Live Right Now
Lyrics – Live Right Now
A sign of the times, another love past Everything moving just a little fast Nothing worth nothing and it don’t last You hold your head and breathe You live and you love for what you need Everybody’s got a heart to bleed Everybody’s got a soul to feed And everybody dies You’re here again, you need one good friend Someone you can call every now and then You need someone that’ll help you to comprehend You need somebody real Live right now with all you got Live right now with what you got Life right now it’s all you got Live in here and now One more day another one gone Another one feeling that it won’t be long Another one thinking that he don’t belong It’s just one more day Fire and soul on bended knee On the highest mountain and the seven seas But it’s all as temporary as a summer breeze That’s all that you’ve got You can live in fear with your sinner’s doubt You can touch the autumn sky on a walkabout You can moan and cry or you can sing and shout Well what are you gonna do Live right now with all you got Live right now with what you got Life right now it’s all you got Live in here and now Live right now with all you got Live right now with what you got Life right now it’s all you got Live in here and now Live Right Now
The title of this song pretty much sums up the message.
I wrote this one in 2011, during a particularly challenging time. Living in the moment can be a truly effective coping mechanism when life has thrown you a curve ball. Life is wonderful these days and in no small part because the message to live right now is always applicable. It may be easier to live in the moment when things are going well, but this doesn’t diminish its power to influence our state of mind through tough times.
The song sounds a lot more intricate and complex; more difficult to play, than it actually is. It’s in an open D tuning with a capo on the 2nd fret bringing it to open E. Open tunings lend themselves to chord voicings and even melodies that might otherwise be difficult or impossible to play with a conventionally tuned guitar.
If you’re a guitar player you might be interested in trying out a few of these great songs written in this tuning, and then coming up with one of your own:
- Allman Brothers – Little Martha
- Rolling Stones – Gimme Shelter
- Rolling Stones – Prodigal Son
- Joni Mitchell – Big Yellow Taxi
- ZZ Top – Just Got Paid
- Black Crowes – She Talks to Angels
- Tragically Hip – Fiddlers Green
Enjoy… enjoy the song… enjoy the moment!!
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