Ey, this is special what is happenin' to all my
All my all my soldiers over there in Iraq
Everybody right here,
What you need to do is be thankful for the life you got, you know what I'm sayin?
Stop lookin' at what you ain't got, and start being thankful for what you do got
Let's give it to em baby girl

You're gonna be, a shinin' star
In fancy clothes, and fancy car-ars
And then you'll see, you're gonna go far
'Cause everyone knows, just who ya are-are
So live your life (Hey! Ay ay ay)
You steady chasin' that paper, just live your life
(Oh! Ay ay ay)
Ain't got no time for no haters, just live your life
(Hey! Ay ay ay)
No tellin' where it'll take ya, just live your life
(Oh! Ay ay ay)
'Cause I'm a paper chaser, just livin' my life
(Ay) my life (Oh) My life (Ay) my life (Oh)
Just livin' my life (Ay) my life (Oh)
My life (Ay) my life (Oh) just livin' my life

Hey, never mind what haters say, ignore 'em 'til they fade away
Amazin' they ungrateful after all the game I gave away
Safe to say I paved the way for you cats to get paid today
You'd still be wastin' days away now had I never saved the day
Consider them my protege, homage I think they should pay
Instead of bein' gracious they violate in a major way
I never been a hater, still I love 'em in a crazy way
Some say they sold the yay' you know they couldn't get work on Labor Day
It ain't that black and white, it has an area the shade of gray
I'm Westside anyway, even if I left today and stayed away
Some move away to make a way, not move away 'cause they afraid
I brought back to the hood, and all you ever did was take away
I pray for patience but they make me wanna melt they face away
Like I once made 'em spray, now I could make 'em put the K's away
Been thuggin' all my life, can't say I don't deserve to take a break
You'd rather see me catch a case and watch my future fade away

You're gonna be, a shinin' star
In fancy clothes, and fancy car-ars
And then you'll see, you're gonna go far
'Cause everyone knows, just who ya are-are
So live your life (Hey! Ay ay ay)
You steady chasin' that paper, just live your life
(Oh! Ay ay ay)
Ain't got no time for no haters, just live your life
(Hey! Ay ay ay)
No tellin' where it'll take ya, just live your life
(Oh! Ay ay ay)
'Cause I'm a paper chaser, just livin' my life
(Ay) my life (Oh) My life (Ay) my life (Oh)
Just livin' my life (Ay) my life (Oh)
My life (Ay) my life (Oh) just livin' my life

I'm the opposite of moderate, immaculately polished with
The spirit of a hustler and the swagger of a college kid
Allergic to the counterfeit, impartial to the politics
Articulate, but still'll grab a nigga by the collar quick
Whoever havin' problems with their record sales just holler Tip
If that don't work and all else fails then turn around and follow Tip
I got love for the game, but ay I'm not in love with all of it
Could do without the fame, and rappers nowadays are comedy
The hootin' and the hollerin', back and forth with the arguin'
Where you from, who you know, what you make and what kind of car you in
Seems as though you lost sight of what's important when depositin'
Them checks into your bank account, and you up out of poverty
Your values is a disarray, prioritizin' horribly
Unhappy with the riches cause you're piss poor morally
Ignorin' all prior advice and forewarnin'
And we mighty full of ourselves all of a sudden, aren't we?

You're gonna be, a shinin' star
In fancy clothes, and fancy car-ars
And then you'll see, you're gonna go far
'Cause everyone knows, just who ya are-are
So live your life (Hey! Ay ay ay)
You steady chasin' that paper, just live your life
(Oh! Ay ay ay)
Ain't got no time for no haters, just live your life
(Hey! Ay ay ay)
No tellin' where it'll take ya, just live your life
(Oh! Ay ay ay)
'Cause I'm a paper chaser, just livin' my life
(Ay) my life (Oh) My life (Ay) my life (Oh)
Just livin' my life (Ay) my life (Oh)
My life (Ay) my life (Oh) just livin' my life

