An Aging Surfer’s Remake of “It Was A Very Good Year”

The original by Mr. Blue Eyes himself

Here are my lyrics:

When I was seventeen
It was a very good year
It was a very good year for empty waves
And wind through the palms
Cool well-water psalms
Sun-blessed and green
When I was seventeen

When I was twenty-one
It was a very good year
It was a very good year to hike Bukit trails
To blue-wall waves
On hot cactus days
I sought them one by one
When I was twenty-one.

When I was thirty-three
It was a very good year
It was a very good year for unknown shores
And welcoming smiles
On surf-murmur isles
A boat on the sea
When I was thirty-three

But now the sessions are short
I’m in the sunset of my years
And I think of my life as a sweet clean swell
From all the days before
To this present shore
And the waves broke pure and clear
It was a very good year.

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2 Responses to An Aging Surfer’s Remake of “It Was A Very Good Year”

  1. Bukit Bear says:

    I am officially experiencing an overwhelming sense of nostalgia – nice version…

  2. robert says:

    And O how lucky to have had such years :]

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