Lookin’ Back When I’m Sixty-Four

Movin’ ahead in time
To a place yet to come
A time when I’ll remember
The places I never been

This place I never been to
Still holds on inside of me
Fills me on warm spring mornings
With sunhine from another time

Baby, don’t look in my eyes
For tears are ’bout to fall
Tears for a place I never been to
Tears for a life I wish I could remember

So here I sit with all my memories
Lookin’ back when I’m sixty-four

So here I sit with all my memories
Lookin’ back when I’m sixty-four

What is this world all around me
Not just the place where I live
But the world of everybody
The world I see at sixty-four

So here I sit with all my memories
Tears of yesterday fill my eyes
Movin’ ahead in time
To a place I never been

Take me back to that place
From where I looked forward
That place I can have my memories
Lookin’ back when I’m sixty-four

Note: Written in 1970 during my college days at the University of Arizona.
This song is a unique twist on the Beatles’ 1967 song, When I’m 64.

Listen to the Beatles Sing “When I’m 64 here”.

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About Don Iannone

Don Iannone is a poet, writer, teacher and photographer who lives in the Greater Cleveland area. He has worked in the economic development field for over 35 years. Don is the author of three poetry books and five photography books. He is working on a short book of photographs and poems about human trafficking. This work was exhibited at six venues in Ohio. Don holds an M.A. degree in Art and Consciousness Studies from the University of Philosophical Research in Los Angeles, where he teaches writing. His educational background also includes studies in Anthropology, Photography, Organizational Behavior, and Economic Development. Don’s website: http://www.donaldiannone.com Wisdom Work Press: https://wisdomworkpress.wordpress.com

12 thoughts on “Lookin’ Back When I’m Sixty-Four

  1. As I was reading this, I thought it sounded like lyrics to a song. Little did you know how quickly 64 would sneaking up on you, eh? Or maybe you did.
    A few more years before you look back from that vantage point. Who will you be then?

  2. Its been awhile, I was so caught with work back here in Oman. Thank you for being always there for me, reading my writing despite my few visits…

    I really loved your poem , it had musical flow in it ..

  3. Thanks Dan. These ARE song lyrics. Yep, looking ahead then and still looking ahead now. Who? Just little ole me now and then.

    Thanks Nasra. That is exactly what they are. Hope you’re well.

  4. Okay. I read this and just picked up my guitar and put it to music….hmmmmm…you’ve inspired me. Maybe I’ll record it and send it to you Don πŸ™‚ I mean, with your permission, of course πŸ™‚

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  6. Brenda: Thanks so much. I sent you an email thanking you. I will just say here that you have an amazing voice and you did a fabulous job on the song. May I post the MP3 here so others can enjoy it?

  7. Pingback: Brenda Cowe Puts Don Iannone’s Poem to Music « Poetic Alchemist

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