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if-today-was-your-last-daySummary. The music video If Today Was Your Last Day by Nickelback (not Nickleback) is an inspirational song and video about living every day and every moment with love, passion, and intention. [ iTunes ]

Message. The song begins with these words, “My best friend gave me the best advice. He said each day is a gift but not a given right. Leave no stone unturned. Leave your fears behind, and try to take the path less traveled by. That first step you take is the longest stride. What if today is your last day, tomorrow was too late? Could you say goodbye to yesterday? Would you live each moment like your last? Leave old pictures in the past? Donate every dime you have? If today was your last day.”

Video. The music video is below and being presented here for educational purposes only according to the fair use copyright guidelines.

Copyright Prohibition. With a sad irony, Warner Music Group has prohibited Nickelback from showing their own music video on their official YouTube channel. So, many people are prohibited from viewing this inspiring video that is only available through the Apple iTunes store.

Lyrics. The complete lyrics of the song are below.

My best friend gave me the best advice
He said each day’s a gift and not a given right
Leave no stone unturned, leave your fears behind
And try to take the path less traveled by
That first step you take is the longest stride

live-each-momentIf today was your last day
And tomorrow was too late
Could you say goodbye to yesterday?
Would you live each moment like your last?
Leave old pictures in the past
Donate every dime you have?
If today was your last day

Against the grain should be a way of life
What’s worth the prize is always worth the fight
Every second counts ’cause there’s no second try
So live like you’ll never live it twice
Don’t take the free ride in your own life

tomorrow-is-too-late-wideIf today was your last day
And tomorrow was too late
Could you say goodbye to yesterday?
Would you live each moment like your last?
Leave old pictures in the past
Donate every dime you have?
Would you call old friends you never see?
Reminisce old memories
Would you forgive your enemies?
Would you find that one you’re dreamin’ of?
forgive-your-enemy-wideSwear up and down to God above
That you finally fall in love
If today was your last day

If today was your last day
Would you make your mark by mending a broken heart?
You know it’s never too late to shoot for the stars
Regardless of who you are
do-whatever-it-takesSo do whatever it takes
‘Cause you can’t rewind a moment in this life
Let nothin’ stand in your way
Cause the hands of time are never on your side

If today was your last day
And tomorrow was too late
Could you say goodbye to yesterday?

Would you live each moment like your last?
Leave old pictures in the past
Donate every dime you have?
Would you call old friends you never see?
Reminisce old memories
Would you forgive your enemies?
Would you find that one you’re dreamin’ of?
Swear up and down to God above
That you finally fall in love
If today was your last day

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