Forever young song bob dylan lyrics
Forever Young by Bob DylanWINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE
Since it first appeared on the 1974 album Planet Waves, Forever Young has been one of Bob Dylans most beloved songs. Now award-winning artist Paul Rogers gives us a new interpretation of the lyrics. With images inspired by classic Dylan songs and pieces of his life, this is a bold and touching tribute to an anthem whose message will always stay forever young.
Forever Young (Bob Dylan song)
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I have a friend about the same age as myself. We have talked together a lot about music over the years but both have very different tastes regarding what we like to listen to. It is funny really, because if you are especially fond of a particular artist, it can sometimes be very difficult to understand why another person does not share your enthusiasm. Well, I thought that was a bit of an obvious and corny choice when one considers the enormous list she had to choose from but each to their own I suppose. I was thinking about this later and I began to think that perhaps I had been a bit hasty with my criticism of both my friend and of Dylan by dismissing this song so easily. As a person who is lucky enough to have a child of my own I can certainly vouch for the fact that the presence of a child in your life changes you utterly in almost every way if you are a loving parent.
The song first appeared in two different versions, one slow and one fast on Dylan's fourteenth studio album Planet Waves A demo version of the song, recorded in New York City in June , was included on Dylan's compilation Biograph. In the notes included with that album, Dylan is quoted as saying that he wrote "Forever Young" in Tucson, Arizona , "thinking about" one of his sons and "not wanting to be too sentimental. A live version of the song, recorded in Tokyo on 28 February and included on Dylan's album Bob Dylan at Budokan , was released as a European single in Written as a lullaby for his eldest son Jesse , born in , Dylan's song relates a father's hopes that his child will remain strong and happy. In notes on "Forever Young" written for the album Dylan , Bill Flanagan writes that Dylan and the Band "got together and quickly knocked off an album, Planet Waves , that featured two versions of a blessing from a parent to a child. In the years he was away from stage Dylan had become a father.