When I Get Old

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"When I Get Old"
Single by the Descendents
from the album Everything Sucks
Released June 6, 1997
Format CD
Recorded June–July 1996 at The Blasting Room in Fort Collins, Colorado
Genre Punk rock
Length 2:27
Label Epitaph
Writer(s) Bill Stevenson, Karl Alvarez
Producer(s) Bill Stevenson, Stephen Egerton
Descendents singles chronology
"I'm the One"
"When I Get Old"

"When I Get Old" is a song by the punk rock band the Descendents, released as the second single from their 1996 album Everything Sucks. The single also includes "Sick-O-Me" from the album and "Gotta", a B-side written by and featuring the band's original bassist Tony Lombardo.

The music video for "When I Get Old" was directed by Dave Robinson. It depicts the band performing the song in a house full of fans, interspersed with footage of the band members riding bicycles and flip book animations of the band's Milo caricature acting out themes from the song's lyrics.[1]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "When I Get Old"   Bill Stevenson, Karl Alvarez 2:27
2. "Gotta"   Tony Lombardo 2:15
3. "Sick-O-Me"   Stephen Egerton, Stevenson 1:45
Total length:




Additional musicians[edit]


  • Jason Livermore – additional engineering
  • Andy Wallace – mixing of "When I Get Old" and "Sick-O-Me"
  • Steve Sisco – assistant mix engineer
  • Howie Weinberg – mastering


  1. ^ "When I Get Old". Epitaph Records. Retrieved 2010-01-31. 
  2. ^ When I Get Old (CD liner). Descendents. Los Angeles, California: Epitaph Records. 1997. 86506. 

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