Right Here and Now

by Owen Temple

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1.
We've been tangled up like this before Saying things we both regret We dig in and start keeping score We both forgive but we don't forget It seems like nothing when it's going down We've got to watch these words we throw around We've got to stop this game before it starts You might accidentally break my heart Sticks and stones may break my bones But a word could kill me dead The body will mend whenever it bruises But you can't take back a thing you said Chorus Hearts get built up and broken with every word we say Just saying we didn't mean it doesn't make it go away So I'll tell you what I'm feeling truly And not just react 'cause the stakes are high A thousand words could lead us to forever And a thousand more could lead us to goodbye Chorus (Owen Temple) © 2001 Owen Temple Music (BMI)
2.
The first time I loved I didn't know how good that it could be To have another heart see in you everything you hoped they'd see If someone said the feeling wouldn't last there's no way I'd ever believe That something I felt so true and fast could ever slip away from me But the flames of passion burned it up When early days of attraction passed Like a meteor entering the atmosphere Burning too hot to last And I'm so tired of hearing that a burning heart is the only love that's true And that the mystery of loving only lasts just as long as the love is new Cause when the first part's done the real work starts, you get down and roll up your sleeves The real trick is building an enduring love, the kind that don't ever leave So the flames of passion can't burn it up When early days of attraction pass Like a meteor entering the atmosphere Burning too hot to last When the love's not tempered by a common trust, hearts can't take the strain When the fire's all gone, what you got left is a smoky kind of pain Yeah, the flames of passion can burn it up When early days of attraction pass Like a meteor entering the atmosphere Burning too hot to last (Owen Temple) © 2001 Owen Temple Music (BMI)
3.
She was smiling in the sun at a sidestreet café She had a love in her eyes and an ease in her way Like her soul was lit up, her heart rung like a bell I'll never know her name but I remember her well People you're passing on the street They're the friends you may never meet And everybody's paid the cost Of a little sweet loss In a downstairs honky tonk, a kindly old gentleman Sitting at a table alone, a picture of a dog in his hand He wiped away a tear and I'll never know just why What thought going through his head was enough to make him cry Chorus There's something going on forever in everything around Connecting everyone, every sight and sound I can see through a glass darkly but someday face to face What do I hope to find by the end of this race Looking out from a black and white picture that itself is fifty years old Sitting at a desk in St. Louis talking on the radio A girl at twenty five, she hopes to realize her dreams She and I are not so different, there's just some time and space between Chorus (Owen Temple) © 2001 Owen Temple Music (BMI)
4.
Look at you and me We got two hearts It's not a full house yet Could be a pretty good start There's no guarantees In this hand that we play We get to keep some cards We have to throw some away This ain't Las Vegas We're not bound to lose We can win it all We've just got to choose To bet on our hearts We'll get to what's real Cause we may not always know it When we've got a good deal It can make you crazy Thinking 'bout hands that came before And it won't help to worry What shuffled decks have in store Let's take what we know And find a way how To best play this moment Right here and now Chorus I know you don't like gambling darling But love's the only game in town Let's put what we've got on the line This kind of loving won't let us down You and me take our chances Draw 'em one at a time Look there we got a match That's makes us two of a kind Let's raise our bet And say a little prayer 'Cause no king or queen beats A couple of hearts and a pair Chorus (Owen Temple) © 2001 Owen Temple Music (BMI)
5.
We looked for the perfect moment each and every night Waiting for the timing to be just right To say what we were feeling between us two Both afraid of not hearing I love you too Being in between loving is worse than no love at all You can't keep walking along the edge of that wall Got to jump one way together with all your heart But we tried to keep walking 'til we fell apart We were so close but so far away 'Cause our true hearts speak words that we don't say A sure way of not getting what you're dreaming of No daring is fatal in life and love We've got one shot at life with no guarantees We try to build a bridge to what we want to be Dare to dream and dare to love Dare to begin what you're thinking of And our doubts are traitors and they make us lose What we might win but for the fear to choose All we can do is give it our best And try to live life with no regrets And we're so close but so far away Because our true hearts speak words that we don't say A sure way of not getting what you're dreaming of No daring is fatal in life and love Living is risky A few things are certain If we don't step on the stage We might as well not raise the curtain And we're so close but so far away Cause our true hearts speak words that we don't say A sure way of not getting what you're dreaming of No daring is fatal in life and love (Owen Temple) © 2001 Owen Temple Music (BMI)
6.
Concrete and chrome, I'm spending time Getting more of what's yours for less of mine In fluorescent daylight above the ground Nobody's life's made richer, money moves around The transfer of wealth is the greatest good Don't use imagination if you think you could Art's by corporations, mass produced today It's more uniform, consistent and it's faster that way To move around money Watch it fly Move around money Money never dies Why bother living when you got TV Easy as changing channels I know what I want to see Who's got time to consider what it means to be free I got sitcoms and commercials that's enough for me I'm bought and sold, I'm glad I got the chance To express myself with Gap khaki pants I think I'll make a statement, I've got something to say I use American Express when I'm asked to pay Chorus I know they care how I feel at my company 'Cause getting sad's bad for productivity They say added value's what they really want from me Since I was little is that what I hoped to be This is the real world not make believe If money doesn't make you happy then you'd better just leave You got to make a living so that you can someday Comfortably regret the life that slipped away Move around money Watch it fly Move around money Money never dies Move around money While you got your chance Move around money You can watch it dance (Owen Temple) © 2001 Owen Temple Music (BMI)
