I Lived Lyrics by OneRepublic


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I Lived Lyrics
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[Verse 1]
Hope when you take that jump
You don't fear the fall
Hope when the water rises
You build 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...

[Chorus]
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
Yeah, with every broken bone
I swear I lived

[Verse 2]
Hope that you spend your days
But they all add up
And when that sun goes down
Hope you raise your cup

I wish that I could witness
All your joy and all your pain
But until my moment comes
I'll say...

[Chorus]
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
Yeah, with every broken bone
I swear I lived

[Bridge]
Whoa
Whoa
Whoa
Oh
Oh
Yeah, with every broken bone
I swear I lived
Yeah, with every broken bone
I swear I lived

[Chorus]
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
Yeah, with every broken bone
I swear I lived

[Outro]
Whoa
Whoa
Whoa
Oh
Oh

I Lived Info:

• Tedder wrote the song for his four-year-old son. In an interview with People magazine, he said: "The whole idea, to quote the late great Robin Williams from Dead Poets Society, is very much 'carpe diem'. It's absolutely universal and applicable to everybody."

"So for every day that you're on this earth, for every minute that you have, the whole idea is doing nothing less than exactly what you feel you're supposed to do and squeezing every last drop out of life every day, regardless of the difficulties or trials that you face."

• As with other songs on the Native album, Tedder drew songwriting inspiration from U2 where he focused on writing songs from the heart and from personal experience

• It was released as the sixth single from the album, Native (2014). It was originally planned to be released as the fifth single off of the album in January 2014, but was shelved in favor of Love Runs Out

From the Album:
Native (2014)

Released:
September 23, 2014

Length:
3:55

Writers:
Ryan Tedder
Noel Zancanella

Producers:
Ryan Tedder
Noel Zancanella

Music video:
"I Lived" on YouTube

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. The video is dedicated to a 15-year-old fan of the band, Bryan Warnecke, who suffers from cystic fibrosis.

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