29 February 2012

Aging: Two pop/rock views

To grow old is to change
To change is to be new
To be new is to be young again

John Denver, “Today is the First Day of the Rest of Your Life,”
Rhymes and Reasons (1969)

Growing up leads to growing old and then to dying
And dying to me don't sound like all that much fun

John Mellencamp, “The Authority Song,”
Uh-huh (1983)

Maybe it's a mark of getting old, but I think I have to go with Mr. Denver on this one.

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