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Songs for the Ages(d)
Vanity | 2/22//2014 | Vanity

Posted on 02/22/2014 5:15:08 PM PST by yetidog

Tunes for the Ages(d)\ Beetles – “When I’m 64.” At 73, I wish. Jackson Browne - “In sixty-five I was seventeen (actually 25) and running up one-o-one. I don't know where I'm running now, I'm just running on.” Well, I kind of know where I ‘m running to now. Neil Young –“ Old man look at my life, I'm a lot like you were.” Not sure about that. And Sinatra - “It Was a Very Good Year”. Most have been, not all.


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Miscellaneous; Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: musicfortheyears
Any others out there that relate to the aging of America?
1 posted on 02/22/2014 5:15:08 PM PST by yetidog
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To: yetidog

Another one from Frank...”There Used to be a Ballpark”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgPPLHPx8PU


2 posted on 02/22/2014 5:20:33 PM PST by JoeDetweiler
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To: yetidog

Sunrise, Sunset..from Fiddler on the Roof.

“One season following another.
Laden with happiness and tears.”


3 posted on 02/22/2014 5:24:02 PM PST by berdie
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To: yetidog
The September Song"

Oh, the days dwindle down to a precious few. September, November. And these few precious days I'll spend with you. These precious days I'll spend with you

4 posted on 02/22/2014 5:27:21 PM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: yetidog

Bob Dylan - “There’s not even room enough to be anywhere
It’s not dark yet but it’s gettin’ there.” Grim.


5 posted on 02/22/2014 5:29:13 PM PST by yetidog
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To: yetidog

Good list!

A few that come to mind...

Gettin’ older:

John Cougar Mellencamp, Jack and Diane - “Oh yeah life goes on, Long after the thrill of livin’ is gone.”

John Cougar Mellencamp - Check it Out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GimNm_PKtYM

The bittersweet look back at your lost youth:

Bryan Adams - Summer of 69: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9f06QZCVUHg

Don Henley - Boys of Summer

Just realizing that being an adult ain’t all it’s cracked up to be. :-) :

The Pursuit of Happiness - I’m an Adult Now: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSDF8VvU13M


6 posted on 02/22/2014 5:31:23 PM PST by DemforBush (A Repo Man is *always* intense.)
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To: yetidog

Beetles?


7 posted on 02/22/2014 5:36:39 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Support Free Republic!!!)
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To: yetidog

I close my eyes, only for a moment, and the moment’s gone
All my dreams, pass before my eyes, a curiosity
Dust in the wind, all they are is dust in the wind
Same old song, just a drop of water in an endless sea
All we do, crumbles to the ground, though we refuse to see

Dust in the wind, All we are is dust in the wind


8 posted on 02/22/2014 5:38:22 PM PST by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

At 73, I can spell their name any way I want.


9 posted on 02/22/2014 5:45:13 PM PST by yetidog
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To: mountn man

Rolling Stones...what a drag it is getting old


10 posted on 02/22/2014 5:46:12 PM PST by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: yetidog

Someday in the future the song In The Year 2525 will be nostalgic.


11 posted on 02/22/2014 5:46:40 PM PST by windcliff
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To: yetidog

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ED5s1-Fe9FA&feature=player_detailpage


12 posted on 02/22/2014 5:48:52 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: yetidog

Yesterday When I Was Young.

I think Roy Clark did a well known version of it.


13 posted on 02/22/2014 5:49:44 PM PST by ifinnegan
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To: yetidog

Old and Wise - Alan Parsons Project
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrdbpo7T8n4


14 posted on 02/22/2014 5:52:59 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: yetidog

The Living Years - Mike & the Mechanics


15 posted on 02/22/2014 5:55:43 PM PST by Sooner Gal
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To: yetidog
George Burns - Wish I Was Eighteen Again

Johnny Paycheck - Old Violin

16 posted on 02/22/2014 5:56:04 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: yetidog

“So you’re scared and you’re thinkin that maybe we ain’t that young anymore; show a little faith, there’s magic in the night; you ain’t a beauty but hey you’re all right...”


