Never looking back or too far in front of me
The present is a gift
And I just want to be
First, a play on words with “present” and “gift”. However, the present Common is referring to is as in “past, present, future”. The last line is his saying that he chooses to live for today rather than to worry about the past or the future. The only gift he wants is a stress-free life.
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