"1974" as written by Alanis Nadine Morissette and Ryan Adams....
The sun is shinin' hard at my feet
The city is an animal ready to eat
And it's raining like a nosebleed
Cigarettes are sweet
Feel it comin' on
Bloody as the day I was born
It's 1974
Just like the day I was born
It's 1974

She isn't crazy, she's just not impressed
She stabs me with her eyes dirty knives hidden in her dress
It's raining like the bombs in my room when I'm alone
I swear I think I've known you before

Just like the day I was born
It's 1974
Just like the day I was born
It's 1974
Just like the day I was born
It's 1974
Just like the day I was born
It's 1974

Do you wanna, do you wanna, do you wanna, come on
Do you wanna, do you wanna, come and just bring it on
Nothin's gonna stop it now, you're nothin' til you want it, come on
Do you wanna, do you wanna, come on, just bring it on
It's 1974
It's 1974
It's 1974
It's 1974


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    General CommentAdams wrote two different songs named after his year of birth, but he only issued this one. Around the same time, Josh Rouse did the same with "1972".

    As with most of the "Rock N Roll" album, Ryan the songwriter was certainly on autopilot here.
    Diego8978on February 09, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe rock n roll album was just Ryan showing off in my opinion, he was kind of burnt out and was trying something new, its a solid album but not one of his best for sure, this song is catchy though

    I love the line "she isnt crazy, she's not not impressed, she stabs me with her eyes, dirty knives hidden in her dress"...awesome!
    Boomsyon August 29, 2007   Link

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