Live Like You were Dying  

KaraokeTom 71M
39 posts
2/21/2006 9:52 pm

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Live Like You were Dying


These are the lyrics to Tim McGraw's double platinum record "Live Like You Were Dying". It will be one of my two contest songs in the March Karaoke contest I discussed in my previous post.

This song has a lot of meaning to me. I'll talk about my daughter's near death in a separate log. I was close to dying two years ago. And two close friends nearly died in a head-on auto accident a year ago. And my dad passed this summer.

I'll bet it has meaning to some of you too and I hope you enjoy this powerful set of lyrics.

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Live Like You Were Dying

He said, I was in my early 40s
with a lot of life before me
when a moment came that stopped me on a dime.

I spent most of the next days
looking at the x-rays
talking about the options
and talking about sweet time.

I asked him when it sank in
that this might really be the real end
how's it hit you when you get that kind of news?

Man, what did you do?

And he said.

I went sky diving
I went rocky mountain climbing
I went 2.7 seconds on a bull named Fu Manchu.

And I loved deeper
and I spoke sweeter
and I gave forgiveness I'd been denying.

And he said someday I hope you get the chance
to live like you were dying.

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.

All of a sudden going 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 ...

I went sky diving
I went rocky mountain climbing
I went 2.7 seconds on a bull named Fu Manchu.

And I loved deeper
and I spoke sweeter
and I gave forgiveness I'd been denying.

And he said someday I hope you get the chance
to live like you were dying.

Like tomorrow was a gift
and you had eternity to think about what you'd do with it.
What could you do with it?
What did you do with it?
What could I do with it?
What did I do with it?

Sky diving
I went rocky mountain climbing
I went 2.7 seconds on a bull named Fu Manchu.

And I loved deeper
and I spoke sweeter
and I watched an eagle as it was flying.

And he said someday I hope you get the chance
to live like you were dying.

To live like you were dying. (repeat 4)

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Not a bad mantra to live by is it?

rm_RocknRoxie 49F

2/21/2006 10:30 pm

Hey, This is also my favorite song. I love when I hear it on the radio. He the cd and on all of my computers. I want to live my life like this. You never know what tomorrow will bring. Glad to see someone with the same good taste in music.
Roxie


rm_goddess1946 106F
13518 posts
2/23/2006 10:49 am

I love this song...and I love Country Music and my experience with Karaoke is that it really is a lot of fun. I bought a Karaoke machine for my living room although I will admit to not having alot of big get togethers where it is used...sometimes I just forget that it is there! NOW I wanna go sing instead of going back to work after this coffee break.

Just a little food for thought.............
If you really want to be happy, nobody can stop you...
{=}


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