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#68923 - 05/06/02 10:23 AM aging songs
boronia Offline
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Given the success of the lyric-linking thread, here's a variation: Can people think of songs that include lyrics about being specific ages? It would be helpful to post them in chronological order, and I'd love to begin, but the youngest age I can think of mentioned in a song is 4. So -- does anyone have songs that make reference to being 1, 2 or 3 to get this started?


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#68924 - 05/06/02 10:55 AM just a-borning song
wofahulicodoc Offline
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Registered: 08/06/01
Posts: 4831
Loc: Worcester, MA
You want the youngest ages first, eh?

Let's start with "The Naughty Lady of Shady Lane"
(By Sid Tepper and Roy C. Bennett
recorded by the Ames Brothers, 1954):

The Naughty Lady of Shady Lane has hit the town like a bomb
The backfence gossip ain't been so good since Mabel ran off with Tom.
Our town was peaceful and quiet before she came on the scene
The lady has started a riot, disturbin' the suburban routine!

Chorus:
The Naughty Lady of Shady Lane
Has the town in a whirl!
The Naughty Lady of Shady Lane,
Me oh my oh what a girl.

Bom-biddy-bom-bom-bom, bom
Bom-biddy-bom-bom-bom


You should see how she carries on with her admirers galore
She must be giving them quite a thrill the way they flock to her door
She throws those come-hither glances at every Tom, Dick, and Joe
When offered some liquid refreshment, the lady never never says "No."

Chorus

Bom-biddy-bom-etc-modulate up a half-step

The things they're trying to pin on her won't hold much water, I'm sure.
Beneath the powder and fancy lace there beats a heart sweet and pure

She just needs someone to change her, and she'll be sweet as can be
If you're in the neighborhood, Stranger, you're welcome to drop in and see!

Chorus

The Naughty Lady of Shady Lane,
So delightful to hold,
The Naughty Lady of Shady Lane
She's delectable, quite respectable,...

...and she's only nine days old!


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#68925 - 05/06/02 12:02 PM Re: just a-borning song
JosieWales Offline
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Registered: 01/24/01
Posts: 32
Loc: USA
From the Billy Elliot soundtrack:


T-Rex - Cosmic Dancer


I was dancing when I was twelve
I was dancing when I was aaah
I danced myself right out the womb
Is it strange to dance so soon
I danced myself right out the womb

I was dancing when I was eight
Is it strange to dance so late
I danced myself into the tomb
Is it strange to dance so soon
I danced myself into the tomb

Is it wrong to understand
The fear that dwells inside a man
What's it like to be a loon
I liken it to a balloon

I danced myself out of the womb
Is it strange to dance so soon
I danced myself into the tomb
But when again once more

I danced myself out of the womb
Is it strange to dance so soon
I danced myself out of the womb.




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#68926 - 05/06/02 12:29 PM Re: before-a-borning song
Chemeng1992 Offline
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Registered: 08/03/01
Posts: 131
Loc: Alabama
How about an 'embryonic' reference???



From Ray Boltz "What Was I Supposed To Be?"

I wonder if up in Heaven
Do you suppose we'll see
Little children ask Him
What was I supposed to be

What was I supposed to be
What were my eyes supposed to see
Why did I taste of death
Before I even drew a breath
Or laid my head at my mother's breast
to sleep
Oh Jesus
What was I supposed to be


Surely there are some that would even pre-date this one.....some cheesy lyrics about 'a gleam in daddy's eye' or something similar.



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#68927 - 05/06/02 12:31 PM Re: aging songs
TEd Remington Offline
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Kill't him, a b'ar when he was only three.

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#68928 - 05/06/02 01:45 PM Post deleted by SilkMuse
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#68929 - 05/06/02 01:54 PM Re: aging songs
AnnaStrophic Offline
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Aren't we supposed to be doing this chronologically? (I was waiting till "17")


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#68930 - 05/06/02 02:01 PM Re: aging songs - age 4
boronia Offline
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Registered: 02/18/02
Posts: 322
Loc: Toronto, Canada
I don't know what went wrong, I couldn't understand
You grew up much too fast for me
I wish it was before, like back when you were 4
I held you on my knees and I told you lots of pretty things

the title escapes me (I'll add it tomorrow, after I check my LP at home tonight), but it's by the Boomtown Rats

edit"Never Bite the Hand that Feeds"


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#68931 - 05/07/02 09:30 PM Re: aging songs
Sparteye Offline
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Registered: 01/05/01
Posts: 1773
You come on like a dream
Peaches and cream
Lips like strawberry wine
You're 16
You're beautiful
And you're mine.

-- You're Sixteen, Ringo Starr


I'll do anything
For my sweet sixteen,
And I'll do anything
For little run away child

-- Sweet Sixteen, Billy Idol


You're only sixteen
But you're my teenage queen
Oh, you're the prettiest, the loveliest girl I've ever seen

-- Sixteen Candles, The Crests


Wells she was just 17,
You know what I mean
And the way she looked
Was way beyond compare

-- Saw Her Standing There, The Beatles


I learned the truth at 17
That love was meant for beauty queens
And high school girls with clear-skinned smiles
Who married young and then retired

-- At Seventeen, Janis Ian


Lines form on my face and hands
Lines form from the ups and down
I'm in the middle without any plans
I'm a boy and I'm a man
I'm eighteen and I don't know what I want
Eighteen, I just don't know what I want

-- I'm Eighteen, Alice Cooper



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#68932 - 05/07/02 09:51 PM Re: aging songs
Angel Offline
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Registered: 12/28/01
Posts: 688

When first I saw the love-light in your eyes,
I dreamed the world held not but joy for me.
And even though we drifted far apart,
I never dream but what I dream of thee.

I love you as I never loved before,
Since first I met you on the village green.
Come to me or my dream of love is or,
I love you as I loved you, when you were sweet,
When you were sweet sixteen.

I love you as I never loved before,
Since first I met you on the village green.
Come to me or my dream of love is or . . .
I love you as I loved you, when you were sweet,
When you were sweet sixteen.

When You Were Sweet Sixteen
~ from the Bing Crosby productions, Inc., picture "The Great John L."
Music and Lyrics by James Thornton and Published 1898


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