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OneRepublic – I Lived lyrics

Hope when you take that jump
You don't feel the fall
Hope when the water rises
You built a wall

Hope when the crowd screams
They're screaming your name
Hope if everybody runs
You choose to stay

Hope that you fall in love
And it hurts so bad
The only way you can know
You gave it all you had
And I hope that you don't suffer
But take the pain

Hope when the moment comes,
You'll say

I, I, I
I did it all
I, I, I
I did it all
I owned every second that this world could give
I saw so many places, the things that I did
Yeah with every broken bone
I swear I lived


Hope that you spend your days
And they all add up

And when that sun goes down
Hope you raise your cup
Oh, oh oh
I wish that I could witness
All your joy
And all your pain
But until my moment comes
I'll say

I, I, I
I did it all
I, I, I
I did it all
I owned every second that this world could give
I saw so many places, the things that I did
Yeah with every broken bone
I swear I lived


Oh whoa oh oh oh oh oh (x4)

With every broken bone
I swear I lived
With every broken bone
I swear I


I, I, I
I did it all
I, I, I
I did it all
I owned every second that this world could give
I saw so many places, the things that I did
Yeah with every broken bone
I swear I lived


Oh whoa oh oh oh oh oh (x2)
I swear I lived
Oh whoa oh oh oh oh oh (x2)



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    lapple2015
    For me "I Lived" was a love letter ", but somewhat of a different kind. It's as though this person in the song is wishing and hoping that all of what life has to offer, emotional pain (broken bones), challenges (water rising/building a wall), their success and failures, to always give it all you can and make every day count. This person is saying these things to those who were once in his life and that he acknowledges and owns up for his mistakes while he lived, but although he's no longer alive to be present to witness and experience all their joys and all their pain he's sharing a life lesson by passing along a message. That each person who touched his life not to feel saddened over the loss but to celebrate the life their given.
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    MtchRB20
    The video for this song does give a lot of insight into the meaning. I also believe it is a love letter of sorts to another person who is facing an obstacle in their life. At this time in my life, it comes across to me as a letter to a child who is facing a difficult and scary time in his life that must be overcome. The person sharing the words of the lyrics is hoping that the child or younger person faces what she is up against in order to live life to the fullest.
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    I was on my way home to my sister's funeral. I heard I lived on the radio. It caught my attention. I downloaded onto my phone put my ear plugs in and listened to the words. I knew that this was the song that had to be played at her funeral. This was exactly who she was. She lived and did it all. Walked through her pain in life and came out on the other side to experience her joy and hope. I know she loved it being played at her funeral.
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    Apuckett3
    I believe that 'I lived' was just a song about taking jumps and risks in life. Sometimes you can't just play it safe. You need to get out there and sometimes that means being the outcast. I promise once you make that step away from the everyone else then others will follow your example. In life there will be setbacks but you have to just keep going and never live with regret because if what you did made you better then it's a great thing you will have joy and pain and broken bones but through all of that will come character and strength that will build you up. Never take the easy way out of a situation because it probably won't work in the end.
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    12rDraco
    For me I lived was hope in a song. If you give something all you have it may not turn out that badly in the end you just need to wait it out and put everything you have left into it because it means something to you. Also that it isn't as bad as it may seem.
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