"Do It or Die" as written by and Cobb/buie/hammond....
Don't let your troubles make you cry
Don't waste a moment wondering why
When everything goes wrong
You have to go on
And do it or die
Do it or die now
Stand your ground

Don't let your bad breaks go gettin' you down
Even when times get rough
And you've had enough
You still gotta try
Do it no matter what the people say
They don't even know you

Die before you let them stand in your way (Don't you know that)
You should know that life is a gamble all along
Winners or losers you keep rollin' on
So go on and roll the dice
You only live twice
So do it or die

Lyrics submitted by nikkus34, edited by heatherfer

"Do It or Die" as written by J Cobb Buddy Buie


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    General CommentOne of the best songs ever written, and its message is simple. If a person needs these lyrics explained... I don't know what to say to them.
    heatherferon April 24, 2013   Link
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    General CommentOne of the most meaningful, encouraging lyrics, ever. Their fifth-biggest hit, featuring lead singer/co-songwriter Ronnie Hammond. Released on May 12, 1970, reaching # 19 on July 28..
    harry s.10on January 15, 2018   Link
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    General CommentI’d like to hear how others interpret the song. I’m not sure what “You only live twice” is supposed to mean.
    Would appreciate how others understand it.
    KendoInUSon July 10, 2019   Link

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