5 Classic Rock Songs About Getting Old
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Rock and roll is the paean of youth, and they’re the lifeblood of this genre. Being young—full of energy and hope, that’s a wonderful time to be alive. But as the ticking clock of life starts to ponder over you, it’s time to grab some hard-hitting tunes about aging to make you feel that you are not alone in the process. Take a look at these 5 classic rock songs to honor your growing wisdom of experiences.
“4 + 20” – Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Stephen Stills delivered a chilling acoustic about an 84-year old man born poor and is about to die poor. The singer opened a world where people could look and reflect on life from an outside perspective, in an authentic manner. Stills was supposed to release this in his upcoming solo album but was inclined to bring it over to the group’s Déjà Vu album.
“Grandma’s Hands” – Bill Withers
The record came from Withers’ debut album, Just As I am, and is considered as the singer’s favorite among all other records he wrote. The story was inspired by Withers’ grandmother, who frequently protects him when he was a young boy.
“Dream On” – Aerosmith
“Dream On” wonderfully acknowledges the years that went through in your life. Though you cannot take it back all at once again, the least you could do is to sing for the laughter, for the tears, the years.
“My Generation” – The Who
Who could forget its lyrics “I hope I die before I go old” that Daltrey had delivered tremendously well? It might not directly point out to you growing old, yet its disparaging message makes it one of the best aging anthems that you could ever get in rock.
“Landslide” – Fleetwood Mac
The song perfectly symbolizes landslide as a metaphor. It might be terrifying to leave relationships that you’re most certainly comfortable with, but instead, be swept with the landslide of time, wherever it may bring you.