If you think I'm feeling older and missing my younger days
Oh, then you should have known me much better
'Cause my past is something that never got in my way, oh no
Still I would not be here now if I never had the hunger
And I'm not ashamed to say the wild boys were my friends, oh
'Cause I never felt the desire 'til their music set me on fire
And then I was saved, yeah
That's why I'm keeping the faith, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Keeping the faith.
That's from Billy Joel's song, Keeping the Faith. One of my favourites. Watch and listen here.
I thought of those lines just a few minutes ago, when one of India's greatest cricketers was finally out in this Test match. He scored 136. It was an innings that showed that through months stretching to years, through much comment about his batting and state of mind -- through all that, Rahul Dravid, at any rate, had kept the faith.