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50 Songs About Aging and Growing Older

Updated on August 6, 2017
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Time Keeps On Slippin', Slippin, Slippin' ... Into the Future

Aging Is Better Than the Alternative

A guy once walked straight into a telephone pole looking at me. But I can promise you that doesn't happen anymore. I'm staring down middle age like a deer caught in an 18-wheeler's high beams. And that's okay.

Being young—fresh-faced, limber, full of energy and hope—was marvelous. However, my 40s are even better. There's a sense of confidence and purpose that didn't exist before.

It turns out that the wisdom of experience is a decent trade-off for everything that isn't quite what it used to be. (Well, at least so far it is.) Besides, aging is sure better than its alternative, right (death)?

Rather than cursing what you cannot control, why not celebrate the honor of growing old with a playlist of pop, rock and country songs about aging? We have a long list to help get you started.

1. "Grow Old With Me" by Tom Odell

This 2013 song reflects the earnest hope of a young lover who seeks to spend the rest of his days with the one he loves most in this world. He forecasts outward changes of their greying hair as well as their aging hands and bodies. However, he seeks to share all that life has to offer with her.

2. "100 Years" by Five for Fighting

In this 2003 rock song, a man describes his life extending from ages 15 to 100 as well as his relationship with the woman he loves. At 15, he feels he has all the time in the world to dream, but as time passes by he becomes more aware of his mortality. He realizes that 100 years isn't all that much time after all.

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3. "1985" by Bowling for Soup

This catchy 2004 rock song is a nod to the middle-agers among us who prefer the familiar 1980 pop culture of our youth to that of today. The song describes Debbie, a woman who once had like, righteous dreams of being a Hollywood actress and dancing seductively on Whitesnake's car—in a half shirt and big hair, no doubt. (And if you don't remember who Whitesnake was, you slept through the 1980's.)

But poor Debbie is like doomed to an average life in suburbia, married at age 24 to a CPA, her dreams up in flames. Now, she's wearing mom jeans and raising two bratty teenagers who tell her how big time uncool she is. (Like even! If they only knew her back in the day!)

4. "Glory Days" by Bruce Springsteen

When you were in high school, you probably had no idea that those were the good years, the glory days that you'd look back one day and reminisce about. In this 1985 rock classic, a man who was a baseball player and a woman who could really turn the young guys' heads talk about their lives in the good old days.

Tell the young whippersnappers you know to live it up right so that when their days pass them by, at least they'll have their stories. And they can share them over and over and over just like us older folks do now.

5. "Stop This Train" by John Mayer

This touching 2006 rock song describes an adult's realization that someday his parents will be gone and he'll be on his own. He seeks the comfort and security that he knew at an earlier age, but time won't slow down for anything or anyone:

Don't know how else to say it
I don't want to see my parents go
One generation's length away
From fighting life out on my own.
Stop this train
I want to get off and go home again
I can't take the speed it's moving in.

6. "Forever Young" by Rod Stewart

They say that you're only as young as you feel, and in this classic 1988 rock song, the narrator provides good wishes to a parting friend that they'll always feel youthful. How old do you feel? Does your inside age match what you see in the mirror?

7. "Grow Old With Me" by Mary Chapin Carpenter

In this 1995 country pop remake of a John Lennon song, the narrator shares a simple request to her lover to make their life's journey together:

Grow old along with me
Whatever fate decrees
We will see it through
For our love is true
God bless our love.

8. "I Don't Need Your Rockin' Chair" by George Jones

This Grammy-nominated country song from 1992 was the Possum at his spunkiest. He declared that his body was old but ain't impaired ... so you can keep that rockin' chair. You can also keep your Geritol, Medicare, and forget about retirement.

Of course, you can only hide from old age and the Grim Reaper for so long. Death eventually caught up with ole' George in 2013; the legendary country star died at the age of 81.

9. "Cherry Bomb" by John Cougar Mellencamp

In this 1987 rock song, a 35-year-old man takes a nostalgic look back at his youth: friends, girlfriends and a teen club called "Cherry Bomb." Back then, life was less complicated. But teenagers need years of life experience to appreciate just how good they had it.

