Old songs= wonderful memories.
February 1, 2007 7:50pm CST
Aren't old songs wonderful. I hear, or play a song from days long gone, and immediately I have a vision of that time. In my case these are mostly of girls I had a relationship with in the late fifties and sixties. Songs like Susie Darlin', Just Married, Mrs. Brown You've Got a Lovely Daughter, Donna and many more bring memories flooding back. However, when I hear Are You Lonesome Tonight, by any artist although my dad was singing the Al Jolson version, I get a picture of my late dear old dad painting the lobby in the house I was raised. The wonderful thing about these memories is that they're moving, and in colour, and the people in them have not aged one second. Ah sweet memories and beautiful music, or am I a hopeless romantic?
2 Feb 07
To coin an old cliché "they don't make them like they used too" is quite correct. Music from era's gone by had meanings, created memories & dreams, nowadays I often struggle to even work out what they're on about. Am I starting to sound like an old man? lol
2 Feb 07
Would it be so bad if I were a hopeless romantic. I'm mid sixties now and I'm still in love, with my wife fortunately. I agree most of the songs in those days were happy, but some of my favorites had very sad lyrics. Beautiful Brown Eyes and Tell Laura I Love Her are just a couple. Another thing about those days you could sing about someone being gay(happy) without fear of litigation.