"Right Here, Right Now" as written by and Mikhail M. Tarasov....
A woman on the radio talked about revolution
When it's already passed her by
Bob Dylan didn't have this to sing about you
You know it feels good to be alive

I was alive and i waited, waited
I was alive and i waited for this
Right here, right now
There is no other place i want to be
Right here, right now
Watching the world wake up from history

I saw the decade in, when it seemed
The world could change at the blink of an eye
And if anything
Then there's your sign, of the times

I was alive and i waited, waited
I was alive and i waited for this
Right here, right now

I was alive and i waited, waited
I was alive and i waited for this
Right here, right now
There is no other place i want to be
Right here, right now
Watching the world wake up from history

Right here, right now
There is no other place i want to be
Right here, right now
Watching the world wake up from history

Right here, right now
There is no other place i want to be
Right here, right now
Watching the world wake up


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"Right Here, Right Now" as written by Michael Edwards

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    General CommentThese comments are sooo far off... except for Zoster's.

    This song is about the end of the Cold War and the Fall of the Soviet Union. The line is not "I saw the decade in" but "I saw the decade END" as in the last year of the 80's, 1989, the Berlin Wall basically gave way to popular revolts and marked the beginning of the fall of the Soviet Union. It's obvious this is what the song is about just from watching the video, but anyone who was old enough to watch the evening news in that time period knows EXACTLY what the song is about and how the writer feels. The "woman on the radio" who "talks about revolution when it's already passed her by" might be a more specific reference than I know of, but the point is that the revolution was quick and sudden, and in most cases before the leaders/dictators of the USSR and satellite countries even knew what was happening.
    nylentoneon May 21, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is about the end of the cold war, the autumm of nations: "watching the world wake up from history".
    zosteron September 19, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentzoster and nylentone have it absolutely right. This isn't a timeless song about any good thing. It's about one very specific thing. This song came out in 1991 and reflects the joy and astonishment for those of us who "were alive and waited" for this. On numerous occasions from 1956 to 1988, there were signs of the Eastern Bloc becoming more democratic, and they were always crushed by purges, arrests, and/or tanks.

    Then when it finally happened, it happened so fast it was unbelievable. After some gradual signs of change in Poland and Hungary early in 1989, everything accelerated in the final weeks of the year. The Berlin Wall was opened on November 9 and by Christmas the Communist regimes of Eastern Europe were virtually wiped off the map without a war. Virtually all of these changes happened in the final few weeks of 1989, hence the line about the decade ending.

    Bob Dylan sang about revolution but he didn't (in his heyday) have THIS to sing about. The band can hardly pack enough joy into the lyrics that the world was changed so much and so suddenly for the better and that they (and many of us) got to see it happen. It was like winning a war without the war.

    The posted lyrics have some significant glitches.
    A woman on the radio talks (not "talked")
    Bob Dylan didn't have this to sing about (no "you" at the end)
    I saw the decade end (not "in")
    rikdadon April 23, 2017   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about savoring the moment and to me it's about change
    Missykiwizon June 14, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYep, it's all about right now, and just finally feeling alive and living in the moment, and it's what you live for everyday, to feel alive.
    inoticethingson December 16, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about living in the 1980s when it was written, where everyone talked about the "60's revolution that had already passed us all by.

    It is about right here right now intesad of living in the past for a revolution that was long over. And how everyone talked about how great the music was in teh 60s and 70s. He wanted everyone to know that current music was where it was all about.

    I saw Jesus Jones interviewed about this song 15 years ago and that pretty much summed up what he had to say bout it.
    Blibstodgeon March 31, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can very much relate to nylentone. The funny thing here is how Mike Edwards weaves quotes from other songs in the political/historical context. I guess the woman on the radio in the first verse is Tracy Chapman's "Talking 'Bout A Revolution". I'm no Dylan expert so I can't pinpoint the reference, but Dylan had from "The Times They Are A-Changin'" his own share of revolutionary songs. In the second verse Mike Edwards seem to tip his hat to Princes "Sign O The Times". Both - Chapman's and Prince's songs - are rather disillusioned about revolution and change, so it makes sense if he puts these references that might have been very present for the listener behind him in the chorus when he goes "Right here, right now". I always liked how clever he used the context here.
    demotapeon March 06, 2013   Link
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    General CommentThis is a timeless song, it could've been recorded & released today and it would still be a hit.
    brokentelephone78on November 03, 2015   Link

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