17 posted on 02/22/2014 6:08:36 PM PST by informavoracious (Open your eyes, people!)
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To: yetidog

Old Friends/ Simon and Garfunkel

Old friends, old friends
Sat on their park bench like bookends
A newspaper blown through the grass
Falls on the round toes
Of the high shoes of the old friends

Old friends, winter companions, the old men
Lost in their overcoats, waiting for the sunset
The sounds of the city sifting through trees
Settle like dust on the shoulders of the old friends

Can you imagine us years from today
Sharing a park bench quietly?
How terribly strange to be seventy
Old friends, memory brushes the same years
Silently sharing the same fears


18 posted on 02/22/2014 6:12:07 PM PST by Third Person
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To: yetidog
I've looked at life from both sides now
From up and down and still somehow
It's life's illusions I recall
I really don't know life at all

Both sides now

19 posted on 02/22/2014 6:13:42 PM PST by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-free zones are playgrounds for felons.)
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To: yetidog
Geez Louise, this thread reminds me of a comment a friend made in similar circumstances decades ago - "Why don't you put on a bunch of Janis Ian and John Prine records and pass the revolver around with 1 bullet."

OK, I'll play along ... can't believe this 1 hasn't been named yet. From 1973, Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon" album, "Time" ...

Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day
Fritter and waste the hours in an off-hand way
Kicking around on a piece of ground in your home town
Waiting for someone or something to show you the way

Tired of lying in the sunshine staying home to watch the rain
You are young and life is long and there is time to kill today
And then one day you find ten years have got behind you
No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun

And you run and you run to catch up with the sun but it's sinking
Racing around to come up behind you again
The sun is the same in a relative way, but you're older
Shorter of breath and one day closer to death ...

Time

20 posted on 02/22/2014 6:14:00 PM PST by MacNaughton
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To: dfwgator

Good one.


21 posted on 02/22/2014 6:19:11 PM PST by Third Person
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To: yetidog
Jamey Johnson - In Color
22 posted on 02/22/2014 6:19:34 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: yetidog
The Byrds "Turn! Turn! Turn!"

For every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, a time to reap that which is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

23 posted on 02/22/2014 6:22:31 PM PST by Justice
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To: yetidog
Kenny Chesney - Don't Blink
24 posted on 02/22/2014 6:22:42 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: DemforBush

“Oh yeah life goes on, Long after the thrill of livin’ is gone.”

He really hit the nail on the head with that line. It’s very true and well put. Not a big fan of his, but I gotta give him that one.


25 posted on 02/22/2014 6:29:10 PM PST by jocon307
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To: yetidog

“I was so much older then, I’m younger than that now.”


26 posted on 02/22/2014 6:33:03 PM PST by Freestate316 (Know what you believe and why you believe it.)
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To: MacNaughton
...We'll build us a castle on main street
And pretend that we're down on the farm
Hell, we'll hold out as long as we have to
Then we'll twist off each other's arm

Christ I'm so mixed up and lonely
I can't even make friends with my brain
I'm too young to be where I'm going
But I'm too old to go back again ...

John Prine - Rocky Mountain Time

27 posted on 02/22/2014 6:33:05 PM PST by MacNaughton
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To: yetidog

70 is the new 55!


28 posted on 02/22/2014 6:51:06 PM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: yetidog
I can't stand Bruce Springsteen, but "Glory Days" fits.

Maybe "More Than A Feeling" by Boston

29 posted on 02/22/2014 7:17:06 PM PST by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: CaptainK
This has been "my" song since 1977. David Whitfield - When I Grow Too Old To Dream (1959)
30 posted on 02/22/2014 7:20:29 PM PST by 6323cd
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To: yetidog

..”the fundamental things apply as time goes by. .”


31 posted on 02/22/2014 7:23:05 PM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: yetidog
Rolling Stones - Mother's Little Helper - "what a drag it is getting old"

The Who - My Generation - "hope I die before I get old"

32 posted on 02/22/2014 7:29:05 PM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Who but a TYRANT shoves down another man's throat what he has exempted himself from?)
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To: yetidog
At 73, I can spell their name any way I want.

