My Life

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And I believe it don't affect Nobody else but me Ya'll been telling me what to do Since I was old enough to walk Old enough to talk Never let me speak or move Do my own thang But now I'm growin' wiser now Brighter now A little bit tighter now Now ya'll can't hold me down I know you hate to hear But things have changed in

Chorus: My life It's been a while but Me and my style stuck Now everybody and they Momma tryna do it My life I've done that been through that So there ain't nothin That you can tell me My life On a good night if I feel like Me and my girls hit the club and tell It's my life It's my life And I believe that it don't effect Nobody else but me me me me

Being sick and tired of folks Who wanna come around Claim they gon get down But all they wanna do is See me make a wrong move (yeah) I don't care what you hear in the news To see who I choose to do the late night creep wit I'm gonna do just what I wanna do It's my life

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Whoa whoa whoa Whoa whoa whoa Whoa whoa whoa Whoa whoa whoa whoa Whoa whoa whoa Whoa whoa whoa Whoa whoa whoa whoa Whoa whoa whoa Whoa whoa whoa Whoa whoa whoa whoa And I believe that it don't effect nobody else but me

Sometimes I might get a little crazy And sometimes I might seem Out of hand but I'm sayin Life's too short for me to let you dictate What I say and the moves I make Sick of people tryna tell me what to do It's my life and I'ma live it like I want to

Check it Another day another dolla Is the reality of my mentality Otherwise don't even botha You see my father was a wise old man Always creatin the plan For me to conquer this land He said I am what I am So be the best that I can And if them others don't like it Then why should I give a damn (huh) Maybe so cause when his life wasn't right My mother picked up them pieces And continued on with the fight So now it's plain to me It ain't no game to me See mom and dad corrected math 1 and 1 equal 3 4 and 5 I count my sister and brother Stay alive till we die And don't you ever be worried Cuz I'm down with a ride Through peaks and valleys to Cresent Hills Tumble down I'll set a new ground for Jack and Jill Ever wonder what put the thunder deeply in my eyes Take a look and you'll find a sunshine

My life my life my life

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(Jermaine Dupri, Tamara Savage, Lisa Lopes/Marshall Lorenzo Martin) So So Def Music/EMI April Music (ASCAP), Marshai Music/EMI April Music (ASCAP) and U.N.I. Publishing, Inc. (ASCAP)

Produced by Jermaine Dupri for So So Def Productions, Inc./Co-Produced by Carl-So Lowe for So So Def Productions Inc./Recorded by Brian Frye at Krosswire Studio, Atlanta, GA/Mixed by Jermaine Dupri and Phil Tan Anunnaki Entertainment at Silent Sound Studio, Atlanta, GA/Assisted by Kevin Lively/Background Vocals by Debra Killings/Bass by Lamarquis Jefferson Production Coordinator: Diane Makowski