"If Not Now" as written by and Tracy L Chapman....
If not now then when
If now today then
Why make your promises
A love declared for days to come
Is as good as none

You can wait 'til morning comes
You can wait for the new day
You can wait and lose this heart
You can wait and soon be sorry

Now love's the only thing that's free
We must take it where it's found
Pretty soon it may be costly

If now now what then
We all must live our lives
Always feeling
Always thinking
The moment has arrived


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"If Not Now..." as written by Tracy L Chapman

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    General CommentIf you love someone, let them know. If you wait too long, you may miss your chance
    chungjikon May 05, 2003   Link
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    General CommentA love declared for days to come
    Is as good as none

    LOVE IT!
    Woolfon October 07, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIt's beautiful. I like this part:

    Now love's the only thing that's free
    We must take it where it's found

    I just watched that new Pocohantas movie- "The New World" and Smith as a line in it:

    "Love. If love is given to you, what can we do but take it? Love. That is all there is."

    What if someone gives you all their love, hopes, and believes that one day you'll return again. One day... but how long can one wait? What if one day, maybe one day it'll be "good as gone."
    lz2108on February 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI waited and Now I am very sorry...
    Envy337on February 20, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationThis is about one of harder Lessons to learn... I saw it often in Lives of another and mine, too. If one feels Love he should run after it, since it is Power, and hardest Lesson for me was to love myself. If i would have possibility i would let teach this our Children in Schools...
    obyvatelon February 08, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis song touches me in a more generally existential way:

    There is only now. Every moment is now.

    Therefore Love All Love Now.
    PozLotuson November 21, 2012   Link

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