Saturday, January 18, 2014

LYRICS TO LIVE BY: Live Your Life by T.I ft Rihanna


"Live Your Life" is a song by American rapper T.I., from his sixth studio album Paper Trail (2008), and features Barbadian singer Rihanna. It was released as the third single from the album on September 23, 2008. The song is a conscious hip hop track with elements of contemporary R&B. The song's lyrics speak of T.I.'s rise to fame and optimism of the future. It also gives dedication to the American troops fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Never mind what haters say, ignore them 'til they fade away.
Keep up with your dream chase, very soon ‘ll make your day

T.I ft Rihanna

"Live Your Life" was a commercial success worldwide. In the United States, the song topped the Billboard Hot 100, marking T.I.'s third number one single, and Rihanna's fifth. The song also attained top ten placements in twelve other countries, reaching the top five in Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Furthermore, "Live Your Life" topped the US Pop Songs and Rap Songs charts and reached number two on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The song remains T.I.'s highest charting and most successful single worldwide since its release.
The song's accompanying music video, directed by Anthony Mandler, depicts a story of T.I.'s rise to fame in a narrated form, featuring Rihanna performing in a dressing room and bar.



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