Tim McGraw – Live Like You Were Dying

Weer een combinatie van mooie muziek en een prachtige tekst: Live Like You Were Dying van Tim McGraw (Delhi, Louisiana). Deze song staat op het gelijknamige album van Tim McGraw.

Even een weetje: in de tekst wordt gerept over de stier Fu Man Chu (of Fu Manchu). Die bestaat dus echt en is (was?) champion rodeo bull, zie hier de stats van deze geweldenaar.

Officiële Tim McGraw website.
Wikipedia.

Wil je meezingen, dan kan dat:

He said: “I was in my early forties,
“With a lot of life before me,
“An’ a moment came that stopped me on a dime.
“I spent most of the next days,
“Looking at the x-rays,
“An’ talking ‘bout the options an’ 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 whatcha do?

An’ he said: “I went sky diving, I went rocky mountain climbing,
“I went two point seven seconds on a bull named Fu Man Chu.
“And I loved deeper and I spoke sweeter,
“And I gave forgiveness I’d been denying.”
An’ he said: “Some day, I hope you get the chance,
“To live like you were dyin’.”

He said “I was finally the husband,
“That most the time I wasn’t.
“An’ I became a friend a friend would like to have.
“And all of a sudden goin’ fishin’,
“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 diving, I went rocky mountain climbing,
“I went two point seven seconds on a bull named Fu Man Chu.
“And I loved deeper and I spoke sweeter,
“And I gave forgiveness I’d been denying.”
An’ he said: “Some day, I hope you get the chance,
“To live like you were dyin’.”

Like tomorrow was a gift,
And you got eternity,
To think about what you’d do with it.
An’ what did you do with it?
An’ what can I do with it?
An’ what would I do with it?

“Sky diving, I went rocky mountain climbing,
“I went two point seven seconds on a bull named Fu Man Chu.
“And then I loved deeper and I spoke sweeter,
“And I watched Blue Eagle as it was flyin’.”
An’ he said: “Some day, 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’.”

Over Sophomore

Mijn nickname is Sophomore en I’m in my early forties zoals dat zo mooi heet. Ik kwam in aanraking met country muziek tijdens een vakantie naar de US of A. Ik luisterde veel naar een countrystation op de radio en weer thuisgekomen bleek dit radiostation ook via internet te beluisteren te zijn. Daar luisterde (en luister) ik veel naar en heb ik ook vrijwel alle artiesten en bands die je op deze website vindt, leren kennen.

Waarom Sophomore vraag je je misschien af. De verklaring is dat ik wel wat verstand heb van country maar nog een heleboel kan en wil leren. Ik ben dus geen freshman meer maar heb nog wel een groot deel van mijn “studie” voor de boeg. Vandaar Sophomore, spreek uit als [sofmoor].

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