What does I Lived mean?

OneRepublic: I Lived Meaning

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I Lived Lyrics

Hope when you take that jump,
You don't feel the fall.
Hope when the water rises,
You built a wall.

Hope when the crowd screams out
It's screaming your name
Hope if everybody runs
You choose to stay

Hope that you fall in love
And it...


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Aug 21st 2017 !⃝

    This song means: To make sure that you indulge in the days, good or bad. All the lyrics suggest that someone might not have a perfect life, "but when the moment comes, I'll say..." means when the moment comes to "shaking off your mortal coil", your last words will be you did it all.

  2. anonymous
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    May 23rd 2022 !⃝

    I think this song is about, let’s say a mother or father. Or he’ll even friend! They never quit. They held on to everything. They did as much as they could. No one could stop them.and all they want now is the same, fuck that, better life then that. It’s really a beautiful song.

  3. anonymous
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    Jun 29th 2020 !⃝

    Iloved all comments, its seems you all guys has a good heart ♥️ , i really appreciate your comments and thank you for saving my heart, i’m fighting to live a good life

  4. anonymous
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    Mar 29th 2020 !⃝

    I believe the song is about living your life to the fullest and living each day as if it was your last because tomorrow isn’t promised tomorrow for anyone. And this song reminds me that you only live once so at the end of your life can you say “I owned every second that this world could give.” Cause if you can’t say it now then you may want to be able to say it cause Live a strong and amazing leaf act and touch every heart cause trust me tell remember the people that showed the kindness empathy and love. So remember, “In a world where you can be anything be kind.”

  5. anonymous
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    Jan 30th 2019 !⃝

    I heard this song for the first time the other day and I am going to use it at my husband’s celebration of life. It reflects him perfectly—he did it all and had no regrets.

  6. anonymous
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    Mar 27th 2018 !⃝

    to actually be living not just breathing. Put yourself out there and not shelter and hide. To actually be living you do it all. All the links you want in life because people often take life for granted and get lost in the moment

  7. anonymous
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    Apr 18th 2017 !⃝

    What does it mean to say hope when water rises but you built the wall?

  8. anonymous
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    Mar 22nd 2017 !⃝

    I think it means to live life to its fullest and take advantage of every opportunity that comes your day because the good that comes from it will always outweigh the bad.

  9. anonymous
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    Feb 10th 2017 !⃝

    I think it's about a guy who is about to die for some unknown reason. Like I mean, it's kind of like he's telling his friends, or possibly siblings to live life while they still can. The part where he says "But until my moment comes", I think that means I have lived and learned that sometimes it ends early, but I'm holding up for you guys because I love you. It is like his final goodbye to everyone one he knows, and he decides to through in some advice.

  10. singerstargirl
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    Aug 27th 2016 !⃝

    The message I got from this song was to experience everything you possibly can in life.
    "I hope that you fall in love and it hurts so bad" is his way of saying that he hopes you feel the full effect of love, even the part that hurts, because the good outways the bad.

    I also think he is trying to say that we should us our time wisely "I hope that you spend your days,cuz they all add up." You can afford to spend some days wasting time, but you can't afford to waste your life, one day at a time. You have to get out and see the world before it is too late!

  11. anonymous
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    Mar 29th 2015 !⃝

    I think that even though there is something wrong you can still do what you like.

  12. anonymous
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    Feb 4th 2015 !⃝

    To me this is a love letter from someone who is no longer here and they are sharing a life of lessons. This person takes responsibility for the mistakes he has made and the lesson he wants to share is make every day count. That although you may think he is not here to be with you to share in life, to remember "I lived" and for you to do the same.

  13. anonymous
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    Feb 3rd 2015 !⃝

    I think it means that even with the cystic fibrosis, Bryan keeps living life at the most. And he shows that we should take the risks and live all the great experiences that life gives us, and isn't afraid of anything.

  14. anonymous
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    Feb 3rd 2015 !⃝

    It means thatif the pain comes we have to accept it and use it to prepare ourselves to the future experiences. It means to that we can't desist because of those things.

  15. anonymous
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    Feb 3rd 2015 !⃝

    This song is about living life to the fullest, even if sometimes it can be painful! At least you had nice experiences.

  16. anonymous
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    Feb 3rd 2015 !⃝

    I think that the music try to say that with all the difficulties you have to keep trying to overcome it.

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