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Janis Ian — Forever Young
Album: Billie's Bones
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Released: 2004
Length: 3:46
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Can you see the early morning chill
in the frost that covers this cold hill
Can you hear the high and lonesome sound
of shovels striking ground

Can you feel the earth begin to move
as though judgment day had come too soon
Can you taste the earth upon her lips
like one last lover's kiss

Can you hear the wind begin to howl
Too late, too late to turn back now
And the fiddle plays until it aches
and fills her resting place

Her mem'ry haunts his heart
Her body burned its mark
Her soul has flown from his embrace
no more to fear the dark

Oh jealousy, where is your sting
Who knows the poison fruit you bring
but fools rush in where angels fear
and lose the love they hold most dear

We will watch him riding through the gates
to the prison cell that now awaits
He will never no more see the sun
and she will be forever young

He will never no more see the sun
and she will be forever young
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UMMMM
If Neil Young was a girl he would be called Janice.
Wow. Look at that. Her fingers have gotten verrrry long over the yearsss... hiccup :drunk:
This sure takes me back. I haven't listened to Janis since I was an anxt-ridden, depressed college student. Now that I'm older and wiser, I'm still digging it.
Wow, Janis Ian. What a flashback. Has to be 30 years since I heard her last sing. She was such a staple back when I was "forever young." Only on RP...thanks.
Beautiful voice.
too slow for 10:30 a.m., much less 7:30 a.m. - lively up yourselves!!!
"Forever Sleepy" Who died?
Yesterday afternoon you were playing such great stuff.....this afternoon bleech! :puke:
You don't hear much of Janis these daze, more's the pity, really like her.
I hate this
serenity5 wrote:
How many songs are there called "Forever Young?" Seems to me there are a lot (Dylan, Alphaville, Rod Stewart, etc... ) It's weird. I mean, you'd expect a title like "I Love You" to be used frequently, but so many forever youngs...odd...
Not so weird. The wish to stay alive forever is as strong as the wish to love and be loved. It is at the very base of human emotions
Janis is always amazing to see in concert, and she's very appreciative of fans - she'll always stick around for meet 'n greet, autographs, etc. Very cool, such a great talent. This song is beautiful.
BGGA wrote:
I'm a Dylan fan and love his original, but Janis really made this song her own.
:whisper: Different songs.
Pretty freaking bland! I think Janis Ian is at her best when she inserts a bit of attitude into her songs.
Most excellent indeed. Great understated harmonies, and the banjo makes the song even more poignant.
ummm...very nice! :clap: exceptional banjo playing in there.
A beautiful moment in my day...Thanks, Bill...AGAIN!
I absolutely adore this song. I feel it to my core. Perfect song for my midnight exit to slumber....and as a goodbye to our ARIOCH...
I'm a Dylan fan and love his original, but Janis really made this song her own.
It's... okay. Hearing her makes me wish I were listening to Gillian Welsh instead. No offense.
Very nice. This illustrates the kind of folk music I love.
this is so nice. It kinda sounds like Amazing Grace - its the pentatonic scale that does it.
Good to hear from Society's Child. The Avril Lavinne (SP?) of yesteryear. Ha!
serenity5 wrote:
How many songs are there called "Forever Young?" Seems to me there are a lot (Dylan, Alphaville, Rod Stewart, etc... ) It's weird. I mean, you'd expect a title like "I Love You" to be used frequently, but so many forever youngs...odd...
Good point! :highfive:
Darkmatter wrote:
What a wonderful song. Her voice is vaguely reminiscent of Joni Mitchell, but her expression is her very own. I would never discover music like this without RP, I am forever in your debt! :)
Oh wow, Janis Ian has been in the mainstean music for decades...oh well
serenity5 wrote:
How many songs are there called "Forever Young?" Seems to me there are a lot (Dylan, Alphaville, Rod Stewart, etc... ) It's weird. I mean, you'd expect a title like "I Love You" to be used frequently, but so many forever youngs...odd...
What about "Die young, Stay pretty" by Blondie...?
How many songs are there called "Forever Young?" Seems to me there are a lot (Dylan, Alphaville, Rod Stewart, etc... ) It's weird. I mean, you'd expect a title like "I Love You" to be used frequently, but so many forever youngs...odd...
What a wonderful song. Her voice is vaguely reminiscent of Joni Mitchell, but her expression is her very own. I would never discover music like this without RP, I am forever in your debt! :)
Second time to hear it today but I don't care. A very beautiful song.
This is beautiful.
gypsy222 wrote:
This is such a pretty song. Makes me feel happy and sad at the same time.
I agree. Quite beautiful.
Pyro wrote:
Anybody know who wrote this song?
Janis Ian wrote it. Just look it up on the AMG link above. :smile:
Anybody know who wrote this song?
Thanx to the RP concert link I just got tickets to see Janis Ian in London on the 21st of September. I've got two extra seats at fifth row center, so any interested RP listeners should feel free to get in touch.
Very nice!
I've always loved Janis Ian. Here's just one more reason. :notworthy:
Ok, Bill. I'll take your implicit heavy play recommendation and buy the disk. Amazon, one Janis Ian, please!
This is such a pretty song. Makes me feel happy and sad at the same time.