Last year around October was the first time I heard a snip of this song. It was a minute long video uploaded to YouTube by one of her fans. Beyonce usually plays this song, along with a slideshow of intimate photos and videos of her family, during intermission at her shows. This song gave me some serious aesthetic chills!!
Even before we got engaged, I've been jotting down songs that make me feel a certain way about Him. Die With You was third on my list, for the obvious reason that it wasn't a full song. Well, two days ago, on her wedding anniversary (Beyonce) released the full song!! And now it has easily moved up to first place on my list.
The first time I heard the entire song was on my way to class and I couldn't help it—a fistful of tears streamed down my face. If my heart could sing a song about the way I feel about Him, the way I see Him. . . it would be this song.
"I don't have a reason to cry, and I have every reason to smile.
And I don't have a reason to lie, when you're already reading my mind.
And I don't have a reason to be, if I can't be with you.
And I don't need air in my lungs, if I can't sing your song.
No I don't need hands, if I don't get to keep you warm.
And I don't really need myself, if I don't need you.
'Cause darling I wake up just to sleep with you,
I open my eyes so I can see with you,
and I live so I can die with you.
And I don't really need these fingers, if I don't get to touch your spine.
No I don't need these legs, if I ain't walking by your side.
And I don't really need to be, if I can't be with you."