Let’s Live For Today – Song Lyric Sunday – la

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Let’s Live For Today – Song Lyric Sunday – la

https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2020/01/04/la-a-note-to-follow-so/

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Today’s SLS prompt word from Jim, at A Unique Title For Me, is ‘la’. Thanks, Jim!

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This prompt of the letters ‘la’ was at first confusing to me. Was it songs about LA, the city in California? No, it wasn’t. It’s about the singing of la la la la in a song. Lots and lots of songs have the la word in them, most times by the background singers.

Anyway, a song finally came to me –

“Let’s Live For Today”, by the Grass Roots.

From the Wiki article:

Let’s Live for Today” is a song written by David “Shel” Shapiro and Italian lyricist Mogol, with additional English lyrics provided by Michael Julien.[1][2] It was first recorded, with Italian lyrics, under the title of “Piangi Con Me” (translated as “Cry with Me”) by the English band the Rokes in 1966.[

The song quickly became popular with the record buying public, selling over two million copies in the U.S.[1] and finally peaking at number 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 during June 1967.[4] As well as being popular with domestic American audiences, “Let’s Live for Today” also found favor with young American men serving overseas in the Vietnam War, as music critic Bruce Eder of the Allmusic website has noted: “Where the single really struck a resonant chord was among men serving in Vietnam; the song’s serious emotional content seemed to overlay perfectly with the sense of uncertainty afflicting most of those in combat; parts of the lyric could have echoed sentiments in any number of letters home, words said on last dates, and thoughts directed to deeply missed wives and girlfriends.”[1] Eder also described “Let’s Live for Today” by the Grass Roots as “one of the most powerful songs and records to come out of the 1960s.”[1]

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“Let’s Live For Today”, by the Grass Roots was released as a single from their album of the same name in 1967. It was written by Michael Julien, Mogol, and David Shapiro, and is on the Dunhill label.

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When I think of all the worries
That 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
(Hey, hey, hey)
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 need 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

Sha-la-la-la-la-la, live for today
(Hey, hey, hey)
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
Gimme some-a loving
Gimme some-a loving
To gimme some-a loving
To gimme some-a loving
Baby, gimme some-a loving
Gimme some-a loving
Got to have all your loving
Gimme some-a loving
I need all your loving
Give me some love now
I need all your loving

Sha-la-la-la-la-la, live for today
(Hey, hey, hey)
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
Sha-la-la-la-la-la, live for today

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Lyrics found on Genius Lyrics

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2020

22 responses »

    • Thanks, Jim!
      Glad you like hearing it again. I don’t know why, but it just popped in my head this morning trying to think of something without looking at lists of songs. Great prompt for lots of wonderful songs. 🙂

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