Song Lyric Sunday — Growing Old Together

This week’s Song Lyrics Sunday theme is “growing old,” a topic for which I have decades of first hand experience. And while I have reached — and passed — the ripe old age of 64, the song that came to mind for this theme was the song “When I’m Sixty-Four” by the Beatles. Somehow, given the theme of this prompt, I suspect I won’t be the only blogger who chooses this song.

“When I’m Sixty-Four” is a track from the “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” album, which was released in May of 1967. The song was written by Paul McCartney but is credited to Lennon-McCartney.

It’s a song sung by a young man to his lover, and is about his plans for growing old together with her. Although the theme of the song is aging, it was one of the first songs McCartney wrote. He was only 16.

Here are the lyrics.

When I get older losing my hair
Many years from now
Will you still be sending me a valentine
Birthday greetings, bottle of wine?
If I’d been out till quarter to three
Would you lock the door?
Will you still need me, will you still feed me
When I’m sixty-four?

You’ll be older too
And if you say the word
I could stay with you

I could be handy, mending a fuse
When your lights have gone
You can knit a sweater by the fireside
Sunday mornings go for a ride
Doing the garden, digging the weeds
Who could ask for more?
Will you still need me, will you still feed me
When I’m sixty-four?

Every summer we can rent a cottage in the Isle of Wight
If it’s not too dear
We shall scrimp and save
Grandchildren on your knee
Vera, Chuck & Dave

Send me a postcard, drop me a line
Stating point of view
Indicate precisely what you mean to say
Yours sincerely, wasting away
Give me your answer, fill in a form
Mine for evermore
Will you still need me, will you still feed me
When I’m sixty-four?
Ho!

9 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday — Growing Old Together

  1. rugby843 November 19, 2017 / 5:59 am

    This Is one of my favorite songs. I sent it to to friends as t he three of us turned 64, seems along time ago now…: 0

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  2. Suze November 19, 2017 / 6:52 am

    I have always loved this song! When I first heard it I thought I’d never get that “old”..now I think..hey, that’s me! lol

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  3. newepicauthor November 19, 2017 / 7:59 am

    I did the same song with a different video. What is that they say about great minds?

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Marilyn Armstrong November 19, 2017 / 3:21 pm

    64 was a long time ago. And I do NOT wonder about 74. I have a pretty good idea what to expect.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Helen Vahdati November 26, 2017 / 11:50 am

    Hah, great choice. I still hear some Beatles songs that surprise me. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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