My Life (Billy Joel Cover)

by Arden Klawitter + the Powerclaps

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Recorded as part of a compilation mixtape for an event in Flagstaff, AZ on March 19th, 2017 featuring Arden Klawitter + the Powerclaps, The Ocean Party, The English Teeth, and Amateur Hour.




Got a call from an old friend
we used to be real close
said he couldn't go on the American way

Closed the shop, sold the house
bought a ticket to the West Coast
now he gives them the stand-up routine in L.A.

I don't need you to worry for me cause I'm alright
I don't want you to tell me it's time to come home

I don't care what you say anymore, this is my life
go ahead with your own life and leave me alone

I never said you had to offer me a second chance
I never said I was a victim of circumstance

I still belong, don't get me wrong
and you can speak your mind
but not on my time

First they'll tell you you can't sleep alone in a strange place
then they'll tell you you can't sleep with somebody else

Well, but sooner or later you sleep in your own space
either way it's okay to wake up with yourself


released February 18, 2017
Music, mixing, and mastering by Arden Klawitter
Contains samples from The Urbz: Sims in the City (GBA, 2004) and NBA Hangtime (SNES, 1996)
Written by Billy Joel
Artwork by Nadiya Dubova




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I'm a 22-year-old musician from Orange County, CA.

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