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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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We always listen.  I sometimes learn a thing or two.

And sometimes the post brings back memories to me.

PEACE

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Very clever!

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"YOUNG AT HEART"  -  sung by Frank Sinatra  -  written by Johnny Richards.  I absolutely love the message of this song and I love the melody!

 

Fairy tales can come true, it can happen to you
If you're young at heart


For it's hard, you will find, to be narrow of mind
If you're young at heart

 

You can go to extremes with impossible schemes
You can laugh when your dreams fall apart at the seams
And life gets more exciting with each passing day
And love is either in your heart or on your way

 

Don't you know that it's worth every treasure on Earth
To be young at heart


For as rich as you are it's much better by far
To be young at heart

 

And if you should survive to 105
Look at all you'll derive out of being alive
Then here is the best part
You have a head start
If you are among the very young at heart

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Night Moves

 

I was a little too tall
Could've used a few pounds
Tight pants points hardly reknown
She was a black-haired beauty with big dark eyes
And points all her own sitting way up high
Way up firm and high

Out past the cornfields where the woods got heavy
Out in the back seat of my '60 Chevy
Workin' on mysteries without any clues
Workin' on our night moves
Tryin' to make some front page drive-in news
Workin' on our night moves
In the summertime
In the sweet summertime

We weren't in love, oh no, far from it
We weren't searchin' for some pie in the sky summit
We were just young and restless and bored
Livin' by the sword
And we'd steal away every chance we could
To the backroom, to the alley or the trusty woods
I used her, she used me
But neither one cared
We were gettin' our share
Workin' on our night moves
Tryin' to lose the awkward teenage blues
Workin' on our night moves
And it was summertime
Sweet summertime summertime

And oh the wonder
We felt the lightning
And we waited on the thunder
Waited on the thunder

I awoke last night to the sound of thunder
How far off I sat and wondered
Started humming a song from 1962
Ain't it funny how the night moves
When you just don't seem to have as much to lose
Strange how the night moves
With autumn closing in

 

by Bob Seger

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Those were the days- Mary H1966 XLCH1966 XLCHThose were the Days- Mary Hopkins

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In the Time of Our Lives - Iron Butterfly

 

Listen to the clock beat as it ticks out time away,
And listen to the birds' laughter as they live for today,
And listen to the heart beat as it beats our lives away.
These are the things that we hear in our world,
And these are the things that we hear in the time of our lives,
In the time of our lives.
 
"Music can change the world because it can change people." - Bono
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               Middle Of The Road           Pretenders

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Against The Wind        By     Bob Seger  

 

 

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Jack and Lucy - Delia Bell and Bill Grant

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Old Man. Neil Young 

 

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Much to young (to feel this damm old)     by   Garth Brooks

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Get Up and Go      Pete Seeger

 

"How do I know my youth is all spent?
My get up and go has got up and went
But in spite of it all I'm able to grin
And think of the places my get up has been"

 

"I get up each morning and dust off my wits
Open the paper and read the obits
If I'm not there I know I'm not dead
So I eat a good breakfast and go back to bed."   🙂

 


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            Castle On The Hill                Ed Sheeran

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    Still Crazy After All These Years      by     Paul Simon

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Peace in the Valley. Elvis

 

 

Life's a Journey, not a Destination" Aerosmith
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   (Just Like) Starting Over    By         John Lennon

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               September Song             Willie Nelson

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          Feeling Mortal      by       Kris Kristofferson

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My Way - Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley (lyrics by Paul Anka)

 

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Live Before You Die - Bon Jovi

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The Leader of the Band - Dan Fogelberg 

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@MaVolta wrote:

The Leader of the Band - Dan Fogelberg 



Wow! I haven't heard that song In forever!

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Life goes on. John cougar Mellencamp

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Grow  OLD  With Me     by   John Lennon

 

Sad note about this song was it was to be recorded

on Lennon's  'Double Fantasy".

He was shot before that could happen. RIP.

Yoko had it recorded on the "Milk And Honey'

posthumous album.  Later Yoko asked George

Martin to add an orchestral for the use on

John Lennon Anthology album........

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Trip Around the Sun - Jimmy Buffett & Martina McBride

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             I Don't Want To Grow Up            Tom Waits

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GROW OLD WITH ME     JOHN LENNON

 

released after John's death..  

 

 

Life's a Journey, not a Destination" Aerosmith
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"I Won't Grow Up", from the musical "Peter Pan" 

 

 


 

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          Once I Was 7 Years Old            Lukas Graham

            

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Those Were The Days    Mary Hopkin

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