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Live Like You Were Dying

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

From 2004, Tim McGraw. Disclaimer: I really like this song, and the thought that having nothing to lose gets us thinking about what's really important. What would you do if you only had a few months to live? On the other hand, I wanted to put in the funny pictures.

He said: "I was in my early forties,
"With a lot of life before me,
"An' a moment came that stopped me on a dime.
"I spent most of the next days,
"Looking at the x-rays,
"An' talking 'bout the options an' talkin’ ‘bout 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 whatcha do?



An' he said: "I went sky diving, 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 denying."
An' 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.
"An' 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:



"I went sky diving, 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 denying."
An' he said: "Some day, I hope you get the chance,
"To live like you were dyin'."


Like tomorrow was a gift,
And you got eternity,
To think about what you’d do with it.
An' what did you do with it?
An' what can I do with it?
An' what would I do with it?



"Sky diving, I went rocky mountain climbing,
"I went two point seven seconds on a bull named Fu Man Chu.
"And then I loved deeper and I spoke sweeter,
"And I watched Blue Eagle as it was flyin'."
An' he said: "Some day, I hope you get the chance,
"To live like you were dyin'."



"To live like you were dyin'."
"To live like you were dyin'."
"To live like you were dyin'."
"To live like you were dyin'."


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DAP1313 4/25/2013 8:53AM

    I think it's a good song to make you think of how you are living your life. What would I regret doing or not doing? I have always thought laughter is one of those important things in life. So putting in the funny pictures is appropriate in my opinion.

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SLIMMERJESSE 4/24/2013 11:32AM

    Have always liked that song and great reminder. It was born out of his experience with this dad, I think.

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LINDAKAY228 4/24/2013 11:28AM

    I always loved that song. It has such a true, strong message. Also the move The Bucket List. Reminders to treasure every day and don't put off you dreams and your relationships. The pics are so cute too and add some lightheartedness! Have a great day!

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JSALERNO 4/24/2013 6:46AM

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PATRICIAAK 4/23/2013 11:24PM

    memories

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LESLIELENORE 4/23/2013 10:40PM

    That song always makes my eyes tear up.

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HEALTHY-SPARK 4/23/2013 10:32PM

    Wow that's a lot of cats in the last photo. Lol. Good song and good message. :-)

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