June 22, 2009

If Today Was Your Last Day


So music affects me in so many ways. I couldn't imagine living without it. It helps me through everything. It can bring me out of a bad mood, motivate me in a workout, relax me or even keep me awake during a drive. In fact, songs often bring me to tears or give me goosebumps. Today as Tyler and I were driving to Nackawic to visit with Mammy the song "If Today Was Your Last Day" by Nickelback came on the radio. I started to sing along and then got emotional as I listened to the words...but not in a sad way....just in a way that reminded me we should live everyday as if it were our last....here are the lyrics.


Nickelback
If Today Was Your Last Day

Songwriters: Kroeger, Chad;


My best friend gave me the best advice
He said each day's a gift and not a given right
Leave no stone unturned, leave your fears behind
And try to take the path less traveled by
That first step you take is the longest stride

If today was your last day and tomorrow was too late
Could you say goodbye to yesterday?
Would you live each moment like your last
Leave old pictures in the past?
Donate every dime you had, if today was your last day?
What if, what if, if today was your last day?

Against the grain should be a way of life
What's worth the price is always worth the fight
Every second counts 'cause there's no second try
So live like you're never living twice
Don't take the free ride in your own life

If today was your last day and tomorrow was too late
Could you say goodbye to yesterday?
Would you live each moment like your last?
Leave old pictures in the past?
Donate every dime you had?

And would you call those friends you never see?
Reminisce old memories?
Would you forgive your enemies?
And would you find that one you're dreaming of?
Swear up and down to God above
That you'd finally fall in love if today was your last day?

If today was your last day
Would you make your mark by mending a broken heart?
You know it's never too late to shoot for the stars
Regardless of who you are

So do whatever it takes
'Cause you can't rewind a moment in this life
Let nothing stand in your way
'Cause the hands of time are never on your side

If today was your last day and tomorrow was too late
Could you say goodbye to yesterday?
Would you live each moment like your last?
Leave old pictures in the past?
Donate every dime you had?

And would you call those friends you never see?
Reminisce old memories?
Would you forgive your enemies?
And would you find that one you're dreaming of
Swear up and down to God above
That you'd finally fall in love if today was your last day?

1 comment:

simonne said...

If today was my last day I would embrace my kids and tell them how much I love them...I would spend time with a few chosen friends...I would forgive a few more and would be thankful for the good life I had