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I Had 2 Die 2 Learn 2 Live

In My Twenties, I Couldn't Wait To Be Out And On My Own
I Wouldn't Listen To Anyone Cause I Thought I Was Grown
I Took A Lot Of Chances And Had Many, Many Flings
I Thought The Way I Was Living Was The Real Thing

Now I'd Do Anything To Relive
The Day I Had To Die To Learn To Live

In My Thirties, I Was Living Life Quite Large
Had Everything Money Could Buy And Could Charge
Refusing To Listen To Any Common Sense
I Was Fake And Phony And Filled With Pretense

On Many Occasions, I Refused Forgive
Until I Had To Die To Learn To Live

In My Forties, and Still Ignoring The Rules
By Deciding To Have Sex Without The Right Tools
Now It's Never To Late For You To Discover
The Real Truth About The Importance Of Rubbers

If I Could Distinguish, Separate Out And Try To Relive
The Night I Had To Die To Learn To Live

With The Truth In Hand, I Know Everything Matters
The Warm Summer Breezes, The Laughter, And Chatter
All My Life, I Knew It All. Man, I Was So Dense
And Refused Listen To Any Common Sense

With HIV, I Had To Die To Learn To Live
Learn How To Appreciate And To How Forgive
The Man Who Died And Stole My Life
Once Made Me Bitter And Filled With Strife

I'll Never Understood How This Could Be
I Thought I'd Never Get HIV
At First I Thought This Shit Was Cruel
Until I Learned Life's Real "Golden Rule"

Learning To Live Until You Die Is The Key
On Learning How To Live Life With HIV

Written by Realice Storm


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