Now we take our time

so nonchalant

And spend our nights so bon vivant

We dress our days in silken robes

The money comes

The money goes

We know it’s all a passing phase

We light our lamps for atmosphere

And hang out hopes on chandeliers

We’re going wrong

we’re gaining weight

We’re sleeping long and far too late

And so it’s time to change our ways

But I’ve loved these days

Now as we indulge in things refined

We hide our hearts from harder times

A string of pearls

a foreign car

Oh we can only go so far

On caviar and cabernet

We drown our doubts in dry champagne

And soothe our souls with fine cocaine

I don’t know why I even care

We get so high and get nowhere

We’ll have to change our jaded ways

But I’ve loved these days

So before we end and then begin

We’ll drink a toast to how it’s been

A few more hours to be complete

A few more nights on satin sheets

A few more times that I can say

I’ve loved these days

–Billy Joel, “I’ve Loved These Days”

Turnstiles was one of the first CDs I owned. I like it a lot better now than I did when I was nine.  And this song is so soothing, so accepting, so satisfied with the good and bad in life. So reminiscent.