Nickelback - If Today Was Your Last Day Lyrics and Video




If Today Was Your Last Day by Nickelback, Music Video and Lyrics

If Today Was Your Last Day” is the second single by rock band Nickelback from their sixth studio album Dark Horse. The song was the originally planned lead single but was scrapped at the last minute.
It was produced by famed rock producer Mutt Lange, who produced the entire album.
On November 11, iTunes made the song available as a single download, where it has climbed to #11 so far on the top selling songs.
The music video was shot with director Nigel Dick in March 2009. Performance portions of the video were shot at the Qwest Center in Omaha, Nebraska.

Listen to ‘If Today Was Your Last Day’ song here, this is the official video, it premiered on 23 April.

Nickelback - If Today Was Your Last Day Lyrics

My best friend gave me the best advice
He said each day’s a gift and not a given right
Leave no stone unturned, leave your fears behind
And try to take the path less traveled by
That first step you take is the longest stride

If today was your last day
and tomorrow was too late
Could you say goodbye to yesterday?
Would you live each moment like your last?
Leave old pictures in the past
Donate every dime you have?
If today was your last day

Against the grain should be a way of life
What’s worth the prize is always worth the fight
Every second counts ’cause there’s no second try
So live like you’ll never live it twice
Don’t take the free ride in your own life

If today was your last day
and tomorrow was too late
Could you say goodbye to yesterday?
Would you live each moment like your last?
Leave old pictures in the past
Donate every dime you have?
Would you call old friends you never see?
Reminisce of memories
Would you forgive your enemies?
Would you find that one you’re dreamin’ of?
Swear up and down to God above
That you finally fall in love
If today was your last day

If today was your last day
Would you make your mark by mending a broken heart?
You know it’s never too late to shoot for the stars
Regardless of who you are
So do whatever it takes
‘Cause you can’t rewind a moment in this life
Let nothin’ stand in your way
Cause the hands of time are never on your side

If today was your last day
and tomorrow was too late
Could you say goodbye to yesterday?

Would you live each moment like your last?
Leave old pictures in the past
Donate every dime you have?
Would you call old friends you never see?
Reminisce of memories
Would you forgive your enemies?
Would you find that one you’re dreamin’ of?
Swear up and down to God above
That you finally fall in love
If today was your last day

Song Information

Released October 11, 2008
Recorded 2008 in Vancouver, BC, Canada
Genre Post-Grunge
Length 4:08
Label Roadrunner
Writer Chad Kroeger, Nickelback
Producer Mutt Lange


24 Responses to “Nickelback - If Today Was Your Last Day Lyrics and Video”

  1. amber Says:

    great song. nickelback is a band that ive always liked. their new album is really good.

  2. oksanna Says:

    This is my favourite song nickelback is my favourite band i love you cant wait to go to concert

  3. LoL Says:

    nickelback owns

  4. Morgan Says:

    My favourite songs by Nickelback is Hero,If Today Was Your Last Day,
    Savin`me,Far Away and more.

    If nickel back is reading this please send a ticket to me and a concert in sault.ste.marie

  5. liz Says:

    just had to find lyrics to this song; believe it or not I’m a 50+ parent and absolutely love this! I’ve put this as my song for myspace, and have dedicated it to my children. To the writers and to the artists, thank you so much for putting something out there that conveys such an incredible message!

  6. sarah Says:

    i love the song i can’t stop singing it

  7. Jossyy Says:

    This song has such an incredible message. I abousolutly adore it. It makes you think. Man. I should be living. Because I could die any second. It makes you, think why shouldn’t I do this! Its an amazing song. Genius. I’ve never found a song with such meaning. Most songs have there meaning, but this song, leaves you thinking after. Amazing. I Love The Song, The Band. Its wow. I’ve heard it so many times. Its simply amazing. :D

  8. Jam Says:

    From this day forward I will be reminded to live as If Today was my Last Day!

    Thanks Nickelback

  9. demi Says:

    i love this song and it has a great lyric. But it would be much better if nickelback wasnt a piece of crap corporate sell out band. The song is great but it could have a more unique sound if it wasnt by nickel . Lke if the red jumpsuit apparatus or maybe papa roach sang it, it would be bigger than it already is.

  10. Jerry Says:

    Who ever that demi person is who said that nickelback was a piece of crap corporate sell out band, has no idea of what its like to make songs that come frome the heart and have alot of meaning to it.
    So, before anyone dogs on nickelback, i would like to ask this. How many hitts have you got,or fans or a lot singles that people love to sing over and over again.

  11. randy Says:

    I’m looking at this song as a way people should truly live thier lives. It sounds to far away to be true, but in my mind I see it clear as day in fact my goal is to take this meaning not only from the song or my church, but to start tommorow as if it’s a journey that means my whole life everyday… this is the impact it has left on me…..

  12. katherine Says:

    OMG this is like the awsomemest song EVER! it’s like totally our song (me and my boy friend)!!!

  13. Randy Says:

    I just spent dinner with a couple who just lost their 24 yer old son. Right now with the grief we are kinda living that song and it is awesome.

  14. breanna Says:

    i like the lyrics but who is the lead singer to nickleback ? thats what i want to know and how old is he anyways i love thier songs i think they are cool

  15. Vaishnavi Says:

    Such an inspiring song..Really great music video!Everyone should see this and realise..that we must make the most of our time on Earth and help people..

  16. Zoey Says:

    I love this song it was my graduation son and yes such an isperation.

  17. paula Says:

    this group really rocks, ilove their sound, its vey different than any other, my song is if today was your last day, the video is so cool. nickleback is truly a great band.

  18. Ty Says:

    nickelback is the best band….EVER

  19. meesh93 Says:

    i love this song. it’s so true. after losing a good friend of mine to cancer, and her living by ‘live, laugh, love’ it really opens my eyes to everything. this is also the song we played as we walked into my cousins funeral. my cousin was murdered in front of her 14 year old son. so it really means alot. she seemed almost bipolar, but she was always so fun and loving when you were with her and she was willing to participate.

  20. Christine Says:

    Last February, overwhelmed by so many being unemployed, I started emailing job leads to a list of 200. Every week sense then, I’ve continued to so, only now that list is 500. I was laid off in April. On my last day, May 1, I emailed this song to friends and colleagues with a note to keep in touch. No, I have not found a job-am trying to start a business, which includes getting people back to work. How would I go about getting permission to re-create the kind of celebration that you (Nickelback) demonstrated on this music video? I’m sure I could get everything donated, except the bag of money and the band lol…whose permission would I need? Thanks for this song, it daily inspires me.

  21. FELIX Says:

    Nickelback u are my inspiration.

  22. BUTCH HURTT Says:

    FORGET ALL ELSE AND READ THE WORDS AS YOU LISTEN OR BUY GUNS AN AMMO AN MAX OUT YOUR CREDIT CARDS HAPPY NEW YEAR

  23. chris Says:

    The Song is beast.From Hero to Burn it to the ground, Nickelback rocks!They help me with everything in life GO NICKELBACK!

  24. Donia Says:

    Thanks to Chad Kroeger, for such strong lyrics and music. also this site for writing it down. Big appreciation From Iran.

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