Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Live Like You Were Dying

I was looking for a song by Kris Allen which I had heard on the radio many times called Live Like We're Dying. Being me, I couldn't remember the lyrics, and searched for Live Like You're Dying instead. And that turned out to be one of the nicest 'accidents' that I've had in a long time.

Because instead, I found this song by Tim McGraw called Live Like You Were Dying, which has such meaningful lyrics that I just had to share it with somebody. I'd never heard this song prior to this mistake, so it was really a plus that the song was nice and the lyrics were good too. =)

Hope you enjoy the lyrics as much as I did:

He said I was in my early forties, with a lot of life before me
And one moment came that stopped me on a dime
I spent most of the next days, looking at the x-rays
Talking bout' the options and talking bout' sweet times.
I asked him when it sank in, that this might really be the real end
How's it hit 'cha when you get that kind of news?
Man what did ya do?
He said

I went skydiving
I went rocky mountain climbing
I went two point seven seconds on a bull named Fu Man Chu
And I loved deeper
And I spoke sweeter
And I gave forgiveness I'd been denyin'
And he said some day I hope you get the chance
To live like you were dyin'

He said I was finally the husband, that most the time I wasn't
And I became a friend, a friend would like to have
And all of a sudden goin' fishin, wasn't such an imposition
And I went three times that year I lost my dad
Well I finally read the good book, and I took a good long hard look
At what I'd do if I could do it all again
And then

Like tomorrow was the end
And ya got eternity to think about what to do with it
What should you do with it
What can I do with it
What would I do with it


Appreciate the life you have, treasure the ones you love, do what you have always wanted to do.

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