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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

[Chorus]
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

(Chorus)

Like we’re dying (x4)

(Chorus)

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

(Chorus)

Like we’re dying (x4)

(Chorus)

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I like Kris, but I’m not crazy about this song at all. It’s annoying. However, I’ll still check out his album in November.

jennifer francisco @ 09/21/2009 at 11:16 pm

I do not like this song at all. He’s just talking all the way through. BOOORING. Definitely will NOT buy it. How did he ever win?

I wish he chose something more different than the typical live like its your last day type of thing. Still like him but dissapointed!

Amazing song!!!!
ps: Adam fans should focus on Adam, not Kris ;)

i really like kris allen, and i like the song, but i don’t love it, only because it’s a script cover. not because i don’t like the script, because i love them. nobody can cover the script and make it sound better.
the script :) <3

I’m a fan of music, and I think he sounds too um, emo-ey pitch. I dunno. I guess its not my style. Too feminine of a voice, I guess.

i cudnt agree more.. sounds like the script.. :D

This song is amazing because of Kris’s voice! i love it! it’s nothing like whats on the radio now…amazing! wohoo go Kris!

This song is amazing because of Kris’s voice! i love it! it’s nothing like whats on the radio now…amazing! wohoo go Kris!

cotedazur @ 09/22/2009 at 1:51 am

Are you sure this is actually Kris Allen’s version? Because the singing sounds EXACTLY like the lead singer of The Script… if it’s actually Kris Allen, I’m disappointed that he didn’t personalize the song more than this. The Script is really well known over here in Europe.

LOVE IT!!!! Can’t wait for his album!

First off, Fairytale – many people have the same songs.

Secondly, who cares if this is a cover? The song was never released by The Script and was a B-side. Idols usually don’t get much say initially in their first CD or so, so why does it matter?

Third off, have you guys heard what is on the radio nowadays? “Birthday Sex”. “Party In the U.S.A.” “She Wolf”. This is a heck of a lot better than any of that.

Anyway, Kris delivers it well. It’s not amazing, but it’s a good first song… it’s pretty catchy and I would love listening to it on the radio.

Love Kris, but loving The Script’s version better. Cant wait to see them next week <3 Good song though <3

I love the presumption that every nay sayer is and Adam fan. I’m going to be completely honest. I voted for Kris every single week of idol. I was totally in love with his voice. (I actually can not stand Adam thanks)

I am completely disappointed by this single. I heard his version first and wasn’t feeling it, heard it was The Script’s song and when I pressed play on their and could hardly tell the difference I was even more upset.

I figured the man who did Heartless could make this awesome. Turns out, thanks to some knowledge provided by my sister, he didn’t even actually do the arrangement for Heartless. He just used The Fray’s arrangement.

I’m pretty upset to see that a man I invested so much time in is just going to be boring generic AI/Pop fodder.

I hope his next single surprises me or something…

And I can still hold out hope that Matt Giraud will get a deal.

I like Kris but not this song, or Kris singing it , frankly I am surprised He did not release HIS own music instead of someone elses. Kris’s publishers should know better then to do this to Him…..

@Fairytale:

Tim McGraw’s song is “Live Like You Were Dying” and Kris Allen’s song is “Live like We’re Dying.”

AMAZING WAY 2 GO KRIS YOU AND ADAM ARE BOTH AMAZING LOVE THE SONG KRIS I’M GOING TOO BUY YOUR CD AND ADAM’S:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

@Ron:

Ron: You are 100% Correct! I wish some people would get the facts straight before they start making ridiculous comments.

YYYYYAAAAWWWWNNNN

Sounds WAY too much like Adam Levine and Maroon 5

I don’t get why people think that Adam fans hate Kris. Adam and Kris are really good friends so I don’t see why there should have to be a competition between the both of them. That’s not something they’d want.

I don’t get why people think that Adam fans hate Kris. Adam and Kris are really good friends so I don’t see why there should have to be a competition between the both of them. That’s not something they’d want.

I love Kris’ new single. It smells like a hit, to me, too!

Meg, you can’t buy the Script’s version in the US. It was never released here.

Love it! Fun and good message- go radio tune. And to all the naysayers- Kris has written his own music in the past and has written songs for his upcoming album. If you don’t like this one- keep an open mind and look out for other songs from his album- you’ll probably love it!

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