"I Just Wanna Live" as written by John Feldmann, Joel Madden and Benji Madden....
I need an alarm system in my house
So I know when people are creepin' about
These people are freakin' me out (these days)
It's getting hectic everywhere that I go
They won't leave me alone
There's things they all want to know
I'm paranoid of all the people I meet
Why are they talking to me?
And why can't anyone see?

I just want to live
Don't really care about the things that they say
Don't really care about what happens to me
I just want to live

I rock a law suit when I'm goin' to court
A white suit when I'm getting divorced
A black suit at the funeral home
And my birthday suit when I'm home alone
Talking on the phone
Got an interview with the Rolling Stone
They're saying, â??Now you're rich, now you're famousâ??
Fake ass girls all know your name and
Lifestyles of the rich and the famous
Your first hit aren't you ashamed
Of the life, of the life, of the life
We're living

I just want to live I just want to live
Don't really care about the things that they say
Don't really care about what happens to me
I just want to live

Stop your messing around boy
Better think of your future
Better make some good plans boy
Said everyone of our teachers
Look out, you better play it safe
Never know what hard times will come your way
We say, where we're comin' from
We've already seen the worst that this life can bring
Now we expect it everywhere that we go
All the things that they say
Yeah we already know

I just want to live
I just want to live
Don't really care about the things that they say
Don't really care about what happens to me I just want to live


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"I Just Wanna Live" as written by Joel Madden Benji Madden

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    General CommentEveryone keeps saying that this is a contradiction to lifestyles, but they made this BECAUSE everyone was saying they sold out, which they DID NOT, they tried something new. & as for the video, they had a making of, & they were making fun of themselves. so get over all your whining, they're still the same GC, just different sounds.
    brassxknucklesxon August 17, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentUm. This song is ok, I guess. The chorus is awful. They sound like Justin Timberlake wannabe's. As for the song, I think it would be ok if they hadn't aleady put out Lifestyles of the Rich and the Famous. I mean, they talk about Lifestyles in I Just Wanna Live, and they're being all mocking-ish and saying "aren't you ashamed," but they should be. I mean, here they are doing everything they accused celebrities of doing, and now they're making a song complaining about it? In Lifestyles, they talk about celebrities having so much money, but still bitching about everything, which is exactly what they're doing. They're complaining about having no privacy... "Fake ass girls all know your name"..? They should be flattered by the attention. I mean, sure they're allowed to get annoyed by all the annoying girls who get a bit over obsessed and go around squealing that they're going to be Joel's or Billy's future wife, but, hey, those girls make up a big part of their fanbase, and I think it's really rude to go and insult your fans in the cd that they're all wasting their money on buying. Gah. Ok.. I didn't even know I thought half of this stuff until I started writing this comment thing. Okay, bye bye!
    oleanderon October 08, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentverrrry deep.
    hah. actually true...
    " mean, here they are doing everything they accused celebrities of doing, and now they're making a song complaining about it? In Lifestyles, they talk about celebrities having so much money, but still bitching about everything, which is exactly what they're doing." very true. i think their ego took over once Y&H came out.
    RuthLesson October 11, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti love this song! i just got the cd yesterday and this song and predictable are my 2 favorites!! it has such good meaning: the last verse is so true.. everyone tells us that we need to think about our futures but we mostly just want to go out and take it as it comes hence the 'i just want to live'. i love when gc talks about all the suits.. its great because its like all the different stages of life. its awesome, it has a good beat but it doesnt sound like the rest of their songs.
    spunkyshapiroon October 11, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti h8 the bit "I'm home alone talking on the phone
    Got an interview with the Rolling Stone" but the song is real good that bit is just a bit pop i like the chorus actuali it kinda shocked me wen i first herd it but if u listen to it a few times its good
    scrapthaton October 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTheyre probably just complaining about how their moms only gave them 30 dollars instead of 50 to go to the Hot Topic.
    Beat Bastardson October 24, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song. It's funky. This song is basically about being sick of thinking about what everyone else thinks about you. I think the "fake ass girls" line is actually aimed at girls who just don't act like themselves and treat GC like they're some kinda gods, when they're normal people. The song is kinda a "fuck you, I'm gonna live my life the way I want, I don't need your respect.... and P.S. quit creeping around in my bushes."
    aizuraon October 25, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthere goin completely agenst there song lifestlyes of the rich and famouse
    scrapthaton October 26, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah it contradicts lifestyles but still its a good song at aizura is right thats the girls they mean not the girls that scream whenever they see gc those im sure thye like VERY much i mean who wudnt? yet the video isi a little weird the fruit group thats what they were called right? yeah i saw the premier pretty queer but not bad like the song when u get used to it
    Morieron November 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentvery different sound for GC but a album with variety is a good album. So I like it. Lol the video is odd but hey, they are funny guys.
    PurrfectKitty5on November 18, 2004   Link

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