Sunday, December 20, 2009

Happy 23rd Anniversary to Us!

The very first 45 record I ever bought, when I was in junior high, was this song. Loved the melody, the voice, the guitar, the 7-note trumpet solo, the poetry--and I wondered if I would ever know a love like the song described.

Thirty years later, I do. Thank you, Papa Rooster, for 23 wonderful years. I'm so glad I spent them with you!



I've always loved the last verse especially:

Longer than there've been fishes in the ocean
Higher than any bird ever flew
Longer than there've been stars up in the heavens
I've been in love with you.

Stronger than any mountain cathedral
Truer than any tree ever grew
Deeper than any forest primeval
I am in love with you.

I'll bring fire in the winters
You'll send showers in the springs
We'll fly through the falls and summers
With love on our wings.

Through the years as the fire starts to mellow
Burning lines in the book of our lives
Though the binding cracks and the pages start to yellow
I'll be in love with you.

The book metaphor seems like a good one for us, doesn't it, PR? Looking forward to writing many more chapters with you.....

3 comments:

Papa Bear said...

Happy Anniversary!

Heather said...

How sweet. Happy Anniversary!

Amy @ Experience Imagination said...

That's a lot of years. Congratulation and happy anniversary!