yes, i know it’s friday the 13th, and i should be posting something scary and evil and superstitious …but i’m less than a week from taking the jakester to college, and am feeling very melancholy (despite the absolutely marvelous massage i had today)…so sue me!

if you’re a follower of my ramblings, you know that i love to bring in music of all kinds and make mix-lists, so of course i’m working on a “send jake to college” playlist…i’m trying not to make all of them sad, but this one slipped through! hot-bod-rod says everything that i want to say to jake, though…and, in celebration of the 65 year old dude procreating again, here are the lyrics for “forever young”…and the video follows.

enjoy (but DON’T cry!)

Forever Young
(r. stewart/j.cregan/k.savigar)

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

May good fortune be with you
May your guiding light be strong
Build a stairway to heaven
Whether a prince or a vagabond

And may you never love in vain
And in my heart you will remain
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