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Songs about getting older.


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Posted on Jul 17, 2010 10:50:04 PM PDT
Waiting Man says:
Wreck of the Hesperus - George Harrison ("gettin' old as my mother", GREAT line.)

Posted on Jul 18, 2010 3:58:19 PM PDT
"Scattered" by The Kinks from Phobia album.

Posted on Jul 18, 2010 4:06:28 PM PDT
Bahbow says:
Lather - Jefferson Airplane : sort of a Peter Pan influence

Posted on Jul 18, 2010 5:30:55 PM PDT
Chazzzbo says:
cheesy, I know, but surprised no one has yet mentioned Harry Chapin's "Cat's In The Cradle"

Posted on Jul 20, 2010 10:39:11 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 20, 2010 10:40:07 AM PDT
J. Coco says:
Chazzzbo,

Harry Chapin's "Cat's In The Cradle" is a sad song definitely fitting for this chain. It was actually mentioned by 7 & 7 IS on June 9 (I remember its first appearance and thought to myself, "I should have added that".)

Posted on Aug 11, 2010 9:17:51 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 11, 2010 9:19:52 PM PDT
Miriam says:
Another view of getting older, from Lerner and Loewe:

Maurice Chevalier - I'm Glad I'm Not Young Anymore

"The Fountain of Youth is dull as paint,
Methuselah is my patron saint;
I've never been so comfortable before.
Oh, I'm so glad that I'm not young anymore."

Posted on Aug 11, 2010 9:54:16 PM PDT
RightNTwo says:
"Stop this Train"--John Mayer....cheesy, but I like it

Posted on Aug 11, 2010 9:58:34 PM PDT
Doll-ar says:
Landslide - Dixie Chicks (they covered it, I don't know the original singer(s) though.)
Ray Of Light - Madonna

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 11, 2010 11:22:39 PM PDT
Dovebarr says:
@ Doll-ar , Stevie Nicks wrote Landslide for Fleetwood Mac.

Posted on Aug 14, 2010 7:53:10 AM PDT
IronPam says:
... rock & roll never forgets ... bob seger ... a classic & my personal favorite ...

Posted on Aug 14, 2010 8:14:31 AM PDT
NateR says:
i am surprised this wasn't mentioned
Paul Simon - "You Can Call Me Al"

'A man walks down the street, he says "why am i soft in the middle now, why am i soft in the middle, the rest of my life is so hard, i need a photo opportunity, i need a shot at redemption, dont wanna end up a cartoon, in a cartoon graveyard..."

such a great track
the music video with Chevy Chase is hilarious too:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULjCSK0oOlI

Posted on Aug 14, 2010 9:51:36 PM PDT
Old Friends - Willie Nelson, Roger Miller and Ray Price

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 14, 2010 10:05:18 PM PDT
Jim says:
I'd Rather Be Dead-Nilsson (than wet my bed) and it is coming boys and girls trust some one who knows.

Don't Let Us Get Sick-Warren Zevon

The Man In The Bed-Dave Alvin

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 27, 2012 2:25:45 PM PDT
I Think I'm Going Bald - Rush

Posted on Oct 27, 2012 3:23:13 PM PDT
Steelers fan says:
I don't think "It Was A Very Good Year" is depressing at all. The singer is looking back over his long life with deep satisfaction.

Posted on Oct 27, 2012 3:24:20 PM PDT
Steelers fan says:
When I Grow Up--Beach Boys

Posted on Oct 27, 2012 3:25:05 PM PDT
Steelers fan says:
Won't last forever. It's kinda sad.

Posted on Oct 27, 2012 3:50:42 PM PDT
mac says:
Is That All There Is - PJ Harvey

Posted on Oct 27, 2012 8:13:22 PM PDT
Val H. says:
Henry Priestman's "Old" is a good one:

I don't feel like time is slipping through my hands,
The glass is never empty in my master plan,
I still think it's alright crying one too many tears,
I'm not worried about the future and my advancing years,
I don't give a damn, 'cos I am what I am

But the man upstairs is painting with a different brush today,
Where there used to be all black now there are little flecks of grey,
And while I'm trying to make some sense of it the laughter takes a hold,
I'm the same age that my father was when I first thought he was old

I don't want to work my fingers to the bone,
Me I'd rather drink wine with you back at home,
I don't want to think about what car the neighbours bought,
I'm happy just to sit here laughin' on the porch,
And I don't really care what they got over there

I tried to run a mile today I maybe should have walked,
My head had the ambition but my body was all talk,
And while I'm trying to make some sense of it the laughter takes a hold,
I'm the same age that my father was when I first thought he was old

You hate what I wear...but I'm too old to care,
I tried to waltz you round the room like some lovesick fool,
But the kids said "please don't shame us dad,
You're dancing's so uncool"

And while I'm trying to make some sense of it the laughter takes a hold,
I'm the same age that my father was when I first thought he was old

I'm the same age that my father was when I first thought he was old
************************

and for a nice love song, there's Paul Kelly's "You're 39, You're Beautiful and You're Mine"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CVfAwr2Hm0

Posted on Oct 27, 2012 8:34:06 PM PDT
J. Hand says:
Iron Prostrate/Loud, Fast, and Aging Rapidly

Sorry, but Amazon doesn't have a link for it, but I am not making this up. The greatest thing is the picture on the cover of a Marshall amp and on top next to a bottle of Jack Daniels is a bottle of Geritol. Across from that is a container of Metamucil. Very HARD rock! Released by Screaming Skull/Skyclad records, catalog SKULL 95CD, 1991.

