This Gym Class Heroes song is about powering through negative thoughts and anxieties to live life with gusto. It might be risky, but it's worth it. Lead singer Travie McCoy sings:
If we're gonna' lose this thing Then we're goin' out in style
The title "Live A Little" doesn't appear in the lyric.
Travie McCoy told Rolling Stone in early 2008 when the band were recording the album that he was especially psyched by the Beach Boys-style harmonies on this track. He said: "I listen while I'm in the shower. And I feel extra clean when I'm done."
The Boyz II Men hit "It's So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday" is an a capella cover of a song from 1975 by G.C. Cameron that was used in the movie Cooley High to express the feeling of parting ways with high school friends.
"Sloop John B" is a traditional West Indian folk song, and it was a huge hit for The Beach Boys in 1966. They tweaked the lyric, "This is the worst trip since I've been born" to "...I've ever been on" as a wink to acid culture.