- My Life (Phil Ochs song)
"My Life" Song by Phil Ochs from the album Rehearsals for Retirement Published 1969 Released 1969 Genre Folk rock Length 3:11 Label A&M Writer Phil Ochs Producer Larry Marks "My Life"
Promotional copy of "My Life"
Single by Phil Ochs B-side The World Began in Eden and Ended in Los Angeles Released 1969 Format Vinyl Genre Folk rock Length 3:11 Label A&M Writer(s) Phil Ochs Producer Larry Marks Phil Ochs singles chronology "The War Is Over"
"One Way Ticket Home"
"My Life" is a 1969 song by Phil Ochs, a U.S. singer-songwriter best known for the protest songs he wrote in the 1960s.
"My Life" is the fifth song on Rehearsals for Retirement, an album Ochs recorded in the aftermath of the protests at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. In the song, Ochs says that his life, which had once been a joy, had become like death to him.
In "My Life", Ochs sings "Take everything I own/Take your tap from my phone/And leave my life alone." Years after his death, it was revealed that the FBI had a file of nearly 500 pages on Ochs.
- ^ Schumacher, Michael (1996). There But for Fortune: The Life of Phil Ochs. New York: Hyperion. pp. 208–213. ISBN 0-7868-6084-7.
- ^ Eliot, Marc (1989) . Death of a Rebel: A Biography of Phil Ochs. New York: Franklin Watts. pp. 168–169. ISBN 0-531-15111-5.
- ^ Schumacher, p. 212.
- ^ Blair, Eric (2007). Folk Singer for the FBI: The Phil Ochs FBI File. Morrisville, North Carolina: Lulu Press. p. 4.
DiscographyStudio albumsLive albumsPhil Ochs in Concert • Gunfight at Carnegie Hall • There and Now: Live in Vancouver 1968 • Live at Newport • Amchitka, The 1970 Concert That Launched GreenpeacePosthumous releasesSings for Broadside • A Toast to Those Who Are Gone • The Broadside Tapes 1 • The Early Years • On My WayPosthumous
compilationsChords of Fame • The War Is Over: The Best of Phil Ochs • There but for Fortune • Farewells & Fantasies • American Troubadour • 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Phil Ochs • Cross My Heart: An Introduction to Phil OchsOther albumsSingles"I Ain't Marching Anymore" • "Cross My Heart" • "Outside of a Small Circle of Friends" • "The War Is Over" • "My Life" • "One Way Ticket Home" • "Kansas City Bomber" • "Bwatue" • "Power and the Glory"Other songs"Crucifixion" • "Draft Dodger Rag" • "Love Me, I'm a Liberal" • "There but for Fortune" • List of Phil Ochs songs
Documentary filmsChords of Fame • Phil Ochs: There but for Fortune Tribute albumsGet Your Phil • Learn: The Songs of Phil Ochs • Poison Ochs: A Tribute to Phil Ochs • What's That I Hear?: The Songs of Phil Ochs Related articlesCategories:
- 1969 singles
- Phil Ochs songs
- Songs written by Phil Ochs
- 1960s rock song stubs
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