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Grass Roots — Let's Live For Today
Album: Let's Live For Today
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Released: 1967
Length: 2:42
Plays (last 30 days): 1
When I think of all the worries
That people seem to find
And how they're in a hurry
To complicate their minds
By chasing after money
And dreams that can't come true
I'm glad that we are different
We've better things to do
May others plan their future
I'm busy loving you

One, two, three, four
Sha-la-la-la-la-la, live for today
(Hey, hey, hey)
Sha-la-la-la-la-la, live for today
And don't worry 'bout tomorrow, hey
Sha-la-la-la-la-la, live for today
Live for today

We were never meant to worry
The way that people do
And I don't need to hurry
As long as I'm with you
We'll take it nice and easy
And use my simple plan
You'll be my lovin' woman
I'll be your lovin' man
We'll take the most from living
Have pleasure while we can

Two, three, four
Sha-la-la-la-la-la, live for today
(Hey, hey, hey)
Sha-la-la-la-la-la, live for today
And don't worry 'bout tomorrow, hey
Sha-la-la-la-la-la, live for today
Live for today

Baby, I need to feel you inside of me
I got to feel you deep inside of me
Baby, please come close to me
I got to have you now, please
Please, please
Gimme some-a loving
Gimme some-a loving
To gimme some-a loving
To gimme some-a loving
Baby, gimme some-a loving
Gimme some-a loving
Got to have all your loving
Gimme some-a loving
I need all your loving
Give me some love now
I need all your loving

Sha-la-la-la-la-la, live for today
(Hey, hey, hey)
Sha-la-la-la-la-la, live for today
And don't worry 'bout tomorrow, hey
Sha-la-la-la-la-la, live for today
Sha-la-la-la-la-la, live for today
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Thank you for playing this 60's pop hit, forgot how good it sounds!
Stopped working for someone else over two years ago, opting instead to look after my lovely hairy appendage who was medically retired due to CMS.  This song sums up our lives now. Skint, but soooo happy!
I don't know what was in the water or the atmosphere in the mid to late 60s ( it couldn't have all been just the drugs) but it seems like the concensus of so many bands were in such a good, positive, peaceful headspace, it makes me sad that those days are now such a distant part of our history.
 kingart wrote:
Another first here at RP!  I heard this hundreds of times, in what now seems like hundreds of years ago. The Grass Roots are one of my favorite deep dive bands of the '60s. They put out a bunch of very very tuneful tracks. More, more. 

Sooner Or Later
Where Were You When I Needed You
Heaven Knows
Let's Live For Today
Temptation Eyes
The River Is Wide
Come On And Say It
Midnight Confessions
Wait A Million Years
Walking Through The Country
Lovin' Things
Things I Should Have Said
Bella Linda
Baby Hold On
Feelings
I Can Turn Off The Rain
 
They were a great band indeed.  They came to my high school in SoCal during my sophomore year (1967) and played an afternoon concert for the school in the gym.  José Feliciano also did a concert in the gym for us that year as well.

Love this song BTW.  A 9.
I can see this spinning on the little fold-up turntable in my purple bedroom....ahhh, the joys of innocence.  But then, Midnight Confessions kicked in.....and there went the innocence....
Another first here at RP!  I heard this hundreds of times, in what now seems like hundreds of years ago. The Grass Roots are one of my favorite deep dive bands of the '60s. They put out a bunch of very very tuneful tracks. More, more. 

Sooner Or Later
Where Were You When I Needed You
Heaven Knows
Let's Live For Today
Temptation Eyes
The River Is Wide
Come On And Say It
Midnight Confessions
Wait A Million Years
Walking Through The Country
Lovin' Things
Things I Should Have Said
Bella Linda
Baby Hold On
Feelings
I Can Turn Off The Rain
Another hippie anthem questioning the status quo of conformity and restraint!
 RedGuitar wrote:
One of my two fave Grass Roots tunes, the other being "Where Were You When I Needed You."

 

The Bangles (but actually Columbia Records) included a B-side cover of that on their first GH compilation which came out in 1990, and Susanna delivered again with an angelic vocal performance.
Young adolescence. Brushes with psychedelia. Life lessons in a song.

Concepts.


They stay with you.      
   
 RedGuitar wrote:
One of my two fave Grass Roots tunes, the other being "Where Were You When I Needed You."

 
Oh my god, man, Midnight Confessions is the best Grass Roots tune.
Always loved this one, first hearing it on the radio - it was really my older brother's music - but I got into it much more.

A great anthem I do try to live by. 
Very funny Zephyr, always a good laugh. But this tune didnt make the final Freedom Rock cut of 40 songs. Somehow Spirit's "I got a line on you," a favorite of Bill's, did however.
Is that freedom rock?



Turn it up, man!
Wow.  A psychotronic blast from the flower power past.  I have this 45 in my archives, one of the few survivors of that time when I had no clue how to treat future, virtual museum pieces.   
WOW, how fun!  Thanks for digging this one up Bill.  Takes me back to when things started changing for me as a pre-teen. 
The WAAAYYY back machine - when I was 16!  Hard to believe, LOL! {#Good-vibes}

Wow, how many decades since I last heard this?

=> Radioparadise, working very hard to make you feel old.  And succeeding.

Does anybody else hear Eric Burdon and the Animal's Sky Pilot?  This came out in '67; Sky Pilot was released in '68.


I also like Temptation Eyes. Play some of that, Bill!{#Biggrin}
WOW! Does this bring back memories. Thank you for digging it up. {#Hug}{#Roflol}
 dris wrote:
Ah, cranking up the "Way-back Machine" and memories of high school.  Thanks, Bill!{#Dancingbanana}

 
Same here. EXACTLY!
Ah, cranking up the "Way-back Machine" and memories of high school.  Thanks, Bill!{#Dancingbanana}
Good times all around as i grew up on this. +10
Memories of the Sugar Bowl in Breezy Point and hearing this blasting from the jukebox.

This song is soooo good for the ears...
 

Since this album came out when I was in the 3rd grade, I don't really remember it when it "hit the shelves" at my local Woolworth's store.


Can anybody out there tell me which is the original album cover? 

Here's the one on Wikipedia below, and the one at the top of the page (which could be from a CD reissue) looks like a bad postcard from a late 60's Stuckey's in Arizona.   


    File:Let's Live for Today.jpeg
One of my two fave Grass Roots tunes, the other being "Where Were You When I Needed You."
Wow!  What a flashback!!!!    I LOVE the Grass Roots and this is a song I haven't heard in years!!!   THANKS RP!
sha la la la live for today!!

Nice to hear this.
I love that Creed from "The Office" was a guitar player in this band! (And that his name is really Creed)
thought it was a cover of a Yardbirds hit, but doing the mini research they are basically from the same era, so I guess that's the similar sound.
A gem that says and said a lot about the time.
 Rastaphan wrote:
great song...got to love it a sort of "carpe diem" for love...
ps:i'm happy to be a part of radio paradise experience by uploading this song... Let's live for today!!!
 
Thanks for that.
My mostest favorite Grass Roots song!

Ahh '67.
Junior High in Orange County, California.
Nice to hear this old chestnut again!.... update Sept. 29, 2012... surprised only 2 responses to this piece so far!!!
great song...got to love it a sort of "carpe diem" for love... ps:i'm happy to be a part of radio paradise experience by uploading this song... Let's live for today!!!