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Kris Allen: Live Like We're Dying!

Kris Allen: Live Like We're Dying!

American Idol champ Kris Allen has released his new single “Live Like We’re Dying,” off his not-yet-titled album (out November 17).

I smell a smash hit!!!

The song is a cover from the Irish pop-rock band The Script, which you can listen to here.

WHAT DO YOU THINK of Kris Allen’s new song — YAY or NAY?

Check out the song below and the click inside for the lyrics…

Kris Allen: “Live Like We’re Dying”

Click inside for “Live Like We’re Dying” lyrics…

Kris Allen – “Live Like We’re Dying” Lyrics

Sometimes we fall down and can’t get back up
We’re hiding behind skin that’s too tough
How come we don’t say I love you enough
Till it’s too late, it’s not too late

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

Yeah, gotta start
Looking at the hand of the time we’ve been given here
This is all we got and we gotta start thinkin’ it
Every second counts on a clock that’s tickin’
Gotta live like we’re dying
We only got 86 400 seconds in a day
To turn it all around or throw it all away
We gotta tell ‘em that we love ‘em while we got the chance to say,
Gotta live like we’re dying

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


Like we’re dying (x4)


You never know a good thing until it’s gone
you never see a crash until its head on
All these people right when we’re dead wrong,
You never know a good thing till it’s gone


Like we’re dying (x4)


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  • Fairytale

    Why would he release a song with the SAME title as a popular Tim McGraw song? This is really ridiculous.

  • jenny

    I like it!! :-)

  • jenny

    its not the same as tim mcgraw….
    tim – “live like you were dying”
    kris – “live like we’re dying”

  • mela

    yea i love this song!!! listened to it on repeat like 10 times already. thanks jared!

  • BIg fan!!!

    I LOVE IT!!
    Ur amazing Kris…im gonna buy ur album for sure! I was a fan since day one and this single shows everyone how gd u r! Keep up the good work…ur awesome :)

  • kelly

    Cant stop listening to it! AMAZING!

  • Justme24

    Nothing amazing. I’ll pass.

  • lioness

    Not too good!

  • What a rip off…….

    How lame that he’s still is covering other peoples songs and couldn’t come up with his own material, the Script did it much better anyway!

  • SiouXin

    ummmm. not a real fan of the song…1. he didn’t make it is own…it sounds just like “The Scripts” version and 2. why come out with someone elses song as ur first “real” single. Show America that they were right in voting for you and give us something original. i found the song quite boring… but thats my opinion.

  • kellie

    The Script are an Awesome Band! There version is a hell of alot better that this guys

  • mela

    Well, for those of use who don’t know who “The Script” is, this is a nice introduction to the song. I like this version. “The Script” must be happy (if they wrote it) because I’m sure this will earn them some moola, as does most from the AI machine :)

  • Kris

    Honestly i think its stupid that his first single is a cover song.. i dont like the song at all. i think he would have done better with No Boundries as a single.

  • Kristina

    Kris Allen is the best there is. He did an amazing job on the song. I really like it and it was really great.

  • irene1234

    mmm…it’s ok not too bad not too good either..

  • irene1234

    mmm.. it’s ok not too bad not too good either..

  • na

    just love him

  • caro

    I love this song! It’s amazing Kris !

  • Frida

    Why release a cover is what I’m asking. Didn’t he get enough of those on Idol?

  • Sylvia

    I like Kris Allen but the song does not impress me.
    It reminds me of James Morrison.
    I don’t feel the song…sorry Kris…

  • Jochanita

    i was just sayin it… he sounds like The Script ;) ;) like it

  • ganymede30324

    EXCELLENT! Kris is awesome!

  • me

    this is AMAZING and for those of you hating on him(adam fans) this song is amazing and who cares if it is a cover alot of people do that and some of has never even heard of the script so they should be thankful now more people knows who they are whether you like kris or not you have to admit that basically everyone knows about american idol which then they know about him(and adam)

  • Amy

    wow it’s really cool. love it. surprising cos i liked adam before. oh well, hope they both do well.

  • Chris

    brother is lilly allen ?

  • Ilia

    Wow – this is kind of sad. Was this a haphazardness release, to sort of get him out of the way, and clear the stage for the real talent (wink, wink, Adam). Seriously though, it is not awful – simply mediocre just as expected. I am going to say this; Kris is much, much more talented than John Mayer – see I complemented him.

  • GDancer

    I prefer “We’re All Gonna Die” by Adam Baranello =) Its original not a cover.

  • Amanda

    @Chris: No.

  • aimee

    amazinggg! :D

  • mrsefron.

    Not like ive heard nothinggg like it before.

    but its not bad.

    What i REALLYYYY CANT WAIT for is…


    ohhh yesss that is sure to be AMAZING. ! : ) <3333

  • Paulie

    His first single demonstrates a stunning lack of originality. Not surprised.

  • mary

    Kind of sounds Bono esque.

  • Sarah

    I love this song Kris Allen is amazing I love him

  • Alice

    What surprises me is that Kris’s cover on AI were awesome and very different from the original (“Heartless” originally by Kanye for example, he made it into an groovy folk piece) and, I just listenend to The Script’s version/ IT IS EXACTLY THE SAME. Same arrangements, same riffs… Kris, I don’t know if they forced you to do that with your AI contract, but I think you can do WAY better than that.

  • shani

    i smell a STINKER! flop! it sucks!

  • eLLA

    Meh, but not too surprising. Actually I expected more from Kris. Oh well…

  • nomnom

    nothing special. Why can’t be do an orginal songs anymore!! Everyone keeps doing covers. BORING

  • lauren

    AMAZING SONG!!!! kris is the bestt<3

  • suzy q

    Me likey! Alot!

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  • Javi

    @Fairytale: it’s not the same title… Live like WE’RE dying”… and it’s a cover, so he didn’t write the name

  • mary

    Love it ..and Kris..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Ron

    For all the freaking haters, it’s not a freaking COVER!
    It’s a demo The Script did and they never released it (unless you count a b-side) nor is it an album-track of theirs. It was OBVIOUSLY SHOPPED around by the writers/producers and was luckily given to Kris. Stop making a big deal out of it.

    This was the same case with almost all songs..Bleeding Love, Umbrella, Disturbia, Nothing Compares 2 U, Billie Jean…i can go on and mention millions of songs if you want me to. The point is he is the first to officially release this song, so it’s his.

    And those hating on Kris, go away and worship your so-called “god” Adam instead of bashing a person who did nothing to you.

  • dEANA


    Then you must find The Script’s version boring because The Script’s fans are saying he copied The Script.


    YAY. I like it.


    YAY. I like it.

  • meg

    How stupid to copy The Script exactly. Go buy the Script’s song. They wrote it. It is their art.

  • Ron

    @meg the script didnt write it. i was written by the guys who wrote Natasha Bedingfield’s ‘Unwritten’. they only did a demo of it. get ur facts straight.

  • Dania

    OMG!! i <3 it the melody and the lyrics