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."
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."