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> Songs Or Music You Relate To, How some songs bring back memories
post 5th May 2017, 11:23pm
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My wife and I were in a restaurant the other day. The voice of Frank Sinatra filled the room. He was singing a song, with words that made me think of my past.

They went,

"When I was 17 that was a very good year
A very good year for country girls" etc.

Then he went on to sing,

"When I was 21 that was a very good year
A very good year for city girls" etc.

I am now 85. I thought back to when I was 17.
The girl I was in love with was sitting across the table from me now,
aged 84.

And then I thought back to when I was 21.
It was a very mixed year for me.

I had just finished my engineering apprenticeship, and for a birthday present
I received a letter from Her Majesty's government stating that I would be receiving instructions
and railway tickets for my trip to Malvern Barracks in Worcester, where I would join the Royal Engineers for two years. Six months later, prior to me going to Germany, we were married.

Now that I am much older, songs that get to me are songs by the likes of Walter Huston, singing
"The Autumn Leaves". I now fully understand the meaning of those words.

Danny Harris
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post 6th May 2017, 03:41am
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What a nice post Danny,and how true.When we were young we warbled away at all the lovely songs,just enjoying the sound of the music,the words were just "there",but in maturity,you`re quite right,the words really were more significant than the tune. There are a lot of songs I can relate to in my own life. Of course the sad songs are the worst,I try not to dwell on the relevence in them. smile.gif
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