Song Lyric Sunday 7/9/17 – Advice for the Young at Heart

OK, OK; I admit I’m TOTALLY grasping at straws with this song in fitting the prompt, maybe moreso than I ever have (and I do so quite frequently), but I’m just so pumped about seeing Tears for Fears in concert on Tuesday that I just had to post yet another TFF song as I lead up to the concert. I’m so fucking excited I can hardly contain myself!

Anyway, magic is our prompt for Song Lyric Sunday. I have to admit I don’t much believe in magic and am must more grounded and naturalistic/scientific in my approach to life and the world. However, I think our approach to life can be magical in a certain way when we choose to live our authentic lives and be open about who we are rather than putting on false fronts around others. It would be even more magical if we could be more accepting of others who do.

So being consistent with my thoughts on magic, this is the song I chose. “Advice for the Young at Heart” was released on the album The Seeds of Love, the last album prior to Curt Smith’s departure from the band. This was the only song on this album Smith sang the lead vocal on, which was a large part of his issue with what the band had become and prompted his departure. The song was written  by Roland Orzabal and Nicky Holland.

So here is their advice for those of us who are young at heart:

Advice for the young at heart
Soon we will be older
When we gonna make it work?

Too many people living in a secret world
While they play mothers and fathers
We play little boys and girls
When we gonna make it work?
I could be happy
I could be quite naive
It’s only me and my shadows
Happy in our make believe
Soon

And with the hounds at bay
I’ll call your bluff
‘Cause it would be okay
To walk on tiptoes everyday

And when I think of you and all the love that’s due
I’ll make a promise, I’ll make a stand
Cause to these big brown eyes, this comes as no surprise
We’ve got the whole wide world in our hands

Advice for the young at heart
Soon we will be older
When we gonna make it work?

Love is a promise
Love is a souvenir
Once given
Never forgotten, never let it disappear
This could be our last chance
When we gonna make it work?
Working hour is over

And how it makes me weep
‘Cause someone sent my soul to sleep

And when I think of you and all the love that’s due
I’ll make a promise, I’ll make a stand
Cause to these big brown eyes, this comes as no surprise
We’ve got the whole wide world in our hands

We’ve got the whole wide world in our hands
We’ve got the whole wide world in our hands

Advice for the young at heart
Soon we will be older
When we gonna make it work?

Advice for the young at heart
Soon we will be older
When we gonna make it work?

Working hour is over
We can do anything that we want
Anything that we feel like doing
Advice
Source: http://songmeanings.com/songs/view/120613/

As always, hope you enjoyed and I’ll be sure to tell you all about seeing TFF in concert! This is going to be amazing for sure.

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4 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday 7/9/17 – Advice for the Young at Heart

  1. I’m SO excited for you! There’s absolutely NOTHING like seeing your favorite band live in concert! There’s just something so magical about it. Ha!

    I love your take on the prompt. I wholeheartedly agree with you. It is magical when you see someone who isn’t afraid to be their authentic self. Great post and a great song to go along with it! Thanks for sharing!

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