Top Songs About Age Gaps
When deciding whether or not to commit to a partner, we take their age into account. There is a strong correlation between age gaps and who we choose to spend our lives with. It is acceptable to some but not to others.
Those that are fine with the concept hold the view that love has no bounds, which is a nice sentiment. You will agree with me that love is blind to differences in colour, religion, nationality, and other arbitrary criteria, which is why interracial marriage is so common. To what extent, then, do differences in age matter?
Those who disagree with this view, on the other hand, tend to look further down the road, at things like getting married to someone almost twice your age and planning for the future.
What this signifies is that they are too old to care for the family and are therefore likely to pass away, leaving you in charge of the children and the household. This school of thought also holds that the younger spouse may not always remain in the relationship for the sake of love, but rather for the sake of what they can get from their partner out of desperation or in death.
Both of these points of view are correct to some extent. Provided there’s love and mutual understanding, love can always prevail. In light of this, we’ve compiled these beautiful songs about age gaps. If you are at a crossroads and looking for some motivation, maybe these tunes may help. Enjoy!
1. “29” by Demi Lovato
Demi Lovato’s “29” is almost certainly going to be the first song that comes to anyone’s mind when they are asked to mention songs about Age Gaps.
This song expresses Demi Lovato’s difficult relationship with actor Wilmer Valderrama, which began when she was still a minor. Demi Lovato was only 17 years old and Wilmer was 29 when they first met. Demi wonders if the word “consent” has any meaning to her at that young age.
Demi Lovato reveals her newfound maturity and insight into the situation by stating as much in the song’s hook. Demi would have convinced herself as a teenager that dating an older man was her ultimate romantic goal. But now, she wonders if that was her dream or simply Wilmer’s own desire to date younger girls.
Consequently, the conclusion is that this song alludes to the fact that she has grown into an adult woman. That she is now aware of how unsuitable it is for a man of 29 years of age to date a very young girl.
2. “Motion Sickness” by Phoebe Bridgers
This song is about Ryan Adams, a Grammy-nominated independent musician who is 43 years old and produced her very first EP, titled Killer, and released it on his record company.
They were together for a while. After Bridgers and Adams’ relationship broke down as a result of his compulsive and controlling behaviour, Adams reneged on his commitment to providing her with professional assistance, and the music that the two of them had produced together was never made public.
According to Bridgers and other artists, this song is basically about an older man who uses his influence to take advantage of young and promising female musicians.
She likens the ups and downs of her relationship to motion sickness, saying that she has been built up and broken down so many times that she has lost count. Her experience of manipulation and being tossed around is vividly depicted throughout the song.
3. “The Art Teacher” by Rufus Wainwright
Rufus narrates the narrative of a young woman at a school who develops feelings for her art teacher using only his voice and piano. She is now a grown woman, and even though she marries, she never stops loving her art teacher.
The song is not just a delightfully short romantic story; it is also a deep reflection on the relationship between art and life, how the decisions we make impact our lives, and the unrelenting haunting of love that has been lost or denied.
The lyrics recount the reminiscences of a middle-aged woman on an unrequited love she had for her tutor. The song is being compared to the work of Philip Glass musically, and it delves into topics related to gender and sexuality.
4. “Lolita” by Lana Del Rey
Lyrically, “Lolita” by Lana Del Rey is one of the best songs about age gaps. Lolita is a story about a teenage girl who falls in love with someone older, but because of her “love,” she does not really know that she is being used. This is because the older person she fell in love with is manipulating her.
She is gullible, and even though she believes she’s acting in an “adult” and “mature” manner, she is, in fact, being used. Contrary to what happens in the book, where the adult guy falls in love with a child of just 12.
I like to think of this song as the clear opposite of that. It continues with the girl dismissing all the advice provided to her and getting engaged with someone who has a significantly deeper and more developed thought process than she does.
Because they usually seem to meet in private and it is always dark, I believe the lady is aware that their “relationship” is not appropriate, but the guy continues to promote and enjoy it.
5. “Father Figure” by George Michael
Here’s another song that bothers on age gaps. It’s about an older man and a younger person. My guess is that it was a younger man, given that George Michael is queer.
George Michael narrated a story in which he said that love can be confused with a crime. I believe that when he talks about a boy, he is referring to that love. If you pay attention toward the end of the song, you will notice it has an Asian vibe to it. This suggests that the younger boy might be of Asian descent.
There is no denying that it has a Lolita vibe to it also. This song is about the yearning to fulfil dual roles as mentor and lover to an older man. “I will be your daddy”. The term “daddy” refers to an older, more experienced male in the gay community. In most cases, sexual matters are discussed.