Riff: Ray LaMontagne – “Let’s Make It Last”

May 21, 2018

Stay for a little while/Share a glass beside the fire/Time goes by so fast, so fast/Let’s make it last

from Let's Make It Last lyrics by Ray LaMontagne

LaMontagne transforms a glass of red wine into music. The warm tones represents a stretching of the imagination as he’s looking to relive a magical experience over and over again. And while the sentiment is cliche he’s able to add his own distinct level of flavor. To keep the moment fresh, he’s imagining every little detail. Time is his enemy and he’s hoping his memories will make the moment last.


Riff by Jeff Min

Jeff Min is a Chicago-based writer at SONGLYRICS. His work has appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times, Hi-Fructose, Wax Poetics, SLAM, and HOOP.

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