Clay Walker performs “Live Until I Die” At Billy Bobs, Fort Worth, TX.

Wwas released on October 21, 1993, the song would reach number one on the US country charts, on January 29, 1994, staying for 20 weeks in the lists. It also reached number one in the country lists of Canada.

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Live until I die :

Single Cover Clay Walker ( Giant 1993 )
Single Cover Clay Walker ( Giant 1993 )

Song written and recorded by Clay Walker in mid-1993 for the Giant label, with the production of James Stroud, was released on October 21, 1993, the song would reach number one on the US country charts, on January 29, 1994, staying for 20 weeks in the lists. It also reached number one in the country lists of Canada.

The song would be included on the album, Clay Walker (Giant 1993), the album reached number 8 of the U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums and number one on the country album charts of Canada. The album was certified platinum in the USA and Canada.

Clay was inspired by his grandmother to write the song, the grandmother had an 84-acre property on the outskirts of the city, Clay tells that this song is autobiographic, the grandfather was the one who gave the musical inspiration to the family, he was a musician and singer, Ernest Elbert Walker, ‘the man of blues’. He played at a local radio station. He taught his dad and his uncle, and father and uncle taught Clay.



CD cover Clay Walker ( Giant 1993 )
CD cover Clay Walker ( Giant 1993 )

The song is a memory of his youth, of the values he learned, of the effort he had behind hard work on the family farm, of getting up early to earn his lunch, these are values he feels very proud of, and he would not change those values for nothing in the world.

Clay wrote the song at age 17, he did not really have confidence in his voice at that time. His goal was to present it to Randy Travis or Clint Black, but finally decided to record it, as it was “an autobiography set to music”. The song was a success reaching number one on January 29, 1994.





Clay Walker – Live Until I Die Lyrics

Skippinґ rocks, skippinґ rope
Laughinґ at all my best friends jokes
Things I loved when I was a kid
Muddy roads, muddy feet
I didnґt live on no blacktop street
Things have changed a lot but I never did

And I donґt wanna think about tomorrow
I donґt need anything money can buy
I donґt have to beg, steal, or borrow
I just wanna live until I die

Livinґ right, livinґ in this little old town I grew up in
But I still held on to my dreams
Standinґ proud, standinґ tall
Standinґ smack dab in the middle of it all
I donґt worry ґbout things that I canґt change

And I donґt wanna think about tomorrow
I donґt need anything money can buy
I donґt have to beg, steal, or borrow
I just wanna live until I die

And everything around me are
Things I dearly love
And every night I get on my knees and thank
The Lord above

And I donґt wanna think about tomorrow
I donґt need anything money can buy
I donґt have to beg, steal, or borrow
I just wanna live until I die

I donґt have to beg, steal, or borrow
I just wanna live until I die

Single Clay Walker ( Giant 1993 )
Single Clay Walker ( Giant 1993 )

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