10. "22" by Lily Allen

Not everyone has a partner to grow old with or wants one.

The woman in this 2009 pop song has the unfortunate impression that at 30 and still unmarried, her life is all but over. (Oh, puh-leez!) Whereas at 22 she was full of confidence and hope, now she subsists desperately on one-night stands and broken dreams of Prince Charming.

Get over yourself, 'Lil Missy! At 30, you still have your whole life ahead of you, whether you have a husband or not!

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The swing set crew.
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You Know You're Getting Old When ...

 
 
 
your arms are getting too short to read the paper
the birthday candles cost more than the cake
you get to second base with a TSA screener
"getting any?" means sleep
you’ve been there and done that, but don’t remember what “it” was
everything either hurts or doesn't work
you can cough, sneeze, fart and pee at the same time
you eat supper at 5 p.m. and are in bed by 8 p.m.
your children start looking middle-aged
it takes longer to rest than it did to get tired
the only thing that gets hard is your arteries
you enjoy hearing about other people's surgeries
getting lucky means you found your car in the parking lot
you hear snap, crackle and pop at the breakfast table, but you're not eating cereal
you and your teeth don't sleep together
you hear your favorite song in an elevator
it takes two tries to get up from the couch
friends compliment you on your new alligator shoes and you aren't wearing any ... you're barefoot.

11. "7 Years" by Lukas Graham

The narrator in this touching 2015 pop song describes lessons he's picked up along the way in his 60 years of living so far. Although he finds fame and travels the world, his life centers on relationships: making and keeping lifelong friends, finding a quality partner in life, and having children and grandchildren to keep the loneliness at bay as he ages.

Looks like love is in bloom. To everything there is a season.
Looks like love is in bloom. To everything there is a season. | Source

12. "Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season)" by The Byrds

Ah, the circle of life! The seasonality of life is expressed in this classic 1965 rock song, as expressed in Ecclesiastes 3. In fact, except for "Turn! Turn! Turn!" and the final two lines the entire song's lyrics are borrowed word for word from the Bible. No other Top 40's song can claim that, can it?

13. "Wasn't Expecting That" by Jamie Lawson

Goodbyes are the hardest part of aging; you can find yourself suddenly alone. An elderly man recalls his relationship with his wife as a series of unexpected moments in this 2011 pop song. They unexpectedly fell in love then spent their lives together raising three children. Suddenly, her cancer came back, and she passed out of his life as quickly as she came into it.

14. "Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old)" by Garth Brooks

A trucker who's been out on the road for several weeks is feeling the strain of his age in this 1989 country song. Many middle-agers can identify; they straddle two worlds, the carefree years of youth and the aches of old age.

15. "19 Somethin'" by Mark Wills

In this chart topping country song, an aging Gen Xer with a mortgage, SUV and all the trappings of maturity recalls his youth with fondness. If you grew up in the 1970s and 80s, then there's no doubt that the cultural elements mentioned in this 2002 song will remind you of your youth:

  • Star Wars and Pac Man
  • Stretch Armstrong and Evel Knievel
  • Elvis' death
  • Rubik's Cube
  • the introduction of the microwave and MTV and
  • big hair and parachute pants.

"Aging has a wonderful beauty, and we should have respect for that." - Eartha Kitt, American actress
"Aging has a wonderful beauty, and we should have respect for that." - Eartha Kitt, American actress | Source

16. "Time Marches On" by Tracy Lawrence

The narrator in this 1996 country song smartly observes that "the only thing that stays the same is everything changes, everything changes."

He traces the changes in his father, mother, sister and brother throughout the years from when the children are babies, up through their teens, and into their older years. By the end of the song, the sister is a single grandmother, the brother is on a diet for his cholesterol, the father has died, and the mother has dementia. And time marches on.

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17. "Thinking Out Loud" by Ed Sheeran

The man in this 2014 song promises to look after his sweetheart for all of their days together and seeks the same assurance from her. He says he'll feel the same way about her when she is 70 as he does at 23.

