I’ve been a singer all of my life. But I’m facing a problem all singers potentially will face.
I’m getting old.
Now when you’re a kid you can sing about seeing a girl, following a girl, love at first sight,
I wonder if she like me etc. etc.
When you sing songs like that in your sixties, it’s kind of creepy.
Even standard romantic songs are on the side of heeby jeebies if you think about the old guy singing it.
Now I know there are a lot of performers who are old and still singing these songs.
But in most cases they are singing their own hits from yesterday.
These songs take you back to when you first heard them.
You relive memories of another time and place.
They are legacy songs.
Hearing some strange old guy sing the same things doesn’t evoke the same emotional response.
It may invoke disgust.
Now in my later years I have sung a lot of Frank Sinatra songs.
But even he was younger than I am when he recorded these hits.
So I think I’ve come up with a way to continue to vocalize these melodies and have them appropriate for someone my age.
I’ll change the lyrics.
Now for an example I won’t give you new lyrics for each song.
I think just showing you a revised title will give you an idea of how they would now fit with my age.
Here are some revised Sinatra song titles for aging singers.
Original title: Strangers In The Night
Revised Title : Leg Cramps In The Night
(They are more frequent now.)
Original Title: It Had To Be You
Revised Title: It Could Of Been Me
(I don’t remember as well as I used to.)
Original Title: They Can’t Take That Away From Me
Revised Title: Don’t Take That Away From Me
(I’ll figure this device out. What do you mean I can’t drive?)
Original Title: Fly Me To The Moon
Revised Title: Fly Me To The Bathroom
(I need in there often, and quick!)
Original Title: I’ve Got You Under My Skin
Revised Title: I’ve Got To Moisturize My Skin
(I’ve got drier skin than the curse of the mummy.)
Original Title: The Lady Is A Tramp
Revised Title: The Lady Is Asleep
(Neither of us have the energy.)
Original Title: The Summer Wind
Revised Title: That’s Some Breaking Wind
(It’s impressive and I apologize.)
Original Title: Strangers in The Night
Revised Title: Stranger In The Mirror
(I don’t recognize that guy.)
And finally my final revised Sinatra Song title for aging singers.
Original Title: In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning
Revised Title: In The Wee Small Hours I Go Wee Wee