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Thu Jun 27, 2013, 05:21 PM

When I was young this was one of my favorite songs, and I couldn't imagine getting old

Old friends, old friends
Sat on their park bench like bookends
A newspaper blown through the grass
Falls on the round toes
Of the high shoes of the old friends

Old friends, winter companions, the old men

Lost in their overcoats, waiting for the sun

The sounds of the city sifting through trees

Settle like dust on the shoulders of the old friends

Can you imagine us years from today?

Sharing a park bench quietly

How terribly strange to be seventy

Old friends, memory brushes the same years

Silently sharing the same fears


Time it was and what a time it was, it was

A time of innocence, a time of confidences

Long ago, it must be, I have a photograph

Preserve your memories, they're all that's left you



SIMON AND GARFUNKEL - OLD FRIENDS/BOOKENDS


I never quite understood it, I was in my teens, I loved the melodies. Now, as I careen into my senior years, I understand.


Time passes so quickly.


Preserve your memories

they're al that's left you.


Thank you.


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Reply When I was young this was one of my favorite songs, and I couldn't imagine getting old (Original post)
DainBramaged Jun 2013 OP
kentuck Jun 2013 #1
AndyA Jun 2013 #2
DainBramaged Jun 2013 #7
Triana Jun 2013 #3
DainBramaged Jun 2013 #4
RebelOne Jun 2013 #5
raccoon Jun 2013 #8
LWolf Jun 2013 #6
1-Old-Man Jun 2013 #9
DainBramaged Jun 2013 #10

Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 05:24 PM

1. Always one of my favorites by Simon and Garfunkel

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 05:56 PM

2. Earlier this week, I had a moment of realization

I discovered that two different places, in two different cities I lived in when I was younger, are now gone. One torn down in the name of progress and the other done in by a Hurricane a few years back.

Both had been bulldozed years ago, but I felt a loss knowing that those places where I had had so many good memories were now gone.

Memories are all that are left now.

I'd always thought I'd go back and visit again, but now it's too late. Thanks for the post.

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Response to AndyA (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 09:30 AM

7. I had that happen to a place from my youth I discovered last year

gone


Only fond memories,


Long ago it must be.......

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 06:18 PM

3. Always loved Simon & Garfunkel and this song...

...and so many of their songs.

As you have done, I've gotten older and looking back, they have a depth of meaning I could not comprehend when I first heard them or when I often listened to them when I was younger.

Age makes one wistful. Memories are sweeter when soaked in the wine of Time.

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Response to Triana (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 07:18 PM

4. .....

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 07:57 PM

5. None of us ever imagined growing old. But I am there now. n/t

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Response to RebelOne (Reply #5)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 11:53 AM

8. I think it must be hard-wired into homo sapiens that nobody ever thinks they'll get old.


Our grandparents did, our parents did, but us? Ain't gonna happen....


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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 08:56 PM

6. One of mine as well,

along with several others they did.

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 12:52 PM

9. If that was a song of your youth you aren't very old

I expected to see something from Bill Haley and the Saddlemen (and later the Comets).

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Response to 1-Old-Man (Reply #9)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 01:07 PM

10. Not the point, but that's OK

you think what you will......





PS I never liked that shit you mentioned. And it was part of my youth too.

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