Aloha everyone. I’m back with my 16th composition. On my 40th birthday, I watched the sunset from the shores of Kona and thought to myself: another day of my life will be gone when the sun disappears. But another day of my life reborn when the sun re-appears and, here I am, 51 years later at 91 on Sept. 14 to share my song.
“Today is the First Day of the Rest of My Life”
Another day of my life has gone when the sun disappears. Another day of my life reborn with the sun reappears, and then I know that today is the first day of the rest of my life.
Another fall of my life has gone when the cold winter comes, another spring of my life begins when the birds sing their songs, and then I know that this year is the first year of the rest of my life.
Chorus: The winters are few when I’m close to you, when you go away the rain seems to stay, but when I hold you once again, I realize that today is the first day of the rest of my life.
Larry Rivera has been an entertainer and song writer 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.
Source: The Garden Island