Nineteen Forever
(words and music by Joe Jackson)

Sometimes I feel so alive

Sometimes I feel so clear

Just like the way we always were

So young and free from fear

I lose my fear of war and dying

And all the clouds just disappear

Only my mirror sees me crying

Each time I lose another year....

Wouldn't it be a drag to be like you

Settling down and having kids

And telling them what to do

Well I'm gonna stay... nineteen forever

We can do magic in these times

Be what we want to be

We'll all be rock 'n' roll stars

Immortal on TV

And if you see me getting tired

I've just been sleeping through the day

But I got something to keep me wired

So we can dance the night away

Wouldn't it be a drag to be like them

They're gonna sell out everything

But I won't be fooled again

Cause I'm gonna be... nineteen forever

You better believe it

You know my dream's still alive

You can love it or leave it

But I'm never gonna be thirty-five

(C) 1989 by Pokazuka Ltd. Administered in the U.S. and Canada

by Almo Music Corp. (ASCAP)