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Old 10-22-2010, 08:21 PM   #1
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What music captures the experience of retirement or, if not yet retired, your vision of retirement best? I'm not going to post something to get this going. I'd like to sit back a spell and see what you come up with.
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Old 10-22-2010, 08:23 PM   #2
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Egads, I draw a blank!!!

No wonder I am still working part-time.
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Oh, please-- the first song that popped immediately into my mind is practically an anthem for our ER'd lifestyle. Joe Walsh's "Life's Been Good To Me So Far", specifically these two verses:

Lucky I'm sane after all I've been through
Everybody say I'm cool (he's cool)
I can't complain but sometimes I still do
Life's been good to me so far

They say I'm lazy but it takes all my time
Everybody say oh, yeah, (oh, yeah)
I keep on going, guess I'll never know why
Life's been good to me so far, yeah, yeah, yeah

I guess the rest of his verses are more lifestyle-dependent.

2nd place: Uriah Heep's "Easy Living".

I'd give runner-ups to KISS's "Rock and Roll All Night" and perhaps to Jimmy Buffett's cautionary "Overkill"...
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Old 10-23-2010, 10:16 AM   #7
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At least twice a week, 6 months before I retired, I listened to Barbra Streisand & Donna Summer's song "No more tears, enough is enough, I just can't take it anymore".
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(...)

The good people of the world are washing their cars
On their lunch break, hosing and scrubbing
As best they can in skirts in suits
They drive their shiny Datsuns and Buicks
Back to the phone company, the record store too

Well, they're nothing like Billy and me, cause
[Chorus]
All I wanna do is have some fun (etc.)
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Heaven knows it wasn’t you who set me free
So often times it happens that we live our lives in chains
And we never even know we have the key

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Oh, please-- the first song that popped immediately into my mind is practically an anthem for our ER'd lifestyle. Joe Walsh's "Life's Been Good To Me So Far", specifically these two verses:

Lucky I'm sane after all I've been through
Everybody say I'm cool (he's cool)
I can't complain but sometimes I still do
Life's been good to me so far

They say I'm lazy but it takes all my time
Everybody say oh, yeah, (oh, yeah)
I keep on going, guess I'll never know why
Life's been good to me so far, yeah, yeah, yeah

I live this song too Nords. Here's the song for anyone unfamiliar:

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I'm SO going to post this one to my Facebook profile the day I ER!!!
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People always post this one, but how about the one from the Who (Tommy)?



The lyrics are pretty good for retirement.


I'M FREE-I'm free,
And freedom tastes of reality,
I'm free-I'm free,
AN' I'm waiting for you to follow me.

If I told you what it takes
to reach the highest high,
You'd laugh and say 'nothing's that simple'
But you've been told many times before
Messiahs pointed to the door
And no one had the guts to leave the temple!

I'm free-I'm free
And freedom tastes of reality
I'm free-I'm free
And I'm waiting for you to follow me.

Chorus: How can we follow?
How can we follow?
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Not the lyrics so much on this one, just the feel of it

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