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Lyr Req: Forever Young - various songs

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GUEST 18 Oct 00 - 09:34 AM
annamill 18 Oct 00 - 09:54 AM
LR Mole 18 Oct 00 - 11:56 AM
Little Hawk 18 Oct 00 - 12:04 PM
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Subject: Forever Young?!
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Oct 00 - 09:34 AM

(Had to post this with new title- my old title was vague and uninviting.)

SOMEONE HERE MUST KNOW

I posted a lryc./chrd request about a month ago and didn't recieve any succesful response. Actually, what I'd like to know is WHO sung this song, and then I could find the rest of the info. myself. Amongst all of you afficionados, however you spell that, there must be someone who knows this song- so I'm posting again.

(The song sounds like it could have been recorded anywhere from 1980 to 97, the time I heard it. The male singer has a deep voice and sort of half speaks/half sings it the way Leonard Cohen might.)

Here are the lyrics that I remember, the chorus:

"Do they know I was a Pastor? I was a saint in the church. I fought for my children and I did good work. I fought for my lover and my self-respect...

And the nectar of life never left my tongue... ...........Forever young"

Anyone?



    Answer to this request is Nectar of Life, by Bob Franke.
    -Joe Offer, 11 July 2013


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Subject: RE: Forever Young?!
From: annamill
Date: 18 Oct 00 - 09:54 AM

There is a song called 'Forever Young' by Rod Stewart, but I don't know if these lines are part of the song. It may be another song. I love the one by Stewart. In the video, he sings it to his son.

Love, annamill


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Subject: RE: Forever Young?!
From: LR Mole
Date: 18 Oct 00 - 11:56 AM

There's a Dylan one, too, on "Planet Waves", but I don't think those words would fit the melody without shoehorning.


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Subject: RE: Forever Young?!
From: Little Hawk
Date: 18 Oct 00 - 12:04 PM

It's not the Dylan song (from 1974), nor is it the Rod Stewart one. I think it's Leonard Cohen, but will have to do a search before I can be sure.


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Subject: Lyr Add: FOREVER YOUNG (Bob Dylan)
From: Steve Latimer
Date: 18 Oct 00 - 12:46 PM

Thought I'd post Bob's anyway. I don't think I've ever heard a better wish to someone.

FOREVER YOUNG
(Bob Dylan)

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.


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Subject: RE: Forever Young?!
From: Clinton Hammond2
Date: 18 Oct 00 - 01:56 PM

It's not a Leonard Cohen song, but that's all the info I can give you on it...

Happy hunting eh!

{~`


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Subject: RE: Forever Young?!
From: Grab
Date: 18 Oct 00 - 02:01 PM

Check the Leonard Cohen site - everything he's written or performed, including unrecorded stuff.

Leonard Cohen songs

Grab.


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Subject: RE: Forever Young?!
From: Clinton Hammond2
Date: 18 Oct 00 - 02:57 PM

well, it's certainly not everything he's writen by any stretch.. but it has a few things that leonardcohen.com doesn't...

But the above lyrics still aren't one of his....

{~`


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Subject: RE: Forever Young?!
From: Benjamin
Date: 18 Oct 00 - 05:21 PM

Didn't Rod Stewart cover the Bob Dylan song?


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Subject: RE: Forever Young
From: Clinton Hammond2
Date: 18 Oct 00 - 10:21 PM

Nope Benj... the two are completly different songs... The Rod Stewart song is the one currently being used by 'Pampers' in thier commercials...

Ya know ya've made it when eh...

{~`


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Subject: Lyr Add: FOREVER YOUNG (Rod Stewart)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 25 Sep 02 - 12:09 AM

For comparison, here's the Rod Stewart song, which I happen to like better than Dylan's.

Lyrics copied from http://www.rod-stewart.de/text/forever_young.htm (This page has a midi file.)
(There are chords at http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Academy/3225/Rock/Rod_Stewart/Forever_Young.txt )

FOREVER YOUNG
(Jim Cregan, Kevin Savigar, Rod Stewart)

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).

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).

[Recorded by Rod Stewart on "Out of Order", 1988, and, in a different arrangement, on "If We Fall in Love Tonight", 1996.]


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Subject: RE: Forever Young?!
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 25 Sep 02 - 12:34 AM

Oops! I was mistaken about the above web site containing a midi. However, there is a midi file here: http://www.niehs.nih.gov/kids/lyrics/4everyoungrs.htm


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Forever Young?!
From: rock chick
Date: 25 Sep 02 - 03:54 AM

It's a Bob Dylan song, one that he wrote for his children, its a beautiful song and one that i play and sing - not sure whether it sound beautiful though when i play and sing it!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Forever Young?!
From: Genie
Date: 02 Nov 02 - 03:14 PM

MIDI of the Rod Stewart et al. song here


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Forever Young?!
From: Cluin
Date: 22 Feb 03 - 03:27 AM

Tim O'Brien did a great version of the Dylan one on his (Dylan tribute) album, "Red On Blonde"--all Dylan songs done in a bluegrassy style. Recommended listening.

There was another song called "Forever young released back in `84 by a German synth-pop band called Alphaville, but that wouldn't be the song you're looking for. Definitely not a deep male voice on leads for that one. It's being used for a car commercial jingle now.


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Subject: Lyr Add: FOREVER YOUNG (Alphaville)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 15 Dec 11 - 12:30 PM

Well, here's another one that is NOT the one requested. At least this song hasn't been posted at Mudcat before.


FOREVER YOUNG
Written by Marian Gold / Bernhard Lloyd / Frank Mertens (members of Alphaville)
As recorded by Alphaville on "Forver Young" (1984)

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 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 mad men.

CHORUS: Forever young, I want to be forever young.
Do you really want to live forever, forever and ever?
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's 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 swinging out of the blue
We let them come true.

CHORUS:
Forever young, I want to be forever young.
Do you really want to live forever, forever and ever?
Forever young, I want to be forever young.
Do you really want to live forever, forever and ever?

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


[Also recorded by Axel Rudi Pell, Blogbusters, Emmerson Nogueira, Interactive, Stefano Prada, Temperance, The London Session Orchestra, Youth Group, and others.]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Forever Young - various songs
From: GUEST,Adam Lang
Date: 29 Jul 13 - 04:11 PM

BTW, just to achieve a bit of closure on this thread too, I posted the lyrics to this song (and the origin) on this thread right here. The song is called 'Nectar of Life' and is by Bob Franke, on his 1989 album 'Brief Histories' and in his (sadly long out-of-print) songbook, The Bob Franke Songbook (1992).


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