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Revised Sinatra Songs For Older Singers

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posted on Apr, 1 2016 @ 01:04 PM
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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




posted on Apr, 1 2016 @ 01:46 PM
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a reply to: Errollorre
These are funnny! (edited to remove detective work others have already done, sorry!)

edit on 1-4-2016 by reldra because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 1 2016 @ 01:48 PM
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The Rolling Stones aren't as young as they used to be.
Rumor has it that they're working on a new album called "Steel Wheelchairs"

Tracks include:
Hey! You! Get Offa My Barcalounger!
Let’s Take A Nap Together
I Can’t Get No Circulation
It’s Only Dulcolax but I Like It
Help Me Up!
Gimmie a Tax Shelter
Brown Splenda
19th Hip Replacement
Limpin' Jack Flash
You Can't Always Chew What You Want
She’s So Old and
Nursing Home Women



posted on Apr, 1 2016 @ 01:50 PM
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originally posted by: N3k9Ni
The Rolling Stones aren't as young as they used to be.
Rumor has it that they're working on a new album called "Steel Wheelchairs"

Tracks include:
Hey! You! Get Offa My Barcalounger!
Let’s Take A Nap Together
I Can’t Get No Circulation
It’s Only Dulcolax but I Like It
Help Me Up!
Gimmie a Tax Shelter
Brown Splenda
19th Hip Replacement
Limpin' Jack Flash
You Can't Always Chew What You Want
She’s So Old and
Nursing Home Women



This one needs a source. They are funny as well!



posted on Apr, 1 2016 @ 01:57 PM
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a reply to: Errollorre

Another nice post!



posted on Apr, 1 2016 @ 04:07 PM
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a reply to: Errollorre

Hi. Okay, so of course I wanted to write a smart-assy reply, funny song titles or something! But nothing was working.

So then I decided that I would sing to you one of Sinatra's songs, using the words of a now elderly hospitalized singer (just setting the scene...)

I chose "New York, New York"....and then I started writing. Then I started laughing.
Then I completely lost it for a few minutes. Now, I'm just going to write it here...because I've got too much time and laughter invested.

"Stop feeding me prunes, I'm queasy today
My IV's almost dry again, Nurse York, Nurse York
Please come to my room, I have something to say
I like our sponge bath Saturdays, Nurse York, Nurse York"

jacy



posted on Apr, 1 2016 @ 04:14 PM
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a reply to: jacygirl

LOL

I'm not quite there yet.



posted on Apr, 1 2016 @ 11:42 PM
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Bahahahaha! Good thread! I needed a good laugh! OMG! LOL



posted on Apr, 2 2016 @ 08:49 AM
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I snack on goji berries, we only eat organic
And on the weekend I just don’t eat,


I snack on a celery, and we're gluten free

I am in the disabled line just to take a seat,


"" Don’t you read my tweets? I’m off my head,

That was intense, Do you wanna go to bed? ""

""My heart beat stopped, i should be dead, let's go to bed.
You don't need no bra, lets eat some fish oil instead! ""


"" I’m not one though, uh uh, no way,

You don’t know me bro. Who are you kidding,
not a chance,
 I get all my cool stuff from Nike land ""

""Come on bra, come with me I’m always broke,

But I’ve got $3.50 & am always stoked
Shopping at garage sales is really cool, ""


Its hard to minimise my environmental footprint,
We have to wear so much deodorant.

I took a bite of that plum, We don’t shower
cause it’s a waste of water and time







"" Cool. Yea did I tell you? Honestly had to fist
that gorilla to put my name on this list. Getting ready.
Night in the city. Order a bag and some disco
Gotta line up with the hipster s*** ""

All the rage.

"" What are you drinkin,
tell me all bout your coffee beans.
Mmmm, and I don't like toxins either ""

Sorry Dj, what? I can not understand
a single word this track is playing,
Dom I wish I never came! I hate this club,
this nigh is so lame!

I dumped the bunch
and went to see him play,
at this underground place little secret rave,
a storm water drain,

""Step out the uber, party time.
The door-guy knows me,
I am here all the time ""




""Cool. Yeah did I ever tell you about that time
I was hanging out with Golem and
we saw him spinning records in the back of a taco truck.
I was in my first year of high school, ate ice cream
just dropping down some mad beats ""


Not one bad vibe.

""Let me Polish off that red wine. What river do you drink from?
Later we sip on some honeysuckle tea ""


That sound he made. No, brah. This no-name played this like a super star

I am a celiac Sir, Have you got anything gluten free ?



Heard 3 new songs today 2 that were awful just awful
so I turned them into funk I wrote this cause
I disagree with the op completely eg roger waters
that man is like the saying about women and wine

music is blue there but something beautiful in that violin piece, lyrics completely irrelevant

m.youtube.com...

lyrics.wikia.com...:Hipsta_(Feat._Bondi_Hipsters)

www.elephantjournal.com...

This was a very creative idea Thanks for the smiles




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