Songs with Similar Lyrics

I just saw Richard Curtis’ About Time, which featured Ben Folds’ song “The Luckiest” and the following lyrics:

What if I had been born fifty years before you
In a house on the street
Where you lived
Maybe I’d be outside as you passed on your bike. Would I know?

This verse reminded me of similar lyrics from Andrew Bird’s “The Sifters” featured in the movie Norman (2010):

What if we hadn’t been born at the same time
What if you were 75 and I were 9
Would I come visit you
Bring you cookies in an old folks home
Would you be there alone


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