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Sometimes we fall down and can't get back up
We're hiding behind skin that's too tough
How come we don't say I love you enough
Till it's too late, it's not too late
Our hearts are hungry for a food that won't come
We could make a feast from these crumbs
And we're all staring down the barrel of a gun
So if your life flashed before you, what would you wish you would've done

[Chorus]
Yeah, gotta start
Looking at the hands of the time we've been given here
This is all we got and we gotta start thinkin' it
Every second counts on a clock that's tickin'
Gotta live like we're dying
We only got 86 400 seconds in a day
To turn it all around or to throw it all away
We gotta tell 'em that we love 'em while we got the chance to say,
Gotta live like we're dying

And if your plane fell out of the skies
Who would you call with your last goodbyes
Should be so careful who we left out of our lives
So when we long for absolution, there'll be no one on the line

Yeah, gotta start
Looking at the hands of the time we've been given here
This is all we got and we gotta start thinkin' it
Every second counts on a clock that's tickin'
Gotta live like we're dying
We only got 86 400 seconds in a day
To turn it all around or to throw it all away
We gotta tell 'em that we love 'em while we got the chance to say,
Gotta live like we're dying

Like we're dying
Oh, like we're dying
Like we're dying
Oh, ike we're dying

We only got 86 400 seconds in a day
To turn it all around or to throw it all away
We gotta tell 'em that we love 'em while we got the chance to say,
Gotta live like we're dying

You never know a good thing until it's gone
You never see a crash until it's head on
All these people right when we're dead wrong,
You never know a good thing till it's gone

Yeah, gotta start
Looking at the hands of the time we've been given here
This is all we got and we gotta start thinkin' it
Every second counts on a clock that's tickin'
Gotta live like we're dying
We only got 86 400 seconds in a day
To turn it all around or to throw it all away
We gotta tell 'em that we love 'em while we got the chance to say,
Gotta live like we're dying

Like we're dying
Oh, like we're dying
Like we're dying
Oh, like we're dying

We only got 86 400 seconds in a day
To turn it all around or to throw it all away
We gotta tell 'em that we love 'em while we got the chance to say,
Gotta live like we're dying



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    Linebaby497May 13, 2010 at 4:00 pm
    This i sone of my favorite songs. I have many people that have been in my life that have been taken away by cancer or other reasons. We never have enough time to be with them, so we should live each day to the fullest and try to have no regrets on the choices we make.
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    under_scoreMar 29, 2010 at 5:07 pm
    i think it means that we gotta keep goin' on with life cuz we only get to live and die once.. just make the most out of it and not waste your time, even though it's very hard to when you know you want something. we all have purpose in this life and there's a significance to it.. and every second counts.
    xo live like we're dying.. most importantly, learn to love and appreciate what you have.. before it suddenly disappears.
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    vballer616Nov 10, 2009 at 4:36 am
    i think this song means like we've only got so much time in our lives, and a lot of things we'd like to say, and that we should live our lives like there is no tomorrow. plus its a good song & kris was my fave on AI.
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    XalexXNov 8, 2009 at 10:18 pm
    This song is amazing... I love it :]... Its true, and I think a lotta people will under stand what it means by looking and reading the lyrics... Way to go Kris, good job.
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    TeamTaylorLMar 29, 2010 at 7:19 am
    I love this song so much. You could be alive and then you could be dead. It's as simple as that. "Live like theres no tomorrow, because there may not be one." Thats my quote. :) Love this song. Be yourself take some risks. You don't have a second shot at life.

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