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mactheturk BS: totally non-music; Milestones (56* d) RE: BS: totally non-music; Milestones 27 May 00


Here's a great song about that metamorphic change from young man to adulthood. It's especially good if you have kids like I do, in their 20's. Or maybe it applies to all of us who still have to deal with growing up.

The song is by David Wilcox and is called "Young Man Dies" (it's only a metaphor)

There's a young man dying as he stands beside the sea. You can see him smiling, unbelievably free; wind in his hair, light in his eyes, he looks a lot like you, and you look so surprised that he would send you on your way, with no good-byes.

But he can't go, and you can't stay, 'cause in the years it takes to make one man wise, the young man dies.

Meanwhile your sailing, as you wave good-bye to shore. You're anticipating what these new days will hold in store.

It's the mystery of the ocean, but now he's in over his head. This is no place for the young man, he's got to send you off instead.

And still you're looking so surprised, that this change has come as prophesied but the years won't compromise, cause in the years it takes to make one man wise, the young man dies.

Yeah, but he could dream, all right. He could picture a perfect sunrise in the middle of your darkest night. And he could take a sip from someday, like he had a secret well. He could listen to the voices calling from a distant time to tell.

It's you in that picture where you're looking far away, like you hear a whisper of the things you'll know someday But back then your heart was hungry, for something hard to find, you were just holding ou for someday, but you left that pain behind,

'cause he walked through those mountains, for as long as he could bear, he never reached the fountain, but he could take you there.

'cause in the time it takes to make one man wise, the young man dies...

(check it out, the melody is great, my son is 23 and it's one of "our" favorite tunes)

a secret well. He could listen to the voices calling from a distant time to tell.

It's you in that picture where you're looking far away, like you hear a whisper of the things you'll know someday But back then your heart was hungry for that something hard to find,you were just holding out for someday, but you left that pain behind.

'cause he walked you through those mountains, for as long as he could bear. He never reached that the fountain but he could take you there

'cause in the time it takes to make one man wise, a young man dies.




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