Today

Today

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Liner Notes: 

Well, at this rate I'll maybe get 7 or 8 songs this summer! That's OK. Life has been incredibly busy as I tie up loose ends and finish long-term goals. Still, fun to jump back in new song river and crank one or two out!

This one is representative of how I live my life. I try not to worry about tomorrow. I try to enjoy, or at least fully experience, every moment (even the bad ones). I have returned to my roots with this music and vocal style. It is where I am most comfortable.

I like this one!

NOTE: "yesterday is heavy put it down" is not my original line (I wish it was!)

Lyrics: 

Today
August 10, 2021
https://www.johnstaplesmusic.com/50-90-2021/JohnStaples-Today.mp3

yesterday is gone forever
even though my heart can still remember
sometimes I feel like I will drown
yesterday is heavy
put it down

today
right now
it's everything we have
embrace it somehow
please don't waste it
go on out and chase it
cause in the blink of an eye
it's nowhere to be found

Tomorrow's not something we can see
Some say that what will be will be
I'd rather try to find some peace
Tomorrow's never certain
Let it be

Today
Right now
It's everything we have
embrace it somehow
Please don't waste it
Go on out and chase it
cause in the blink of an eye
It's nowhere to be found

Yesterday's a memory
tomorrow's just a dream
but today we can do anything
laugh or cry or scream

Today
Right now
It's everything we have
embrace it somehow
Please don't waste it
Go on out and chase it
cause in the blink of an eye
It's nowhere to be found

© 2021 John Staples
JohnStaplesMusic.com



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Comments

Stephen Wordsmith's picture

It's unusual to hear a song about mindfulness delivered in such a tone. Everything from the pace, melody, chords and narrative voice creates an image of someone who has learned from the past but does not live in it. Wise, gentle, and impossible to ignore.

"yesterday is heavy / put it down" is exquisite in its brevity.

coolparadiso's picture

That yesterdays heavy put it down is a great description. Great song about our choices! Lovely instrumental pieces. Really good and interesting, never sure exactly where it will go next. Loved it John.

cts's picture

John - that's something I'm more determined to do...just work in the right now and maximize it to its fullest. I dig the rather sober feel and delivery. This is good thinking for me at 3:00 AM. Thanks for this, my man.

billwhite51's picture

a lovely song that moves like a river but is deep as the ocean. the spoken part reminds me of elvis. i wouldnt worry about the number of songs written when the songs are this good. definitely some of your best work..

writeandwrong's picture

"Yesterday is heavy, put it down." You sure know how to dig down deep! I love what you have done here. So relatable!!! Kudos on another killer tune!!

Gwyn Jones's picture

What a great listen! The message, delivery and exquisite guitar parts are wonderful!

Jerry Pettit's picture

Really enjoyed reading the lyrics and THEN...the music is perfect. You are great at arranging, balancing, mixing, etc.

One of your best, John!

aesthetic72's picture

this is a beautiful song. The message, the slide guitar is the sound a human heart makes. One of the best songs I've heard recently.

Mandolinda's picture

My state of mind also. Enjoying this listen and reflecting.