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When I was a young boy
I was living for the moment
The world was wide open
I had every choise
But with so many choises
I just didn't know what to do now
All I say is just forget it
If you tell me I'll regret it
Just let it be what it is
Coz it's so easy to say

If I knew yesterday what I know today, where would I be tomorrow
I won't let my soul slide away, I'd do whatever it takes
Coz this time's only borrowed

I got one life, one life, one life and I'm gonna live it
I got one life, one life, one life and I'm gonna live it right

My daddy sat me down, he said,
"Son it's probably time to start making some plans"
And I said, "No, not right now"
With so many choises
I just didn't know what to do now
All I'd say is forget it when he'd tell me I'd regret it

Just let it be what it is, coz it's so easy to say.

If I knew yesterday what I know today, where would I be tomorrow
I won't let my soul slide away, I'd do whatever it takes
Coz this time's only borrowed

I got one life, one life, one life and I'm gonna live it
I got one life, one life, one life and I'm gonna live it right

You say the more you think you know what's right
The less you do what you feel inside
So I won't pretend that I always know
I just follow my heart wherever it goes
And I may not always get it right
But at least I'm living coz I've only got this...

One life, one life, one life, I've got this one life.

If I knew yesterday what I know today, where would I be tomorrow
I won't let my soul slide away, I'd do whatever it takes
Coz this time's only borrowed

I got one life, one life, one life and I'm gonna live it
I got one life, one life, one life and I'm gonna live it right

When I'm an old man, hope I'll be rocking in my chair
Smiling to myself
I'll tell my baby girl
"You only get one life, so make sure you live it right"



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    UnregisteredApr 24, 2012 at 2:06 pm
    It means that we should know to live your life because we all are just given one life so we can live here. We should also know that in life, there are no do-overs. And that we can't be sure what life will give us.
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    UnregisteredApr 1, 2012 at 10:57 am
    This song wanted to tell us that we all have one chance to live in this world. And we gotta use that one chance to live happy. To live the way that is right and the way we wanted.
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    UnregisteredMar 27, 2012 at 7:30 pm
    Do what you want to do, don't think about what other people are going to think, it's your life, so follow your heart, you're not always going to get it right, but so what if you get your heart broken, at least you tried, you'll never know if you don't try baby, so go fot it!!
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    UnregisteredMar 23, 2012 at 4:02 pm
    You can't just waste your life waiting for the one big chance.. Cause possibly it won't come. Choose your path and follow it no matter what.
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    UnregisteredMar 14, 2012 at 4:48 am
    One life" means just that. I only have one life and if i knew where i would today, i would have maybe made different chooses in my life. I have cheated myself from my life and this song to me means just that. I only got one life "make it count"

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