When your legs don't work like they used to before
And I can't sweep you off of your feet
Will your mouth still remember the taste of my love?
Will your eyes still smile from your cheeks?

Are You As Good As You Once Were?

How old do you feel? How do you stay young at heart? Tell us in the Comments Section below.

18. "As Good As I Once Was" by Toby Keith

In this fun country hit from 2005, an over-the-hill cowboy walks into a bar. When he is propositioned and again when a bar fight breaks out, he acknowledges that back in his prime he was up for both challenges.

However, our narrator is now past his prime. That may or may not stop him from talking smack, fighting back or taking someone up on a dare. Not everyone gets wiser with age. Some people just get older, ya know.

19. "I Just Don't Look Good Naked Anymore" by Snake Oil Willie Band

Well ain't this the unvarnished truth? This humorous 2014 country song describes a man's disappointment with his aging body, including his balding head, pot belly, and sagging chest and rear end.

He looks so different from the younger version of himself that he doesn't even recognize himself in the mirror. Sound familiar?

20. "Grow Old With You" by Adam Sandler

This light-hearted song comes from the 1998 comedy film, The Wedding Singer. The narrator seeks to impress his lover by describing all the ways he will take care of her as they grow old together. From keeping her warm to doing the dishes to letting her hold the remote control, he understands that it's the little things in life that add up over the years.

Yesterday's New Technology

"No one can avoid aging, but aging productively is something else." - Katharine Graham, American newspaper publisher
"No one can avoid aging, but aging productively is something else." - Katharine Graham, American newspaper publisher | Source

Even More Songs About Aging and Growing Older

Song
Artist
Year Released
21. Gravity Is a Bitch
Miranda Lambert
2014
22. Landslide
Fleetwood Mac
1975
23. When We Were Young
Adele
2016
24. When I’m Sixty-Four
The Beatles
1967
25. Don't Blink
Kenny Chesney
2007
26. You Wear It Well
Rod Stewart
1972
27. Fly Like an Eagle
Steve Miller Band
1976
28. A Man Who Was Gonna Die Young
Eric Church
2014
29. 74 Is the New 24
Giorgio Moroder
2014
30. Where've You Been
Kathy Matthea
1989
31. In the Backseat
Arcade Fire
2004
32. 1979
Smashing Pumpkins
1996
33. I'll Follow You Into the Dark
Death Cab for Cutie
2005
34. Hey Cinderella
Suzy Bogguss
1993
35. Back When We Were Beautiful
Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell
2013
36. Against the Wind
Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band
1980
37. A Pirate Looks at Forty
Jimmy Buffett
1974
38. Veronica
Elvis Costello
1989
39. Borrowed Time
John Lennon
1984
40. Through the Years
Kenny Rogers
1982
41. Still Crazy After All These Years
Paul Simon
1975
42. Cat's In the Cradle
Harry Chapin
1974
43. Love, Me
Collin Raye
1992
44. Livin' On Love
Alan Jackson
1994
45. Hazy Shade of Winter
The Bangles
1981
46. Remember When
Alan Jackson
2003
47. Changes
David Bowie
1971
48. Those Were the Days
Mary Hopkin
1968
49. September of My Years
Frank Sinatra
1965
50. It Was A Very Good Year
Frank Sinatra
1965
Know a song about aging and growing older that should be on this playlist? Make a suggestion by leaving us a comment in the Comment Section below!
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What's In a Name? Locations with Names Associated With Aging and Growing Older

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A markerBald Mountain, New York, USA -
Bald Mountain, Webb, NY 13420, USA
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B markerDroop, West Virginia, USA -
Droop, WV 24966, USA
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C markerElder Township, Pennyslvania, USA -
Elder Township, PA, USA
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D markerGravity, Iowa, USA -
Gravity, IA 50848, USA
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E markerGray County, Kansas, USA -
Gray County, KS, USA
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F markerIron Age Peak, California, USA -
Iron Age Peak, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277, USA
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G markerLake Forgetful, Mississippi, USA -
Lake Forgetful, Hattiesburg, MS 39402, USA
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H markerOld River Township, Arkansas, USA -
Old River Township, AR, USA
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I markerStrain, Missouri, USA -
Strain, MO 63080, USA
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J markerWidow Lake, Minnesota, USA -
Widow Lake, Woodrow Township, MN 56452, USA
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      FlourishAnyway 7 weeks ago from USA

      Rajan - Thank you for stopping by. The older we get, the luckier we should feel to have those breaths. Have a lovely week.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 7 weeks ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      I love that chart you are getting old when... Personally, I feel each breath is a bonus and one ought to make the best of each one, however long or short time we have. Though it's easier said than done, isn't it?

