"Dying To Live" as written by and Edgar Winter....
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You know I've heard it said there's beauty in distortion
By some people who withdrew to find their head
And they say that there is humor in misfortune
No, I wonder if they'll laugh when I'm dead

Why am I fighting to live
If I'm just living to fight?
Why am I trying to see
When there ain't nothing in sight?
Why am I trying to give
When no one gives me a try?
Why am I dying to live
If I'm just living to die

Yeah
You know some people say that values are subjective
But they're just speaking words
That someone else has said
And so they live and fight and kill with no objective
Sometimes it's hard to tell the living from the dead

Why am I fighting to live
If I'm just living to fight?
Why am I trying to see
When there ain't nothing in sight?
Why am I trying to give
When no one gives me a try?
Why am I dying to live
If I'm just living to die

Mmmm
You know I used to weave
my words into confusion
And so I hope you'll understand me
When I'm through
You know I used to live my life as an illusion
But reality will make my dream come true

So I'll keep fighting to live
Till there's no reason to fight
And I'll keep trying to see
Until the end is in sight
You know I'm trying to give
So come on
Give me a try
You know I'm dying to live
Until I'm ready
I'm ready to die


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"Dying to Live" as written by Edgar Winter

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    General CommentI can't believe no one has commented on this song. It's one of my favorites of all time. I'm not a huge fan of Jonny Lang but I think that this is a masterpiece. It seems like he could be talking about alot of things. Religion, relationships, rehab, I don't know. Great song.
    "Reality will make my dream come true"
    silent_thunderon April 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIm a big fan of TuPac and would have never herd this song if it wasnt part of Running, a song produced as a tribute to TuPac and Biggie, Now that i herd it i think its better than the tribute song

    Its sounds like a song about how all people think and feel, its a song tells you to keep on going and push through the hard times.

    This is another of those songs that is vague and lets you associate your own meaning to it
    Partezanon April 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song ask the question that I'm sure many people has asked. why keep fighting to live if your life is just an endless fight? if no one's giving you a chance why are you still trying to give? If we're all just going to die, why are we dying to live?

    Sure it seems to start off bleak, depressed or even emo...but I love how the song comes full circle. The artist was begging himself these questions during trying times in the begining, but towards the end has resolved these questions. found his reason for continuing the fight and stands tall
    HBKJameson June 26, 2009   Link

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