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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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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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@WebWiseWoman wrote:

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?

 


ummm   yes  it would seem that if you are going to a concert you might know the band members but..  I was walking with my sister some years ago in downtown Cleveland and saw the drummer of Aerosmith walking with his wife.  I stopped to tell him how long I had been a fan and that I was surprised that he could walk around without a crowd forming and he said that nobody recognizes the drummer..  he was surprised that I did.  I found that hard to believe but there you go.

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It's not always so easy looking back and seeing how long the road behind you is.  

 

Hey Nineteen   Steely Dan

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAHQ-9Fniac

 

 

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When I'm sixty-four by the Beatles.

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All I have to remember him by is a few albums and his line of funky ties; I miss ole Jerry Garcia.

 

But I guess I weeeeel get by and I weeeel survive by listening to

 

A TOUCH OF GREY

 

Make no bones about it; this was their best video ever!!!!!!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YSTeJOxiaw

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

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In a land where we will never grow old by the Church Sisters on Larry's Country Diner

 

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Hi-My husband just turned 90Yrs old-BUT you would not know it!His favorite is "AS TIME GOES BY"-nh

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@nctarheel wrote:

All I have to remember him by is a few albums and his line of funky ties; I miss ole Jerry Garcia.

 

But I guess I weeeeel get by and I weeeel survive by listening to

 

A TOUCH OF GREY

 

Make no bones about it; this was their best video ever!!!!!!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YSTeJOxiaw


I agree!

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It was a Very Good Year    Frank Sinatra

 

https://youtu.be/xwv-DxOPhSc

 

 

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         Still Crazy After All These Years           Paul Simon

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Sounds right to me...

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“When I Was Young” (Eric Burdon & The Animals)

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