"1974" as written by Alanis Nadine Morissette and Ryan Adams....
The sun is shining hard at my feet
And the city is an animal ready to eat

It's raining like a nose bleed, cigarettes and sweets
And I feel it coming 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 eyes hidden in her dress

And it's raining like bombs in my room when I'm alone
And I swear I think I knew 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

Do you want it, do you want it, do you want it, come on
Do you want it, do you want it, come on just bring it on
Nothing gonna stop it now
But nothing
Do you want it, come on
Do you want it, do you want it, come on just bring it on

It's 1974
It's 1974
It's 1974
It's 1974


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"1974" as written by Ryan Adams Alanis Nadine Morissette

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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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