I swear I lived…

Have you ever come across a song that resonates deep within you? One that you have on constant repeat? A song that stays with you long after the music has stopped? 

For me, that song is “I Lived” by One Republic. It holds so much promise. Speaks to my soul. Is a mantra for how I want to live my life. I long to live life to the fullest, taking chances and stepping outside of my comfort zone. The chorus, “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.”, is all about living intentionally, my OLW for 2015

“Hope that if everybody runs, you choose to stay.” When things are scary and unknown, it’s easy to run away. I choose to stay. Life isn’t made through easy decisions and experiences. Real life, the life I want to live, is made when you stick it out, when you stay- when everybody else chooses to run. “Hope that you fall in love and it hurts so bad.” Falling in love is taking a risk. It’s trusting someone else, even though you know they can hurt you. I hope to fall in love again, even if it hurts. “Hope that you spend your days, but they all add up.” Life is meant to be lived, experiencing all you can experience. I want to spend my days intentionally, ensuring they add up to greatness. When I look back on my life and count my days, I want to know I spent them well, that they added up to a truly remarkable life.

Taking the leap to move abroad was the best decision of my life. It’s when I truly began to live. I took the jump without fearing the fall. And during this time, I’ve strived to do it all. I’ve seen a lot of places, and I’ve done a lot of things. I swear I lived. It hasn’t always been easy, and I’ve failed a few times, but I’m not giving up. I intend to own every second that this world can give.

“I Lived”

[Verse 1]
Hope when you take that jump
You don’t fear the fall
Hope when the water rises
You build a wallHope 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

 

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8 thoughts on “I swear I lived…

  1. elsie

    This song has a powerful message. I am beginning to wonder where my life has gone, and that I need to live it more fully. I am in such awe of those who have moved and live an international life.

    Reply
    1. aggiekesler Post author

      Exactly! You still in Singapore next year? I’m still going to be in Shanghai. By the way, I may come to Singapore in May. Let’s grab a bite if I come!

      Reply

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