Saturday, May 2, 2009
RUN FOR THE ROSES
(Taken from Dan Fogelberg and used Spring Rush 1992; we thought it appropriate today as you're watching the "Kentucky Derby", wearing your "funky hats" and sipping mojitos to think back on OUR version...)
Off to college to be on your own
Walkin' 'round campus on wobbly knees, with sisters beside you to help you along
You'll soon be a-gro'in up strong.
All your childhood friendships and best friends through school
The memories that you shared, the love through and through-
Could never prepare you for what lies ahead; the run for the roses so red
AND IT'S RUN FOR THE ROSES AS FAST AS YOU CAN,
YOUR FATE IS DELIVERED, YOUR MOMENT'S AT HAND
IT'S THE CHANCE OF A LIFETIME, IN A LIFETIME OF CHANCE;
SO IT'S HIGH TIME YOU JOINED IN THE DANCE!
Sister to sister, it's born in the blood;
The beauty of a rose, the growth of the bud.
It's moving, it's exciting, And it's something unknown that drives you and carries you home.