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      FlourishAnyway 3 months ago from USA

      steve - I don't always select the original version of the song. Thanks for your comment.

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      steve 3 months ago

      Why did you put the Bengals as the artist for Hazy Shade of Winter? That is a Paul Simon (&Garfunkel) song. Please correct.

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      FlourishAnyway 6 months ago from USA

      bodylevive - Glad you enjoyed it, and thanks for stopping by! If you have to be older, you might as well laugh about it.

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      BODYLEVIVE 6 months ago from Alabama, USA

      I really enjoyed your hub. Great job in putting all this together! It was really funny too. I really liked you know you're getting old when. That was hilarious!

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      Mary Norton 6 months ago from Ontario, Canada

      You kept me laughing as I read the chart....hate to admit it but they are spot on. Well, appreciate where you're at.

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      PeggyWds 7 months ago

      I had to laugh at that chart you made up after the saying "You know you are getting old when..." I can definitely identify with a number of them! Ha! Time certainly does fly!

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      FlourishAnyway 7 months ago from USA

      Catherine - I guess what choice do we have but to go with it? I will check out your poem! Thank you for reading and commenting. All the best.

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      Catherine Giordano 7 months ago from Orlando Florida

      I like you like to celebrate getting older . (What choice do I have. You would like my poem on HP "Embracing My Inner Crone." Thanks for the play list. Of course, the songs I like best are those from my glory days.

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      FlourishAnyway 7 months ago from USA

      Nell - That song is a gut buster for sure. Glad you enjoyed it.

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      Nell Rose 7 months ago from England

      LOL! love the quotes!and the song I don't look good naked, LOL! what a great list of songs and I sat here giggling away to myself, so thanks!

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      FlourishAnyway 7 months ago from USA

      Genna - Thanks for stopping by. Those are some of my favorites, too. I hope you had a Happy New Year and that 2017 treats you well.

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      Genna East 7 months ago from Massachusetts, USA

      A wonderful list of music focusing on a theme that we live with, each day. John Mayer and Bruce Springsteen are my favorites. What an enjoyable way to spend this Saturday morning, with a New Year fast approaching, celebrating the passage of time. Happy New Year! :-)

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      FlourishAnyway 7 months ago from USA

      Linda - I love that one as well. Thank you for your kind comment. I hope you have a happy and fruitful New Year. All my best, Flourish.

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      FlourishAnyway 7 months ago from USA

      Jo - I love your perspective to get the most out of life. None of us know how long we have, thus we each need to enjoy the lives we have and make a positive impact on the world while we are here. Happy 2017!

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      jo miller 7 months ago from Tennessee

      By most people's standards, I am elderly. But I seldom feel that way, and the past decade has been one of the best of my life. We do realize as we age that our days here on this earth are getting shorter. For me, that motivates me to use them wisely and cram as much living as possible into them. To do this, I try to avoid negative thinking and concentrate on the good.

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      FlourishAnyway 7 months ago from USA

      Nadine - Thank you for reading. As Americans, we don't realize what music others around the world find popular, as we just have our own lens to look through. That's the good thing about connecting with people from around the world on-line; it broadens perspectives. I liked the John Mayer song too. Somber but emotionally appealing. Have a wonderful 2017!

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      Linda Rogers 7 months ago

      The song 'Grow old with me' by Tom Odell really gets me. Thanks for a great list of songs about aging. It was a really enjoyable hub. Happy New year my friend.

