"1969" as written by and James Jr./asheton Osterberg....
Well alright!

It's 1969 ok
We got a war across the USA
There's nothing here for me and you
We're just sitting here with nothing to do

There's nothing here for me and you
Another year with nothing to do
Now last year I was 21
I didn't have a lot of fun
Now I'm gonna be 22
So, oh my, I'll boohoo
Now I'm gonna be 22
So, oh my, I'll boohoo

It's 1969 ok
We got a war across the USA
There's nothing here for me and you
We're just sitting here with nothing to do

Well it's 1969, baby
Well it's 1969, baby
It's 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9-teen 69
Teen 69 [Repeat: x 3]

Yow! [Repeat; x 3]


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"1969" as written by James Osterberg David Alexander

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    General CommentA Stooges cover, originally from their eponymous first album. Eldritch mentions that both he and founder-Sister Gary Marx were Stooges fans in the liner notes to Some Girls Wander By Mistake.
    Blue_Manon February 22, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAre the lyrics really right? Shouldn't it be "All across the USA" as the second line? I don't think the "war" thing fits. In a war it's not like you "have nothing to do"...
    OppfinnarJockeon January 22, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI've just listened to the original and the Sisters cover and I'm pretty convinced it's "War across the USA." I've always taken it to refer to the confict between the generation of the Summer Of Love and the establishment, which was brought to a head by the Vietnam conflict.
    Blue_Manon January 26, 2010   Link

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