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Billy Joel – My Life Lyrics 12 years ago
I think it's easy to see that Billy is writing the song about personal freedom - don't let anyone or anything control your life.

"I don't care what you say anymore, this is my life"

This is what the song is all about right here. "Don't tell me what to do, I'll do what I want" is basically what he is saying.

I think that the rebellion could be directed towards many things, such as a boss, wife, family, or even the seemingly inevitable protocol all people follow in their adulthood - routine. I can easily relate to all of these things - after sticking with one thing for so long, it's hard to resist from stopping and doing something else. After all, it's "My Life". Do what makes you happy.

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