Anka, Paul - It's My Life Lyrics




This ain't a song for the broken-hearted
No silent prayer for the faith-departed
I ain't gonna be just a face in the crowd
You're gonna hear my voice
When I shout it out loud

[Chorus:]
It's my life
It's now or never
I ain't gonna live forever
I just want to live while I'm alive
(It's my life)
My heart is like an open highway
Like Frankie said
I did it my way
I just wanna live while I'm alive
It's my life

This is for the ones who stood their ground
For Tommy and Gina who never backed down
Tomorrow's getting harder make no mistake
Luck ain't even lucky
Got to make your own breaks

[Chorus:]
It's my life
And it's now or never
I ain't gonna live forever
I just want to live while I'm alive
(It's my life)
My heart is like an open highway
Like Frankie said
I did it my way
I just want to live while I'm alive
'Cause it's my life

Better stand tall when they're calling you out
Don't bend, don't break, baby, don't back down

[Chorus:]
It's my life
And it's now or never
'Cause I ain't gonna live forever
I just want to live while I'm alive
(It's my life)
My heart is like an open highway
Like Frankie said
I did it my way
I just want to live while I'm alive

[Chorus:]
It's my life
And it's now or never
'Cause I ain't gonna live forever
I just want to live while I'm alive
(It's my life)
My heart is like an open highway
Like Frankie said
I did it my way
I just want to live while I'm alive
'Cause it's my life!





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Anka, Paul It's My Life Comments
  1. Dereks Moms House

    paul anka is like my nutmeg, it makes me asks...what's that something in the meal of my ear.

  2. hanif ridfan

    Cocok lagu nya lebih enak lagu nya di bawakan paul anka ketimbang bonjofi
    Sukses terus paul anka

  3. Victor Urvant

    One of the best versions of that song I heard ever! Paul is simply great!!!

  4. Alex Bartkov

    As for me, this song not from that time...looks like Paul did know something more!

  5. Mikko Valtonen

    Vinnie Colaiuta on drums. Easily one of the best drummers ever.

  6. Roland D.

    genius! i love it

  7. Nejc Stepančič

    Original don't have shit on this...

    Bon Jovi? Who the fuck are you? Whatever, here's Paul Anka, get the fuck out of here.

  8. James Amore

    PURE A CLASS!

  9. Paul McCharmly

    tommy and gina refrencing livin on a prayer?

  10. oljkic

    2 of my favourite artists combined
    I can die in peace now

  11. Henna Roivainen

    so serious

  12. Perla Intveen

    I love this cover and the full rock swings album <3

  13. Autostade67

    This man is so damn clever. Yes, yes, he's referencing all these people but he is also cannily referencing himself! "Frank said, 'I did it my way.." Lest we forget - Anka WROTE "I Did it My Way" for Sinatra. He always was a ballsy, cocky genius shooting from the hip. Check out Roman Kroiter's documentary 'Lonely Boy' from the NFB - even at 21, Anka knew how to play the game with a smart talking streetwise attitude toward the engine of his fame and fame itself. No wonder he has lasted so long. That's talent, baby!

    thedude

    Autostade67 Rock on

    Jamesi93

    Bon Jovi wrote this song though.....

  14. John McLelland

    So so good - Frank would of loved this !

  15. Roland D.

    genius!

  16. Jose Miguel Legaspi

    fuck this version

    ijfharvey

    Fuck you.

  17. Dwisari Ibrahim

    much love 😍😍

  18. Mei Douthitt

    Been listening to this song and others from Paul Anka's Rock Swings album.... You never heard these songs done like this. If you like Rock and Swing these songs are a *must* hear.

    Edward Mallon

    Absolutely! Paul anka proves that jazz swings no matter what age. He is truly amazing!!

  19. Seba

    Suena como a la banda sonora de la pantera rosa o la del inspector de la misma

    Daniela Estefania

    Seba jajajajaja siiiiii 😆😆😆😆😆

    Leandro Ferreiro

    claro, es del estilo de las composiciones con big band de Henry Mancini

  20. HELLH0WND

    It sounds like Richard Cheese.

  21. Rosalie Carpio

    Absolutely LOVE Paul Anka! One of the greats! Fabulous big band, fabulous phrasing. He's tops!

  22. marquis halsell

    Much more vibrant I feel the classiness in this part of the song

  23. Oliver Hancock

    Oh shit.

