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song lyric sundayMusic is part of my daily life. I sing every day. I’m always listening and/or dancing to something. So when I found Song Lyric Sunday, I just had to participate!

This week’s theme is getting old.

Lyrics in songs from a few of my favorite groups ran through my head, but they were only mentions about getting old in songs about something else. Then, as my inner jukebox was awakened with thinking about the topic, this song from 1989 dropped and the needle hit the record in my head.

Innocence Mission was a Philadelphia-area staple, known to preteen and teen me prior to their getting a deal with a record label in the late 1980s, and before their later songs were used in the soundtracks of Empire Records and Party of Five.

This song, Come Around and See Me, is on their first and eponymous CD. I remember, even being as young as I was, feeling really bad for the woman in this story. As I get older and watch others get older, it becomes even more clear how often this story occurs (even for much younger people… let’s just tell it like it is — some family members just suck, no matter what your age). With our Thanksgiving being this week, that’s a fun reminder. Heh, the other side of the let’s get together coin — there’s always one (or a few) that just aren’t… right.

Here’s hoping as we all get old we don’t need to sing this tale of woe.

Come Around and See Me
by Innocence Mission

Here I am, a sort of prisoner, my body is the cell
And, perhaps you are the cell key
I have all day long to sit here and all day is a long time
But my legs don’t want to move me now

Please, all I ask is that you come around
Please, all I ask is that you come around
Please, all I ask is that you come around and see me

The game shows in the mornings do their best to entertain
And the news does it’s to worry me, I don’t know why I watch it
But I like the way the TV fills the room with human voice
And sometimes it is amusing, sometimes

Please, all I ask is that you come around
Please, all I ask is that you come around
Please, all I ask is that you come around and see me, see me

Please, all I ask is that you come around
Please, all I ask is that you come around and see me
Why don’t you come around?
Why don’t you come around?

In the middle of the afternoon
I’m sure it’s much too quiet
Then again, maybe there is noise
And I just can’t hear it

Please, all I ask is that you come around
Please, all I ask is that you
Please, all I ask is that you come around and see me, see me

Please, just half an hour inside the twenty-four
Please, just one half an hour
Please, all I ask is that you come around
Why don’t you come around and see me?
Come around and see me

Do you think I won’t know you?
Well, I’m not senile yet
You talk about putting people in small boxes
You know how that is

Do you? Do you? Do you?
Do you? Do you? Do you?
Do you? Do you? Do you?

Oh, when you’re my age, you’re in my place
You’ll understand, understand, understand, I know you will

Written by: Donald Peris & Karen Peris | Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group


This post is part of Helen’s Song Lyric Sunday. Read this week’s theme post here.

Read her song post for this week.


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5 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday: Getting Old

  1. What a painful, poignant, beautiful song.

    It speaks to my biggest fear.

    Maybe I’ll share it with my son and grandkids? Of ould that be too demanding?

    See? I’m a mess about this issue!

    Thanks though.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Tara says:

      Glad you could relate. I know you’re not alone in your fear. Maybe send them a few songs you’re enjoying lately and slip that one in. Subliminal! 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  2. hit send too soon. I meant “or would that”

    Like

  3. Marquessa says:

    Great choice…yes, it speaks to many of our fears.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. What a sad song… it’s very beautiful though. Great choice for this week!

    Liked by 1 person

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