Forever Young

Album: Forever Young (1984)
Charted: 65
  • 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 man

    Can you imagine when this race is won?
    Turn our golden the faces into the sun
    Praising our leaders, we're getting in tune
    The music's played by the, the madman

    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 given up today
    So many songs we forgot to play
    So many dreams swinging out of the blue
    Oh let it come true

    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
    Forever youngWriter/s: Bernhard Lloyd, Frank Mertens, Marian Gold
    Publisher: Downtown Music Publishing
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 6

  • Shandroise De Laeken from Davao City, PhilippinesI really love this song. A pity its cover versions were more recognized than this. I hate the young people misinterpreting this song. I feel bad that one group stated below even changed the lyrics so their song is about dancing and partying. Awful. It is as if the world is just about parties and dancing.
  • Sjur from Orkanger, NorwayThe Swedish skate punk band Stoned covered this for their 1997 EP "Shopping Around" (Ampersand Records). Gives it a nice hint of punk, one of my favourite covers of all time.
  • Victor from Barcelona, SpainGerman band Dune covered this along with a London symphonic orchestra on their 1996 album "Forever".
  • Hannah from Gustavus, OhActually, this was never covered on any of the Punk Goes albums. So They Say covered the Rod Stewart song of the same title. However, electropop group Cash Cash covered this in 2010 with a more upbeat rhythm and more modern lyrics (about dancing and partying rather than Cold War fears), releasing it as a separate single.
  • Ray from Crawley W.sussex, EnglandThis video was filmed at Holloway Sanatorium, Virginia water, surrey great song!
  • Raymond from Sydney , AustraliaForever young is a wish that could come true Isaiah 65;20: the child shall die a hundred years of age. But really truth in relationships is what we need and if your looking for the fountain of youth find me.
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