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Songs about getting older.

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Posted on Jun 14, 2010 12:33:48 PM PDT
EvenSteven says:
Gino & Randy good calls on the Kinks.
especially Young & Innocent, 1 of my fave "Arthur" trax.

Posted on Jun 14, 2010 12:43:13 PM PDT
Blackjack says:
Rush's "Time Stand Still" song on their 1987 album "Hold Your Fire." 'Nuf said!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 14, 2010 1:41:12 PM PDT
C A Yaniga says:
Also "The Real Life" by John Mellencamp

Posted on Jun 14, 2010 2:03:32 PM PDT
I'll probably be the 5,000,000 person to add this but "When I'm 64"-Beatles. I'll add some less obvious ones soon:)

Posted on Jun 14, 2010 3:31:38 PM PDT
Ian Hunter's "I am what I hated when I was young" is a good one.

Posted on Jun 14, 2010 5:43:03 PM PDT
Working Man says:
Too Old to Rock and Roll too Young to Die - Jethro Tull (Surprisingly, I didn't think I saw anyone mention this one)
No One to Run With - The Allman Brothers

Posted on Jun 15, 2010 2:09:33 AM PDT
bozokarl says:
Old Before My Time - Allman Brothers Band
All My Rowdy Friends (Have Settled Down) - Hank Williams Jr

Posted on Jun 15, 2010 9:51:09 AM PDT
Music Lover says:
Joni Mitchell - The Circle Game
James Taylor - The Secret '0 Life
Janis Ian - At Seventeen

Posted on Jun 16, 2010 11:28:57 AM PDT
socrates17 says:
Champagne and Vallium - Kevin Ayers
The Decline and Fall of Me - Sparks (Ron & Russ Mael)

Posted on Jun 16, 2010 11:44:57 AM PDT
Larry V says:
Trace Atkins - You're Gonna Miss This
Brad Paisley - Waitin On A Woman
Kenny Chesney - Don't Blink

Posted on Jun 17, 2010 6:58:25 AM PDT
Jim Halpert says:
Stop This Train - John Mayer

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 17, 2010 11:20:09 AM PDT
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Posted on Jun 17, 2010 11:30:45 AM PDT
A. Dehaan says:
Dennis- Like The Funeral Dirge or Taps?

Posted on Jun 17, 2010 11:34:15 AM PDT
J.Espresso says:
No one has yet mentioned the quintessential song about getting older.

"Happy Birthday to You!
Happy Birthday to You!
Happy Birthday You Old Fart,
Happy Birthday to you!"

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 17, 2010 1:47:59 PM PDT
onsenkuma says:
Simon & Garfunkel's 'Bookends' (1968) had three very evocative tracks devoted to growing older: Voices of Old People, Old Friends and Bookends Theme. I've often wondered if Paul Simon goes over some of the lyrics in his own mind as he ages:

Can you imagine us
Years from today
Sharing a park bench quietly?
How terribly strange
To be seventy

Old friends
Memory brushes the same years
Silently sharing the same fear...

Posted on Jun 17, 2010 2:31:10 PM PDT
Susie---the funny thing about "Mrs. Robinson" is that it really isn't about the Mrs. Robinson played by Anne Bancroft in "The Graduate". If you look at the lyrics, they really have nothing to do with the plot of the movie. Paul Simon himself granted in an interview, although vaguely, that it was about a woman being admitted to a mental institution!!! The title was originally "Mrs. Roosevelt", but Simon's pal Mike Nichols persuaded him to change it. The song was not finished when the movie was made, and only came out as the song we know several months later when "Bookends" was released. So it's kind of a curio.

Paul Simon did do an amusing song about aging, titled "Old". It was on his "You're The One" CD.

The late Kate McGarrigle wrote a heartbreaking song, "I Eat Dinner". It's about a divorced, or perhaps widowed, woman of a certain age, the mother of a teenager, who sits at the dinner table with her daughter, and mourns the lack of a partner in her life. A brilliant, brilliant song, but I wouldn't listen to it if you are lonely or recently divorced, or depressed.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 18, 2010 3:35:00 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 18, 2010 3:47:17 AM PDT
Bernard J. says:
The Kinks: "Where Did My Spring Go?" Listen to the words of that song, it's the ultimate song
about ( one's body) , getting old. Wish I had the words with me right now to display to readers posting on this board.
Give it a listen, the words being a typical Ray Davies observation. (But he was only 25 when he recorded it!) .

PS Young and Innocent Days - one of my favorites, how could I forget that one! Thanks for mentioning it.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 18, 2010 3:59:20 AM PDT
Good Choices!
May I also add:
"Old Friend" by Phyllis Hyman
"In My Life" by The Beatles
"There's The Girl" by Heart
"Holding On To You" by Terence Trent D'Arby
"Good Times" by The Jacksons

Posted on Jun 18, 2010 4:04:16 AM PDT
"Old Man" by Neil Young
"Growing Up" by Whodini
"Yesterday" by The Beatles
"Always" by Atlantic Starr
"Second Time Around" by Shalamar

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 18, 2010 4:06:28 AM PDT
I love Al Stewart, Time Passages is an awesome album. And Year of the cat, one stage before.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 18, 2010 4:10:03 AM PDT
"Same Old Lang Syne" by Dan Fogelberg
"Alone" by Ohio Players
"Porch Swing" by Wendy & Lisa
"All Woman" by Lisa Stansfield
"Am I The Same Girl?" by Swing Out Sister

Posted on Jun 18, 2010 4:35:02 AM PDT
Wickett says:
Oh Very Young by Cat Stevens
Against the Wind by Bob Seger
Bob Dylan's Dream [done best by The Silkie]

Posted on Jul 17, 2010 8:37:00 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 17, 2010 8:48:48 PM PDT
Miriam says:
The best one of them all is still "September Song," written by Kurt Weill and Maxwell Anderson and sung originally by Walter Huston.

Some more that haven't been mentioned yet:

Leon Bibb - "The Honey Wind Blows"
Joe Glazer - "Too Old to Work and Too Young to Die"
Tom Paxton - "Modern Maturity"
Homer A. Shively - "Get Up and Go" (recorded by Pete Seeger and often attributed to him)
Shel Silverstein - "Time, Time, Time"

Fred Engelberg - "Time Keeps Tick Tocking Away." Steve Post concluded his late-night radio program with it, and it contains these lines:

"And I sit here and I worry,
I sit here and I wonder
Whether time will make
A lonely old man in the park feeding pigeons on a Thursday afternoon out of me."

There was also a song by Mary Lu Williams (the white folksinger, not the black jazz singer). I can't find her or her songs on the Net but the song I'm thinking of went, "Look out, Farrah Fawcett-Majors, it's gonna happen to you."

Posted on Jul 17, 2010 8:42:25 PM PDT
EpsilonX says:
All i can think of is Time - Pink Floyd

Posted on Jul 17, 2010 8:49:39 PM PDT
Cody Noone says:
Well, many of my first choices have already been said.

Except for "Older", by They Might Be Giants.
I suppose "My Way" (written by Paul Anka, popularized by Frank Sinatra) could count as well, in a "looking back at my life after I've become older" way.
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