Maggie May

Rod Stewart

In 1971 when I first heard Rod Stewart sing “Maggie May,” the lyrics “The morning sun when it’s in your face really shows your age,” had no impact on me. I was 24 years old then. However, the other day, I was sweeping around my newly resurfaced swimming pool, listening to Rod Stewart singing “Maggie May” on my mp3 player and now those words do mean something. I am almost insulted for Maggie May, but that “is” the truth of the morning sun on a woman’s face.

My face in the morning sun

My face in the morning sun

I have chosen not to do anything surgically about my aging face. I could, I know, but I just haven’t been very motivated. Would softer, smoother, tighter skin make me a better person? Would it make my relationships more enriching? Would it make me richer? For some, the answer may be yes to the above; helping to secure a better job maybe, or feeling more attractive. It’s not to negate those that have chosen facelifts; it’s just not for me.

I continued sweeping the chalk and the fine dust created by the pool resurfacing and thinking about Maggie May. I looked at the fresh new plaster and  thought how much younger it looks with its new facelift! Cleaner and more energetic and ready for fun when summer arrives.

Humm . . . maybe I will reconsider that facelift. Never say never, but I still am feeling bad about Maggie May.

Before:

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Steps "before"

During:

Steps "during."

Steps "during"

After: – the water is so still you can see the reflection of my palm tree.

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Steps "after."

Enjoy the slide show of the process of my swimming pool’s “facelift” and listen to Rod Stewart singing “Maggie May” (lyrics below).

http://youtu.be/aQvUPFWEl6w

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Wake up Maggie, I think I got something to say to you
It’s late September and I really should be back at school
I know I keep you amused but I feel I’m being used
Oh Maggie, I couldn’t have tried any more
You led me away from home just to save you from being alone
You stole my heart and that’s what really hurt

The morning sun when it’s in your face really shows your age
But that don’t worry me none in my eyes you’re everything
I laughed at all of your jokes my love you didn’t need to coax
Oh Maggie, I couldn’t have tried any more
You led me away from home, just to save you from being alone
You stole my soul and that’s a pain I can do without

All I needed was a friend to lend a guiding hand
But you turned into a lover and
mother what a lover, you wore me out
All you did was wreck my bed
and in the morning kick me in the head
Oh Maggie, I couldn’t have tried anymore
You led me away from home ’cause you didn’t want to be alone
You stole my heart, I couldn’t leave you if I tried

I suppose I could collect my books and get on back to school
Or steal my daddy’s cue and make a living out of playing pool
Or find myself a rock and roll band that needs a helpin’ hand
Oh Maggie, I wish that I’d never seen your face
You made a first-class fool out of me
But I’m as blind as a fool can be
You stole my heart but I love you anyway

Maggie, I wish I’d never seen your face
I’ll get on back home one of these days


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5 comments on “Maggie May

  1. Anonymous says:

    He loved Maggie no matter how she looked, lined face and all . . . pool is pretty!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for the great music, and great blog. If you ever want to shake your vanity, just look a mirror outside in the morning…

    But you are so cute just the way you are…you sparkle!!

  3. Anonymous says:

    You are beautiful inside and out…………no surgery required!!

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