Song Lyrics Sunday

Helena, in honour of a visit with her sisters and little Brody, chose 100 years by Five for Fighting for Song Lyrics Sunday.

Keeping with the theme of aging, I’ve picked David Myles,  “When It Comes My Turn,” a frolicking look at growing older. Two versions – and intimate recording in his living room and an on-stage production.

I’m getting old but I’m not old yet
I’m already worried that I might forget
How to laugh, how to love
How to live, how to learn

I want to die with a smile when it comes my turn
I don’t want to get weary, don’t want to get bored
Don’t want to get tired, walking down this road
I’ve seen that happen so many times
I just want to believe that its still worth trying

Chorus

But I know that it’s easier said than done
And I ain’t that different from anyone
I worry about my money, got bills that I can’t pay
I swear I’m more like my father everyday

Chorus

Maybe I’ll start bowling, maybe I’ll play bridge
Maybe I’ll join a band with my own grandkids
I don’t care if it kills me I’m gonna do what it takes
To keep some warmth in my heart and a smile on my face

 

I always smile at:

Maybe I’ll start bowling, maybe I’ll play bridge
Maybe I’ll join a band with my own grandkids

Enjoy!

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11 thoughts on “Song Lyrics Sunday

    • taleweavering February 7, 2016 / 6:13 pm

      I’m glad you enjoyed it. One of my absolute favourite performers.
      I do like music with a folky feel — whether it’s older or more recent.

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      • Lori Carlson February 7, 2016 / 6:22 pm

        Both renditions were awesome! I’ve been a fan of folk music since I was a kid and first heard Joni Mitchell…

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        • taleweavering February 8, 2016 / 6:52 am

          For my 12th or 13th birthday, I asked for a Bob Dylan album, so I started young too.

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          • Lori Carlson February 8, 2016 / 7:14 am

            Oh I bet your parents thought that an odd request. My musical tastes have always been eclectic. I shocked my parents with odd requests often.

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            • taleweavering February 9, 2016 / 6:49 am

              Some of my other requests didn’t go as well: Alice Cooper, Deep Purple, for example.

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              • Lori Carlson February 9, 2016 / 7:19 am

                *laughs* I can relate… mine were Prince, The Rolling Stones, AC/DC

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                  • Lori Carlson February 9, 2016 / 12:30 pm

                    My mom thought all rockers were devil-worshipers.. I wonder what she would say about the heavy metal I listen to now.. she is probably rolling in her grave.. oh wait.. she isn’t in a grave.. her ashes must turn in that urn on the TV unit every time I listen to it… ah well!

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  1. Helen Espinosa February 1, 2016 / 9:54 am

    I am in love with that song! Great pick. Thanks so much for sharing! :)

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