7.
You called and said let's get together again sometime You said that lately I'd crossed your mind It's been a while since we've spoken I'm pretty sure the last time our hearts got broken We had something special once but now it's gone Our lives intersected then we just moved on I remember like a dream some beautiful days Before we woke up and love slipped away And I'd rather remember us the way it was then Let's not even try to start things up again The heat of old emotion would be too hard to fake So let's not meet, for old times' sake Let's not revisit the past face to face It was a different time and a different place Our hearts beat to the same rhythm way back then But now there's some hurt we might bring up again We'd just catch up on the basics then have nothing left to say I'd rather remember you another way I don't want to see your life's just fine without me I'd like to keep a hold on old memories Chorus (Owen Temple) © 2001 Owen Temple Music (BMI)
8.
Before the night becomes the dawn I'll be beside my only one Baby knows that when its dark I'm gone But I'll be back before the night becomes the dawn I travel up the road with songs to sing And baby waits at home and wears my ring She knows that I'll be back just when I can Baby says she's glad that I'm her man She understands just why I've got to go Though she says there's times she'll miss me so So I don't have extra time to hang around Cause I know that she's at home in another town Chorus You can make friends out of strangers anywhere And in any place you can find someone who'll care A hundred things to do and places you can see But I'm thinking 'bout that girl that waits for me You can't make yourself at home in some motel So when I call to say if things went well She asks if I'll stay out of town tonight And I tell her I'll be there by morning's light Chorus By the time the sun has made its trip around In that bayou city I'll be found As the shining sun reflects across the sea In her loving arms is where I'm bound to be Chorus (Owen Temple) © 2001 Owen Temple Music (BMI)
9.
What you got is not what you wanted And what you don't have you think you need It's a daily human drama Of insecurity and greed All that matters is what you're chasing What you've caught before is out of mind For the chance to catch what's just out of reach You'd gladly leave the rest behind Well you're heading for trouble And your heartache's 'bout to double Why can't you be true That's the trouble with you There's no such thing as satisfaction There's no real security We've got the here and now and maybe tomorrow The rest is all history It's what's written in the hearts of others That's what we should be thinking of The sum of life's experience Is the way you treat the ones you love Chorus All you want is everything And nothing less will do Just a little bit more of everything That'll be enough for you Chorus (Owen Temple) © 2001 Owen Temple Music (BMI)
10.
Don't try and look so tough I know what you're trying to do You think you have to put on a show For me to pay attention to you Well baby you've got the floor And I'm all eyes and ears You don't have to act angry For me to say what you want to hear Oh Scarlet I give a damn now you can act your age Bravo I love you now you can come offstage Though I hate to see you simmer down Even a little bit cause a girl good looking as you The madder you are the cuter you get The madder you are the cuter you get Now your blues eyes are flashing And your cheeks are getting red And I can tell that I'm not helping things With the clumsy words I said I think I understand where you're coming from I know what you want me to do You're pretending to still be mad at me I'm falling more in love with you Chorus Cool off the drama, how did this begin What got you so excited so I can do it again Sometimes I think that lovers Really enjoy the little tests of will You love to give me your advice And I love to give you a thrill And I guess it's nice to get crossways Cause sometimes we both can win The best part of a good clean fight Is patching things back up again Chorus (Owen Temple) © 2001 Owen Temple Music (BMI)
11.
What am I doing with my days I can spend my time so many ways Work I could do running through my head But faith without works is dead There is a meaning you can find In every action, heart and mind Uncover this, I thought I heard it said Cause faith without works is dead Once I'd seen my reflection in the glass I could not forget it and walk on past There is a truth written by a hand Read it in the sea and sky and land I'll walk and labor where I'm led Cause faith without works is dead We can build cities made of stone Or we can help a lost heart home Cities don't last as long as words you said And faith without works is dead I heard a perfect law of liberty Love's the only work that can make us free There is a work you need most to do And there is work the world needs most from you The place where you get both is where you are led And faith without works is dead (Owen Temple) © 2001 Owen Temple Music (BMI)

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released March 1, 2002

Song Lyrics:
owentemple.com/lyrics/list_songs/Right_Here_and_Now/Right-Here-and-Now

Produced by Phil Madeira
Engineered by Jordan Richter and Phil Madeira
Recorded at Roswell East, Nashville, Texas and at The Mission, Nashville, Tennessee

Owen Temple - Acoustic
Phil Madeira - Electric guitar, Acoustic, Pedal steel, Piano, Mandolin, Accordion, Dobro, Harmony vocals
Mark Robertson - Bass
Al Perkins - Pedal steel
Fats Kaplin - Fiddle, Mandolin
Dennis Holt - Drums
Jake Armerding - Harmony vocals
Greg Trooper - Harmony vocals
Kenny Meeks - Harmony vocals

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