Friday, March 16, 2007

Who Wants to Live Forever

Queen - Who wants to live forever

Theres no time for us
Theres no place for us
What is this thing that builds our dreams yet slips away
From us

Who wants to live forever
Who wants to live forever....?

Theres no chance for us
Its all decided for us
This world has only one sweet moment set aside for us

Who wants to live forever
Who wants to live forever?

Who dares to love forever?
When love must die

But touch my tears with your lips
Touch my world with your fingertips
And we can have forever
And we can love forever
Forever is our today
Who wants to live forever
Who wants to live forever?
Forever is our today

Who waits forever anyway?



The biggest irony of this song is that it became a perfect fit for a story about immortals in the movie Highlander.
Immortality. The impossible dream. From sorcerers to modern doctors, everyone has aimed for a longer life. But who would really want such a thing, as the song says. Who would want forever?

In Highlander, the song "Who wants to live forever" was played in a scene where
Connor MacLeod had – perhaps – his longest period of peace; living with Heather in the Scottish Highlands. My favorite part was the shot of Heather old and gray, with Connor smiling and still looking like the day they first met.


The background music went on:
"Who dares to love forever?
When love must die"

Who indeed would want forever; when all you need is to have meaning; to feel love; and have a legacy.
"Forever is our today
Who waits forever anyway?"