  24. Jonathan Mercer

    #betterinswing

  25. Harlee Shyanne

    Goddamnit. I can't do anything without Paul Anka being involved.

  26. Joe Horizon

    Paul referencing John, who's referencing Frank, mentioning a song Paul wrote.

    Alejandr Wesnin

    the misheard verse is deeper in meaning

    Alicia

    im sorry i dont understand, what cha mean?

    Joe Horizon

    Nothing deep at all. John is singing about living his life very deeply and to its fullest. He's referencing Frank Sinatra singing "My Way", which is pretty much about the same thing. Paul Anka wrote "My way". Easy math.

    Alejandr Wesnin

    Frankenstein (the scientist) performed the ultimate act of doing something "one's way" - he tried to play god by creating life out of nothing..

    Ok, i am joking

    Or maybe I'm not

    Thomas Wood

    Musical Inception

  27. draconpost

    LOL I heard it and was like "wtf Bon Jovi did a cover?" then I searched and found out that this is a cover LOL. Really weird to hear a cover of a song with a newer style made in older style.

    Mitch Quick

    The whole album "Rock Swings" is full of great covers.

    willpetnc

    Black Hole Sun is my favorite.

  28. cat w

    love paul!!

  29. Vladimir Golubovic

    Listens in Ralja...

  30. Marcos do Acordeon

    Prefiro esta opção, que é a do Paul Anka. Bon Jovi, mesmo tendo um tremendo vídeo ajudando a notável qualidade, me profuz menor impacto. Marcos do Acordeon - Professor de música e Musicista. Vejam meus canais no Facebook e Youtube com os títulos Marcos do Acordeon e Os Novos Velhinhos.

  31. Zev Feldman

    swing style

  32. James Church

    Like sex in song . . .

  33. Daniel Brassesco

    Way better then Giorgio's version...

  34. chris barry

    I always think when I here this song, This ain't a song for broken hearted, paid a penny and only farted, referring to the old UK toilets which used to be one penny to use.

  35. Pianist with Attitunes CJ Lynn

    I love this version.

  36. Silvenus Okemwa

    Sounds nyc. I think i like it. Though BonJovi is just electric. this is a good

  37. fearless00888777

    So much better than the original. :) I don't like Bon Jovi version, because it was too much played on the radio, and I fed up with it. However I'm able to listen this version day by day. It's so awesome! :)

    Оксана R

    fearless00888777 this is original)))

  38. Daniel Giraldo

    fully agree

  39. Brettzki

    Damn moblie blocker!

  40. The Kehwanna Coast

    Should have been Fallout 3's soundtrack

  41. Sergio Caballero

    like it

  42. Isadora Slongo

    Impagável, no mau sentido.

  43. eRev21

    I think it's better too...

  44. Jana Milic

    No, it's not. Bon Jovi is the original, it was written by John Bon Jovie, and Richie Sambora

  45. Din Kon

    Fuck you Bon Jovi...You made me believe you wrote a good song in a shitty album...

  46. Henna Roivainen

    Dear Anka, many thanks, you saved my many days when I was brestfeedin'my baby boy, the rock swings in swin' indeéd, this was a rockin'chair :-) I am so totaaaly'concéited, i enjoyed it a lot, and so did he.

  47. Starcat5

    Finally, FINALLY found this song back. STILL awesome.

  48. Mickey Ilic

    0:43 the best VOCAL microphone ever!

  49. ajivins1

    I really like this but whats with his face, was he asleep in the garden when they were spraying his fence?

  50. djhohos

    Paul Anka covered the song on his 2005 album Rock Swings.[32]

  51. Zsuzsa Nótári

    better than the original:)

  52. Peter Kisdaroczi

    Just perfect!

  53. Lukas77986

    You're joking :P

  54. Torresz55

    yes , this is the original one Paul Anka - It's my life

  55. Ricku13

    just brilliant!

  56. TheVarsh86

    This "Rock Swings" album was the last tangible album I ever bought before I followed the MP3 route :-p

  57. dasmancogo

    Perfect ♥.♥

  58. jadk157

    Came here after hearing his Wonderwall cover! AM-A-ZING!

  59. Stunatra

    Kicks the original's ass.

  60. MrBubblygoodness

    its such a classic i love it!

  61. Muthayus1

    @karstentje3 dit is en liedje van bon jovi, gecoverd hier door anka, denk dat jij je bronnen moet checken idioot