Push your care, push your burdens aside.
Erase everything inside and leave just one thing on your mind.

You only live once so just go fucking nuts.

Live life hard.
Live life hard.

You only get one shot.

So shed every breath you take, you’re dying.
With every step we take we’re falling apart.
We only had one chance.
We pray.
Let’s take this chance right now, lets go.


You only live one life.
For the rest of time.
So make every second divine.

Go!

Live life hard.
Live life hard.

No use ?
With your heart that’s beating inside
That keeps us alive.
And for the very first time we’re pushing aside.
So surrender everything that you see in my eyes.
There's only one thing on my mind
For the very first time

For the first time.
Pushing worry aside.
For the first time.
Pushing worry aside.

Erase everything inside.
Erase everything inside.
Erase everything inside and leave just one chance.

You only get one shot.

You only live once so just go fucking nuts
You only live once so just go fucking nuts
You only live once, go fucking nuts
You only live once so just go fucking nuts

Live life hard
Live life hard
Live life hard
Live life hard


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    General CommentLyrics are a bit off at times. Here are the lyrics from the book:

    Push your care, push your burdens aside
    Erase everything inside and leave
    just one thing on your mind
    You only live once so just go fucking nuts!
    Muah...go!

    Live life hard (2x)

    You only get one shot so shoot!

    With every breathe you take you're dying
    with every step we take we're falling apart
    If we only had one chance we'd breathe,
    so let's take the chance right now and scream

    You only live one life, for a very short time,
    so make every second divine

    GO! Live life hard (2x)

    Are you still breathing? It's your heart that's
    beating inside, that keeps us alive
    And for the very first time we're pushing aside
    To surrender everything that I see in my eyes
    Except for the one thing on my mind,
    that I am alive! For the very first time!

    For the very first time pushing worry aside (2x)
    Erase everything inside (3x)
    and leave just one thing!

    You only get one shot!
    You only live once so just go fucking nuts (4x)
    Live life hard (4x)


    Great song. The obvious meaning is to live life to it's fullest and don't waste time worrying about bullshit or what comes after life. Enjoy the one life you know you have for sure. The video also gives another interesting spin. The band is being shot by all the people that generally tell kids to "stay away" from heavy metal music (teachers, parents, priests, police officers, etc). Them being shot is symbolic of "you can try to tear us down and kill us, but we're here to stay as long as kids are digging our music." Great fucking song.
    RoleMartyrXon September 17, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPretty obvious what this song is about.
    killeverythingthatyouloveon August 04, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmost of these lyrics are correct a few lines are missing but some of them are missing like when he says "youve only got one shot, so shoot" just thought id add my opinion
    NJW719on August 09, 2011   Link
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    Song MeaningMitch was/is a big believer in living everyday to it's fullest, that basically created this song. "You only live once" is (in this song) about just living the day to the fullest. Of course the trend "YOLO", but YOLO is more about not giving a shit. Where this song is more aimed at still caring but living the day to it's fullest.
    RougeRSon April 21, 2013   Link
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    General CommentThis song is telling you to live life as hard and full as you can.

    Push your care, push your burdens aside.
    Erase everything inside and leave just one thing on your mind.

    Forget about everything you care about and know..

    You only live once so just go fucking nuts.

    You have only one life, so do everything you can.

    Live life hard.
    Live life hard.

    Live life hard and full.

    So shed every breath you take, you’re dying.
    With every step we take we’re falling apart.
    We only had one chance.
    We pray.
    Let’s take this chance right now, lets go.

    The more and more you live, the more you die, so just keep living.

    You only live one life.
    For the rest of time.
    So make every second divine.

    Don't let the seconds go waste, make them so good that they will never be forgotten.

    No use ?
    With your heart that’s beating inside
    That keeps us alive.
    And for the very first time we’re pushing aside.
    So surrender everything that you see in my eyes.
    There's only one thing on my mind
    For the very first time

    For the first time he is not giving a damn about anything but that he lives for the first time.

    For the first time.
    Pushing worry aside.
    For the first time.
    Pushing worry aside.

    Stopping worrying for the first time.

    Erase everything inside.
    Erase everything inside.
    Erase everything inside and leave just one chance.

    Forget about everything you know and just keep in mind what Mitch says.

    You only get one shot.

    You can live only one time, no more.

    You only live once so just go fucking nuts
    You only live once so just go fucking nuts
    You only live once, go fucking nuts
    You only live once so just go fucking nuts

    This is your only chance, what are you waiting for?

    Live life hard
    Live life hard
    Live life hard
    Live life hard

    Live life as full and hard as you can.
    Arthuroscaon December 27, 2016   Link

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