"Nothin' to Die For" as written by Lee Miller and Craig Wiseman....
Stopped to have a few at five
Now you're crossing that center line for the third time
Second time like this this week, had a friend ask you for your keys
You said, "No, I'm fine."
You sure do act like you ain't got a thing to lose
But every car you pass might be the one you take with you

[Chorus]
You'd give your last breath to your wife
Take a bullet for your kids
Lay your life down for your country, for your Jesus, for your friends
There's a whole lot of things you say you're living for
Well, you've got to fight it somehow, stop and turn around
'Cause this ain't nothin' to die for

So what's the harm in a little fun?
'Cause you're off to work before the sun everyday
And the inbox/outbox locks you in
And the money you make ain't worth the time you spend to make your pay
The doctor says, "Man, your numbers - they don't lie."
The graveyard's full of folks that didn't have time to die

You'd give your last breath to your wife
Take a bullet for your kids
Lay your life down for your country, for your Jesus, for your friends
There's a whole lot of things you say you're living for
Well, you've got to fight it somehow, stop and turn around
'Cause this ain't nothin' to die for

Straight through that guardrail up into that white light
You hear a sweet voice saying just this side of the other side
Just this side of the other side

You'd give your last breath to your wife
Take a bullet for your kids
Lay your life down for your country, for me and all your friends
There's a whole lot of things you say you're living for
Well, you've got to fight it somehow, stop and turn around
'Cause this ain't nothin' to die for

Ain't nothin' to die for
Nothin' to die for
Ain't nothin' to die for, no


Lyrics submitted by kaveman12

"Nothin' to Die For" as written by Charles Horne Casey Beathard

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentI believe it is just about a guy who devots a lot of time to his work but has an outlet where he drinks and acts reckless and doesn't realize what he really has. Pretty straight forward. Another good one by Timmy.
    ComeOriginal08on July 02, 2008   Link
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    My OpinionWell.. I'm 16 & struggle SEVERELY with alcoholism.. This song hit me in the gut like a 2 ton truck.
    I believe he's saying that it's not worth bein drunk & reckless.
    We would die for people we LOVE! Would you really compare alcohol with things you love?
    If you'd die for someone you love, is alcohol really worth that?
    You not only risk your own life "But every car you pass might be the ones you take with you"
    You know I believe songs are for the soul, each person has their different interpretation of it.
    They're just meant to speak to you, like for me it's helped me to realize how much of an idol alcohol is for me & how I say, " I would DIE to have a bud light right now."
    So for me I looked at it like this, I would do ANYTHING in the world for my nieces & nephew, give my life for them. Yet I say I'd die for alcohol too. So I'm obviously sayin alcohol is as important to me as my babies!
    And that's wrong. If I think about it, I don't really feel that way.
    But thanks Tim! I love the song!
    CountryChick273on January 23, 2009   Link

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