Song of the Day #3,626: ‘Forever in Blue Jeans’ – Neil Diamond

For my last song of Neil Diamond week, I’ll spare all of us and not share ‘You Don’t Bring Me Flowers,’ Diamond’s #1 duet with Barbra Streisand. Instead, here’s ‘Forever in Blue Jeans,’ a track from the same album.

An ode to simplicity, this 1979 track closed out a strong decade for Diamond and ushered in the 80s, where his music descended into schmaltz (‘Heartlight,’ anyone?).

‘Forever in Blue Jeans’ was memorably featured in a Gap ad in which Will Ferrell portrays Diamond. “I wrote this song on the back of a Dixie cup.”

[Verse 1]
Money talks
But it don’t sing and dance
And it don’t walk
And long as I can have you
Here with me, I’d much rather be
Forever in blue jeans

Honey’s sweet
But it ain’t nothin’ next to baby’s treat
And if you pardon me
I’d like to say
We’ll do okay
Forever in blue jeans

[Chorus]
Maybe tonight
Maybe tonight, by the fire
All alone you and I
Nothing around
But the sound of my heart
And your sighs

[Verse 2]
Money talks
But it can’t sing and dance
And it can’t walk
And long as I can have you
Here with me, I’d much rather be
Forever in blue jeans, babe

And honey’s sweet
But it ain’t nothin’ next to baby’s treat
And if you pardon me I’d like to say
We’ll do okay
Forever in blue jeans

[Chorus]
Maybe tonight
Maybe tonight, by the fire
All alone you and I
Nothing around
But the sound of my heart
And your sighs

[Verse 3]
Money talks
But it don’t sing and dance
And it don’t walk
And long as I can have you
Here with me
I’d much rather be
Forever in blue jeans

[Outro]
And if you pardon me
I’d like to say
We’ll do okay
Forever in blue jeans, babe
And long as I can have you
Here with me I’d much rather be
Forever in blue jeans, babe
And long as I can have you
Here with me I’d much rather be…

2 thoughts on “Song of the Day #3,626: ‘Forever in Blue Jeans’ – Neil Diamond

  1. Peg Clifton says:

    Sounds like a perfect song for a company that sells jeans.

  2. Dana Gallup says:

    Video seems to be unavailable, but I know the song and am still not a fan.😊

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