Musical Monday

I’m going country today!

It’s not my favorite kind of music, but Tim McGraw has a few songs I like. He can get pretty twangy, yes, but boy, this song, Live Like You Were Dying, really rocked my world. I’d heard the song before and even have put it up here once, I think. But, for some reason, while I was looking through songs for Musical Monday, this one clicked with me.


Live Like You Were Dying, by Tim McGraw



The following lyrics really stuck out:

Loved Deeper

Spoke Sweeter

Gave forgiveness I been denying

Someday I hope you get the chance to live like you were dying


Do you like Tim McGraw?

He seems to be a class act –hey wasn’t I just saying that about last week’s Musical Monday pick (Taylor Swift)?

What is it about those country stars?


timmcgraw2You just never know what type of music you’ll find in the spotlight on Musical Mondays here on the Light of Truth blog, huh?  **smile**

I guess that’s the idea.

Maybe we’ll even feature Eminem some day…… But today’s not that day.

Instead, I’m posting Country Music.  Yep, I’m a closet county music lover…Ok, not lover, but, I don’t mind it. And anything Tim McGraw does is pretty much awesome. This song’s amazing. I hope you take time to see the video I’ve linked.

You’ll be impacted, I promise.




Now typically you won’t find country music on my I-Pod, but I’ve known about this song for a while and thought it was time to talk it up.  It has a great message. I almost posted all the lyrics here, because it was hard to choose which ones affected me the most. But, I chose the following. These lyrics threw me for a loop. It’s hauntingly true.

He said “I was finally the husband,
That most the time I wasn’t.
And I became a friend a friend would like to have.
And all of a sudden going fishing,
Wasn’t such an imposition,
And I went three times that year I lost my Dad.
Well, I finally read the Good Book,
And I took a good long hard look,
At what I’d do if I could do it all again,
And then:

I went sky diving, I went rocky mountain climbing,
I went two point seven seconds on a bull named Fumanchu.
And I loved deeper and I spoke sweeter,
And I gave forgiveness I’d been denying.
And he said: “Some day, I hope you get the chance,
“To live like you were dying.”

For a full set of lyrics, CLICK HERE.


Is there a song out there that has affected you in a life changing way? Which one?