Tuesday, December 29, 2015 – The Days of 2015 Dwindle –Some Baby Boomer Songs for Looking Back


Tuesday, December 29, 2015 – The Days of 2015 Dwindle –Some Baby Boomer Songs for Looking Back

We are “Talking ‘Bout My Generation.” The Who. Google it.

“When I was seventeen, it was a very good year …” Really? Name one seventeen year who thinks she or he is having a very good year. But hearing Frank Sinatra sing the opening line still takes your breath away.

Ahh – For all my dear and wonderful friends with love and sweet memories. Sing along.

Those Were the Days by Mary Hopkin

Once upon a time there was a tavern Where we used to raise a glass or two Remember how we laughed away the hours, And dreamed of all the great things we would do…

Those were the days my friend We thought they’d never end We’d sing and dance forever and a day We’d live the life we choose We’d fight and never lose For we were young and sure to have our way. La la la la…

Then the busy years went rushing by us We lost our starry notions on the way If by chance I’d see you in the tavern We’d smile at one another and we’d say

Those were the days my friend We thought they’d never end We’d sing and dance forever and a day We’d live the life we choose We’d fight and never lose For we were young and sure to have our way.

Just tonight I stood before the tavern Nothing seemed the way it used to be In the glass I saw a strange reflection Was that lonely woman really me?

Through the door there came familiar laughter I saw your face and heard you call my name Oh my friend we’re older but no wiser For in our hearts the dreams are still the same

Those were the days my friend We thought they’d never end We’d sing and dance forever and a day We’d live the life we choose We’d fight and never lose For we were young and sure to have our way. La la la la… Those were the days, oh yes those were the days.

To hell with the lyrics. THESE are the days, my friend. We are older and whole lot wiser. And WE DID IT! We did do great things. We are still doing great things. We lived the lives we chose; we did not lose, we are still fighting for our causes, we are still singing and dancing; and we are certainly sure to have our way now!

Boomers! “Come Together, right now, over me!” Screaming then.

Streaming now.The Beatles (600x800)

2 responses to “Tuesday, December 29, 2015 – The Days of 2015 Dwindle –Some Baby Boomer Songs for Looking Back

  1. Oh boy!! This really resonated !! Thanks!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Loved this post–as a ‘boomer at large’

    Liked by 1 person

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