I have to live for now

I have to live for now

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Travelling as a metaphor for life, kind of thing.
Roel has taken on the lyrics and made them into a song.

Lyrics: 

I have to live for now

Chorus:
I cannot see the future so I have to live for now
To fill my life with wonder before I take my final bow

Verse 1
Will I cling to the shore in mortal fear
Or raise my sails and disappear
Beyond the far horizon where
The sun melts into the sea?

Verse 2
And will I walk upon the old silk road
Where oriental traders strode
Hiking over the wind-swept trail
East towards the rising sun?

Chorus:
I cannot see the future so I have to live for now
To fill my life with wonder before I take my final bow

Verse 3
Will cupid’s arrow fly my way one day?
Under the spell of love I may
Find the one who’s meant for me
Together sail the endless seas

Chorus:
I cannot predict the future so I have to live for now
To fill my life with wonder before I take my final bow

©2020 John S Alty



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Comments

Roel van Veldt's picture

Hey John, I love your lyrics for "I have to live for now". I might have found a nice tune to accompany them. Smile Interested to hear it?

Roel

Saltyjohn's picture

Hi Roel,
Go ahead and use the lyrics, I'll be interested to hear what you do with it.

IA's picture

This song made me think about my life. How I approach every day.

We're always striving for something... but I can't recall when it really changed anything. Always trying to fulfill something, but what and what isn't it getting filled?

Anyway, I enjoyed the song as it gets my mind running. Smile