From the album In My Father's House

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Composed by Thomas Andrew Dorsey featuring Sam Kuslan on piano and organ

Lyrics

I’m Gonna Live The Life I Sing About in My Song (1941) Thomas Dorsey

I'M GONNA LIVE THE LIFE I SING ABOUT IN MY SONG
I'M GONNA STAND UP FOR RIGHT
AND I ALWAYS SHUN THE WRONG
IF I'M IN THE CROWD, IF I'M ALONE
ON THE STREETS OR IN MY HOME
I'M GONNA LIVE THE LIFE I SING ABOUT IN MY SONG

EVERYDAY, EVERYWHERE
ON A BUSY THOROUGHFARE
FOLKS MAY WATCH ME; SOME MAY SPOT ME
SAY I'M FOOLISH
BUT I DON'T CARE
I CAN'T SING ONE THING AND THEN LIVE ANOTHER
BE SAINT BY DAY AND A DEVIL UNDERCOVER
I'VE GOT TO LIVE THE LIFE I SING ABOUT IN MY SONG

IF AT DAY, IF AT NIGHT
I MUST ALWAYS WALK IN THE LIGHT
SOME MISTAKE ME; UNDERRATE ME
BECAUSE I WANT TO DO WHAT’S RIGHT
I CAN'T GO TO CHURCH AND SHOUT ALL DAY SUNDAY
GO OUT AND GET DRUNK
AND RAISE HELL ALL DAY MONDAY
I'VE GOT TO LIVE THE LIFE, I SING ABOUT IN MY SONG