10,774 Days

You are closer today
To who you want to be
Than if you wait until tomorrow
To start your life make over,
Cause tonight your life could
Change forever more
And then you’ll never know
If you could’ve been
All that you’d hoped for;

A moment can change
The rest of your life,
And any plans you’ve made
Will all be in strife,
Cause you might only have
10,774 days to live this way
And if you wait until you wake
On the morning of day 10,775,
You may find what’s waiting for you
Is a completely different kind of life.

So whatever your dream may be
And as crazy as it seems,
Whether it’s making movies,
Or backpacking through a thousand cities,
If you want to fall in love or learn to paint
Or dance on bars until you puke and faint
Just start taking your first steps toward it today,
And believe me when I say,
Don’t look back and don’t think twice,
This is your life and it won’t always be this nice.

If you wait long enough to live
You’ll run out of days to seize
Out of moments to freeze
And out of memories to make,
Cause no matter how fast
You think you can run,
You’ll either run out of steps
Or run out of road before you’re done.
So don’t wait for your 10,775th day to dawn,
Go out and start living your life on day one,
And you may have 10,000 days to do
All that I wish I could’ve done.