Music Monday: Be Prepared but be sure to enjoy your life now

Posted By on February 17, 2020

BePreparedMottoAlthough this may have been included this Music Monday song on MyDesultoryBlog before, seeing it in a recent commercial has me pondering living life in a balanced way.

I’ve always been a planner and an advocate of the  Boy Scouts “Be Prepared” motto… but sometimes that can get in the way. The older I get, the more I realize through the wisdom of age, also comes the limitations of health. So be sure to do “a few of the things” you want to do now … while still also preparing for the future. It is a balance that too many learn only in hindsight.

  Ooh La La – Faces | 1973 – Lyrics below

Poor old granddad I laughed at all his words I thought he was a bitter man He spoke of woman’s ways They’ll trap you, then they use you Before you even know For love is blind and you’re far too kind Don’t ever let it show I wish that I knew what I know now When I was younger I wish that I knew what I know now When I was stronger The can can’s such a pretty show They’ll steal your heart away But backstage, back on earth again The dressing rooms are gray They come on strong and it ain’t too long Before they make you feel a man But love is blind and you soon will find You’re just a boy again When you want her lips, you get a cheek Makes you wonder where you are If you want some more and she’s fast asleep Then she’s twinkling with the stars Poor young grandson, there’s nothing I can say You’ll have to learn, just like me And that’s the hardest way Ooh la la, ooh la la la yeh I wish that I knew what I know now When I was younger I wish that I knew what I know now When I was stronger Songwriters: Ron Lane / Ronald David Wood / Ronnie Lane Ooh La La lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc


Desultory - des-uhl-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee

  1. lacking in consistency, constancy, or visible order, disconnected; fitful: desultory conversation.
  2. digressing from or unconnected with the main subject; random: a desultory remark.
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