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Pulp: I Love Life (song)

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Here comes your bedtime story:
Mum and dad have sentenced you to life
Don't think twice; it's the only reason I'm alive
I feel alright
as long as I don't forget to breathe:
Breathe in, breathe in, breathe out

Look at all these buildings and houses:
I love my life; I love my life

Hey, now, slow down a minute
Take my arms
and fill them full of life
Don't think twice
Does it ease the pain of being alive?
Or is it why - why you keep nodding out on me?
Breathe in, breathe in, breathe out

Another day, another major disaster:
I love my life; I love my life

You got a problem
I lost my keys, when I stayed at your place
On the floor of your living room
Well, you made the scene
but it'll never get shown on TV
So tonight prepare to kiss goodbye to my lovelife

Now get this right
I love my life; it's the only reason I'm alive
It's mine, all mine
As long as I don't forget to breathe:
Breathe in, breathe in, breathe out

Corny I know
but you had better believe it
I love my life
I love my life
I love my life
God, how I love my life.

That's right, that's right, alright:
You've got to fight to the death for the right to live your life
Alright, alright:
I'm gonna fight to the death 'til they give me back my life
Alright, alright:
You've got to fight to the death 'til they give you back your life
Alright, alright:
You're in the land of the living but there's so few signs of life
Alright, alright, alright

Breathe in, breathe out
Breathe out, breathe in
Breathe out, breathe out, breathe out
Breathe in, breathe in, breathe in
Breathe out, breathe in
Breathe out, breathe out, breathe out, breathe out

Jarvis' comments

The happiest song on the album. When we first started writing the songs, Sunrise and Birds in Your Garden were the first ones we did. At that point I thought we might make an acoustic album - there must have been something in the air at that time because there's been that New Acoustic Movement since then. In the midst of all that I came up with the guitar riff and thought, 'Well, that doesn't really fit'. But if it comes out there's a reason for it, I think. On a basic and immature level, we just liked the fact that it was really loud and horrible at the end. For me, the idea of that song is someone trying to regain control of their life, and it's not all that easy sometimes.

Alternative versions

I Love Life (Peel Session)
I Love Life (live at Birmingham Academy: October 2001)

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