May 25 2011

Zum Geburtstag…

Published by at 9:11 under Friends and Family,Lyrics & Songs

Mein Lieber,

ich wusste gar nicht, dass Du (nur) einen Tag nach Bob Dylan Geburtstag hast. Dylan hat, als er nur wenige Jahre älter war als Du heute wirst, “Forever Young” geschrieben.
Der Song ist einerseits ein Wunsch an jemand, der jünger ist. Es ist aber auch eine Richtschnur, wie man jung bleibt.
In dieser Version: Dylan zusammen mit Bruce Springsteen:

Springsteen-Dylan "Forever young" von betterday

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
And may your song always be sung
May you stay forever young
Forever young, forever young
May you stay forever young.

Dick Gaughn haben wir zusammen in Hockenheim gesehen. Da war Weltmeisterschaft und wir hörten Fussball auf dem Rückweg im Auto nach Kirchwald. Damals schon dabei und heute gut passend Gaughns Song ” What You Do With What You’ve Got”

You must know someone like him
He was tall and strong and lean
With a body like a greyhound
And a mind so sharp and keen
But his heart, just like a laurel,
Grew twisted round itself
Till almost every thing he did
Caused pain to someone else
It’s not just what you’re born with
It’s what you choose to bear
It’s not how big your share is
But how much you can share
And it’s not the fights you dreamed of
But those you really fought
It’s not what you’ve been given
It’s what you do with what you’ve got
Now what’s the good of two strong legs
If you only run away?
And what use is the finest voice
If you’ve nothing good to say?
And what good is strength and muscle
If you only push and shove?
And what’s the use of two good ears
If you can’t hear those you love?
Between those who use their neighbours
And those who use a cane
Between those in constant power
And those in constant pain
Between those who run to evil
And those who cannot run
Tell me which ones are the cripples
And which ones touch the sun?

In diesem Sinne stolz auf “the fights you really fought” gratuliere ich Dir zum Geburtstag und wünsche Dir to stay forever young.

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