Monday, April 26, 2010

100 years



100 Years
The Battle for Everything (Aware/Columbia Records - 2004)
I'm 15 for a moment
Caught in between 10 and 20
And I'm just dreaming
Counting the ways to where you are
I'm 22 for a moment
She feels better than ever
And we're on fire
Making our way back from Mars

15 there's still time for you
Time to buy and time to lose
15, there's never a wish better than this
When you only got 100 years to live

I'm 33 for a moment
Still the man, but you see I'm a they
A kid on the way
A family on my mind
I'm 45 for a moment
The sea is high
And I'm heading into a crisis
Chasing the years of my life

15 there's still time for you
Time to buy, Time to lose yourself
Within a morning star
15 I'm all right with you
15, there's never a wish better than this
When you only got 100 years to live

Half time goes by
Suddenly you're wise
Another blink of an eye
67 is gone
The sun is getting high
We're moving on...

I'm 99 for a moment
Dying for just another moment
And I'm just dreaming
Counting the ways to where you are

15 there's still time for you
22 I feel her too
33 you're on your way
Every day's a new day...
15 there's still time for you
Time to buy and time to choose

Hey 15, there's never a wish better than this
When you only got 100 years to live

This post by Rob Kistner reminded me of this song so much I had to go find the video. If you haven't discovered Rob's blog yet, you should. Just trust me on this one. I loved this song from the first time I heard it, musically. And it wasn't long before I began to love it lyrically as well. Rob's inspiration was a considerably older song by Joni Mitchell, but the theme is the same. Life is way too short to wish it away. And too precious to waste. Why it takes getting beyond the halfway point to figure this out is beyond me. But it is what it is. Enjoy the song. Then go check out Rob. You'll be glad you did.
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7 comments:

Fireblossom said...

"Circle Game" perhaps? I'm a huge Joni fan.

Robin said...

The video isn't available here but the lyrics are wonderful, and so very true.

An excellent reminder to slow down and just "be" whenever we can.

Shrinky said...

No matter how fast the years snowball, a part of us is always 15. I love the lyrics, a nice find!

Daryl said...

Recently I was asked about how long something had been in my life. I answered with a # and the response was 'that's a long time', to which I replied 'time flies whether you're having fun or not' .. my wise friend replied 'then go have fun!'

Titanium said...

This song echoes,

"Be here, be present, be Now."

An excellent reminder.

tiff said...

I love the words. Will go listen now. Thanks for hte tip!

Dianne said...

OK you got me crying, I topped 50 this year and never felt better, the best of 15 and the best of now.

3 teen boys are moving away fast,
looking forward to your book.

If Ti loves it, I will too, I love her blogs.

Dianne