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Lyrics of Aloha for Sunday, April 4, 2021

Aloha everyone. Here is why I composed the song “Live Young as Long As You Live:”

Life seems so short. I have lost so many of my friends and relatives, past and present. But there is so much you can give and so much you can do in your life. How long is a lifetime? As long as you live. Each of them lived each hour, each day to the fullest. I will always remember them, they who lived young as long as they lived.

“Live Young As Long As You Live”

Live young as long as you live

There is so much in life you can give

A smile, a tear, a word of good cheer

With all of your heart to those who are near,

So live young as long as you live, tomorrow and today

You’ll find your love and happiness, if you live young as long as you live.

As long as you life, if you live young as long as you live.


Larry Rivera has been a musician on Kaua‘i for more than six decades, and shares the stories behind his songs in “Lyrics of Aloha,” appearing once a month in the Sunday edition of The Garden Island. Win prizes and earn an entry in the Vacations Hawai‘i Vegas vacation for two drawing by listening to KONG radio the following Monday and Tuesday between 6 and 8 a.m. and taking part in a contest based on the column.


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