Here are my favorite songs for aging men. I've been using these songs to cry to, thinking of lost loved ones and much of my own wasted life.
But I'm also using these songs to motivate myself to get going, remember past success, have some good experiences, enjoy my life now and make plans for even more.
The songs should motivate you. Death is coming like a freight train. Your time is short. Whatever is bad in your life, it is up to you to do something about sooner rather than later. Because later is too late. You are old and getting older. The longer you tolerate bad conditions, the harder it will be to do anything about it.
And you see this all around you, don't you? Aging men, living out their miserable lives, continuing to suffer instead of doing what is necessary to make improvements. Is this you?
It does you, as an aging man, no good to delay doing what you need to do to have a good life. Death is coming.
For poor and unknown men and rich famous men.
Some of these stars have met their maker, just like you will.
It does you no good to think you have more time than these singing stars. Even with their enormous wealth, death comes for them. They may have stressed their systems with excessive drugs and sex and felt the pressure of fame.
But you have stressed your system with hard work, lack of abundance of every sort, stress around money and junk food. Your days are numbered too.
Favorite lyric - "All the hurt and all the pain"
A big more about him here - Glenn Campbell
I can start to see the blank Alzheimer's stare in his eyes.
Favorite lyric - "Everyone I know - Goes away in the end"
A bit more about him here - Johnny Cash
His health failing, the long, lean frame and face of his youth, bloated and dying. The demons of his childhood and excesses coming back to haunt him.
Favorite lyric - 'Talkin' 'bout the options - And talkin' 'bout sweet time"
I love this song too. Get out your paper and pen and make lists of what you want to do and get busy doing them.
Favorite lyric - "I've been fobbed off, and I've been fooled - I've been robbed and ridiculed"
This song was recorded shortly before Roy Orbison died unexpectedly.
You don't have any way of knowing if you are going to even make it to your 70's. Many men don't. Accidents, heart attacks, cancer and pain medication overdoses kill a lot of fairly young men.
This song makes me think about how men are supposed to be tough...and you are. But deep down you want to be loved and treated kindly. Many men are not treated kindly at all. I just wanted my wife to be nice to me. She couldn't and I left her.
Favorite lyric - "I used to be hell on wheels, Back when I was a younger man"
A bit more fun with this song, but a similar sentiment. You were strong and tough and on top of the world. Now, you're not.
Favorite lyric - "And I knew all of my life - That someday it would end"
This song says it all.
Favorite lyric - "The sun is the same in a relative way but you're older,
Shorter of breath and one day closer to death."
This song is a wake up call to all men of every age. Listen to it and start making your plans.
Use the motivation of your own impending death to get busy living.
“It ain’t dying I’m talking about, it’s living.” ~spoken by Augustus
― Larry McMurtry - Lonesome Dove
You don't have a lot of time left. I'm planning on 75. It seems pretty rare for men to have much more time to be vigorous or even alive after 75. Many men don't make it this long.
Listen to these songs. Cry a bit, then think of making best use of the time you have left.
The only way I could become the happier man I am today was by leaving my wife. You might be in the same situation I was in. I suggest you take a look at my book - Leave Your Wife & Become a Happier Man with the 3 Step System.
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