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Old 01-06-03, 03:11 PM
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Songs About Getting Old

Putting together a CD for my brother who is turning 40 in a week. I need help with songs/artists on the subject of age.

So far:

Older - They Might Be Giants
Old Folks Boogie - Little Feat
When I'm 64 - Beatles

I need more, much more. Thank you.
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Old 01-06-03, 03:19 PM
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My Next 30 Years - it's country; can't tell you who sings it.
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Joan Baez (1974). "Forever Young," The Best of Joan Baez.
The Beatles. (1967). "When I'm 64," SgL Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.
Elton John. (1971). "Sixty Years On," 11-17-70.
Mike and the Mechanics (1988). "Living Years," Living Years.
Willie Nelson and Roger Miller (1982). "Old Friends," Old Friends.
Joni Mitchell (1990). "Nothing Can Be Done," Night Ride Home.
The Rolling Stones (circa 1970). "Mother's Little Helper," Through the Past, Darkly.
Linda Ronstadt (1978). "When I Grow Too Old to Dream," Living in the USA.
Saffire (1990). "Middle-Aged Blues Boogie," Uppity Blues Women.
Simon and Garfunkle (1968). "Old Friends," Bookends.
Frank Sinatra (1983). "Young at Heart," Gift ofMusic.
Frank Sinatra (1968). "It Was a Very Good Year," Frank Sinatra Greatest Hits, Vol.].
James Taylor (1988). "Never Die Young," Never Die Young.
James Taylor. (1977). "Secret 0' Life," JT.

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http://www.cps.unt.edu/natla/web/songs_about_age.htm
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Old 01-06-03, 03:23 PM
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Also, what about that Bryan Adams song?

Don't remember the title though, but here are some lyrics that may or may not be right...

Got my first real 6 string
Ooh at the 5 and dime...
Played it 'till fingers bled
Was the summer of '69.
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I thought that was Ryan Adams?!?












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Originally posted by Tom Banjo
I thought that was Ryan Adams?!?












It's not?
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What about "Landslide" by Stevie Nicks?
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Old 01-06-03, 04:23 PM
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"Hope I die before I get old"

from My Generation by The Who
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Paul Simon: "Old", from his last album.
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Old 01-06-03, 05:33 PM
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Where Do The Children Play? - Cat Stevens
It's more of a "the world is getting older" than a "I'm getting older" song, but still good.
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Originally posted by Penny Lane
It's not?
Bryan Adams
Summer of 69
Run to You
Cuts Like a Knife
Everything I Do, I Do it For You
Heaven

Ryan Adams
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I might suggest Elvis Costello's "45." It's off of his latest album.
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I'm shocked nobody's mentioned what could be called the very first power ballad:

Aerosmith's - Dream On

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Bruce Springsteen - Glory Days
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Old 01-06-03, 07:12 PM
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These might qualify...

John Mellencamp - "Cherry Bomb"
Harry Chapin - "Cat's in the Cradle"
Edwin McCain - "Solitude"
Bad Company - "Shooting Star"
Billy Joel - "We Didn't Start the Fire"
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Originally posted by GuessWho
Bryan Adams
Summer of 69
Run to You
Cuts Like a Knife
Everything I Do, I Do it For You
Heaven

Ryan Adams
New York, New York
Answering Bell
Come Pick Me Up
Oh My Sweet Carolina
When the Stars Go Blue
Thanks. I helped you out a little bit, too.
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If you want a great, super-depressing song about getting old, it doesn't get much better than "Near the End" by David Gilmour (from "About Face"). How's this for upbeat lyrics:

"Thinking that we're getting older and wiser,
When we're just getting old"

"And when you feel you're near the end,
and what once burned so bright is growing dim,
and when you see what's been achieved,
Is there a feeling that you've been deceived?"
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I want to live
I want to give
I've been a miner for a heart of gold.
It's these expressions I never give
That keep me searching for a heart of gold
And I'm getting old.

I've been to Hollywood
I've been to Redwood
I crossed the ocean for a heart of gold
I've been in my mind, it's such a fine line
That keeps me searching for a Heart of Gold
And I'm getting old.


Heart of Gold by, oddly enough, Neil Young
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"Time Stand Still" - Rush
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