Wednesday, 2 September 2009

fly high

Summer ended with a swoosh of wings.

And some very neat vantage points.

School starts tomorrow. And while I'm not freaking out (well, not yet) that both my darlins will be going out on the big yellow taxi to begin new chapters in their growing-up, I am very aware that the house is...well, very quiet tonight.

This was the song for one of my proms, I think.

let's dance in style, lets dance for a while
heaven can wait we're only watching the skies
hoping for the best but expecting the worst
are you going to 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 men

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 madmen

forever young, i want to be forever young
do you really want to live forever, forever and ever

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 is 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 them come true

forever young, i want to be forever young
do you really want to live forever

And while the lyrics now seem perhaps a bit - melodramatic? - the music still catches in my throat and gives me shivers, just like it did waaay back in the eighties when I couldn't possibly dream that one day I'd have two kids old enough to go off to school.


OvaGirl said...

I'm humming along... even tho it was after my high school years. Must rack brains to think of suitable 84/85 equivalent...

Woman in a Window said...

and how fleeting it all is...
Hope you got some good first day of school pictures.

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Terry Dickenson said...

I immediately thought about Kanye West Sky High song, I think it is perfectly suitable to planes and pilots and all the aero-connected theme. That was a great post and cover version of Forever Young you've embedded was awesome too. Had great time visiting your blog.