“Right Here, Right Now” by Jesus Jones (video)

“Right Here, Right Now” by Jesus Jones. I loved this video when it first came out in 1991, two years after the Berlin Wall fell, Eastern Europe had been freed after 50 years of brutal communist subjugation, and the Soviet Union was disintegrating before our eyes.

You had to live through the era to fully appreciate the momentousness of the moment.  The joy.  The hope.

And this song just stuck in my brain at the time. It so encapsulated, and distilled, the moment.

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And I feel a lot like that today after the Supreme Court’s rulings on DOMA and Prop 8.

Here are the lyrics to “Right Here, Right Now” by Jesus Jones, the video follows. Enjoy.

A woman on the radio talks about revolution
When it’s already passed her by
Bob Dylan didn’t have this to sing about
You know it feels good to be alive

I was alive and I waited, waited
I was alive and I waited for this
Right here, right now
There is no other place I want to be
Right here, right now
Watching the world wake up from history

I saw the decade in, when it seemed the world could change
At the blink of an eye
And if anything
Then there’s your sign of the times

I was alive and I waited, waited
I was alive and I waited for this
Right here, right now

I was alive and I waited, waited
I was alive and I waited for this
Right here, right now
There is no other place I want to be
Right here, right now
Watching the world wake up from history

Right here, right now
There is no other place I want to be
Right here, right now
Watching the world wake up from history

Right here, right now
There is no other place I want to be
Right here, right now
Watching the world wake up


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