As I was tooling around the UNC campus, playing musical subversive (that is, playing whatever mix CD I had in the car at moderate-to-loud volume in the hopes of making the lives of people I passed a little more surreal when things went from, say, _Beck_ to _Earth, Wind & Fire_), I came to a stop sign. At these points I usually turn down the stereo a little, and I kind of idly noted that this was probably a kind move for the older, almost elderly gentleman passing in front of me, though it was just _Dear Prudence_ on at the time, so it’s not like it’s all that abrasive.
And then it hit me–this song is nearly 40 years old. A guy as mobile as this one was couldn’t be more than, say, 70, which means he was 30 *tops* when this came out. Hell, this guy could easily have been a Beatles _fan_. And yet the track doesn’t sound dated at all.
Incidentally, it was apparently written for “Mia Farrow’s”:http://imdb.com/name/nm0001201/ sister “Prudence”:http://imdb.com/name/nm0268527/. I forget where I heard this.