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He said I was in my early forties
With a lot of life before me
When a moment came that stopped me on a dime
I spent most of the next days
Looking at the x-rays
Talking about the options, talking 'bout sweet time

And I asked him when it sank in
That this might really be the real end
How's it hit cha get that kind of news
Man, what'd you do (he said)

I went sky diving
I went rocky mountain climbing
I went two point seven seconds
On a bull named FuManChu. And I loved deeper and I spoke sweeter
And gave forgiveness I'd been denying
And he said some day I hope you get the chance
To live like you were dying

He said I was finally the husband
That most the time I wasn't
I became a friend a friend would like to have
And all 'a sudden going fishin'
Wasn't such an impostition
And I went three time that year I lost my dad

Well I finally read the good book
And I took a good long hard look
At what I'd do if I could do it all
Again... and then

I went sky diving
I went rocky mountain climbing
I went two point seven seconds
On a bull named FuManChu
And I loved deeper and I spoke sweeter
And gave forgiveness I'd been denying
And he said some day I hope you get the chance
To live like you were dying

Like tomorrow was a gift
And you've got eternity to think about
What you'd do with it
What did you do with it
What did I do with it
What would I do with it

I went sky divin,
N' I went rocky mountain climbing
I went two point seven seconds
On a bull named FuManChu
And I loved deeper and I spoke sweeter
And I watched an eagle as it was flying
And he said one day I hope you get the chance
To live like you were dying
To live like you were dying
To live like you were dying
To live like you were dying
To live like you were dying



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    RobskyApr 15, 2009 at 1:53 am
    ..one must live his life the best way he could... as in he must live it to the fullest..we don't know life, we don't know when will it end or how would it go...so go on..' LIVE YOUR LIFE THE BEST WAY YOU WANTED!!!avoid regrets'_
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    HazelDountLovesBulletFeb 18, 2009 at 3:36 am
    I really love this song! He tells how life should be lived to the fullest, and that's exactly how I feel. I've always wanted to sky skydiving! And I'd lo e to see the rockies again! But he can keep chui. =]
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    twighlighttimeSep 22, 2009 at 4:42 pm
    This song is saying DO NOT TAKE LIFE FOR GRANTED!!! If you do, then there is no point in living. If you take for granted then you don't know how precious life is.
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    melissamusicJun 8, 2009 at 4:06 am
    The meaning of this song is to live your life to the fullest that you can and don't give up any chances that you have in life!
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    perfectxwreck13Oct 8, 2009 at 12:33 am
    i know what its like to take life for granted. or even our lifestyle.
    we have no idea what we're looking past.
    so learn to smile more & appreciate the little things...
    do yourself a favor, call up an old friend on a crappy day & just talk.
    itll do alot of good.

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