I just came across an article about a rock group called Deja Boomers that revises classic hits and updates them with age appropriate lyrics for my rapidly-aging Baby Boomer peer group. Since today happens to be my birthday, I thought I’d share one of the Deja Boomer lyrics and suggest a few of my own.
So, for the Fat Domino song, "I’m Walking," the Deja Boomers have re-titled it "I’m limping," and changed the lyrics to read: "Whatever happened to my younger years? Now I’m left with just my fears, it’s one thing to be called grandpa, it’s another thing sleepin’ with grandma."
So, in that spirit, here are a few suggested age-appropriate lyric changes to rock classics:
From the Stones: "Wild horses couldn’t drag me away" to "Wild horses couldn’t drag me away (without my walker)"
From the Beach Boys: "God only knows what I’d be without you" to "God only knows what I’d be (without Cialis)"
From Jackson Browne: "Doctor, my eyes have seen the tears…" to "Doctor, my eyes can’t see at all"
From the Cars: "I guess you’re just what I needed" to "I guess a nap’s just what I needed"
From the Grateful Dead: "Truckin, got my chips cashed in" to "Shufflin, got my dentures in"
From the Beatles: "The long and winding road…" to "The long and winding road is too long and too winding"
From the Beatles: "All you need is love" to "All you need is love, rest, meds, orthodics and a daily aspirin"
And so on and so forth. I’m a firm believer in the adage that age is relative. I’ve met 20-something’s who seem ancient and 60-something’s who can run rings around me. All I can do is "keep on keeping on" and hoping that my personal "stairway to heaven" is still decades away from becoming a reality."
no prob. if you ever do, you know who to call.
Many thanks for the birthday wishes, guys. I-man, no need for any nursing supplies just yet.
Happy Birthday RepMan!
Happy B’day RepMan. From one who has already “crossed over” I welcome you to the much sunnier side of 50. And my personal fav: “And Another One Rides The Bus”.
The Beatles’ catalogue is rich with additional possibilities. Consider the following:
“I’m Looking Through You” would be “I’m Looking For You”
“Please Please Me” would be “Please Find My Teeth For Me”
“I Want To Hold Your Hand” would be “I Want a Prosthetic Hand”
“While My Guitar Gently Weeps” would be “While My Bladder Gently Leaks”
“I’m Down” would be “I’m Down…And I Can’t Get Up”
Happy birthday, Steve. Let’s revisit this subject when you’re 64.
happy birthday, rep. is this the big 70?
if you need a list of the top nursing homes in your area, Im sure i can be of help 🙂