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Old 12-13-06, 08:32 AM   #1
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Live Like You Were Dying

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
And talking ‘bout 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 ya’ when you get that
kind of news
Man, what’d you do (he said)

[Chorus]
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 I gave forgiveness I’d been denying
And he said one day I hope you get a chance
To live like you were dying

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

[Chorus]

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

[Chorus]
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I never met you and yet I know you,
at least I know much about you.
I know you need food, shelter
and things to do to keep you sane.
And I know that especially, you need someone . . .

I can't say that I am that someone,
but I am someone . . .
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Old 12-13-06, 04:08 PM   #2
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I absolutly LOVE this song. I remember the first time that I heard it. The thing for me is...everything that he says that he is going to do now that he is dying are all of the things that I want to do living...
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Old 12-14-06, 07:33 AM   #3
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I've done all of these:I went sky diving And I loved deeper and I spoke sweeter And I gave forgiveness I’d been denying And I became a friend a friend would like to have And all of sudden going fishin’ Wasn’t such an imposition And 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

But not these:
I went rocky mountain climbing
I went two point seven seconds on a bull named Fumanchu

He said I was finally the husband That most the time I wasn’t


I would be the wife but I've never been married.
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I never met you and yet I know you,
at least I know much about you.
I know you need food, shelter
and things to do to keep you sane.
And I know that especially, you need someone . . .

I can't say that I am that someone,
but I am someone . . .
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Old 12-14-06, 08:20 AM   #4
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It sounds like you have had a pretty full life. I am sorry that you don't have more fulfullment out of it. I wish that I could say that I had done more of the things mentioned in the song...
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Old 12-14-06, 08:36 AM   #5
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I have had a good life -- I'm the only one in my family that joined the military so I have seen and done many things. I lived in Spain for 2 years and Italy during Dessert Storm and visited Portugal and Gibralter. I've done many things and overcome many obstacles but there are times, with the depression, that none of it seems any more special than anybody else's life. If only we could see ourselves as others do . . .
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at least I know much about you.
I know you need food, shelter
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And I know that especially, you need someone . . .

I can't say that I am that someone,
but I am someone . . .
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Old 12-14-06, 08:47 AM   #6
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I believe that if we could see ourselves the way that others see us or even just believe one or two of the things that they tell us are good about ourselves, life would be so much easier to handle on a day to day basis. We are most of the time our own worst critics. It can be hard to step away from ourselves and really see the beauty that we each possess.

You have has some wonderful experiences in your life , at least it sounds that way to me. I know that handling depression can take so much of that away from us though. It sounds as though you have struggled from some pretty dark places...the thing is...you are still here with us..
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I was on a retreat and we listened to this song....as a reminder to live each day to the fullest
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Quote:
as a reminder to live each day to the fullest
Nice BT! Very nice touch!
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Ohhhhhh I love this song!!
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