Got everybody watchin' what I do, come walk in my shoes
And see the way I'm livin' if you really want to
Got my mind on my money
And I'm not goin' away
So keep on gettin' your paper, and keep on climbin'
Look in the mirror, and keep on shinin' (Shinin')
Until the game ends, 'til the clock stop
We gon' post up on the top spot
Livin' the life, the life
In the Windmill City got my whole team with me
The life, my life
I do it how I wanna do
I'm livin' my life, my life
I will never lose
I'm livin' my life, my life
And I'll never stop it

So live your life, your life, your life


Lyrics submitted by chargersbby

"Live Your Life" as written by Makeba Riddick Dan Balan

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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  • +5
    General CommentThis song is one of the more positive songs out there right now. Too much we hear about "hatin" on people, jealousy doesn't do much for people just make them miserable. Life is what you make of it. You can't blame people for your inability to do better in life. Too many we look at what we don't have and not what we do have. Appreciation and Gratitude have been so underrated. If you live in your past, that's what you'll get. Look forward to a future because you can change that.

    The meaning of this song to me is not to let the negative get in the way of your dreams. No one can change who you are except you. You make the choices to do that. Media has a huge unfluence on people. I love the last few lyrics of the song, because I see exactly that in the society we live in.

    Where you from, who you know, what you make and what kind of car you in.

    Seems as though you lost sight of whats important with the positive.

    And checks until your bank account, and you're about poverted.

    Your values is a disarrayed, prioritized are horribly.

    Unhappy with the riches cause you pis-pone morraly.

    Ignoring all prior advice and fore warning.

    And we might be full of ourselves all of a sudden, aren't we?
    minarueon September 30, 2008   Link
  • +3
    General CommentAwesome song... love it!
    raywellson December 01, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentWhoever submitted these lyrics either has the IQ of my left nut or is mentally retarded. If you do not know the correct words...then do not submit lyrics.
    DevilsSaint8on September 27, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General Commenti submitted corrections...ughhh.
    but this song rocks. it's catchy too.
    "Seems as though you lost sight of whats important with the positive."
    says it best.
    _rock_angel_on October 26, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentWhen I first heard this song I really liked it because I thought it was positive. But when I read the lyrics I realized T.I. is basically saying don't hate me because I'm rich. like how can you hate me if I am this rich. So he is actually putting other people down by saying they are unworthy bastards. I think this is actually a negative song instead.
    purvida1290on January 04, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Commentmy fav part is "the swagger of a college kid"
    ipoderon March 25, 2009   Link
  • +2
    Song MeaningThe lyrics are incredibly contradicting. Sure, "live your life," I got that. But the pursuit of wealth is where it gets muddled. The chorus affirms that she's a "paper chaser," which is okay because she's just living her life as she sees fit. TI's final verse, however, is in constant direct contradiction: he criticizes other people (who are just living their lives) because they "lost sight of what's important when depositing them checks into your bank account." And just before that, he admonishes people for being concerned with "what you make" and "what kind of car you in."
    What the fuck, TI? Do you really want me to just live my life how I want, "chasin' the paper," if you intend to criticize me for doing precisely that?
    WHAT SHOULD I DO TI? I'LL BE WAITING HERE, IMMOBILE, UNTIL I GET FURTHER LIFE GUIDANCE FROM YOUR NEXT HIT SINGLE CLARIFYING THESE ISSUES. (Please hurry.)
    terabelon July 16, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentnormally im a hardcore metal head but i like this song cause its not ur typicall rap song consisting of doing drugs sleeping around and bragging about killing cops very well written
    Shadowhawkiceon January 09, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentsounds possibly hippocritical
    DOESNT take away the fact its catchy as hell, and not half bad...
    Eazy E would of had a field day with music like this, if anyone remembers him anymore :(

    good song for grinding thats for sure
    however, i must agree, 0-Zone did better with that bit in making a song
    Logornkoon January 22, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti just can't get past the fact that TI is dedicating this one to the soldiers over numanuma. makes no sense to me. and it's a good album, but it's too repetitive with "i'm the greatest" every 5 seconds.
    DOCTORxCoolon February 14, 2009   Link

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