Kris Allen – Live Like We’re Dying – Z100 Debut

Kris Allen’s new single “Live Like We’re Dying”   is debuting on New York’s Z100 this morning…

Watch this space for updates…

If you missed the debut of “Live Like We’re Dying”, listen to it here:

Kris Allen – Live Like We’re Dying

Verdict: Super catchy melody–toe tapping, head bouncing–the song will be stuck in my head all day.   I think it’s got hit potential–it should do particularly well on Hot AC, for sure.  

I like the super-wordiness of the lyrics, it adds to the pleasant rhythm of the song. The content of the lyrics not so much–a bit too cliched and preachy for me.

The song is pretty close to the original version, but it doesn’t matter.   Who has actually heard the original?   Script fans, maybe–but the general public won’t have a clue. These Idol first album are invariably rush jobs–there’s never time to work up unique arragements.

Congrats, Kris on your first single!

Lyrics and photos and stuff at Z100 HERE.

Lyrics after the JUMP…

Live Like We’re Dying”

Sometimes we fall down, Can’t get back up
We’re hidin’ behind skin that’s too tough
How come we dont say I love you enough
Til its too late…. its not too late

Our hearts are hungry for a food that won’t come
But we could make a feast from these crumbs
And we’re all starin’ down the barrel of a gun
So if your life flashed before you what would you wish you would have done

Gotta start

Looking at the hands of the time we been given
If this is all we got then we gotta start thinkin’
If every second counts on the clock thats tickin’
Gotta live like we’re dyin’
We only got 864 hundred seconds in a day
To turn it all around or to throw it all away
Gotta tell em that we love em while we got the chance to say
Live like we’re dyin’

And if your plane fell out of the skies
Who would you call with your last goodbye
Should be so careful who we let fall out of our lives
Or when we long for absolution there’ll be no one on the line

You never know a good thing til its gone
You never see a crash til its head on
Wny do we think we’re right when we’re dead wrong
You never know a good thing til its gone

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