Posted by: Liza Rosenberg | December 9, 2007

80s Music Video Sunday #46

In the middle of last week, I went from being closer to 39 years of age to closer to 40 years of age, and while I no longer get excited about the half-birthday (and haven’t in a very long time), these mini-stones do get me thinking about the past, and make me wonder what the future has in store for me. As people get older, memories from years long gone by become dearer, and frankly, despite the fact that I can’t stop it, there’s definitely a part of me that wishes I could go back to certain points in my life, taking the knowledge and confidence that I’ve acquired over the years. There are things I’d like to correct and clarify, episodes I’d like to somehow improve upon or fix. Like everyone, I have regrets – things I’ve done or haven’t done, said or haven’t said. Some are long forgotten, while others have occasionally caused me to lose sleep over the years. I’ve even had the good fortune to clarify and repair two such friendships (and two important ones at that), but still relish the thought of being able to go back and do some things differently.

I must admit that I’m not too keen on the idea of growing older (though it is, quite obviously, better than the alternative), and I definitely agree with the old saying that “youth is wasted on the young”. Sometimes, I just want to be forever young

Forever Young
Alphaville

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 young or let us live forever
We don’t have the power but we never say never
Sitting in a sandpit, life is a short trip
The music’s for the sad man

Can you imagine when this race is won
Turn our golden faces into the sun
Praising our leaders we’re getting in tune
The music’s played by the, the madman

Forever young, I want to be forever young
Do you really want to live forever?
Forever, or never

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

Some are like water, some are like the heat
Some are a melody and some are the beat
Sooner or later they all will be gone
Why don’t they stay young?

It’s so hard to get old without a cause
I don’t want to perish like a fading horse
Youth like diamonds in the sun
And diamonds are forever

So many adventures couldn’t happen today
So many songs we forgot to play
So many dreams are swinging out of the blue
We let ’em come true

Forever young, I want to be forever young
Do you really want to live forever?
Forever, or never

Forever young, I want to be forever young
Do you really want to live forever?
Forever, or never

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

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Responses

  1. no way!!!!!!!! I was just thinking last week that I was going to request this one. It’s 1987 all over again for me… thanks for the flashback… happy sunday!

  2. I recently turned 39, so I’ve been having a lot of those same feelings! Love that song, it’s so poignant. Really takes me back- and now I feel even older, thank you very much!!

  3. however, life is going on!

  4. Thanks for the video…approaching 40 in a few weeks.

    ack!


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