What does “Nineteen Forever” mean?

Well, it’s a title of a kick-ass song from Joe Jackson’s underrated 1989 album, “Blaze of Glory.”

So why “Nineteen Forever?”

Well, it includes this lyric:

You better believe it – you know my dream’s still alive
You can love it or leave it
But I’m never gonna be 35

And, today, I turn 35.

That line of the song always stuck with me…like I was supposed to accomplish something by the time I reached 35. If so, I guess I have a year to do something meaningful…before I hit 36.

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