We’re Not Young and Getting Old(er)

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In 2012, Yahoo!’s SketchY comedy series released a song parody of fun.’s We Are Young called We’re Not Young. The parody is brilliant, funny, and heart wrenching all at the same time. I analyze the lyrics and talk about getting older.

Here’s the video: https://www.yahoo.com/news/video/sketchy-were-not-young-130000362.html

Info about the song: https://www.yahoo.com/music/blogs/stop-the-presses/not-young-parody-video-feels-love-201900885.html

And the breakdown:

-My friend Erin lost her apartment due to a fire and she is accepting donations to get back on her feet. Please visit her GoFundMe page at https://www.gofundme.com/erin-needs-things

-What this is

-Yahoo!’s SketchY Comedy

-What gave me the idea for this subject

-The song in my head

-What this song is about

-The relatable lyrics

-The actors in the sketch

-Lyric by lyric

-Friends who are parents

-The first time I held by nephew

-Dinner parties as an adult

-My parents’ dinner parties

-Waiting to buy a diamond ring

-Marriage and divorce



-Certain traps in life



-Post college

-Post acting

-A viable backup plan

-If I could do it again

-Once in a Lifetime by The Talking Heads

-My work in customer service

-How did I get here?

-Unfulfilling jobs

-Depression and anxiety

-Traffic on Long Island

-What you don’t want

-“So if by the time that I’m 40, and I’m still a waiter here . . . “

-Subtext of “want”

-Worthlessness and unfulfillment

-Youthful enthusiasm and naïveté

-Changing the world


-Finding purpose

-Gaining weight

-Looking at a computer all day

-Sitting at a desk

-Working at a restaurant compared to a cubicle

-Eating healthy and preparing food

-Yoga class

-Working out

-Things you hate taking time from the things you like


-Romanticizing the past

-I’ll never be bored again

-Tired by Friday night

-Monday through Friday

-Staff drinks

-Saturday night!

-Sunday Night Dread


-Words With Friends

-The bad part about smart phones

-My own short, “Distracticon” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0awgkEILKno


-Facebook is calling you


-Getting your prostate checked?!?!?

-Back to anxiety and depression


-Apply to grad school

-Yoga teacher training

-Real Estate: Where actors go to die

-Improv class and plays

-Drinking problems, drug problems and DWIs

-Blood Alcohol Level

-Health insurance



-Doing things I want to do

-Freaking out


-Pursuing my passion



Please donate to Erin, a frequent guest on this podcast as well as one of my closest friends. She lost her apartment due to a fire and is current accepting donations so she can get back on her feet. Thanks everyone!

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