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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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When I Was Older. Billie Eilish

 

 

@1968Hoya46 wrote:

We Gotta Get Out Of This Place: The Animals (see my daddy in bed he’s dyin’, see his hair been turning grey, he’s been working and slaving his life away).


 

Life's a Journey, not a Destination" Aerosmith
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Advice for the young at heart   Tears for Fears

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Time Passages  -  Al Stewart

 

 

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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W.O.L.D:  Harry Chapin

 

I got a spot on the top of my head begging for a new toupe.

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Old Man:  Neil Young

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Old Man Down The Road:  John Fogerty

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Through The Years:  Kenny Rogers

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The Circle Game:  Joni Mitchell

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All My Life's A Circle:  Harry Chapin

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Living Years:  Mike & Mechanics

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Old Man River:  Temptations ( From the "In A Mellow Mood" album)

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How about "I wish I was 18 Again" By George Burns

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Fly Like An Eagle: Steve Miller aband

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The Old Lamplighter: The Browns

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Spirit in the sky by Norman Greenbaum

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Old Folks Boogie by Little Feat

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Funny How Time Slips Away-  Joe Hinton, Willie Nelson & many others.

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The Old Gray Mare - attributed to Stephen Foster but might not be his original.

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Wait For Me-   The Playmates (I’ll grow up just as fast as I can).

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But I feel I'm growing older
And the songs that I have sung
Echo in the distance
Like the sound
Of a windmill going round
Guess I'll always be a soldier of fortune

 

Soldier of Fortune - Deep Purple  Heart

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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Grow Old With Me - John Lennon

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Silver Threads Amongst The Gold-   Bing Crosby; Jerry Lee Lewis; others.

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When I’m sixty four by the Beatles

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Sunrise, Sunset swiftly go the years

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“Kisses Sweeter Than Wine” (Jimmy Rodgers). The happy saga follows him from a young man dating, marrying, four kids, eight grandkids, now old and “ready to go” reviewing his life with gratitude.

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“The Three Bells”  (The Browns) The story of Little Jimmy Brown, from birth through life to death.

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“The Three Bells”  (The Browns) The story of Little Jimmy Brown, from birth through life to death.

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"Hello In There"  by John Prine, a wonderful and somewhat sad song about giving respect to elders 

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I've always loved this one. Voted for it several years ago. Glad to see it mentioned again.
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"Glory Days"  by Bruce Springfdield hit me right between the eyes.

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