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  "Life of the Party" is a song recorded by Shawn Mendes from his extended play The Shawn Mendes EP and his debut album Handwritten.

BackgroundEdit

The title of the song, "Life of the Party", may give the impression that it's an upbeat dance song, but in an interview, Mendes described the song as not "super happy, but it's also not depressing". The lyrics represent being happy with yourself and figuring out who you are and who you want to be. It was written by two writers from New York, Ido Zmishlany and Scott Harris, though Mendes felt a strong connection to it.

LyricsEdit

I love it when you just don't care
I love it when you dance like there's nobody there
So when it gets hard, don't be afraid
We don't care what them people say
I love it when you don't take no
I love it when you do what you want 'cause you just said so
Let them all go home, we out late
We don't care what them people say

We don't have to be ordinary
Make your best mistakes
'Cause we don't have the time to be sorry
So baby be the life of the party
I’m telling you to take your shot
It might be scary
Hearts are gonna break
'Cause we don't have the time to be sorry
So baby be the life of the party

Together we can just let go
Pretending like there’s no one else here that we know
Slow dance fall in love as the club track plays
We don’t care what them people say

We don't have to be ordinary
Make your best mistakes
'Cause we don't have the time to be sorry
So baby be the life of the party
I’m telling you to take your shot
It might be scary
Hearts are gonna break
'Cause we don't have the time to be sorry
So baby be the life of the party

Come out tonight, come out tonight
There's no one standing in your way
Come out tonight, come out tonight
We don't care what them people say
We don't care what them people say

We don't have to be ordinary
Make your best mistakes
'Cause we don't have the time to be sorry
So baby be the life of the party
I'm telling you to take your shot
It might be scary
Hearts are gonna break
'Cause we don't have the time to be sorry
So baby be the life of the party

Yeah, yeah, yeah
Life of the party
So don’t let them keep you down
Oh you know you can’t give up
'Cause we don’t have the time to be sorry
So baby be the life of the party

Music video Edit

A lyric video, released on June 30, 2014, is a long, one-shot zoom-in on Shawn Mendes in the George Street diner, who occasionally converses with the waitress of the diner as he is singing. Lyrics from the song appear in spots such as tables and hanging lights. It ends with the waitress reading a note left from Shawn, smiling as the scene fades.

Track ListingEdit

Extended Play:

  1. "Life of the Party"
  2. "Show You"
  3. "One of Those Nights"
  4. "The Weight"


Handwritten
April 14, 2015 • 39:29 • Island Records
Songs
AftertasteAirCrazyI Don't Even Know Your NameI Know What You Did Last SummerImaginationKid In LoveLife Of The PartyLostMemoriesNever Be AloneRunning LowSomething BigStitchesStringsThe WeightThis Is What It Takes
Artists
Astrid SCamila CabelloShawn Mendes
Tours
#ShawnsFirstHeadlinesShawn Mendes World Tour

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