"Forever December" as written by Brian Yale, Robert Kelly Thomas, John Goff and John Joseph Stanley....
I reach within my isolation,
I harbor it, I honor it
You say you'd like to see me closer,
Of course you would, you have no choice

(intro to chorus)
And I cry cause the weather has gotten to me, and I laugh at the people that I can't be,
All their lives,
Silly pictures

(chorus)
Hey now now now, hey now hey baby
Baby's getting older
Hey now now now hey now hey baby
The tide is turning, turning us away,
You build the wall I'll build the fountain,
We'll wrestle it,
We'll conquer it
I think we'll live to see the mountain
Of course we will
We have no choice

(intro to chorus)

(chorus)
And I can remember
Forever December,
The center of dying,
The heart of the pain
The rose in the bottle,
The thorns in the bottom
The stars surround me, the cold astounds me

(solo)
(intro to chorus)
(chorus)


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"Forever December" as written by John Goff Brian Yale

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    General Commentthis song is soo beautiful...
    these are the lyrics as I know them... but i cold be wrong:

    Reach within my isolation,
    I harbor it, I honor it
    Say you'd like to see me closer,
    Of course you would, you have no choice

    (intro to chorus)
    And I cry cause the weather has gotten to me, and I laugh at the people that I can't be,
    All their lives,
    are silly pictures

    (chorus)
    Hey now now now, hey now hey baby
    Baby's getting older
    Hey now now now hey now hey baby
    The tide is turning, turning us away,

    You build the wall I'll build the fountain,
    We'll wrestle it,
    We'll conquer it
    I think we'll live to see the mountain
    Of course we will
    We have no choice

    (intro to chorus)
    Hey now now now, hey now hey baby
    Baby's getting older Baby's getting older
    Hey now now now hey now hey baby
    The tide is turning, don't turn me away,

    And I can remember
    Forever december,
    The sins of the dying,
    The heart of the pain
    The rose in the bottle,
    The thorns in the bottom
    The stars surround me, the cold astounds me

    (solo)
    (intro to chorus)
    baby's getting old
    (chorus)Hey now now now, hey now hey baby
    Baby's getting older Baby's getting older
    Hey now now now hey now hey baby
    The tide is turning, turning us away
    Hey now now now, hey now hey baby
    Baby's getting older Baby's getting older
    Hey now now now hey now hey baby
    The tide is turning, turning us away
    Hey now now now, hey now hey baby
    Baby's getting older Baby's getting older
    Hey now now now hey now hey baby
    The tide is turning, turning us away
    (fade out)
    Kyanon March 09, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThere is an alternate version of this song, with slightly different lyrics... :

    Reach within my isolation,
    I harbor it, I honor it
    Say you'd like to see me closer,
    Of course you would, you have no choice

    (intro to chorus)
    And I cry cause the weather has gotten to me, and I laugh at the people that I can't be,
    cause all their lives,
    are silly pictures

    (chorus)
    So hey now now now, hey now hey baby
    Baby's getting older Baby's getting older

    You build the wall I'll build the fountain,
    We'll wrestle it,
    oh we'll conquer it
    I think we'll live to see the mountain
    well of course we will
    We have no choice

    (intro to chorus)

    So hey now now now, hey now hey baby
    Baby's getting older Baby's getting older
    Hey now now now hey now hey baby
    The tide is turning, don't turn me away,

    And It wont take long we both knew this
    But i wasnt quite prepared
    for my center of dying
    the heart of your pain
    all my words get lost and I can't speak
    got my head stripped down
    Well i get weak
    and the words fall out like forever december
    soon it wont matter
    cause she wont mean nothing

    (solo)
    She don't mean nothing
    she wont mean nothing
    (intro to chorus)
    Hey now now now, hey now hey baby
    Baby's getting older Baby's getting older
    Hey now now now hey now hey baby
    The tide is turning, Don't turn me away
    Hey now now now, hey now hey baby
    Baby's getting older my baby's getting older
    Hey now now now hey now hey baby
    yeah the tide is turning, don't turn me away
    (fade out)
    Kyanon March 09, 2003   Link
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    General CommentDon't ask me why...maybe it's the lyrics...maybe it's the music...maybe it's where i was when i first heard it...but this is my absolute favorite song of all time...and will always be. I first heard it 2 years ago, and i was always waiting for it to come true (because then it had to meaning to me) and then...december 29th, 2002, my g/f dumped me...
    Heyheywhatcanidoon June 26, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentim listening to this song right now, its a beautiful song.
    PJSmithon February 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentVery good song. Both versions are awesome. Can't pick a favorite, as they're both unique in their own wonderful tune. Another example of Rob's lost past being one of the most amazing points in his musical career.
    Chris Dixonon December 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI wish that he could do this song now.. but he didnt get control of it when Tabithas secret split up.. its a great song whatever it means.. so deep Rob uses important words not just silly fluff... was such an honor to get to chat with him.... twice...
    bonn310on April 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. It's the perfect winter song, the one you listen to while you're outside at seven in the morning in mid december and it's snowing. Lol.
    It's a shame that few people realize how great this bad was. They got completely overshadowed by Matchbox. Shame, but they still get played on university radio.
    stlawrenceriveron December 04, 2007   Link

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