"Dying to Live" as written by Zachary David Maloy, Blair Daly and Scott Stapp....
Pull back the curtain come on in.
Through the stain glass windows of where I've been.
Some parts holy. Some parts dark as sin.
The time has come to take off my mask.
Watch the scars spill secrets from my past.
This freak show won't define who I am.

What I thought was all of my life story.
Turns out it was only just one page.
It's a new beginning, I have got so much left to say.

I'm dying to breathe in every moment.
I’m dying to make up for lost time.
I’m dying to let go and finally feel what real love is.
I'm dying to live.

To see those things I could never see,
when they have always been right in front of me.
To write the song the world forever sings.
Pictures painted in the sky. The wonder in my child's eyes.
I'm learning how to fly with broken wings.

I'm dying to breath in every moment.
I'm dying to make up for lost time.
I'm dying to let go and finally feel what real love is.
I'm dying to start this whole thing over.
I'm dying to see with brand new eyes.
I'm dying to love myself enough to just forgive.
I'm dying to live.

I had to go to hell to find my heaven
Forty feet I had to fall from grace
Everything’s so clear when you've got one foot in the grave

I'm dying to breath in every moment.
I'm dying to make up for lost time.
I'm dying to let go and finally feel what real love is.
I'm dying to start this whole thing over.
I'm dying to see with brand new eyes.
I'm dying to love myself enough to just forgive.
I'm dying to live.


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"Dying to Live" as written by Scott Stapp Blair Daly

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    General CommentLike many other of his songs, Scott talks about how his past has been ruinous and he's taken some major stumbles. Instead of trying to live his life quietly letting his mistakes slide under the rug, he wants to accept what he did and gain back what he's lost.

    Being a Christian, he found much hope in going to church, hence "stain glass windows" and expressing his love for God. Personally I'm not religious, but I know that faith can be a strong motivator in changing lives. When Scott had reached the ultimate low point of his life ("What I thought was all of my life story"), he confided in the one place he found holy, and became spiritually redeemed.

    Now with better intentions and a new way of life, Scott decides to make up now all the time he lost in the past when he made mistakes. He now finds hope and is trying to regain control of his future by generating closure with his family, friends, and within himself.

    Of course, turning your life around may seem daunting, but for Scott he is more anxious than anything. In essence, he is "dying to live".

    This song not only applies to the scenario Scott was in, but also for anyone else who is trying to atone for their past. Everyone makes mistakes, but we must all accept the fact that they were made, and use our lives wisely to cover anything we may have missed in our stumbles. It may be difficult at times and be utterly depressing, the perspective gained from surviving your own version of hell is worth the pain. And remember, no matter the situation, there is always hope.
    denial2kon March 29, 2015   Link

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