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Run For Your Life

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Run for Your Life, 1965-68
A variation of a man on the run. Attorney Paul Bryan (Ben Gazzara) finds out he has a terminal illness and decides to really LIVE for the estimated 9-18 months he has to go. (This was brought to us by the same guy that created The Fugitive.) The creator of the show decided he needed to have a terminal illness that would kill him, but also leave him healthy & strong enough to keep his quality of life. They decided on chronic myelocytic leukemia.
The show ran for 3 seasons, longer than the expected time he had been given. I had forgotten about it until I was doing The Fugitive and saw it listed as a contemporary show.




Live Like You Were Dying, Tim McGraw, 2004



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



I went skydiving
I went rocky mountain climbing
I went two point seven seconds on a bull named Fu Man Shu
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'



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



Skydiving
I went rocky mountain climbing
I went two point seven seconds on a bull named Fu Man Chu
And man I loved deeper
And I spoke sweeter
And I watched an eagle as it was flyin'
And 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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