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Valentine’s Day – Will You Still Need Me…When I’m Sixty-Four?

Valentine’s Day – Will You Still Need Me…When I’m Sixty-Four?

I was incredibly young when the Beatles sang the love song …Will You Still Need Me, Will You Still Feed Me, When I’m Sixty Four. (Apparently Paul McCartney was even younger when he wrote it at 16.)

It’s Valentine’s Day in the U.S. tomorrow, and now that I and many of my friends are edging past 64, the lyrics (below) still seem charmingly appropriate.

We know a lot more now about the neurotransmitters that keep such a love alive – oxytocin the hormone of tend and befriend, calm and connect and vasopressin, the hormone of protect and shelter.

(Here’s a really charming modern day Neuroscience Love Song about oxytocin – delightful in its sentiments and true in its science.)

Enjoy your day mending fences, digging the weeds, knitting sweaters, etc. with those you treasure, whether 16 or 64.

“When I’m Sixty Four”

When I get older losing my hair
Many years from now
Will you still be sending me a Valentine
Birthday greetings, bottle of wine

If I’d been out till quarter to three
Would you lock the door
Will you still need me, will you still feed me
When I’m sixty-four

You’ll be older too
And if you say the word
I could stay with you

I could be handy, mending a fuse
When your lights have gone
You can knit a sweater by the fireside
Sunday mornings go for a ride
Doing the garden, digging the weeds
Who could ask for more
Will you still need me, will you still feed me
When I’m sixty-four

Every summer we can rent a cottage
In the Isle of Wight, if it’s not too dear
We shall scrimp and save
Grandchildren on your knee
Vera Chuck & Dave

Send me a postcard, drop me a line
Stating point of view
Indicate precisely what you mean to say
Yours sincerely, wasting away
Give me your answer, fill in a form
Mine for evermore
Will you still need me, will you still feed me
When I’m sixty-four

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Valentine’s Day – Will You Still Need Me…When I’m Sixty-Four?

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