Encyclopaedia Metallum: The Metal Archives

Message board

* FAQ    * Register   * Login 



Reply to topic
Author Message Previous topic | Next topic
Paka01
Metalhead

Joined: Thu May 01, 2008 12:34 pm
Posts: 405
Location: Croatia
PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2022 11:32 am 
 

Hi, I'm looking for songs with retrospective lyrics about days gone by, remembering own youth or childhood and songs about passage of time, growing old, etc... They don't have to be metal songs, songs from all genres are appreciated. Some examples I can give are these songs:

- Death: Symbolic
- Bob Seger: Against the Wind
- Allman Brothers Band: Old Before My Time
- Bryan Adams: Summer of '69

Thanks!
_________________
Band covers and artwork:
Kocka Graphics on Facebook

Top
 Profile  
DanielG06
Metalhead

Joined: Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:11 pm
Posts: 510
Location: United Kingdom
PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2022 12:29 pm 
 

Judas Priest - Victim of Changes is sort of this, from the point of view of an alcoholic.
_________________
I'm the King of the necrobumpers

Lee Harrison wrote:
Evolution is call evolution I doubt that Oystein Aarseth wasn’t stab at death he was thinking the same bullshit of ‘90…

The sound of perseverance didn’t even came out under the name of Death….

Top
 Profile  
lordcatfish
Metalhead

Joined: Thu Jul 27, 2006 2:44 pm
Posts: 1119
Location: United Kingdom
PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2022 4:31 pm 
 

Some that came to mind, all but one are non metal. Hopefully they fit the bill.

Kid Rock - I Wanna Go Back, All Summer Long, First Kiss
Angels & Airwaves - Rite of Spring
Nickelback - Photograph
Kreator - Everlasting Flame
Bruce Dickinson - Born in '58
Miranda Lambert - Automatic
Bon Jovi - Just Older, When We Were Beautiful
Meat Loaf - Paradise By the Dashboard Light, Objects in the Rear View Mirror May Appear Closer Than They Are
_________________
last.fm

Top
 Profile  
ironmaidens_666
Metal newbie

Joined: Sun Feb 02, 2014 8:37 am
Posts: 335
Location: Australia
PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2022 2:10 am 
 

Some of these may appeal to you.




Top
 Profile  
Paka01
Metalhead

Joined: Thu May 01, 2008 12:34 pm
Posts: 405
Location: Croatia
PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2022 12:21 pm 
 

Thank you guys!
I know some of those songs, but a lot of them I haven't heard until now. Keep 'em coming!
_________________
Band covers and artwork:
Kocka Graphics on Facebook

Top
 Profile  
Ill-Starred Son
Metalhead

Joined: Fri Apr 15, 2011 8:10 pm
Posts: 1283
Location: United States
PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2022 12:02 am 
 

Iron Maiden-Wasted Years

Top
 Profile  
Xymosys
Metalhead

Joined: Sat Apr 09, 2011 9:19 am
Posts: 824
Location: Croatia
PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2022 9:11 am 
 

Stratovarius - Years Go By
Stratovarius - Comming Home
Stratovarius - Father Time
Stratovarius - Season of Change
Stratovarius - Forever

well, that's enough of Stratovarius, lemme rec something else:

B. Dickinson - Change Of Heart
In Flames - Come Clarity
Crematory - Tears Of Time
Lake Of Tears - Headstones
Amorphis - Summer's End
_________________
No fear, no pain, nobody left to blame...I'll try alone, make destiny my own

Top
 Profile  
Dungeon_Vic
Metalhead

Joined: Mon Dec 28, 2009 11:00 am
Posts: 1395
Location: Greece
PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2022 11:14 am 
 

The most obvious:

Mercyful Fate - Time

One beauty of a song:
Gamma Ray - 18 Years

Gamma Ray - As Time Goes By
Actually, this is not about time going by :P But it's a magnificent song from an extremely underrated album (imo anyway) and the finale is majestic with Scheepers soaring. Also, Uli Kusch is awesome.

Halford reminiscing:
Halford - Made in Hell

Megadeth's "discography/biography":
Megadeth - Victory

Blood of the Kings by Manowar is the same concept but not in a looking back way like Megadeth.

Toxik - There Stood the Fence
Exactly what you requested. The "ballad" of Think This. It's very nice.
_________________
42

King Diamond: A Royal Tribute (short guide to King Diamond's discography)

Vic's Dungeon:

The Dungeon Awards for 2017

Best of 2017, Part II: 5+1 more albums

Let's talk about Ghost (aka Stop the Madness)

Top
 Profile  
balbulus
Metalhead

Joined: Thu Apr 19, 2007 3:01 pm
Posts: 1140
Location: United Kingdom
PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2022 5:30 pm 
 

Revelation's "Lost Innocence" is about, well, exactly that: the loss of innocence, and growing up too soon.
https://youtu.be/S9xEYF8CzKw
_________________
‎"... here with gargoyles as my friends..."

Top
 Profile  
Morphine1873
Metalhead

Joined: Fri Nov 05, 2010 1:36 pm
Posts: 626
PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2022 2:18 am 
 

https://themenzingers.bandcamp.com/album/hello-exile

indie melancholic rock. This album is about getting old and losing sight of friends:


driving down 191, theres an old memory of someone / as a little white cross just popping out from the bend / I was getting fucked up with a high school friend / wondering where all the good times went /

oh, hello exile / now I imagined her memory would fade in the void / she’d only reappear every now and again / i’d smile at the thought of us / go back to my day / but that was purely wishful thinking / oh, hello exile.

Top
 Profile  
Tonatiuth
Metal newbie

Joined: Sun Dec 13, 2009 3:24 am
Posts: 151
Location: Mexico
PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2022 10:58 pm 
 

Probably you alrready heard A change of Seasons by Dream theater, a true masterpiece.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZKrwJzGg0k

Mei from Echolyn
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HA3sbrW1Ow


This Mortal Coil from Redemption, another masterpiece
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... F9F1F0V9Uy
_________________
MalignantThrone wrote:
quadraphonicband wrote:
Our song is Social Suicide not Suicide Silence! Learn to read, this shows how much you actually sat down and heard our music...

lol I believe there's a misunderstanding. Tonatiuth is referring to the deathcore band, not anything related to your music.

Top
 Profile  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Reply to topic


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

 
Jump to:  

Back to the Encyclopaedia Metallum


Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group