Wednesday, March 3, 2010

I wanna laugh while the laughin' is easy

Many many (like, a bagillion) years ago, we made a video for my dad. This video (VHS, people!) was part of the gift of the cam-corder he was getting for Christmas. I pretty much hate the silly play we did, but at the end there was a photo montage of VonParents and all of us kiddies. This is the song I remember most and best from that montage. I'd never heard it before, but after we gave Dad the video, I remember watching the end over and over and over, obsessing over this song. Guess what? The lyrics are as relevant to my life now as they were in 1987, when I first heard it, and I'm sure they were relevant in 1973 when this tune first broke. Sometimes, at least when it comes to music, I'm an old soul. Enjoy: Life, so they say, is but a game and we let it slip away. Love, like the Autumn sun, should be dyin' but it's only just begun Like the twilight in the road up ahead, they don't see just where we're goin'. And all the secrets in the Universe, whisper in our ears And all the years will come and go, take us up, always up. We may never pass this way again. We may never pass this way again. We may never pass this way again. Dreams, so they say, are for the fools and they let 'em drift away. Peace, like the silent dove, should be flyin' but it's only just begun. Like Columbus in the olden days, we must gather all our courage. Sail our ships out on the open sea. Cast away our fears And all the years will come and go, and take us up, always up. We may never pass this way again. We may never pass this way again. We may never pass this way again. So I wanna laugh while the laughin' is easy. I wanna cry if it makes it worthwhile. We may never pass this way again, that's why I want it with you.' Cause, you make me feel like I'm more than a friend. Like I'm the journey and you're the journey's end. We may never pass this way again, that's why I want it with you, baby. We may never pass this way again. We may never pass this way again. We may never pass this way again. We may never pass this way again. guess what I'll be buying on iTunes later?

17 comments:

Another Kiwi said...

Seals and Croft were pretty good.

Jennifer said...

I haven't thought of Seals and Crofts in EONS. I think I have an LP around here somewhere... LP's make VHS sound positively futuristic. :)

Jennifer said...

And speaking of things that date us... I still have to laugh when you were talking about the big blizzard... you said you were 4... and then Grizzled said he was home from college. Grizzled could have been your father! A young father, but still...

zombie rotten mcdonald said...


guess what I'll be buying on iTunes later?


don't bother with the new Peter Gabriel. Lamest cover of "Heroes" ever.

Jennifer said...

Wasn't it though?? Very soporific. I wanted to give him some coffee.

Brando said...

And speaking of things that date us... I still have to laugh when you were talking about the big blizzard... you said you were 4... and then Grizzled said he was home from college.

LOL, I was 8.

Jennifer said...

I was 16. I could have been your babysitter...

Von said...

I was a wise old 4.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Which Blizzard? there were so many up here....

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

So far, the only song on that new Peter Gabriel album that jumped out at me is his cover of Randy Newman's I Think It's Going To Rain Today because the muted delivery fits the original so well. But then, newman already did it really well, so the cover doesn't bring much new to it.

I haven't been this little-impressed by a Gabriel album since So

Dangit, maybe I need to turn this whole thing into a post. If only I had access to a blog where I could post it....

Von said...

lol
1979

Von said...

I know a blog you could write on.....
and recapture
and make your own.....
;)

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

which one?

Befouled? Or Really Small Fish? cuz both of these seem to be mostly abandoned. I bet I could sneak in zombie posts.

Brando said...

I was 16. I could have been your babysitter...

I was even too young for that to have had exciting possibilities!

Jennifer said...

I was a wise old 4.

I don't doubt that for a second!

I was even too young for that to have had exciting possibilities!

:)

Yeah, but I would have let you watch ghost shows!

Von said...

Z - there's this cute little blog called The Empire of the Senseless.
I think there's room over there....

Von said...

hahahahahahaha