Let’s Live For Today by The Grass Roots

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Released in 1967 “Let’s Live For Today” is a retro folk-rock song about living and loving in the present and not worrying about money or the future. It was a popular philosophy during the hippy era of the 1960’s and 1970’s. 

“Let’s Live For Today” is relevant for a funeral or memorial because it is like a way for the deceased to leave some good advice to their friends and family: to remember what is important in life ie. love and peace. If you spend too much time worrying you might get to the end of your life with regrets about all the good experiences you missed out on.

Lyrics

When I think of all the worries
People seem to find
And how they’re in a hurry
To complicate their minds
By chasing after money
And dreams that can’t come true
I’m glad that we are different
We’ve better things to do
May others plan their future
I’m busy loving you
(One, two, three, four!)
Sha la la la la la live for today
Sha la la la la la live for today
And don’t worry ’bout tomorrow, hey
Sha la la la la la live for today (live for today)
We were never meant to worry
The way that people do
And I don’t mean to hurry
As long as I’m with you
We’ll take it nice and easy
And use my simple plan
You’ll be my lovin’ woman
I’ll be your lovin’ man
We’ll take the most from living
Have pleasure while we can
(Two, three, four!)
 
 
Sha la la la la la live for today
Sha la la la la la live for today
And don’t worry ’bout tomorrow, hey
Sha la la la la la live for today (live for today)
Baby, I need to feel you inside of me
I got to feel you deep inside of me
Baby, please come close to me
I got to have you now, please, please
Please, please gimme some a-lovin’
To gimme some a-lovin’
To gimme some a-lovin’
To gimme some a-lovin’
Baby, gimme some a-lovin’
Gimme some a-lovin’
Got to have all your lovin’
Gimme some a-lovin’
I need all your lovin’
Gimme some a-lovin’
Now I need all your loving
Sha la la la la la live for today
Sha la la la la la live for today
And don’t worry ’bout tomorrow, hey
Sha la la la la la live for today
(Oh, no, no, no, no, no)
Sha la la la la la live for today
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Songwriters: Giulio Rapetti Mogol / Norman David Shapiro
Let’s Live for Today lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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