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      NadineMay 7 months ago

      Wow that is quite a list. Bruce Springsteen is the only vocal artist that I know here, but that might be due to me being from Holland and South Africa? I loved listening to Stop This Train" by John Mayer. Well done

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      FlourishAnyway 7 months ago from USA

      MsDora - Glad you enjoyed this. May you continue to grow ever wiser as you age. Merry Christmas to you!

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      FlourishAnyway 7 months ago from USA

      Gypsy Rose - So glad you're living it up as you grow older. So much of it is attitude! Have a happy holiday season!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 7 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Another great collection of songs. My top favorite is Glory Days I'd say it is my theme song lol but I am still living my glory days!!!! only in a different way now. I've always thought so and still do if you can still recognize yourself in the mirror you're doing alright.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 7 months ago from The Caribbean

      I join the celebration of growing old. You checklist is both witty and wise and the lyrics are nostalgic. This is one of my favorites in your song list series. Merry Christmas!

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      FlourishAnyway 7 months ago from USA

      stevarino - I hope you are doing well. Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment. Have a very Merry Christmas!

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      FlourishAnyway 7 months ago from USA

      Heidi - Like all good things, vinyl is making a comeback! Oh, the nostalia of those 72s and 45s. I've added the two Frank Sinatra songs. Have a lovely holiday weekend and stay warm!

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      FlourishAnyway 7 months ago from USA

      Martie - Thank you for the kind compliment. Have a beautiful holiday season with friends and family. I'd love to know a little more about the holidays' celebration traditions in South Africa and whether they are similar to what we experience.

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      FlourishAnyway 7 months ago from USA

      Kyriaki - The best is ahead of you. May you always feel as vibrant as I'm sure you do now, in your 20s. Thank you for sharing! Have a wonderful holiday season!

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      FlourishAnyway 7 months ago from USA

      Suhail - That was a very good time in music and we didn't realize how good! Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful holiday season.

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      Suhail Zubaid aka Clark Kent 7 months ago from Mississauga, ON

      Hi FloursihAnyway,

      You sent me down to 1980s and 90s when I used to listen to older music. There are many songs from this list of yours that I need to revisit. Thanks for sharing.

      Regards,

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      Kyriaki Chatzi 7 months ago

      Being in my early 20s, I can't say I relate to many of these songs. However, 22 by Lily Allen hit home with me. Looking forward to your next list of themed songs!! Merry Christmas!!! Fliboarding right now...

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      Martie Coetser 8 months ago from South Africa

      What a lovely collection of songs about growing old. Never thought there are so many. Thanks, Flourish! I love these collections of yours! They are useful and handy!

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      Heidi Thorne 8 months ago from Chicago Area

      When I think of aging songs, I always think of Frank Sinatra. His entire "September of My Years" album from the 60s is an aging song treasure trove, but my fave is "It Was a Very Good Year."

      (Side note: I had that Sinatra album on vinyl. Talk about aging! Maybe I should buy it on iTunes for Christmas.)

      Goofy as it sounds, I like Adam Sandler's "Grow Old With You." Loved The Wedding Singer.

      Thanks for all the wonderful playlists and support this year! Merry Christmas!

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      FlourishAnyway 8 months ago from USA

      Bill - It is such a poignant song. Merry Christmas to you, too!

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      Steve Dowell 8 months ago from East Central Indiana

      Well there's Alice Cooper's "Eighteen", but a better choice is "Old Man" by Neil Young - that's my final answer! How 'bout that, 2 choices in 1 response.

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      FlourishAnyway 8 months ago from USA

      fpherj48 - I was all set for that Christmas carol, wondering which one it would be! Have a wonderful holiday season and stay warm surrounded by family and friends!

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      FlourishAnyway 8 months ago from USA

      Larry - All my best to you and your family this holiday season. Thanks for stopping by!

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      FlourishAnyway 8 months ago from USA

      Vellur - Thank you for stopping by. I like those songs, too! Have a wonderful holiday season.

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      Paula 8 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      FA.....Again, I have to say that you do an awesome job with your "songs about"...lists. Some really memorable ones here in this hub!

