When Is Now

When Is Now - record cover art. Photo by You Meng.

Note: This is a male/female duet but can also be sung solo.


You swore one day you would kiss me
And we would trade our vows
If not now, when will you love me?
…when is now

© 2020 Eric Michael Jones

We fell in love, I was the luckiest boy alive
I think we were five
Sharing our Twinkies and laughter
Pretending forever after

At thirteen we messed around behind the record store
Fumbling and kissing and a little bit more
It was the best year of my life
You said one day you would be my wife

You swore one day you would kiss me
And we would trade our vows
If not now, when will you love me?
Please tell me when is now

We still liked each other in high school
But you had a boyfriend your girlfriends thought was cool
I told you on the sly I was just having fun
The twinkle in your eye told me
I was still your truly only one

My first husband was a total jerk
I’d call you up to complain
About the drinking and fighting
Until one day thank God I left

You know there’s only one guy for you
Do you remember my name?
But I’m getting tired of holding my breath

So now we’re grown and the birds have all flown
Live a block apart but we’re both alone
What are you waiting for, some proof?
How about if I shout it from my roof

You swore one day you would kiss me
And we would trade our vows
If not now, when will you love me?
Tell me when is now

I heard you holler back

Today’s the day I will kiss you
And we will trade our vows
You know I have always loved you honey
When is now

Come on down because when is now

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