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Re: The Songs About Getting Older

Message 41 of 117 (825 Views)

I do not like any songs about getting old.  I try not to think about it!!

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Re: The Songs About Getting Older

Message 42 of 117 (798 Views)

Right on finally a dead head speaks up. 

 

But we cannot forget the classic words "What a long strange trip it's been"

 

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Re: The Songs About Getting Older

Message 43 of 117 (905 Views)

"Forever Young" - the Rod Stewart version. As you grow may you always stay young in mind an spirit.

 

May the good Lord be with you down every road you roam.
And may sunshine and happiness surround you when you're far from home.
And my you grow to be proud, dignified and true.
And do unto others as you'd have done to you.
Be courageous and be brave.
And in my heart you'll always stay

Forever young. (Forever young)
Forever young. (Forever young)
Forever young. Forever young

May good fortune be with you, may your guiding light be strong,
Build a stairway to heaven with a prince or a vagabond.
And may you never love in vain.
And in my heart you will remain

Forever young. (Forever young)
Forever young. (Forever young)
Forever young. Forever young

And when you fin'lly fly away, I'll be hoping that I served you well.
For all the wisdom of a lifetime, no one can ever tell.
But whatever road you choose, I'm right behind you win or lose,

Forever young. (Forever young)
Forever young. (Forever young)
Forever young. Forever young
For forever young
Songwriters: CREGAN, JIM / DYLAN, BOB / HARLEY, STEVE / SAVIGAR, KEVIN
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Re: The Songs About Getting Older

Message 44 of 117 (911 Views)

For decades, my favorite is "Hello In There," by John Prine. He's still gettin' around and singin' it!

 

"Hello In There"

We had an apartment in the city,
Me and Loretta liked living there.
Well, it'd been years since the kids had grown,
A life of their own left us alone.
John and Linda live in Omaha,
And Joe is somewhere on the road.
We lost Davy in the Korean war,
And I still don't know what for, don't matter anymore.

[Chorus:]
Ya' know that old trees just grow stronger,
And old rivers grow wilder ev'ry day.
Old people just grow lonesome
Waiting for someone to say, "Hello in there, hello."

Me and Loretta, we don't talk much more,
She sits and stares through the back door screen.
And all the news just repeats itself
Like some forgotten dream that we've both seen.
Someday I'll go and call up Rudy,
We worked together at the factory.
But what could I say if asks "What's new?"
"Nothing, what's with you? Nothing much to do."

[Chorus]

So if you're walking down the street sometime
And spot some hollow ancient eyes,
Please don't just pass 'em by and stare
As if you didn't care, say, "Hello in there, hello."
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Re: The Songs About Getting Older

Message 45 of 117 (877 Views)

One more - Through The Years by Kenny Rogers:

 

I can't remember when you weren't there
When I didn't care for anyone but you
I swear we've been through everything there is
Can't imagine anything we've missed
Can't imagine anything the two of us can't do
Through the years
You've never let me down
You turned my life around
The sweetest days I've found
I've found with you
Through the years
I've never been afraid
I've loved the life we've made
And I'm so glad I've stayed
Right here with you
Through the years
I can't remember what I used to do
Who I trusted whom, I listened to before
I swear you've taught me everything I know
Can't imagine needing someone so
But through the years it seems to me
I need you more and more
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Re: The Songs About Getting Older

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My absolutely favorite:  Beautiful in My Eyes by Joshua Kadison:

 

You're my peace of mind,
in this crazy world.
Your're everything I've tried to find,
your love is a pearl.
You're my Mona Lisa, you're my rainbow skies,
and my only prayer, is that you realize,
you'll always be beautiful, in my eyes.
The world will turn,
and the seasons will change.
And all the lessons we will learn,
will be beautiful and strange.
We'll have our fill of tears, our share of sighs.
My only prayer, is that you realize.
You'll always be beautiful, in my eyes.
You will always be, beautiful in my eyes.
And the passing years will show,
that you will always grow,
evermore beautiful, in my eyes.
And there are lines upon my face,
from a lifetime of smiles.
But when the time comes to embrace.
for one long last while.
We can laugh about it, how time really flies.
We won't say goodbye, 'cause true-love never dies.
You'll always be beautiful, in my eyes.
You will always be, beautiful in my eyes.
And the passing years will show,
that you will always grow,
evermore beautiful, in my eyes.
The passing years will show,
that you will always grow,
evermore beautiful, in my eyes.
 
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Re: The Songs About Getting Older

Message 47 of 117 (899 Views)

My favorite Randy Travis song! Smiley Happy

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Re: The Songs About Getting Older

Message 48 of 117 (890 Views)

If you've never heard Kurt Weill's September song, it starts like this:

 

 For it's a long long time between May and December,

but the days grow shorter when it's September!

 

It's a beatiful melonchonic song.

 

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Re: The Songs About Getting Older

Message 49 of 117 (826 Views)

Very clever!

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Re: The Songs About Getting Older

Message 50 of 117 (821 Views)

When I'm 64, It was a Very good Year, and September Song, I'm Still Here (Stephen Sondheim)