"Just For Now" as written by and Imogen Jennifer Heap....
Just for now
Just for now

It's that time of year
Leave all our hopelessnesses aside
If just for a little while
Tears stop right here
I know we've all had a bumpy ride
I'm secretly on your side

Well how did you know? It's what I always wanted
Could never have had too many of these
Will you quit kicking me under the table?
I'm trying, will somebody make us shut up about it
Can we settle down please

It's that time of year
Leave all our hopelessnesses aside
If just for a little while
Tears stop right here
I know we've all had a bumpy ride
I'm secretly on your side

Bite tongue, deep breaths
Count to ten, nod your head

I think something is burning
Now you've ruined the whole thing
Oh muffle the smoke alarm
Whoever put on this music
Better quick, sharp, remove it
Pour me another, oh, don't wag your finger at me

It's that time of year
Leave all our hopelessnesses aside
If just for a little while
Tears stop right here
I know we've all had a bumpy ride
I'm secretly on your side

Get get me out of here
Get get me out of here
Get me out of here

Get get me out of here
Get get me out of here
Get me out of here

Just for now
Just for now
Just for now

Just for now
Just for now

Just for now
Just for now

Just for now
Please
Just for now
Please


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"Just for Now" as written by Imogen Jennifer Heap

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    Song MeaningThis song relates a lot of the stress of the holidays; food burning, kids bickering, etc.

    And with Kelly's new blended family (her new husband had two kids from a previous marriage), a lot of it sounds very maternal ("Can we settle down please? / Don't wag your finger at me!")

    Also, I think the "I know we've all had a bumpy ride / I'm secretly on your side" refers to being a new stepmother. There is usually a lot of transition and sometimes conflict when a parent remarries, and in this line, Kelly is acknowledging how tough things have been, but also letting her stepchildren know that she is their friend, not their enemy.

    The "How did you know / It's exactly what I wanted / Could never have too many of these" likely refers to her recently announced pregnancy and her previous mention in interviews about wanting a big family.

    All in all I think she's calling a truce, that whatever is going on in all the madness of the holidays, she's asking for just a moment of peace and family togetherness.
    scurvyorcaon December 05, 2013   Link
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    My OpinionIt feels like it was about family fights at Christmas. Where somebody wants to make a special dinner or something but everything turns out wrong and everybody breaks each other's heart. Like a huge family fight at this time of the year.

    It really touches me known that I never had a Christmas without any family fight at home that turned out to be bloody wars.

    Wonderful song. So dramatic and so amazing.
    atitkosblogoson December 28, 2014   Link

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