Exhibit A in that regard: From 1967, please enjoy The McCoys and their chilling and musically brilliant ode to the passing of time in this sad vale of tears "Beat the Clock."
The song was co-written by producer Richard Gottehrer, who later did the early Blondie albums, and I think I can safely say it's the best rock song ever about aging. I should add that I literally wore out the mono 45 single version...
...of this back in the day. I mean, it was unlistenable by the time I stopped trying to play the damn thing.
I should also add that when a stereo version of this finally appeared on a McCoy's best-of in the 90s, I felt that I could die happy.
I should also ALSO add that the then teenage Rick Derringer's faux Wes Montgomery guitar solo on it is magnificent.