Lyrical Legends: Chris Botti Feat. Sting – What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?

What Are You Doing For The Rest Of Your Life?

Chris Botti featuring Sting

By Terrance Moore.


What are you doing the rest of your life?
North and South and East and West of your life
I have only one request of your life
That you spend it all with me

There are several versions of this song recorded by numerous artists, but my personal favorite happens to be the Sting/Chris Botti version. The lyrics are truly poetry, and the addition of Stings vocals along with Chris Botti’s jazzy mellow backdrop add to the emotion created by the words.

All the seasons and the times of your days
All the nickels and the dimes of your days
Let the reasons and the rhymes of your days
All begin and end with me

What makes these lyrics classic are how they manage to paint a romantic picture consisting of every day events. The protagonist desires to share every aspect of her life, and not the only the exciting times but the mundane moments as well.

I want to see your face in every kind of light
In the fields of dawn and the forests of the night
And when you stand before the candles on a cake
Oh, let me be the one to hear the silent wish you make

He not only wants to experience her presence in every way imaginable, but he longs for the mental connection that will allow him to hear her thoughts without her having to utter a word. He desires to share all of her tomorrows, and be there at the beginning of each tomorrow…kissing her as she awakens to another day in the life they share together.

Those tomorrows waiting deep in your eyes
In the world of love that you keep in your eyes
I’ll awaken what’s asleep in your eyes
It may take a kiss or two

I believe we all long for that special person to spend our seasons with; to walk down the middle of the road into the future with.  To have someone in your life who you feel you can be happy with until your life on this earth is no more is truly a blessing. If you’re one of the fortunate few who fall into this category, I suggest you light some candles, pulled your loved one close and play this song for them. It will definitely be appreciated.

Through all of my life
Summer, Winter, Spring, and Fall of my life
All I ever will recall of my life
Is all of my life with you


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