Live for Life – Song and Lyrics by Abbey Lincoln


Discover the poetic beauty in ‘Live for Life’ by Abbey Lincoln. This lyric breakdown takes you on a journey through the artist’s thoughts, emotions, and the story they aim to tell. From clever metaphors to evocative imagery, we delve into the nuances that make this song a lyrical masterpiece. Whether you’re a fan of Abbey Lincoln or a lover of well-crafted words, our detailed analysis will give you a deeper understanding and appreciation of this song.

Come with me my love
And seize the day and live it
Live it fully live it fast
Never thinking once about
Tomorrow ’til 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 for life

In Paris 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 the those who say
To live this way is mad,
That mad we’d rather be than wise
Live just live for life

Yesterday’s a memory gone for good
For ever, 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 for life

If you let it, it 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
Cause life is all of this and more
This and more, ooooooooh.

Come with me to where
The hills are green and still
And filled with flowers to adore
Come with me to where the laughter sings
And drowns the pounding sounds of guns of war
Come with me my love and
Live for life and life will live
For you forever more
Live just live for life
Live just live for life
Live just live for life