While We're Here

from While We're Here

While We’re Here

Music by Catie Curtis

Words by Catie Curtis and Phil Madeira

A truck spilled a whole load of cranberries

Across the Sagamore bridge

No one died, thank the good fairies, now I got some in my fridge

Commuters waited in traffic

Got out of their cars to see

Let the ambulance through, cheered the clean-up crew

And put it out on their twitter feed

We could all die tomorrow

Not gonna live in fear

Don’t ever stop giving living a shot

While we’re here

My friend Jimmy makes a living

Playing the mandolin

Who ever thought of doing that

You gotta hand it to him

From Tokyo to Dublin

Through American by car

He plays the same to a sold out theater show

As to one drunk at the bar

We could all die tomorrow

Not gonna live in fear

Don’t ever stop giving living a shot

While we’re here

A lot of things I’d like to do if I have the time

I’d really like to sing with Emmylou

And think like Gertrude Stein

But as I get older I make fewer plans

Every day I just want to say

“Baby hold my hand!”

We could all die tomorrow

Not gonna live in fear

Don’t ever stop giving living a shot

While we’re here

Come on out in the open

Come on and make a sound

Don’t ever stop giving living a shot

On this side of the ground.

We could all die tomorrow

Not gonna live in fear

Don’t ever stop giving living a shot

While we’re here

Julie Wolf • Piano, B-3 Organ

Jon Evans • Bass

Jimmy Ryan • Mandolin, Harmony Vocal

Matthias Bossi • Drums

Catie Curtis • Vocals and Acoustic Guitar

Jamie Edwards • Keyboards

Elana Arian • Harmony Vocals

updated: 4 years ago