Friday, March 4, 2011

When old songs should be new again

I'm not a huge fan of the remake.  I like it if you just simply do it the way it was originally intended.  If you redo it and change it all up and there's no trace of the original - well, forget it.  There are songs from 'way back' that should still be out there - either someone needs to do it again, or there needs to be a revival of those good songs.

Forever Young by Bob Dylan is one of those.  I love the lyrics, but honestly, I'm not a Bob Dylan fan - and I prefer the Wyclef version from the Pepsi commercial.  I just can't listen to Bob.

Another one that I just love the lyrics to - I'll Stand By You.  I love The Pretenders version and Carrie Underwood did it a few years ago for American Idol.  Her's is great, too.  The lyrics are just so great - something I want Cole to know about me and his dad!!

Oh, why you look so sad?
Tears are in your eyes
Come on and come to me now
Don't be ashamed to cry
Let me see you through
'Cause I've seen the dark side too

When the night falls on you
You don't know what to do
Nothin' you confess, could make me love you less

I'll stand by you, I'll stand by you
Won't let nobody hurt you
I'll stand by you

So, if you're mad, get mad
Don't hold it all inside
Come on and talk to me now

Hey, what you got to hide?
I get angry too
Well I'm a lot like you

When you're standing at the crossroads
And don't know which path to choose
Let me come along
'Cause even if you're wrong

I'll stand by you, I'll stand by you
Won't let nobody hurt you
I'll stand by you

Take me in, into your darkest hour
And I'll never desert you
I'll stand by you

And when, when the night falls on you, baby
You're feelin' all alone
You won't be on your own

I'll stand by you, I'll stand by you
Won't let nobody hurt you
I'll stand by you
Take me in, into your darkest hour
And I'll never desert you

I'll stand by you, I'll stand by you
Won't let nobody hurt you
I'll stand by you
Yeah

Won't let nobody hurt you
I'll stand by you
I'll stand by you
Won't let nobody hurt you

I'll stand by you
No, no, no, no, no
Take me in, into your darkest hour
And I'll never desert you
I'll stand by you
I'll stand by you


And really, who doesn't want to know that someone will stand by them?  I want a picture of the three of us an I want to scrapbook these lyrics for him to read one day and actually understand.  I know he knows we're on his side and he knows how much we love him but there will be a day when he may need to really understand that we'll always stand by him!!


Just thinking out loud today!!
lisa

1 comment:

Bonnie said...

Hi there - I am your newest follower - found your through CSI. I am from Starkville so it's great to see another SEC family! Congratulations to your son - 6 years cancer free!

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