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Live Like You Were Dying by Tim McGraw
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Live Like You Were Dying by Tim McGraw

Tim McGraw
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Live Like You Were Dying

Song Meaning of Live Like You Were Dying by Tim McGraw


A song can tell a lot about its writer and the experiences that inspired it. Many country singers have written songs that are based on personal experiences or the experiences of others they know well. The 2004 hit song Live Like You Were Dying was one of those songs for Tim McGraw. It tells the story of a man who finds out that he has a terminal illness and tries to live life to its fullest. The lyrics of this song have resonated with many people and have encouraged them to live more intentionally.


The story behind the song is inspiring and has taught many people to appreciate their lives and not take anything for granted. The song has also encouraged people to pursue their dreams and be brave. Many people have used the song as a source of inspiration and encouragement during difficult times in their lives.


Live Like You Were Dying is a song about a man who finds out that he only has a few months to live, so he starts to live his life to the fullest. He tries to do all the things that he had always wanted to do, such as sky diving and mountain climbing. He also tries to be a better person by becoming more loving and forgiving.


In the end, he realizes that his time on this earth is limited, so he wants to enjoy every moment with his family. The song is an inspirational and uplifting story that has touched the hearts of many people.

Tim McGraw wrote this song with co-writer Craig Wiseman, who has also written for many other country artists. The song was inspired by the experiences of their friends and families who had been diagnosed with terminal illnesses. They wanted to write a song that would help people find the light in something so dark.


The song became a huge hit and was number 1 on the country charts for 7 weeks. It was also a Grammy award-winner and received an ACM nomination. It is one of the most popular and influential country songs of all time.


Lyrics of Live Like You Were Dying by Tim McGraw


He said, "I was in my early 40s,

With a lot of life before me,

And a moment came that stopped me on a dime.

I spent most of the next days

Lookin' at the X-rays,

Talkin' 'bout the options

And talkin' 'bout sweet time."

 

I asked him, "When it sank in that this might really be the real end,

How's it hit you, when you get that kind of news?"

Man what'd you do?"

And he said,

 

"I went sky divin',

I went rocky mountain climbin',

I went 2.7 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, "Someday 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,

And I became a friend a friend would like to have.

And all of a sudden goin' fishing

Wasn't such an imposition.

And I went three times 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 divin',

I went rocky mountain climbin',

I went 2.7 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, "Someday 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 can I do with it,

What would I do with it.

 

Sky divin',

I went rocky mountain climbin',

I went 2.7 seconds on a bull named Fumanchu.

And I loved deeper,

And I spoke sweeter,

And I watched an eagle as it was flyin'.

 

And he said, "Someday I hope you get the chance

To live like you were dyin'."

 

To live like you were dyin'.

To live like you were dyin'.

To live like you were dyin'.

To live like you were dyin'.

Release Date

2004

Songwriter/s

Tim Nichols, Craig Wiseman

Producer/s

Byron Gallimore, Tim McGraw, Darran Smith

Label/s

Curb

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