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Thread #86317 Message #1605017
Posted By: number 6
14-Nov-05 - 05:51 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Forever Young (Bob Dylan)
Subject: RE: Forever Young (Bob Dylan)
Little Hawk .... I always thought the inspiration for Bob's "Forever Young" was with his accptance speech for his Tom Paine award at the Bill of Rights Dinner on 12/13/1963:
"I want to thank you for the Tom Paine award in behalf everybody that went down to Cuba. First of all because they're all young and it's took me a long time to get young and now I consider myself young. And I'm proud of it. I'm proud that I'm young. And I only wish that all you people who are sitting out here today or tonight weren't here and I could see all kinds of faces with hair on their head - and everything like that, everything leading to youngness, celebrating the anniversary when we overthrew the House Un-American Activities just yesterday, - Because you people should be at the beach. You should be out there and you should be swimming and you should be just relaxing in the time you have to relax. It is not an old peoples' world. It is not an old peoples' world. It has nothing to do with old people. Old people when their hair grows out, they should go out. And I look down to see the people that are governing me and making my rules - and they haven't got any hair on their head - I get very uptight about it."