Tune Tuesday #8 – Right Now

I love Tuesdays. I really enjoy selecting songs that speak to me or life experience and sharing them. Curating songs for these posts has transformed the way I listen to music. I now look deeper at lyrics to find the truth of each line and the overall message of a song. To my surprise I discovered that many songs that I enjoyed as a child, teen and young adult are telling of where I was at those points in my life. Many songs that I held dear as a younger self very much align with my motivations, focus and soul now. It’s almost like these songs were speaking to my hearts song, before I knew I had a song or even knew the lyrics of that song.

Today’s song I first heard as a kid. What drew me in was the video then the music followed. I always like videos that got the audience to stop and think deeper. This song popped into my mind last week and it’s not going away. It’s simple. There is no time then the present to:

  • Change
  • Be
  • Forgive
  • Let Go
  • Heal
  • Live
  • Love

What are you waiting for?

“Right Now” by Van Halen

Don’t wanna wait til tomorrow,
Why put it off another day?
One more walk through problems,
Built up, and stand in our way ,ah
One step ahead, one step behind me
Now you gotta run to get even
Make future plans, don’t dream about yesterday, hey
C’mon turn, turn this thing around
Right now, hey
It’s your tomorrow
Right now,
C’mon,it’s everything
Right now,
Catch a magic moment, do it
Right here and now
It means everything
Miss the beat, you lose the rhythm,
And nothing falls into place, no
Only missed by a fraction,
Slipped a little off your pace, oh,
The more things you get, the more you want,
Just trade in one for the other,
Workin so hard, to make it easier, whoa,
Got to turn, c’mon turn this thing around
Right now, hey
It’s your tomorrow
Right now,
C’mon, it’s everything
Right now,
Catch that magic moment, do it
Right here and now
It means everything
It’s enlightened me, right now
What are you waitin for
Oh, yeah, right now

[Solo]

Right now, hey
It’s your tomorrow
Right now,
C’mon, it’s everything
Right now,
Catch that magic moment, and do it right,
Right now
Right now, oh, Right now
It’s what’s happening?
Right here and now
Right now
It’s right now
Oh,
Tell me, what are you waiting for
Turn this thing around