Original

T.I.:
4x miya hee, miya ho, miya hu, miya ha ha
Ey
This a special
What’s happenin’ to all my
All my soldiers
Over there in Iraq
Everybody right here
What you need to do
Is be thankful for
The life you got
You know wha’ I’m sayin’?
Stop lookin’ at
What you ain’t got
Start bein’ thankful
For what you do got
Let’s give it
To ’em baby girl
Hey

Rihanna:
You’re gonna be (T.I.: hey)
A shinin’ star (T.I.: that’s right)
In fancy clothes (T.I.: ok)
And fancy carsk (T.I.: hey hey)
And then you’ll see (T.I.: see)
You’re gonna go far (T.I.: far)
‘Cause everyone knows (T.I.: hey jo)
Just who you are (T.I.: Rihanna let’s go)

So live your life (eey)
Eheeeheeh
You steady chasin’ that paper
Just live your life (ooh)
Eheeeheeh
Ain’t got no time
For no haters
Just live your life (eey)
Eheeeheeh
No tellin’ where
It’ll take ya
Just live your life (ooh)
Eheeeheeh
(Trust we did it again hommies)

‘Cause I’m a paper chaser
Just livin’ my life
(Throw your hands up) (eey)
My life (ooh)
My life (eey)
My life (ooh)
Just livin’ my life (eey)
My life (ooh)
My life (eey)
My life (ooh)
Just livin’ my life

T.I.:
Hey
Never mind what haters say
Ignore ’em
‘Til they fade away
Amazin’ they ungrateful
After all the game
I gave away
Safe to say
I paved the way
For you cats
To get paid today
You still be
Wastin’ days away
Now had I never
Saved the day
Consider them my protege
Homage I think
They should pay
Instead of bein’ gracious
They violate
In a major way
I never been a hater
Still I love’em
In a crazy way
Some say they sol’ yeah
They couldn’t
Get work on Labor Day
It ain’t that
Black and white
It has an area
The shade of gray
I’m Westside anyway
Even if I left today
And stayed away
Some move away
To make a way
Not move away
‘Cause they afraid
I brought back
To the hood
And all you ever did
Was take away
I pray for patience
But they make me wanna
Melt they face away
Like I once made’em spray
Now I could make’em
Put the K’s away
Been thuggin’ all my life
Can’t say I don’t deserve
To take a break
You’d rather see
Me catch a case
And watch my future
Fade away

Rihanna:
You’re gonna be (T.I.: hey)
A shinin’ star (T.I.: that’s right)
In fancy clothes (T.I.: ok)
And fancy carsk (T.I.: hey hey)
And then you’ll see (T.I.: see)
You’re gonna go far (T.I.: far)
‘Cause everyone knows (T.I.: hey jo)
Just who you are (T.I.: ok)

So live your life (eey)
Eheeeheeh
You steady chasin’ that paper
Just live your life (ooh)
Eheeeheeh
Ain’t got no time
For no haters
Just live your life (eey)
Eheeeheeh
No tellin’ where
It’ll take ya
Just live your life (ooh)
Eheeeheeh

‘Cause I’m a paper chaser
Just livin’ my life (eey)
2x Miya hee, miya ho, miya hu, miya ha ha
My life (ooh)
My life (eey)
My life (ooh)
Just livin’ my life (eey)
My life (ooh)
My life (eey)
My life (ooh)
Just livin’ my life

T.I.:
I’m the opposite
Of moderate
Immaculately polished
With the spirit
Of a hustler
And the swagger
Of a college kid
Allergic to the counterfeit
Impartial to the politics
Articulate
But still’ll
Grab a nigga
By the collar quick
Whoever havin’ problems with
Their record sales
Just hollow tip
If that don’t work
And all else fails
Then turn around
And follow till
I got love
For the game
But ay
I’m not in love
With all of it
Could do without the fame
And rappers nowadays are comedy
The hootin’
And the hollerin’
Back and forth
With the arguin’
Where you from?
Who you know?
What you make?
And what kind of car you in?
Seems as though
You lost sight
Of what’s important
When depositin’
Them checks into
Your bank account
And you grow up in poverty
Your values
Is a disarray
Prioritizin’ horribly
Unhappy with the riches
‘Cause you’re piss poor morally
Ignorin’ all prior
Advice and forewarnin’
And we mighty
Full of ourselves
All of a sudden
Aren’t we?

Rihanna:
You’re gonna be (T.I.: hey)
A shinin’ star (T.I.: that’s right)
In fancy clothes (T.I.: ok)
And fancy carsk (T.I.: hey hey)
And then you’ll see (T.I.: see)
You’re gonna go far (T.I.: far)
‘Cause everyone knows (T.I.: hey jo)
Just who you are (T.I.: ok)

So live your life (eey)
Eheeeheeh
You steady chasin’ that paper
Just live your life (ooh)
Eheeeheeh
Ain’t got no time
For no haters
Just live your life (eey)
Eheeeheeh
No tellin’ where
It’ll take ya
Just live your life (ooh)
Eheeeheeh

‘Cause I’m a paper chaser
Just livin’ my life (eey)
2x Miya hee, miya ho, miya hu, miya ha ha
My life (ooh)
My life (eey)
My life (ooh)
Just livin’ my life (eey)
My life (ooh)
My life (eey)
My life (ooh)
Just livin’ my life

Got everybody
Watchin’ what I do
Come walk in my shoes
And see the way I’m livin’
If you really want to
Got my mind
On my money
And I’m not goin’ away

So keep on gettin’
Your paper
And keep on climbin’
Look in the mirror
And keep on shinin’
‘Til the game ends
‘Til the clock stop
We gon’ post up
On the top spot

Livin’ the life
The life
In the Windmill City
Got my whole team with me
The life
My life
I do it
How I wanna do

I’m livin’ my life
My life
I will never lose
I’m livin’ my life
My life
And I’ll never stop it

4x Miya hee, miya ho, miya hu, miya ha ha

So live your life

Deutsch

Dieser Song sampelt “Dragostea Din Tei” (2003) von O-Zone.
Dieser Song erschien auf T.I.s sechstem Studioalbum “Paper Trail” (2008).
Das Musikvideo wurde von VEVO/Youtube entfernt.

Songtext: Dan Balan, T.I., Makeba Riddick, Justin Smith
Produzenten: Just Blaze, Canei Finch