The Kinks – Live Life (US Single Mix)

Right-wing fascists beat up the blacks,
You gotta live life and be yourself

You gotta live life, that’s all you can do
Don’t get depressed when you read in the press
Carry on it’s all you can do
And see crooked politicians and the unemployment queues
You gotta live life for yourself, can’t live life for anyone else
They got every solution for every revolution.

Don’t panic, don’t lose control
Extra verse from long version:
Oh, life’s a mother, oh, life’s a mother
Nobody gonna live their life for you
Act normal there’s nothing wrong
Live life, you gotta live life
You can’t live life for anyone else
You gotta live life that’s all you do

So don’t you believe all you read in the headlines
Stay cool, just carry on
It’s only life it’s really fine
They live in the slums just like the poor people do
Oh, life’s a mother, oh, life’s a mother
Nobody gonna live their life for you
but they’d rather sniff coke instead of glue.
Live life see it through
You gotta live life, you gotta live life
With the fascists and the left wing militants
Weekend revolutionaries protest and sing
About world revolution and social unrest

Out of work executives are killing themselves
Try not to panic when you switch on the news
then they salute the Union Jack.

You can’t pretent there’s nothing wrong,

You gotta live life, that’s all you do
Keep your head, keep ahold
You gotta live life for yourself, can’t live for anyone else
for every cause that’s ever been in fashion.
Trendy intellectuals always take action,
Have you heard about trouble throughout the land
are killing everybody else And the I.R.A.
it’s not the end, so just carry on.

because they’re dedicated followers of any old thing.
Nobody gonna live your life for you