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What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

I Lived

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This week’s music discovery* is only partially about the music. It’s a very solid song, and I liked it right away, but as has happened before, it was the music video that caught my attention. In it, OneRepublic uses their world stage to tell one 15-year-old fan’s story about his life with cystic fibrosis.
*While I’ve just discovered it, the song and video were released in 2014.

The song, “I Lived,” is surprisingly deep for a pop song.The lyrics read like someone’s dying words, but in the very best way:

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

 

Check out the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for more information and ways to help.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

6 thoughts on “I Lived

  1. Starting the day with happy tears and renewed inspiration? Priceless. Love you, and your OBTs!

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  2. Powerful lycrics. Very sad, but also very beautiful. Good post! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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