Tuesday’s Tunes: Tracy Chapman.

28 Feb

I realized yesterday that I have yet to feature one of my favorite artists on Tuesday’s Tunes, Tracy Chapman! Ah, I just love her music! I also am just really drawn to her lyrics. They hold so much emotion and so much passion. Plus, I just love the sound of acoustic guitars, and her voice + the acoustic guitar is amazing!

Though my favorite song by her is “Give Me One Reason,” I thought I’d featured another equally enjoyable song of hers. Here are the lyrics to “If Not Now.”

If not now, then when?
If not today,
Then, why make your promises?
A love declared for days to come,
Is as good as none.

You can wait ’til morning comes.
You can wait for the new day.
You can wait and lose this heart.
You can wait and soon be sorry.

If not now, then when?
If not today,
Then, why make your promises?
A love declared for days to come,
Is as good as none.

Now love’s the only thing that’s free.
We must take it where it’s found.
Pretty soon it may be costly.

‘Cause if not now, then when?
If not today,
Then, why make your promises?
A love declared for days to come,
Is as good as none.

If not now, what then?
We all must live our lives.
Always feeling.
Always thinking.
The moment has arrived.

If not now, then when?

Though I know that this song is focused on finding love, I feel like it can also apply to the concept of life and living. What better time to start living your life than right now? After all, this moment is the only one we can be certain of. We might as well make it count, right?

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3 Responses to “Tuesday’s Tunes: Tracy Chapman.”

  1. Lisa W. Rosenberg February 28, 2012 at 9:26 am #

    Love this song! Thank you for giving me a new perspective. I think your take on it is perfect.

  2. jilllurie February 28, 2012 at 8:47 pm #

    I was JUST thinking of this song!!! I love it too, and I love Tracy. Thanks for posting šŸ™‚ xx

    • ameliaclaire92 February 28, 2012 at 8:48 pm #

      We must be on the same wavelength, Jill! šŸ™‚

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