I listened to this song....

Discussion in 'Positive Feelings and Motivational Messages' started by meaningless-vessel, Aug 7, 2013.

  1. meaningless-vessel

    meaningless-vessel Well-Known Member

  2. Terry

    Terry Antiquities Friend Staff Alumni

    know exactly what he means in that song.
    Thanks for sharing :)
     
  3. meaningless-vessel

    meaningless-vessel Well-Known Member

    Oh? I not sure I know the exact background to the song - but perhaps you can enlighten me?
     
  4. Aquarius123

    Aquarius123 Well-Known Member

    Thank you for sharing this song with us here. I like ot so much that I have taken it into my collection. The words are as follows:

    Live Like You Were Dying
    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’. . . ‘

    Tim McGraw
     
  5. emily83

    emily83 Well-Known Member

    thanks for sharing (and in turn given me a thread idea)
     
  6. meaningless-vessel

    meaningless-vessel Well-Known Member

    I must say I've learnt the words and the relatively simple chord pattern quite quickly too. So I changed it slightly (changed the key) and it's up on my soundcloud account (rough version). I think I put it in "Members Artistic Creations" in a thread somewhen.