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One Of These Days

I heard from a good friend today, whom I haven't been in touch with for a while.

Life can get so busy and hectic that we don't always manage to find time for everyone, even though we still think of them often. I miss this lovely friend of mine and keep meaning to call or write to her and catch up on what's going on in both our lives, but yikes, where does the time go?

One of my favourite musicians (who also happens to be Canadian), Neil Young captured this feeling beautifully in his song "One Of These Days". (The video is purely for listening only, I don't know what's up with the crazy photo - but it's the only non-cover version I could find on youtube.)

Neil Young - One Of These Days

One of these days,
I'm gonna sit down
and write a long letter
To all the good friends I've known
And I'm gonna try
And thank them all
for the good times together.
Though so apart we've grown.

One of these days,
I'm gonna sit down
and write a long letter
To all the good friends I've known
One of these days,
one of these days,
one of these days,
And it won't be long, it won't be long.

And I'm gonna thank,
That old country fiddler
And all those rough boys
Who play that rock 'n' roll
I never tried to burn any bridges
Though I know I let some good things go.

One of these days,
I'm gonna sit down
and write a long letter
To all the good friends I've known
One of these days,
one of these days,
one of these days,
And it won't be long, it won't be long.

From down in L.A.
All the way to Nashville,
From New York City
To my Canadian prairie home
My friends are scattered
Like leaves from an old maple.
Some are weak, some are strong.

One of these days,
I'm gonna sit down
and write a long letter
To all the good friends I've known
One of these days,
one of these days,
one of these days,
And it won't be long, it won't be long.

One of these days,
one of these days,
one of these days,
And it won't be long, it won't be long.

Comments (4)

It's great when you get a call like this isn't it? Reconnecting with old friends is such a joy.

I love Neil Young too. He's a genius, no doubt about it. Have you seen the documentary "Heart of Gold"? It's wonderful - I gave it to my boyfriend for Christmas and we really enjoyed it.

Anne:

I haven't yet seen Heart of Gold - how is that possible?! I must check it out very soon.

Another Neil Young fan here. I saw him play in a small ballroom once down in Waikiki. Very cool!

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