Friday, 31 July 2009

"If today was your last day..."

I have been hearing this song a lot lately but today was the first day I actually listened to it properly.

'If today was your last day' by Nickelback

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 travelled 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?


I have bolded the bits that really jumped out at me and gave me the metaphorical kick-in-the-pants. Being a scrapbooker, I'm not on board with the whole 'leave old pictures in the past' thing and I'm not a believer in going against the grain just for the sake of it but the rest of this song is helping me get my head in the right place.

What songs/music/quotes/verses have inspired or appealed to you lately?

2 comments:

DebbieIC said...

Love this song - have printed it out to do a scrapbook page on .. the words are great!!

Lita said...

Thank you D....honestly, this post right here has just done more for me thatn anything has in a very long time. Thank you x