I love Bethany Joy’s voice and when my friend Ruth gave me a copy of compilation of her songs, Leaving Town Alive became one of my favorites.  At first, I loved it because of its melody, and her magical voice.  And as always, I’d check out the lyrics and try to comprehend its meaning.

In my opinion, I think what the song wants us to learn is what life is about.  It is about living our lives to the fullest.  And part of it is committing mistakes and learning from it.   No matter how we’ve started, we journey on life with no idea of what lies ahead.  We’d wonder endlessly, everyday, every move we make and we should simply live life to the fullest.  Carpe Diem!  Seize the day! 

And in the end, we’d leave our lives and leave a mark for the others to remember like a legacy, like a book to read.  It is what we make; it is life that we call.

And to give life justice is we should just enjoy our journey and race up to the finish.  After all, life is for the living, the forgiven and for leaving town alive.

Here’s the song’s lyrics and you tube link for you to enjoy the song.

 

Leaving Town Alive Lyrics by Bethany Joy Galleoti

Spending all your money
Ain’t it funny how the time goes by?
First you start believing
Then you’re leaving for no reason
And you’re wondering why
So till the morning breaks
Go and make your mistakes
Don’t be surprised if your head hurts
Life is for the living, the forgiven and for leaving town alive

Whisper in the ways
Watching days and moving on
You wake up every Monday then suddenly it’s Sunday
And the week is gone
So till the morning breaks
Go and make your mistakes
Don’t be surprised at the sunrise
Life is for the living, the forgiven and for leaving town alive

Oh, do you wonder where it starts
Where it ends
What you find around the bend
Oh, do you wonder where she’s from
Where she goes
No one knows
Now and then you wonder
Why you’re spending all your money
Ain’t it funny how she walks on by?
She had you all believing
Now she’s leaving for no reason
And you’re wondering why

So till the morning breaks
Go and make your mistakes
Don’t be surprised if your heart hurts
Life is for the living, the forgiven and for leaving town alive

Oh, do you wonder where it starts
Where it ends
What you find around the bend
And oh, do you wonder where she’s from
Where she goes
No one knows
Now and then

Oh, do you wonder where it starts
Where it ends
What you find around the bend
And do you wonder where she’s from
Where she goes
No one knows
Now and then you wonder

Why life is for the living, the forgiven and the leaving town alive
Life is for the living, the forgiven and the leaving town alive

 

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