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04. Last Day On Earth

All Things New
by Steven Curtis Chapman



 

I pull over to the side of the road and I
Watch the cars pass me be
The headlights and the black limousine tell me
Someone is saying goodbye
I bow my head and I whisper a prayer, “Father,
Comfort their broken hearts”
And as I drive away there’s a thought that I
I cannot escape, no I, cannot escape this thought
I can’t get away

Oh, if this should be my last day here on earth
How then shall I live
Oh, if this should be the last day that I have
Before I breathe the air of heaven
Let me live it with abandon to
The only thing that remains
After my last day here on earth

If this should be my last day here on earth
If this should be my last day here on earth
If this should be my last day here on earth
If this should be my last day here on earth

And if tomorrows comes to find me
Looking in the face of Jesus
Will I hear Him say the words “well done”?

Oh, if this should be my last day on this earth
How then shall I live
Oh, if this should be the last day that I have
Before I breathe the air of heaven
Let me live it with abandon to
The only One that remains
After my last day here on earth

If this should be my last day here on earth
If this should be my last, my last day here on earth
Cause this could be my last, this could be my last
This could be my last day

Written by Steven Curtis Chapman ©2004 Sparrow Song / Peach Hill Songs / BMI / Admin. By EMI Christian Music Publishing

Behind the Song:
'I was driving one day taking my kids to school, and on my way home I passed a funeral procession that was traveling by. I pulled over to the side of the road, and just began to ponder about this whole idea of what if this was my last day on earth? So I sat down with that thought at the piano and just had this real haunting piano riff -it felt kind of mysterious and seemed appropriate for this song. This is one of those songs that I really didn’t want to finish the thought; I didn’t want to put the bow around it and say here’s the finished thought. I wanted to leave it open-ended so as people listen to it, they had that same emotion I had as I sat there that day. What if this is the last chance I have to say the things I want to say, to resolve things that need to be resolved? And how am I going to live this last day if this was it? It’s a pretty intense song, but I was really excited about the way it came out.' - Steven Curtis Chapman

 

 

 

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