Motorwoman
Rock 'n Roll Nursing Home
No Class
Hellshaft
Gilligan
Disaster Movie
Pumpkinhead
Iron Prostrate
Hell Toupee
I Am the King
Singing Horses
Danny Boy

Posted on Oct 27, 2012 9:58:27 PM PDT
Valerie:

Thanks for posting the Henry Priestman song. I was a fan of Yachts and didn't realize he had a solo album out. I found a live version of "Old" on Youtube and like it. So I guess I'll be shelling out for Priestman's album.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 28, 2012 1:05:33 AM PDT
Val H. says:
Jim -

I never knew Yachts but I bought The Chronicles of Modern Life two years ago and it's a goodie. Try eBay for a better price. There's some great songs on it such as "The Sacred Scrolls of Pop", "Grey's The New Blonde" and "Did I Fight in the Punk Wars for This?" Some of the lyrics are available at:
maxilyrics.com/henry-priestman-the-chronicles-of-modern-life-lyrics-f930.html

I hope you enjoy it.

Posted on Oct 28, 2012 2:41:17 AM PDT
Miranda731 says:
I don't think anyone mentioned the old Guy Lombardo tune:
Enjoy Yourself (it's Later Than You Think)

You work and work for years and years, you're always on the go
You never take a minute off, too busy makin' dough
Someday you say, you'll have your fun, when you're a millionaire
Imagine all the fun you'll have in your old rockin' chair

Enjoy yourself, it's later than you think
Enjoy yourself, while you're still in the pink
The years go by, as quickly as a wink
Enjoy yourself, enjoy yourself, it's later than you think

You're gonna take that ocean trip, no matter come what may
You've got your reservations made, but you just can't get away
Next year for sure, you'll see the world, you'll really get around
But how far can you travel when you're six feet underground?

Your heart of hearts, your dream of dreams, your ravishing brunette
She's left you and she's now become somebody else's pet
[ From: http://www.elyrics.net/read/g/guy-lombardo-lyrics/enjoy-yourself-(it_s-later-than-you-think)-lyrics.html ]
Lay down that gun, don't try my friend to reach the great beyond
You'll have more fun by reaching for a redhead or a blond

Enjoy yourself, it's later than you think
Enjoy yourself, while you're still in the pink
The years go by, as quickly as a wink
Enjoy yourself, enjoy yourself, it's later than you think

You never go to night clubs and you just don't care to dance
You don't have time for silly things like moonlight and romance
You only think of dollar bills tied neatly in a stack
But when you kiss a dollar bill, it doesn't kiss you back

Enjoy yourself, it's later than you think
Enjoy yourself, while you're still in the pink
The years go by, as quickly as a wink
Enjoy yourself, enjoy yourself, it's later than you think

Posted on Oct 28, 2012 3:47:35 AM PDT
Johnny Bee says:
Surprised that nobody's mentioned Hey Nineteen - Steely Dan

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 28, 2012 4:14:22 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 28, 2012 4:46:57 AM PDT
J. Hand says:
RE: Hey nineteen- Too close to the bone!!!!! ;-) When I was much younger I never wanted for female companionship much to the chagrin of my later to be wife. The gals flirted with me because I was a well built biker with a bad-ass chopper and apparently had 'something' that females found appealing. I always heard ladies love outlaws. Now, any flirtation is more because I look like their grandfather, or more accurately, as I have been frequently told: I look like late in his life Jerry Garcia with just a hint of Santa Claus thrown in. Of course, in my mind, I want to believe it's because I still 'got it'. HA! Don't I wish! Well, at least I had 'it' once!

Another aging song is 'Time' by Pink Floyd which always made me feel uneasy, even as the teenager I was when it first came out. I knew how fast time would go by and it sure did.

...And you are young and life is long
and there is time to kill today.
And then one day you look to find
ten years have got behind you...

(first ten, then twenty, then thirty, then I stop counting)

...every year is getting shorter
never seem to find the time...

And of course another great Pink Floyd song: 'Free Four' from Obscured by Clouds

The memories of a man in his old age
are the deeds of a man in his prime.
You shuffle in the gloom of the sickroom
and talk to yourself as you die.

Life is a short warm moment
Death is a long cold rest.
You get your chance to try in the twinkling of an eye:
Eighty years with luck or even less...

That, too gives me the heebie-jeebies 'cuz that 80 mark is only a couple decades and a couple years away.

Which brings me to the Who and 'My Generation' "Hope I die before I get old..."

The line is also use in the most excellent art book Rock Dreams which opens with a newspaper proclaiming how the bobby soxers went berserk over new idol, Frank Sinatra. The last page in the book is a heavily black & white contrasted image of an aged Sinatra, a drink raised in a 'salute' to the audience. Below is the caption, "Hope I die before I get old." The book is very highly recommended and the imagery, all airbrushed illustrations, has some of the coolest images of rock, pop, soul, 50's rock, and country artists I have ever seen.
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