8 Iconic Songs About Aging
Beautiful songs that find the humour and heartache that come with getting older.
We’re getting older, and it’s unavoidable. And mortality is a theme that pops of frequently in every genre, from rock n’ roll to country and blues.
Picking a favourite is impossible, especially given the wealth of selection out there. So we’ve narrowed it down to a few of the all-time greats.
Here, our favourite songs that help us come to terms with our sense of mortality.
“The Darkness” (2012)
Sample lyric: “I got no future / I know my days are few.”
Sample lyric: “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.”
“Glory Days” (1984)
Sample lyric: “Glory days, well, they’ll pass you by / Glory days, in the wink of a young girl’s eye.”
“Yesterday When I Was Young” (1972)
“Time Waits For No One” (1974)
Sample lyric: “Time waits for no one, and it won’t wait for me / Time can tear down a building or destroy a woman’s face / Hours are like diamonds, don’t let them waste.”
“Old Man” (1972)
Sample lyric: “I’ve been first and last / Look at how the time goes past / But I’m all alone at last / Rolling home to you.”
“We’ll Meet Again” (2002)
Sample lyric: “And would you please say hello / To all the folks that I know / And tell ’em I won’t be long / They’ll be happy to know / That as you saw me go / I was singing this song.”