I'm not sure Ringo Starr, who is also 73 would agree with you.

33 posted on 02/22/2014 7:52:28 PM PST by Inyo-Mono (NRA)
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To: Inyo-Mono
Ringo Starr, who is also 73

WHAT? No WAY!

(Googling desperately)

Dear God, I am sooooo old... :-(

34 posted on 02/22/2014 7:55:57 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: yetidog

Our Song, the love of my life and I have lived it

Walk Through This World With Me by George Jones

Walk through this world with me,
Go where I go
Share all my my dreams with me,
I need you so
In life we search and some of us find
I’ve looked for you a long, long time

And now that I’ve found you,
New horizons I see
Come take my hand
And walk through this world with me

Walk through this world with me,
Go where I go
Share all my dreams with me,
I searched for you so

And now that I’ve found you,
New horizons I see
Come take my hand,
And walk through this world with me

Come take my hand,
And walk through this world with me...


35 posted on 02/22/2014 7:57:40 PM PST by palmerizedCaddis (Communism still sucks regardless of BHO and the likes of Ms Clintoon)
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To: Billthedrill

I’m just a kid at 64. :)


36 posted on 02/22/2014 7:58:10 PM PST by Inyo-Mono (NRA)
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To: yetidog

“I ain’t as good as I once was. But I’m as good, once, as I ever was.”

-Toby Keith


37 posted on 02/22/2014 8:09:08 PM PST by EricT. (ARBEIT MACHT FREI- now get back to work you taxpaying peasant!)
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To: yetidog

OT, but these are a few old songs I love:

You way you look tonight Andy Williams
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6M2eqe10WM

I want to know what love is Foreigner
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raNGeq3_DtM

The first time ever I saw your face Roberta Flack
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jVMTydhx1Y

What a difference a day makes Dinah Washington
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmBxVfQTuvI

At last Etta James
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-cbOl96RFM

If I could reach you
5th 5th dimension
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gijK_HQT_Xk

Say Goodbye Lauren Kinkade
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcdQslWEyDQ


38 posted on 02/22/2014 8:33:25 PM PST by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: yetidog

Too Old To Die Young...Moe Bandy

“Let me watch my children grow to see what they become.”

And on a lighter note...

All My Rowdy Friends Have Settled Down (ain’t that the truth!!) Hank Jr.


39 posted on 02/22/2014 8:55:36 PM PST by berdie
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To: yetidog

Johnny Cash - “Hurt”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o22eIJDtKho


40 posted on 02/22/2014 9:25:59 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: yetidog

Tom T Hall “Old Dogs Children And Watermelon Wine”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FU_TuwM2Dw


41 posted on 02/22/2014 9:38:52 PM PST by ansel12 (Ben Bradlee -- JFK told me that "he was all for people's solving their problems by abortion".)
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To: berdie

Ah, Fiddler on the Roof. A classic.


42 posted on 02/22/2014 10:38:57 PM PST by dhs12345
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To: yetidog

Time by Pink Floyd.

Ticking away the moments
That make up a dull day
Fritter and waste the hours
In an off-hand way

Kicking around on a piece of ground
In your home town
Waiting for someone or something
To show you the way

Tired of lying in the sunshine
Staying home to watch the rain
You are young and life is long
And there is time to kill today

And then the one day you find
Ten years have got behind you
No one told you when to run
You missed the starting gun

And you run and you run
To catch up with the sun
But it’s sinking

Racing around
To come up behind you again

The sun is the same
In a relative way
But you’re older

Shorter of breath
And one day closer to death

Every year is getting shorter
Never seem to find the time

Plans that either come to naught
Or half a page of scribbled lines

Hanging on in quiet desperation
Is the English way

The time is gone
The song is over
Thought I’d something more to say

Home
Home again
I like to be here
When I can


43 posted on 02/22/2014 10:45:36 PM PST by dhs12345
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