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What if I told you that your time was up
That as every second passes there's a moment gone
In 23 hours the sun was going to set forever
Would you hug a little tighter would you let go first
Would you focus on love and then forget the hurt
Live in the moment or wish your life away

How would you spend your last night on earth
Would you kiss your enemies
Say sorry first
Would you take enough time to say your last goodbyes
All the little battles that you never won
All the music and the opera never sung
Emotions that were silent all these years

You can't smell the roses when you're gone
You can't smell the roses
No it's not a rehearsal
You only got one life to make it right
You can't smell the roses when you're gone
So live every moment like it's the last night on earth
Because this is the last night on earth

What if I told you that I had regrets
I would trade in all my happiness for one last kiss
For a minute or two lying by you side
What if I chose the road nobody walked
If I honoured all my promises with empty talk
If I knew back then the things that I know now

I would tell you that I love you that we all get low
There are peaks and there are valleys but you've got to know
A second chance, it rarely comes around

You can't smell the roses when you're gone
You can't smell the roses
No it's not a rehearsal
You only got one life to make it right
You can't smell the roses when you're gone
So live every moment like it's the last night on earth

If I could have my time again
I would make sure you knew just how I felt
Because I went away for much too long
And the seasons changed without me

You can't smell the roses when you're gone
You can't smell the roses
No it's not a rehearsal
You only got one life to make it right
You can't smell the roses when you're gone
So live every moment like it's the last night on earth
As if it's the last night on earth
Because this is the last night on earth



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    UnregisteredMay 3, 2012 at 12:33 pm
    I've listened to this song so many times and still, every time, i get goosebumps. People should be thankful for what they have. Don't hold grudges and focus on the happy points of their lives as no one knows when it will end entirely.
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    UnregisteredJan 16, 2012 at 4:11 am
    Never expect a second chance, because they're rare and undependable. You get one shot at life, and you should live it as if there were tomorrow. Tell the ones you care about, that you care; make amends with those you once considered an enemy or bad person, and rectify and resolve differences between one another, because you don't know what tomorrow will bring. And last but not least, take time to smell the roses.
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    UnregisteredJan 15, 2012 at 12:09 pm
    Wanna live each precious moment of this golden life, with all love, all prays, all wins, all defeats before this only chance get off. Wanna hug a life tighter enough which not let me regret till it ends.
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    UnregisteredDec 29, 2011 at 11:34 pm
    I have had my regrets on things i shouldn't have done in the past or i should have done... All i know is that i love you and i would die to have you back in my life next to me laughing and crying. We both have pain that we have had, but we need to take that chance on love... On life... On happiness.
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    UnregisteredNov 30, 2011 at 4:57 pm
    Another classic slow song of mr hayes with a great chorus, catchy bridge and really strong ending with the way he changes earth with a long high note. Really does bring out every emotion...

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