Daddy was dumb, said that I'd be something special
Brought me up tough but I was a gentle human
Said that he loved each of my two million freckles
When I grew up, was gonna be a superstar

I can't get a job so I live with my mom
I take her money but not quite enough
I sit in the car and I listen to static
She said I look fat but I look fantastic

Come back down to my knees
Gotta get back, gotta get free
Come back down to my knees
Be like them, lean back and breathe
Come back down to my knees
Gotta get back, gotta get free
Come back down to my knees
Be like them, lean back and breathe

I'm waking up, lost in boxes outside Tesco
Look like a bum sipping codeine Coca-Cola
Thought that I was northern Camden's own Flash Gordon
Sonic raygun, gonna be a superstar

I can't get a job so I live with my mom
I take her money but not quite enough
I make my own fun in grandmama's basement
Said I look mad, she said I look wasted

Come back down to my knees
Gotta get back, gotta get free
Come back down to my knees
Be like them, lean back and breathe
Come back down to my knees
Gotta get back, gotta get free
Come back down to my knees
Be like them, lean back and breathe

Come back down to my knees
Gotta get back, gotta get free
Come back down to my knees
Be like them, lean back and breathe
Come back down to my knees
Gotta get back, gotta get free
Come back down to my knees
Be like them, lean back and breathe
Come back down to my knees
Gotta get back, gotta get free
Come back down to my knees
Be like them, lean back and breathe


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Life Itself Lyrics as written by David Algernon Bayley Tariq Tafo

Lyrics © WORDS & MUSIC A DIV OF BIG DEAL MUSIC LLC

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  • +1
    General CommentLove this song .... feel like its a millennials anthem
    RAWHEADon April 04, 2018   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe first verse of this song sounds exactly like another song, but I cant remember which. Did anyone else notice this or able to tell me which song it sounds like?
    auroraquinnon November 05, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song seems to be about the difference between the way things are and the way we’d like them to be. Or better yet, the difference between who we are and who we’d like to be. Or even better, the expectations that we have for ourselves and that society has for us...vs who we turn out to be....and the lies/delusions we feed ourselves to cope with that difference.
    edpappason March 15, 2018   Link
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    My OpinionSounds like a young adult having strife reconciling the reality on the ground from the expectations they just took for granted and failed to come close to.
    IronFusionon October 22, 2020   Link
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    My InterpretationI think song is about someone who grew up trying to be someone influential or famous but realized that their expectations were too high and is looking towards an easier to life like everyone else does with an easy job
    Teesaion March 17, 2021   Link

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