used to wear you heart on your sleeve and you fell in love

    "You used to say live and let live" it meant that you used to dwell on the thought of her and you let her live inside of you probably eating at you but now let any thoughts of her die

    now that the world is changing and she has moved on and that "Makes you give in and cry" well you need to say "live and let die" forget her and move on

    simply live you life and never dwell on the past you cant change it anyway live the life you have left to the fullest this is a great theme for 007
    FarkleAon October 29, 2007   Link
  • +3
    General CommentThe GN'R version is so much better than Paul's- it rocks so much harder- seems appropriate for the lyrics.
    classic_rocker8on August 28, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe "open book" is The Bible. The Bible says "go out and preach the Gospel to All Nations" but because some people are so stubborn you've just got to let them go the Hell and save yourself!

    As it says in Matthew 8:

    21Another disciple said to him, "Lord, first let me go and bury my father."
    22But Jesus told him, "Follow me, and let the dead bury their own dead."
    belteshazzaron October 14, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think i's a song about how how your relation to the world changes when you grow older. first you are very naive and innocent, you think everything will be and is just fine. then you discover that each bright side always has a shadow attached to it.
    never liked that song till i recently saw it live, awesome intro in a nice midsommer night.
    swushon July 25, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGNR version is better.
    you can't beat the beatles though :]
    Keziah Maeon January 07, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI Fxcking LOVE this tune x] I love the guitar solo and when It goes
    "What does it matter to ya
    When ya got a job to do ya got to do it well
    You got to give the other fella hell"
    Hell yeah! :D

    G'NR
    Green-Flamingoon June 22, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti love this song and its really good
    ashley15on February 04, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentrandom thought... the other day i saw axal rose on tv and it was the most horrible site i have ever seen. i use to be in love with him. but when i saw him the other day i died. he has all this plastic surgery and he has a huge mr. rogers smile plastered apon his face. and he has extentions. like fake hair in braids. and he tried to do his dance. belly gut and all. you know the dance. hell yeah. the dragging of the ankles. hell yeah. all i know is that for a split sec my heart was broken. life goes on. its just a shame he had to ruin a perfectly good... yeah
    punkiebruster21on July 07, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentya know, it's just about when everything fails you and the world seems really cruel, you have to say, screw you world i'm gonna make the best of my life and you just have to keep pushing foward!
    mY_sUgAr_HiGh69on June 28, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt says to me that you have to be cruel to survive in the world since its changed - as in "you used to say live and let live" (have a positive outlook on life and let other people get on with their lives) "But in this ever changin' world ... Say live and let die"(attitudes have to change if we want to survive in a harsher world)
    rock_bunnyon October 09, 2004   Link

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