The Kinks – Live Life (US Single Mix)

Nobody gonna live your life for you
You gotta live life for yourself, can’t live life for anyone else
They got every solution for every revolution.
because they’re dedicated followers of any old thing.
Don’t get depressed when you read in the press
Keep your head, keep ahold
Have you heard about trouble throughout the land
It’s only life it’s really fine
are killing everybody else And the I.R.A.
And see crooked politicians and the unemployment queues
Out of work executives are killing themselves

Oh, life’s a mother, oh, life’s a mother
You can’t live life for anyone else

You gotta live life and be yourself
You can’t pretent there’s nothing wrong,
Right-wing fascists beat up the blacks,

You gotta live life, that’s all you can do
Trendy intellectuals always take action,
Try not to panic when you switch on the news
Nobody gonna live their life for you
With the fascists and the left wing militants

Act normal there’s nothing wrong
You gotta live life for yourself, can’t live for anyone else
it’s not the end, so just carry on.
Carry on it’s all you can do
About world revolution and social unrest
You gotta live life, you gotta live life
They live in the slums just like the poor people do
You gotta live life that’s all you do

then they salute the Union Jack.
Oh, life’s a mother, oh, life’s a mother
for every cause that’s ever been in fashion.
Weekend revolutionaries protest and sing
Live life, you gotta live life
Nobody gonna live their life for you
Live life see it through
Don’t panic, don’t lose control
You gotta live life, that’s all you do
Stay cool, just carry on
but they’d rather sniff coke instead of glue.
So don’t you believe all you read in the headlines
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