"Forever Young" as written by and Rod/savigar Stewart....
May God's bless and keep you always
May your wishes all come true
May you always do for others
And let others do for you

May you build a ladder to the stars
And climb on every rung
May you stay
Forever young

Forever young
Forever young
May you stay
Forever young

May you grow up to be righteous
May you grow up to be true
May you always know the truth
And see the lights surrounding you

May you always be courageous
Stand upright and be strong
And may you stay
Forever young

Forever young
Forever young
May you stay
Forever young

May your hands always be busy
May your feet always be swift
May you have a strong foundation
When the winds of changes shift

May your heart always be joyful
May your song always be sung
And may you stay
Forever young

Forever young
Forever young
May you stay
Forever young


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"Forever Young" as written by Bob Dylan

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  • +2
    General CommentThis is an AMAZING song! My dad played it for me at my 18th birthday. I don't care what people think, this song works so well in a parent child context. If it was for Dylan's son it would have been great, if not; it is still a great song and has some of the best lyrics I have ever read.
    femistiqueon October 17, 2008   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationFirst according to Jakob, Bob was/is great dad.

    Second, the song is a prayer and that you find eternity in truth, courage, righteousness, justice, kindness, honesty and love. Dare to be all you can be by starting right and working up to the stars from a strong foundation so that nothing impedes your progress towards that end of being all that you can be. Forever and ever.
    ebs001on December 31, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOn first listen it sounded like a prayer to me. And what a great track to listen to, soak in the lyrics before starting another day.
    mrsiegalon February 21, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is about, or to his son jacob dylan of the wallflowers(whatever happened to them?) amy way to me it kinda sounds like hes saying to stay young and not make the mistake of growing up to fast like he did
    c.fon July 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbrillant song
    Ciaránon August 04, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentseems to be more of a blessing than anything. "Forever Young" being to live a prosperous and productive life all the way through death. Each verse takes the blessing of of staying in the hands of a superior being or deity, the blessing to keep your personality an integrous one, and to have fortune come your way a little more. But always ends with "Forever Young"
    or at least, this was how the song originally spoke to me
    Italian Phaethonon May 30, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think this song means that you should try to live a good life and achieve what you can and not grow up too fast
    scorcho`on June 08, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIn my opinion, this song is a beautiful way to wish a beloved person good luck in life. I mean, I actually use this song to congratulate my friends in their birthday. It's really beautiful. And, have you ever listened to the cover sung by Bruce Springsteen as a tribute to master Dylan? Man, when he says "May your song always be sung, and may you stay forever young" i feel like I'm gonna cry... Damn good song
    DarkLedBetteron July 05, 2004   Link
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    General Commentpeople don't tell me its not for his son i always liked to think it was a beautiful peace offering from Bob to Jacob don't mess that up for me! I don't care if i may be wrong i'm in denial.
    queenjaneon September 26, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI heard that when Jakob ( wallflowers CD coming out soon!!) was a child, he thought that this song was written for him. but it was really a song bob wrote on his life as a child. but who knows. maybe it is for jakob.
    why dont they have a good relationship anyways? i would love to have bob dylan as my daddy!
    peace999on December 04, 2004   Link

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