Monday, March 18, 2013

Department of Corrections

In the Formula 1/St. Paddy's Day post below, I misquoted the famous Irish blessing about the road, suggesting that it rise up to greet my boy Kimi Raikkonen.  I find this to be, upon further research, wrong.  The real blessing goes like this ...

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields
and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Which is lovely.

One wonders if Bob Dylan was thinking about it when he wrote Forever Young.  Probably not, because that's not the right song.  But there's some Dylan song where he writes "May your ..."

This is really annoying -- not being able to think of the right song.
I can imagine.  You look like an idiot.
I know.

Hey wait.  It is the right song.

Crikeys, now you look like an even bigger idiot.
Yeah, but the song's lovely, isn't it?

The lyrics go like this ...

May God bless and keep you always,
May your wishes all come true,
May you always do for others
And let others do for you.
May you build a ladder to the stars
And climb on every rung,
May you stay forever young,
Forever young, forever young,
May you stay forever young.

May you grow up to be righteous,
May you grow up to be true,
May you always know the truth
And see the lights surrounding you.
May you always be courageous,
Stand upright and be strong,
May you stay forever young,
Forever young, forever young,
May you stay forever young.

May your hands always be busy,
May your feet always be swift,
May you have a strong foundation
When the winds of changes shift.
May your heart always be joyful,
May your song always be sung,
May you stay forever young,
Forever young, forever young,
May you stay forever young.

Cindy Crawford, upon breaking up with Richard Gere, observed this about their relationship:  "The difference between Richard and me is that I don't think Bob Dylan is God."  Which shows you how much models know.

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