I Hope You Live

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It is my life’s mantra to live fully, to experience everything and to feel deeply. As many who know me know, music moves me at soul level and I love nothing more than a song’s words that move the soul (and feet) to new levels.

Yesterday One Republic joined the search for a cure for Cystic Fibrosis with the release of the music video for their hit song, “I Lived.” The lyrics speak for themselves and the song is raising awareness for Cystic Fibrosis, for those living with it, for those fighting, for those who have fought… The funds and awareness this song raises will help those continually striving to achieve the mission to find a cure for all people with the disease.

The video features 15-year-old Bryan Warnecke of Colorado, who has Cystic Fibrosis. Despite his rigorous treatment regimen, which includes 40-50 pills and twice per day breathing treatments, Bryan is a double black diamond skier, avid skateboarder, long distance cyclist and one of the best hockey goalies in the state.

This song is such a beautiful reminder that there are no excuses in life to not live your life fully and of course, nothing makes me happier than seeing awareness for Cystic Fibrosis spread, bringing us ever closer to finding a cure.

If you would like to make a donation to the South African Cystic Fibrosis Association please click here, scroll down the page and select the region you would like to donate too. Every penny helps!

“I Lived”

[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

 

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