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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?

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Sunrise, Sunset--Quickly go the years!! Do not know who wrote it. But have always loved that song!

 

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Help! - The Beatles

 

 

"Music can change the world because it can change people." - Bono
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Girls In Their Summer Clothes     by     Spruce Springsteen

 

 

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Old Man   Neil Young

 

 

Life's a Journey, not a Destination" Aerosmith
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Old man , look at my life;

I'm a lot like you were.

 

That song really lays it on the line.......

 

Now here's a strange duet.   Elton John  &  Leon Russell

 

"Never To Old, (To Hold Somebdy)" .

 

But strange has a  way of working out great.  Two top

talents sharing the tune together.

And speaking of great tunes,  most people don't know that

Leon Russell was a top writter of songs that were sung by

others.  Two songs by  The Carpenter's stick in my mind. 

'A Song For You",   And the awesome  "Superstar" ..

Both of those songs were recorder by many other legends.

But I have a big place in my heart for  The Carpenter's......

Karen's voice was so beautiful.  What a shame to have lost

her at such an early age.   😞

 

 

 

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Buying a Book    Joe Tex

 

 

Life's a Journey, not a Destination" Aerosmith
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As Good As I Once Was          by     Toby Keith

 

 

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I love all the songs everyone remembers.  Mine is Good Riddance by Green Day.

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Aerosmith  Dream On 

 

"The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life - mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical." Julius Erving
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           As Good As I Once Was                Toby Keith

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Touch of Grey.   Greatful  Dead

 

 

Life's a Journey, not a Destination" Aerosmith
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John Mayer   Gravity

 

"The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life - mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical." Julius Erving
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I just listened to for the first time "Good Riddance"

by Green Day.  Awesum song...

 

Here is one by the Eagles   --  " Waiting In The Weeds".

 

 

 

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Oh I love that!!  Of course, anything by the Eagles makes me feel great

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Sorry for the typo

That should be  "awesome"

🙂

 

 

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Can I just say that I now feel officially OLD.  Getting my rock song suggestions from AARP.  And I like them.  dammmit.

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    Now you know why they are called

 

" O L D I E S       B U T      G O O D I E S"

 

But trust me on this one, you are not alone...

 

But now for another gettin' older tune.

Put a dime in the juke box please.

 

"A Priate Looks At Forty"        by Jimmy Buffett

 

Much to a suprise, Jimmy started out playing

country music.  Then he arrived in the Florida

Keys.  The rest is history, not to mention another

margarita, please and thank you

 

 

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A Woman Half My Age   Kitty Wells  

 

( I love her )  her voice was made for these sad songs : )

 

https://youtu.be/Yoakfg4FkB0

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Kitty Wells was the Queen of Country Music... 

Thanks for that memory.  ( I went right to

YouTube to listen to her again)

 

How about one from  "the Boss"

 

Glory Days    by    Bruce Springsteen

 

We all remember 'those' days.................

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@rc8149 wrote:

Kitty Wells was the Queen of Country Music... 

Thanks for that memory.  ( I went right to

YouTube to listen to her again)

 

How about one from  "the Boss"

 

Glory Days    by    Bruce Springsteen

 

We all remember 'those' days.................


I love lots of "old country"  : )    Yes  this is a good one!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Growing Older But Not Up    Jimmy Buffett

 

https://youtu.be/ken18v9fNpo

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That reminds me of a saying,  "I don't want to be a 'grown up',

Have you even seen grownups.  They have problems.  I don't

want to have problems".

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Now for the next choice song for the oldies .................................

 

It's Hip To Be Square    BY    Huey Lewis and the News........

 

( but  goodies, that we are)

 

 

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All Things Must Pass   George Harrison

 

 

 

 

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Darkness    by    Leonald Cohen

 

Leonard passed away in Dec.2016.  He leaves behind many

songs that were copied  (or covered) by other artist.

 

His most popular song was "Hallelujah" to be coverd.

I have heard it many time on American Idol, The X Factor,

and The Voice.  It's on my top ten list of the greatest songs

I know.  Not an easy list to compile.....

 

RIP

 

 

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Just latched on to "Darkness" myself fairly recently when listening to probably his last album.  Most famous song BEFORE "Hallelujah" was, perhaps, Suzanne.  Quite an artist who shall be missed!

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Glory Days- John Mellencamp

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Touch of Grey … Grateful Dead, 1987

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When I saw this forum topic I laughed and my first response was "None!". But...

Landslide by Stevie Nicks

Old Time Rock and Roll by Bob Seger

"so now sweet 16 turned 31, feel a little tired,  feel under the gun... 

Cat's in the Cradle by Harry Chapin - but now at 53 the song really makes me sad more than enjoy it because of my own children, LOL

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Stevie Nicks - Landslide

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Wouldn't It Be Nice   The Beach Boys

 

 

Life's a Journey, not a Destination" Aerosmith