Thursday, May 24, 2007

May you stay Forever Young

Its Robert Allen Zimmerman's birthday today...he turns 66. My blog gets its name from one of his songs and my first post was on his latest album, 'Modern Times' which reached #1 in the US album charts (making him the oldest living person to top the charts). This one is for him to continue creating the magic that he has always done. May his hands always be busy!

This poem is from his 1974 album called 'Planet Waves' and its called 'Forever Young'. He wrote it for his children and it appears in two versions in the album (I like the slower one).

May God bless and keep you always,
May your wishes all come true,
May you always do for others
And let others do for you.
May you build a ladder to the stars
And climb on every rung,
May you stay forever young,
Forever young, forever young,
May you stay forever young.

May you grow up to be righteous,
May you grow up to be true,
May you always know the truth
And see the lights surrounding you.
May you always be courageous,
Stand upright and be strong,
May you stay forever young,
Forever young, forever young,
May you stay forever young.
May your hands always be busy,
May your feet always be swift,
May you have a strong foundation
When the winds of changes shift.
May your heart always be joyful,
May your song always be sung,
May you stay forever young,
Forever young, forever young,
May you stay forever young.

To celeberate the occasion, I shall have a nice evening with the man's music and some scotch...what will you do?

6 comments:

mr bojangles said...

the art of living in one song!

meraj said...

very well put!

Jenni said...

Hey this really great...thanks for sharing this info with us...this was really nice to read...thanks again!!!!

meraj said...

and i did have a great evening with the man

Phish said...

wish i read his earlier. i was watching a repeat of indian idol, albeit with scotch.

meraj said...

we can do a post b'day celeberations, one of these evenings....join me whenever!