"Forever Now" as written by Frank John Musker, Richard Simon Darbyshire and Mark King....
Taking her seat at the bar
She don't talk to anyone
Plane leaving soon for afar
Where she don't know anyone
She thinks of her precious time
There's no-one she leaves behind
Who could change her mind

Is this the way it's gonna be forever
Is this the way it's gonna be forever
Is this the way it's gonna be
Forever now

Take a whole life's loneliness
Wrap it up in some tenderness
Send it off to some emptiness
With all my love
'cause it's only you and me
There'll be nothing we need to see
Only one thing can set you free
Is all my love

Making his way down the stairs
He can't help but looking back
Thinks of the things that they shared
There'll be no more turning back
He thinks of the day they met
The words that she said of love
He just can't forget

Just the way they want to be forever
Just the way they want to be forever
Tell me it will always be
Forever now

Take a whole life's loneliness
Wrap it up in some tenderness
Send it off to some emptiness
With all my love
It's only you and me
There'll be nothing we need to see
Only one thing can set you free
Is all my love
It's only you and me
There'll be nothing we need to see
Only one thing can set you free
Is all our love, oh yeah


Lyrics submitted by Regos the Sane

"Forever Now" as written by Steve Prestwich

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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  • +2
    General CommentWhat a brilliant song. I was never a Cold Chisel fan per se. but this song has always been in my personal Top 10. The aching loneliness of love grown old and how it eats you up... just gut wrenching.
    louichanon September 26, 2010   Link
  • +2
    MemoryBoth this song and "Flame Trees" are about his teenage sweetheart. They were so in love! Inseparable. I knew them both. The Chisels were really starting to get big in Oz and touring alot. She wanted the white picket fence and kids. He was torn to follow his dream. She didn't wait for him and married a guy that she never loved as much. I told her she was crazy. Broke Steve's heart. I know for a fact that they met secretly a few times. Could never stop loving each other. He was the sweetest guy. Died too young. I hope she was there for him. Don't know. Lost contact. I cry whenever either song comes on the radio. I cried so much when The Chisels played at the Rugby League Final, last year. It was the first time I'd seen them play without Steve there, and in his memory they played Flame Trees - "And number 3 is never say her name!" (Who needs that sentimental bullshit anyway?)
    Bless you Stee. XX
    pama776on May 25, 2017   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGod, this song is beautiful.
    chisel_fanon December 29, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is one of the most hauntingly beautiful chisel songs. its about a girl who gives up on her guy and leaves to start a new life. we dont know why she leaves, probably because the guy screwed up somehow. the best line is when he reminisses about the day they met and the words of love he just cant forget. gives me a chill every time even though i've played it hundreds of times.
    Clarkerson October 20, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is a wonderful pop/rock classic,very funky cold chisel track!
    Geordie Con March 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA girl has recently been dumped, and has no-one left in this city so she's leaving on a plane.
    iLoveChiselxDon April 27, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of my all time favourite songs.

    Sounds like a girl who is tired of life and love just getting on a plane and leaving as there is nothing or no-one to stay for.
    blueladyon March 14, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA bit late but just listening to this today and realised what a great song it is. I loved their heavier songs and have not got into the ballads as much but it's a very fine song.
    Sunnyhillon July 07, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI was about 12 when this song came out, and even then the title of this song, "Forever Now" seemed to me to be the idea of a moment lasting forever. It made the song confusing to me, but I think it does make sense. Turning points in our life - walking away from a lover, from a life we have always lived, or when love was first pledged - a part of us is left there, we live it over and over. In a way, that moment exists for us "forever." As a result, I think it's not just a sad song, it's also heart-warming. We may forever be leavbing that lover, but we always will exist in that moment of falling in love too. Forever Now. Somewhere in eternity we are lovers forever.
    PaulSouthon June 19, 2015   Link
  • -1
    My InterpretationApparently the drummer, who couldn't play an instrument at all and had never written any songs for the band, hummed it to the rest of the guys. One night around that time, he was in a drunken state, and he told (the main songwriter) Don Walker that the song was meant to have multiple levels of meanings, but Don said it was never very clear to him what these levels were meant to be. Lol!

    But I always thought that this song had at least two levels of meaning: a spiritual interpretation of love, and the simple love of two people for each other in the mundane world that we know. The spiritual interpretation is the one that breaks my heart: the moment of our greatest feelings of love lasting eternally in that moment, "forever now."
    And who are these two people? They are the archetypal He and She, they are all of us. The song addresses all humanity and eternity, and this is what makes it, in my mind, a classic love song.
    PaulSouthon July 21, 2014   Link

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