How Has Your SMILE Aged? (Week 40 – 2015)

We’ve reached week 40! That’s a pretty big number, does it make you nervous? I’ve always been fascinated by people who get all picky about revealing their age, from the younger ones who want to be older to the older ones who want to be younger. Aging can be so wonderful for so many reasons, but it can also bring regret and uncertainty. This week’s SMILE is for songs that deal with such issues. Enjoy!

Starting off is a song I quite enjoy, Bowling for Soup‘s 1985 (lyrics). If you want a song dealing with the “what the hell happened?” aspect of aging, this is it. While I can’t relate to that feeling, being born in 1984, I can totally relate to the rest of it haha ^^;;;

The Offspring‘s Days Go By (lyrics) is up next and features a pretty common sentiment when it comes to songs like this. Basically, time goes on and we just have to keep moving. If you hold on to the past, you can’t look forward to the future.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5Zy2GkWVFs

Instead of talking about regretting the past, which is the most common, Britney Spears‘ I’m Not A Girl, Not Yet A Woman (lyrics) deals with being stuck in the middle of what society has deemed the two halves of a female’s life and facing the uncertainty of growing up.

The Who‘s My Generation (lyrics) is a classic song. Well, I guess that depends on what generation you come from really, and that’s the whole point.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=594WLzzb3JI

What songs help you deal with growing older? Let me know in a comment below, and be sure to include any suggestions you may have for future SMILEs!

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