"To conquer death, you only have to die.
You only have to die."
--Tim Rice, Jesus Christ, Superstar
Which seems fairly morbid at first glance, but to me, the point the esteemed Mr. Rice (so respected because he can actually use the word 'coruscate' in a song) is trying to make is that everybody has a choice: you can spend your life trying not to die; or you can face your inevitable death, having tried your best to live.
At least, that's what it means to me. But it's fuckin' poetry, man; and good poetry means different things to different people.
And you can quote me on that one.