Live for Life!

„Durch die Leidenschaft lebt der Mensch,
durch die Vernunft existiert er bloß.“
Nicolas Chamfort (französischer Schriftsteller, 1741-1794)

Live for Life
Music by Francis Lai. Words by Norman Gimbel

(Verse 1)
Come with me my love and seize the day and live it,
live it fully live it fast.
Never thinking once about tomorrow,
till tomorrow’s been and gone and past.
We’ll pour the wine and fill the cup of joy and drink it,
drink as if it were the last.
Live, just live for life.

(Verse 2)
In Paree today, in Amsterdam tomorrow,
sixty minutes through the skies.
Fly with me to see the setting summer sun
and stay with me to see it rise.
And say to those who say to live this way is mad,
that mad we’d rather be, than wise.
Live, just live for life.

(Verse 3)
Yesterday’s a mem’ry, (gone for good, forever)
while tomorrow is a guess.
What is real is what is here
and now, the „here and now“ is all that we possess.
So take my hand and we will take the moment,
if for just the moment’s happiness.
Live, just live for life.

(Verse 4)
Come with me to where the hills are green
and still and filled with flowers to adore.
Come with me where the laughter rings
and drowns the pounding sounds of guns of war.
Yes, come with me my love and live for life
and life will live for you forevermore.
Live, just live for life.

If you let me I will lead you
through the mystery and wonder
of a world you’ve never known before.
Share the splendors to be shared.
Magic places to explore,
Dare the dangers to be dared.
Life is all of this and more,
this and more.