Saturday, January 17, 2009

Song Spotlight: "Forever Young" by Youth Group



This version of this song is a few years old, and the song its self was penned by the band Alphaville back in 1984. But it's been stuck in my head the last few weeks thanks in part to an add for New Zealand tourism. The Youth Group version holds a special place in my heart, because it was the song Channel 10 used when they did their intro to the 2007 AFL Grand Final. In addition to those memories, and the obvious Aussie connection (and forgetting that it was used on an episode of The O.C.) I just really like this song. The funny thing about amazing music is that, while I couldn't begin to understand what it takes to make, I sure know how it when I hear it.

Let's dance in style let's dance for a while,
Heaven can wait we're only watching the skies,
Hoping for the best but expecting the worst,
Are you gonna drop the bomb or not?

Let us die or let us live forever,
Don't have the power but we never say never,
Sitting in the sandpit life is a short trip,
Music's for the sad man

Can you imagine when this race is run,
Turning all our faces into the sun,
Praising our leaders getting in tune,
Music's played by the mad man

Forever young, I want to be forever young,
Do you really want to live forever?
Forever forever,
Forever young, I want to be forever young,
Do you really want to live forever?
Forever, forever

Some are like water Some are like the heat,
Some are melodies Some are the beat,
Sooner or later they'll all be gone,
Why don't they stay on?
It's hard to get all without a cause,
I don't want to perish like a fading voice,
Youth is like diamonds in the sun,
And diamonds are forever,
So many adventures couldn't happened today,
So many songs that we forgot to play,
So many dreams swimming out in the blue,
Let them come true

Forever young I want to be forever young,
Do you really want to live forever?
Forever, forever
Forever young, I want to be forever young,
Do you really want to live forever?
Forever, forever
Forever young, I want to be forever young,
Do you really want to live forever?
Forever, forever
Forever young, I want to be forever young
Do you really want to live forever?
Forever, forever


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