Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Forever Young by Rod Stewart

This was played in the season finale of Glee, and I thought it very appropriate

I have loved this song since it was first released and still remember the video of Rod riding in the back of some old pick up with a little kid.  I always thought it was a sweet song, but the first time I heard it once I had kids, I started singing along and really thought about the lyrics.  It made me cry.  Parents of older kids always tell you to cherish the young days as they go fast, I can already see myself writing this out to each of them somehow for their highschool graduation, maybe just in a card, or maybe in some kind of frame. It says what I think most parents feel but may not be able to express as eloquently (I know I couldn't). Either way, now I get goosebumps every time I hear it.

May the good Lord be with you
Down every road you roam
And may sunshine and happiness
surround you when you're far from home
And may you grow to be proud
Dignified and true
And do unto others
As you'd have done to you
Be courageous and be brave
And in my heart you'll always stay
Forever Young, Forever Young
Forever Young, Forever Young

May good fortune be with you
May your guiding light be strong
Build a stairway to heaven
with a prince or a vagabond

And may you never love in vain
and in my heart you will remain
Forever Young, Forever Young
Forever Young, Forever Young
Forever Young
Forever Young

And when you finally fly away
I'll be hoping that I served you well
For all the wisdom of a lifetime
No one can ever tell

But whatever road you choose
I'm right behind you, win or lose
Forever Young, Forever Young
Forever Young ,Forever Young
Forever Young, Forever Young
For, Forever Young, Forever Young

1 comment:

  1. Beautifully said. The song does really reflect how we feel about our kids. I find myself a little misty eyed this week as my daughter finishes first grade and moves on to second. But, I am excited that she is my buddy again this summer! Won't have enough of those!


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