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My Life

This song is by Bonnie 'Prince' Billy and appears on the EP Ask Forgiveness (2007).

This song is a cover of "My Life" by Phil Ochs.
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My Life
My life was once a joy to me
Never knowing, I was growing, everyday
My life was once a toy to me
And I wound it and I found it ran away
So I raced through the night
With a face at my feet, like a God I would write
All the melodies were sweet, and the women were white
It was easy to survive, my life was so alive

My life was once a flag to me
And I waved it and behaved like I was told
My life was once a drag to me
And I loudly, and I proudly, lost control
I was drawn by a dream
I was loved by a lie, every serf on the scene
Begged me to buy
But I slipped through the scheme
So lucky to fail
My life was not for sale

My life is now a myth to me
Like the drifter, with his laughter in the dawn
My life is now a death to me
So I'll mold it and I'll hold it till I'm born
So I turned to the land
Where I'm so out of place
Throw a curse on the plan
In return for the grace
To know where I stand
Take everything I own
Take your tap from my bone
And leave my life alone
My life alone

Written by:

Phil Ochs

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