      Now I would sing you a Christmas Carole.....but instead I'll just say, "Have a wonderful Holiday Season and may the love & beauty of Christmas last all year long!" Peace, Paula

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      FlourishAnyway 8 months ago from USA

      Linda - Thank you for your encouragement. Some of the funny songs here are my favorites. If you can't change something, you might as well laugh at it. Merry Christmas!

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      FlourishAnyway 8 months ago from USA

      Bill - Thanks for the kind compliment. It really is about how you choose to use your time. Merry Christmas!

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      Linda Crampton 8 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Your article is interesting, as always, but it's also funny. Aging is inevitable for all if us. It's good to have some fun with the topic! Merry Christmas, Flourish.

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      Larry Rankin 8 months ago from Oklahoma

      "Oh yeah, life goes on, long after the thrill of living is gone":-)

      Great list. Hope you and yours have a wonderful holidays.

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      Bill Holland 8 months ago from Olympia, WA

      100 Years is one of my all-time favorite songs. Such a poignant look at aging. Thanks for this list. Very relevant for this old man. :)

      Merry Christmas, my friend!

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      Nithya Venkat 8 months ago from Dubai

      What a wonderful selection of songs about aging and growing older. I love the songs sung by John Legend and Kenny Rogers.

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      Bill De Giulio 8 months ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Flourish. What an absolutely great hub this is. Some classic songs here; 100 Years, Glory Days, Turn-Turn-Turn, Forever Young. These are some of my all-time favorite tunes. And to the message, I am a firm believer that we are as young as we feel. I thought turning 50 would be traumatic, but you know what, it's just a number and I feel better and we travel more now than we ever have. Embrace the years, it's all about what we do with what time we have here.

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      FlourishAnyway 8 months ago from USA

      Linda - I'm sure you're getting better with age, like fine wine. I loved that there was a Droop, West Virginia. I did restrain myself; I didn't add Soggy Bottom Lake. (I initially thought it was Saggy Bottom but Soggy Bottom adds a new layer of context.) You have a wonderful holiday weekend. I bet your house is just overflowing with baked goods and great stuff to eat.

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      FlourishAnyway 8 months ago from USA

      Shyron - Thank you for the addition. I hope your Christmas is a relaxing and enjoyable one with family and friends abound. I appreciate you.

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      Shyron E Shenko 8 months ago from Texas

      This is great, I couldn't think of any song you missed at first and then I thought of "Those Were the Days" and "She appeared to be 18 or 19 years old." the songs you have listed are fantastic.

      Blessings my beautiful friend.

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      Shyron E Shenko 8 months ago from Texas

      I love this beautiful hub, I thought I couldn't remember a song then I thought of https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3KEhWTnWvE "Those were the Days" by Mary Hopkin 1968.

      Once upon a time there was a tavern

      Where we used to raise a glass or two

      Remember how we laughed away the hours

      And dreamed of all the great things we would do

      Those were the days my friend

      We thought they'd never end

      We'd sing and dance forever and a day

      We'd live the life we choose

      We'd fight and never lose

      For we were young and sure to have our way.

      La la la la...

      Then the busy years went rushing by us

      We lost our starry notions on the way

      If by chance I'd see you in the tavern

      We'd smile at one another and we'd say

      Blessings and hugs my beautiful friend.

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      Shyron E Shenko 8 months ago from Texas

      I love these songs, can't think of one that you missed, I so much enjoy these collection of songs.

      Blessings and hugs.

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      Linda Lum 8 months ago from Washington State, USA

      Flourish, I audibly groaned when I saw the title of this post. You talk about being in the headlights of middle-age? In your 40's you are a whipper snapper to me (hey, I say that lovingly). If I'm middle aged, then I guess 140 is old.

      Glad to see you included the Beatles song in your list. That is the first tune that popped into my head. The rest of these are mostly sweet, and then there's #19 which just makes me laugh (again).

      But it doesn't stop there; it gets even better. Shame on you for adding Droop, WVa to the list! You're just cruel!

      Love you. Thanks for a fun/funny post. I look forward to many more with you in the next year. Have a wonderful Christmas!