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The Songs About Getting Older

""Hope I die before I get old," sang 21-year-old Roger Daltrey in 1965—and 43 years later, he's still singing it. Rock 'n' roll has always been invested in a Byronic cult of blazing youth and beautiful corpses. But as tyros have turned into reunion-tour warhorses, rockers have had to come to terms with the ironies—and the indignities and the glories—of old age."

 

What are the songs that talk about getting older, looking back, etc?

Life's a Journey, not a Destination" Aerosmith
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Song title removed.  Song was about looking forward, rather than looking back   - "When I Grow Up (To Be A Man)", by The Beach Boys.

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Do It Again     The Beach Boys

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Once Upon A Time    Frank Sinatra

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"Try To Remember"

       from the musical, "The Fantasticks"

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          Downside of Growing Up              Maddie & Tae

           

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When I'm Sixty-Four -- The Beatles

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The Circle Game -- Joni Mitchell

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My Back Pages -- Bob Dylan

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Cat's in the Cradle -- Harry Chapin

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Father & Son -- Cat Stevens

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            As Good As I Once Was               Toby Keith

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The Boxer -- Simon & Garfunkel

 

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Teach Your Children - CSN


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Billy the Kid - Billy Dean

 

A nice reflection on childhood days!

 

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OLD FOLKS BOOGIE!

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Yesterday When I Was Young - Roy Clark

 

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                 When We Were Young                   Adele

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When I Was Young      The Animals


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Forever Young      Bob Dylan (and many others)


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The Shape I'm In      The Band


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Long May You Run      Neil Young


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Old Man      Neil Young


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In My Life - Lennon & McCartney (but lyrics considered to be primarily the work of John Lennon)

 

This song was released in 1965 on the album, Rubber Soul. Amazing lyrics when you consider that Lennon was only 25 at the time.

 

"In My Life"

There are places I remember
All my life though some have changed
Some forever not for better
Some have gone and some remain
All these places have their moments
With lovers and friends I still can recall
Some are dead and some are living
In my life I've loved them all

But of all these friends and lovers
There is no one compares with you
And these memories lose their meaning
When I think of love as something new
Though I know I'll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know I'll often stop and think about them
In my life I love you more

Though I know I'll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know I'll often stop and think about them
In my life I love you more

In my life I love you more

 

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          A Pirate Looks At 40             Jimmy Buffett

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And When I Die      Blood, Sweat & Tears


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In The Passage       Dan Fogelberg


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            The September Of My Years                  Frank Sinatra

 

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That Silver Haired Daddy of Mine   Gene Autrey   : )

 

 

 

 

Life's a Journey, not a Destination" Aerosmith
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                Cry When You Get Older                 Robyn

 

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so, not about song, but about band...

 

Blink182 played O2 in London this week; then next morning @markhoppus (bassist) walked the streets complimenting peeps wearing the show t-shirt.

 

One said "like you would know"; one said they'd attended the concert... no one fell to the ground or whipped out their cell phone for selfies...

 

First, if you are paying to go to a concert, don't you know the band members?????

 

Second, is this a pov non-North America, or what?

 


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