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Here and Now

By Raymond Arnold

A celebration of now

These lyrics are for a week before a Star Wars launch. Week after is trivial. Same day (the original lyrics) is:

Here and now, here and now We've got smallpox locked up tight. Here and now, here and now Brand new Star Wars out tonight! Here and now, here and now Gotta run and catch my flight.

The song premiered along with The Force Awakens, which was especially exciting. The plan was to change the lyric the next year, but Rogue One happened and by now it's become something of a tradition.

There'd be a certain logic in updating this song regularly, but somehow it doesn't seem to need it.

This song is available for sale via bandcamp in the 2015 album.

Lyrics

Grandma told me stories... 'bout life from way back when
Walking uphill both ways through the snow.
Rugged people trudging down the narrow path a - head
Going where their dad-dy said to go
Way back when... Everything seemed simple baby
Some day soon... maybe it'll all make sense again but
Here and now... got a world to explore. Got some
Riddles to un - ravel, ba by what you waiting for? for?
now... here and now... we got choices all a - round
now... we got interest com - pound...ing.
Taking things for granted that'd shatter Newton's mind
morrow's here and now

Way back when... Everything seemed simple baby
Some day soon... maybe it'll all make sense again but
Here and now... got a world to explore. Got some
Riddles to un - ravel, ba by what you waiting for? for?
now... here and now... we got pens instead of swords
now... turning ploughshares into tractors
Taking things for granted, super- stim-u-lus ga - lore
morrow's here and now now
Way back when... Everything seemed simple baby
Some day soon... maybe it'll all make sense again but
Here and now... got a world to explore. Got some
Riddles to un - ravel, ba by what you waiting for? for?

now... here and now... we got deeper truths to seek
now... 'nother Star Wars out next week
now... got pa - ra-me-ters to tweak
morrow's here and now now
now... here and now... we got robots driving cars
now... Elon's col-o-ni-zing Mars
now... we got smart philanthro-py
rigor and some met-a-na-ly - ses. Yeah!
Way back when... Everything seemed simple baby
Some day soon... maybe it'll all make sense again but
Here and now... got a world to explore. Got some
Riddles to un - ravel... ... tell me what you waiting
for... ... tell me what you waiting
for... ... tell me what you waiting
for...

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