The end of June always reminds me of graduation, yearbooks, proms, summer jobs, driver's ed and more. If you've been following Fourth Grade Nothing for a while, you know I'm, well, stuck. Forever lost in reverie. Some days I'm stuck in grade school while other days I'm in junior high or high school. This song will forever remind me of my senior year. Most of my classmates quoted this song in their yearbook.
It's so ironic, I'm not sure if you've ever felt this way, but as a kid all I wanted to do was grow up. I couldn't wait to be out on my own, making my own rules. Doing something wondrous with my life. Many days I wish I could go back to a simple time. A time when summer meant swimming in the pool, devouring slices of watermelon not thinking for a moment about carbs or calories.
So many adults told us to slow down. They told us to enjoy our youth. I wish I had listened. Now I leave comments on the blogs of young, single folk telling them to enjoy their youth and that the world is theirs. Oh Alphaville, I agree, I want to be Forever Young.
Five Fast Facts About Alphaville
- Alphaville is a synthpop group from Germany.
- The band's original name was Forever Young.
- The song "Forever Young" was released in 1984, I was 12.
- "Forever Young" was featured in the following movies: Listen To Me staring Kirk Cameron, Napoleon Dynamite and on an episode of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia in addition to several ads.
- Today's kids are most likely more familiar with Youth Group's version of "Forever Young" featured in an episode of The OC or the mix by Jay-Z.