Romm Diamonds Blog
March 15th, 2013
Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you sensational songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, we flash back to the 1980s and join the German rock/synthpop group Alphaville singing their blockbuster hit, "Forever Young." The song, which became a sing-along anthem in 1984 and charted in nine countries, contains the key phrase: "Youth is like diamonds in the sun, and diamonds are forever."


The song has been covered by numerous musical groups and has appeared in television series, movies, and advertisements. It was featured in the school dance scenes of the movies Listen to Me and Napoleon Dynamite.

Here's a cool fact: The band was formed in 1982 and named Forever Young before changing to Alphaville in 1984.

In 2001, Alphaville released a new set of remixes in a "limited fan edition" called "Forever Young 2001." The CD was offered to fans for free (they only had to provide a small fee for postage), and the names of every fan that requested a copy was printed on the inside cover of the CD.

Let's reminisce with Alphaville. The lyrics and video are below. Enjoy...

"Forever Young"
Written by Marian Gold, Frank Martens and Bernhard Lloyd. Performed by Alphaville.
Let's dance in style, let's dance for a while
Heaven can wait we're only watching the skies
Hoping for the best but expecting the worst
Are you going to drop the bomb or not?
Let us die young or let us live forever
We don't have the power but we never say never
Sitting in a sandpit, life is a short trip
The music's for the sad men
Can you imagine when this race is won
Turn our golden faces into the sun
Praising our leaders we're getting in tune
The music's played by the madman

Forever young, I want to be forever young
Do you really want to live forever, forever forever
Forever young, I want to be forever young
Do you really want to live forever
Forever young

Some are like water, some are like the heat
Some are a melody and some are the beat
Sooner or later they all will be gone
Why don't they stay young
It's so hard to get old without a cause
I don't want to perish like a fading horse
Youth is like diamonds in the sun
And diamonds are forever
So many adventures couldn't happen today
So many songs we forgot to play
So many dreams are swinging out of the blue
We let them come true

Forever young, I want to be forever young
Do you really want to live forever, forever forever
Forever young, I want to be forever young
Do you really want to live forever forever forever
Forever young, I want to be forever young
Do you really want to live forever, forever forever
Forever young, I want to be forever