86,400 seconds to turn it all around

A few months ago a friend shared this Kris Allen song with me, and it quickly became one my all time favorites. Its rare when a song has such meaningful lyrics combined with some great music, especially the Guitar notes, and even rarer when you can connect with it instantly because it endorses your life’s philosophy and just sounds sweeter the longer you listen to it.

More about the song and the artist (an ex-American Idol), here.

“Sometimes we fall down and can’t get back up,
We’re hiding behind skin that’s too tough,
How come we dont say “I love you” enough,
Till its to late, its not too late.

Our hearts are hungry for a food that won’t come,
And we could make a feast from these crumbs,
And we’re all staring down the barrel of a gun,
So if your life flashed before you,
What would you wish you would’ve done?

Yeah we gotta start..

Lookin’ at the hands of the time we’ve been given here,
This is all we got and we gotta start pickin’ it,
Every second counts on a clock that’s tickin’,
Gotta live like we’re dying.

We only got
86,400 seconds in a day to
Turn it all around or to throw it all away,
We gotta tell ’em that we love ’em
While we got the chance to say,
Gotta live like we’re dying.

If your plane fell out of the skies,
Who would you call with your last goodbyes?
Should be so careful who we left out of our lives,
When we long for absolution
There’ll be no one on the line.

Yeah we gotta start..

Lookin’ at the hands of the time we’ve been given here,
This is all we got and we gotta start pickin’ it,
Every second counts on a clock thats tickin’,
Gotta live like we’re dying.

We only got
86,400 seconds in a day to
Turn it all around or to throw it all away,
We gotta tell ’em that we love ’em
While we got the chance to say,
Gotta live like we’re dying.

Like were dying.. oh.. like were dying..

We only got
86,400 seconds in a day to
Turn it all around or to throw it all away,
We gotta tell ’em that we love ’em
While we got the chance to say,
Gotta live like we’re dying.

You never know a good thing till its gone,
You never see a crash till its head on,
Why we think we’re right when we’re dead wrong,
You never know a good thing till its gone.

Yeah we gotta start..

Lookin’ at the hands of the time we’ve been given here,
This is all we got and we gotta start pickin’ it,
Every second counts on a clock thats tickin’
Gotta live like we’re dying.

We only got
86,400 seconds in a day to
Turn it all around or to throw it all away,
We gotta tell ’em that we love ’em,
While we got the chance to say,
Gotta live like we’re dying.

Like were dying.. oh.. like were dying..

We only got
86,400 seconds in a day to
Turn it all around or to throw it all away,
We gotta tell ’em that we love ’em
While we got the chance to say,

Gotta live like we’re dying.”

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