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Live Before You Die

I was a little boy of 9 years old  
The whole world in his hands   
Trying to toss that ball across the yard     
A game of catch with my old man     
He would always say I’m sorry    
Every time he had to leave    
And I was much too young to understand     
When he would say to me     

When you’re young, you always think    
The sun is going to shine      
There will come a day when you have to say hello to goodbye      
Sit on down son take my hand   
Look me in the eye     
Take these words, promise me      
You’ll live before you die   

I was barely seventeen, summer of seventy-nine     
Already I was feeling like I was running out of time       
I had this girl, we fell in love       
or should I say that she had me       
Then one fateful night changed our lives       
And made a memory      

When you’re young, you always think      
The sun is going to shine      
There will come a day when you have to say hello to goodbye      
She laid me down, she took my hand      
Looked me in the eye       
And just before she kissed me she said      
You got to live before you die     
Live before you die      

You learn to love, to live      
You fight and you forgive       
You learn what’s wrong and right      
You live before you die        

I made mistakes, I caught some breaks      
But I got no regrets       
There’s some things I don’t remember        
But one thing I don’t forget       

When you’re young, you always think        
The sun is going to shine          
One day you’re going to have to say hello to goodbye         
Shout it out, let someone somewhere know you’re alive       
Take these words wear them well      
Live before you die     

Live before you die   
Hey   
Live before you die    

You learn to love, to live       
You fight and you forgive   
You face the darkest night      
Just live before you die    

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