He Wants To Live Forever

by Kora Feder

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This song is inspired by a conversation I had with my 89 year old grandfather (the wonderful, hilarious & smart Paul Feder) where he expressed his wish to know his grandkids' biographies.

Recorded at my desktop studio. Proceeds help pay for college. :)

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Lyrics:

He said I’ll never know your biography
I said I could tell you right now
I said I’m gonna change the whole damn world
And he said sounds good but how
He said I’ll never know your children
I said I’ll introduce you right now
They’re laughing and sailing your favorite boats 
He said I wish I could teach them how

He wants to live forever
Not to be some superman
Just to watch his children grow older
And see the sunset on the water again

He said I know I’m not immortal
And if I was it wouldn’t be fair
But I long to see what you’re going to see
Someone somehow somewhere
‘Cause there are recipes I've yet to master
There are melodies I’ve yet to learn
There are scientific studies I’ve not yet read 
And I’d just like a longer turn 

He wants to live forever
Not to be some superman
Just to watch his children grow older
And see the sunset on the water again

Time is rolling and it’s not rolling slow
There are so many places we’ve all got to go
There is so much wind yet to blow
ohhhhhhhh

I wish you could know my biography
And I wish I had a lifetime with you to spend
And I wish time’s dimensions were a little tweak-able
But mostly I’m just happy to know you my friend 
You’ll be the bird at my window
You’ll be the laughter in my house
You’ll be the story that never gets old
But more importantly you’re here right now 

He wants to live forever
Not to be some champion
Just to watch his children grow older
And see the sunset on the water again

Just to watch his children grow old
And see the sunset on the water again

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released August 27, 2015

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Kora Feder New York

Feder’s music encourages the listener to reflect on both oneself and the bigger world, while enjoying stories told through the thoughtful lens of a young, poetic and bold songwriter.

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