A Man Who Was Gonna Die Young - Eric Church




Experience: I had nothing to live for except the thrills, no reason to stick around once the fun was over... until you gave me something to live for. You offered me the gift of your love...

Music Video: Still waiting...

Meaning of A Man Who Was Gonna Die Young: Not many things offer real meaning. Fear is weak. Fast cars rust. You run out of crazy things to do. But love... that's something to live for. The only way to make your life count for something is to share it with someone else. That's the only life you'd ever want to last forever.

Ask Yourself: Are you just filling your life with thrills? Do you have someone to live for?


LYRICS:

I like fast cars, and shop grease
chased a lot of crazy things
left behind my share of broken pieces
this morning I turned 36, and you just remember half of it
you wonder how you out-lived Hank and Jesus 

I put the rage in a river, the roll in a thunder
but you kept me from goin' under,
when that current got too heavy
I always thought I'd be a heap of metal
in a cloud of smoke, foot stuck to the pedal
Sold for parts like a junkyard rusted-out Chevy
Fear, I've had none
what the hell made you want to love
a man, who was gonna die young

In the mirror, I saw my surprise
when those gray hairs like to hide, on my head
didn't think he'd live past thirty
If I make it thirty more, it's the brown that you'll be looking for
as you run your fingers through, say "slow down, honey" 

I put the rage in a river, the roll in a thunder
but you kept me from goin' under,
when that current got too heavy
I always thought I'd be a heap of metal
in a cloud of smoke, foot stuck to the pedal
Sold for parts like a junkyard rusted-out Chevy
Fear, I've had none
what the hell made you want to love
a man, who was gonna die young

Call it intuition, or call it crazy
just thought by now I'd be pushing up daisies
but I'd gladly stick around if we're together
So baby when you bow your head tonight
could you tell the Lord I've changed my mind?
And with you I'd like to live... forever

Artists

Songs

Genres

CONTACT US

At MUSICinsideU, we're committed to helping you get the most out of your favorite songs. As part of that mission, we have great respect for artists' achievements and property. If you believe that your work (or the work of a third party on whose behalf you are legally entitled to act) has been made use of in a way consituting copyright infringement, please contact us here:

editor@musicinsideu.com