Lyrics

The Other Side of 45
Lyrics & Music by Carolyn Messina (c) 2017

I'm on the other side of 45 and 50s coming soon
But age is just a number so forget the doom and gloom
Dream as if you're 6 years old and worry's not a word you know
The other side of 45's brand new

I'm on the other side of 45 it's time to celebrate
The dawning of a new day and this life that we create
Gotta stop the worrying and wondering what mighta been
The other side of 45 is great
I'm on the other side of 45 and looking back through time
I remember phone booths and when each call cost a dime
Coke was something that you drank and I had money in the bank
The other side of 45 is fine

I'm on the other side of 45 and thinking 'bout the days
You didn't have to worry when the kids went out to play
Mom would say be home by five, no cell phone tethered to our side
The other side of 45's okay

I'm on the other side of 45 and every now and then
I start to wonder why my friends are home in bed by ten
But now I think I understand that bed by nine's a better plan
The other side of 45 is meh

I'm on the other side of 45 and not so long ago
I had to get bifocals cause you know, the eyes they go.
So please don't ask me how I feel, It's just a birthday no big deal
The other side of 45's so-so

On the other side of 45 and feeling rather bold
But my body aches betray me and my hands are always cold
I used to walk to school you know, two miles up a hill in snow
The other side of 45 is old

I'm on the other side of 45 and think this song is done
What a ride it's been on this trip around the sun
Another year has come and gone so join me now and sing along
The other side of 45, The other side of 45, The other side of 45 is done.

(c) 2017 Carolyn Messina, All Rights Reserved