Song of the Day

song-of-the-day

Today I want to share a very special song. For some reason, I never heard about it although it is a song that totally speaks to my soul. This song is not only special to me because of its motivating and encouraging message. Two days ago I sang at the funeral of the husband of a former school mate. He only turned 46 after fighting cancer for over 2 years. This song accompanied him during that time and was played at the end of the funeral and. To tell from what was said about him it was his way of living but – even more poignant –  the message he left for those he left behind. It was said that this song described him: A positive person, not wasting time but filling it with all that life could give. 

There is nothing that needs to be added to that video only one thing: If this is not encouraging to go for your dreams, making you treasure each given moment of your life, and wanting you to fill your years with life – then what is? Dont’s waste a moment. You never know how many there are left. Whenever the time has come, it is the greatest when you can say: I really lived!

I lived – OneRepublic

Hope when you take that jump, you don’t fear the fall
Hope when the water rises, you built a wall
Hope when the crowd screams out, they’re screaming your name
Hope if everybody runs, you choose to stay

Hope that you fall in love, and it hurts so bad
The only way you can know is give it all you have
And I hope that you don’t suffer but take the pain
Hope when the moment comes, you’ll say…

I, I did it all
I, I did it all
I owned every second that this world could give
I saw so many places, the things that I did
With every broken bone, I swear I lived

Hope that you spend your days, but they all add up
And when that sun goes down, hope you raise your cup
Oh, I wish that I could witness all your joy and all your pain
But until my moment comes, I’ll say…

I, I did it all
I, I did it all
I owned every second that this world could give
I saw so many places, the things that I did
With every broken bone, I swear I lived

Oh [4x]

With every broken bone, I swear I lived.
With every broken bone, I swear I…

I, I did it all
I, I did it all
I owned every second that this world could give
I saw so many places, the things that I did
With every broken bone, I swear I lived.

Oh [4x]

I swear I lived. Ohhh [2x]

Lyrics: Ryan Tedder (2014)

Wikipedia:
The music video was released on Vevo and YouTube on September 25, 2014. It is directed by Noble Jones. The idea was from Sophie Muller.[7] The video is dedicated to a 15-year-old fan of the band, Bryan Warnecke, who suffers from cystic fibrosis. [8] Bryan Warnecke talks about living with cystic fibrosis in the music video:

Cystic fibrosis is a disease that attacks the digestive system and slowly shuts down the lungs. I’ve been doing my treatments everyday of my life, so to me, it’s just one of those things that’s normal. My name is Bryan Warnecke and I’ve been living with cystic fibrosis for fifteen years. . . . When I first found out the life expectancy for the first time, it really scared me. Right now, it’s about thirty-six. It’s just one of those things that really makes you appreciate life. It makes me appreciate where you are, as a person. I want to make the most out of my life and have as much fun as I possibly can and my biggest fear is not being able to do that.

In the video, Warnecke is seen bicycling, skateboarding, playing hockey and taking part in other leisure activities to make full use of his life. He also explains the fear of living with the disease. “It feels like I’m breathing through a straw,” says Warnecke. “Whenever I try to breathe hard, it hurts. I want to make the most out of my life and have as much fun as I possibly can and my biggest fear is not being able to do that.” The clip ends with Tedder driving Warnecke to the Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado to watch Tedder and the band perform live.[9] A postscript notes that in 2014, “Bryan and his teammates have ridden over 1200 miles and raised $300,000 for Cystic Fibrosis research,” and refers viewers to the website of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF).

Sources: YouTube / A-Z Lyrics / Wikipedia

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