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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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    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.
  • EmOcHiCa
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    EmOcHiCaFeb 25, 2010 at 3:07 am
    ITS SAYING U ONLY GET 1 LIFE SO USE IT WISELY 1 MINUTE U CAN B LIVING THE NEXT U CUD B DEAD SO DONT B AFRAID 2 TAKE RISKS DONT B AFRAID 2 B DIFFERENT B U STAND OUT FROM OTHERS B COURAGIOUS HAVE FUN ACT CRAZY AND WILD LIVE UR LIFE ON THE EDGE BE RISKY LIVE LIFE ON THE VERGE OF DEATH AND IF U REALLY LIKE SUM1 TEL THEM BCUZ THE NEXT MINUTE U CUD B DEAD NO OFFENCE BUT ITS TRUE SO IF U LIKE SUM1 GO UP 2 THEM AND SAY I LIKE U DO U FEEL THE SAME WAY ABOUT ME IF THEY LIKE U THEY WILL SAY SO AND IF THEYDONT WELL... THERE LOSS FIND SUM1 ELSE OR FIND A WAY TO GET THEM TO LIKE U INYWAYS BACK ON TOPIC

    !!!LIVE LIKE UR DYING!!!
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    EyeCanHearFeb 24, 2010 at 2:28 am
    the second verse, third line says "should be so careful who we left out of our lives" but the actual lyric (if you stopped singin in your car for a second and listened) is "Should be so careful who we let fall out our lives". He's not saying anyone was left out, but let fall out. Don't burn bridges with the only folks who will accept you collect calls =/

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