Lyrics:- 'Sometimes I get to feelin', I was back in the old days - long ago’ - Taylor
Song Choice:- I'm always saying to folk that 'These are the best days of our lives'. It's TRUE. It's just that we don't realise it right now. Take-a-look at the 'Lump in the throat’ Queen video that accompanies this track if you need to see where I’m coming from. It’s super sad… It was the last video to feature frontman Freddie Mercury as he was in the final stages of his battle with AIDS filmed on 30th May 1991, just six months before he died on 24th November 1991 - nearly 26 years ago... His last words to camera were ‘I still love you’ and I’m sure he did.
Since then, so much has happened – We’ve all lived a lot of ‘Life’ that I’m sure Freddie would also have lived to the full, with its roundabout ‘Ups and Downs’, ‘Successes and Failures’.
‘The days were endless, we were crazy - we were young. The sun was always shinin' - we just lived for fun’ – Taylor
You see, we never thought about getting old when we were young – The ‘DFS Sofa buy-now-pay-later' mentality hadn’t been invented and I for one thought that my battery life was endless rather than slowly ebbing away at 1% annually.
‘You can't turn back the clock, you can't turn back the tide - ain't that a shame?’ – Taylor
And ‘Yes’ it is a shame we can’t wind our clocks back to make amends or live life’s highs all over again but I believe it’s our duty now to make the most of what we’ve got. Not of what’s left as none of us know how long that particular piece of string is.
We’ve just got to do, what we do – BETTER… as Freddie says, ‘Cos these are the days of our lives’…
Make the most of YOUR DAYS… Please.
Rory Coleman - 995 Marathons - 244 Ultras - 14 Marathon des Sables