"1985" as written by and Mitchell Allan/allen Scherr....
Debbie just hit the wall
She never had it all
One prozac a day
Husband's a C.P.A.
Her dreams went out the door
Once she turned twenty four
Only been with one man
What happened to her plans
She was gonna be an actress
She was gonna be a star
She was gonna shake that ass
On the hood of Whitesnake's car
Now her SUV has become the enemy
Looks at her average life
Nothing has been alright

Since Bruce Springsteen, Madonna
Way before Nirvana
There was U2 and Blondie
And music still on MTV
Her two kids in high school
They tell her that she's uncool
'Cause she's still preoccupied
With nineteen, nineteen, 1985

1985

She's seen all the classics
At least a hundred times
Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink,
Fast Times At Ridgemont
She rocks out to Wham!
Not a big Limp Bizkit fan
Never knew George was gay
Hoped they'd hook up one day
Where's her fairy tale, where's her dream?
Where's the quarterback from her high school football team?
Where's her fairy tale
Where's her dream?
How many times will she ask herself what happened to me?
Ask herself what happened (the rubber broke)

Since Bruce Springsteen, Madonna
Way before Nirvana
There was U2 and Blondie
And music still on MTV
Her two kids in high school
They tell her that she's uncool
'Cause she's still preoccupied
With nineteen, nineteen, 1985

She hates time, make it stop
When did Motley Crue become classic rock (classic rock)
She hates time, make it stop
She hates time
Make it, make it, make it, make it, make it
Make it stop

Bruce Springsteen, Madonna
Way before Nirvana
There was U2 and Blondie
And music still on MTV
Her two kids in high school
They tell her that she's uncool
'Cause she's still preoccupied
With 1985

Bruce Springsteen, Madonna
Way before Nirvana
There was U2 and Blondie
And music still on MTV
Her two kids in high school
They tell her that she's uncool
'Cause she's still preoccupied
With nineteen, nineteen, 1985


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"1985" as written by Mitchell Scherr John Allen

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    General Commentdoes anyone else sort of think its wrong that bowling for soup asked if they could cover this song? I don't really think its wrong, I guess I just feel like SR-71 got cheated. I didn't even know they really did this song until I got this cd (after i heard the bfs cover) well its cool, they both sound good but i do like sr-71s better.
    behind blueyeson March 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI like the COVER. Which is what this is.
    I'm sure they would've been cheated... Were it their song. But as it says on THEIR website, IT'S BOWLING FOR SOUP'S SONG. They covered it.
    Jakazulon March 11, 2005   Link
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    General Commentactually you dumb ass it says that its their song bowling for soup covered it you dumb cunt
    stupidkid48on April 01, 2005   Link
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    General Commentjakazul is right- this IS a BFS song....it says in their cd inlay that jaret n some other dudes wrote the lyrics. never heard this version but im sure it sucks cos nothin is better than BFS!!!!! oh n read the BFS lyrics- totally different to these ones
    daughterofdarknesson December 14, 2005   Link
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    General Commentdaughterofdarkness- Most of these lyrics are the same, duh. The only things that BFS changed minor words.
    xXxRockerChickxXxon March 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is a SR 71 song and the cover is from Bowling for Soup, as you can read in Wikipedia

    From SR 71 article: "They're best known for their 2000 hit "Right Now" and credited as the authors of Bowling For Soup's 2004 hit "1985"."

    From BFS Article: "Sales of that album were driven in large part by the radio airplay of the single "1985", a cover of a much-lesser-known SR-71 song"

    As a matter of fact, in the Bowling for Soup's video, Mitch Allan (the lead singer of SR 71) appears as the son of Debbie, if anyone had noticed.
    gnoxyzon May 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTaken directly from sr-71.net, the offical site of this band: "GREAT NEWS!!! "1985" By now you all know that our song "1985" has been released by another band, Bowling For Soup. Well the great news is that it is BLOWING UP! It's a funny story how this came about. The lead singer and songwriter of BFS , Jaret Reddick, got a hold of "1985" from the new SR-71 CD HERE WE GO AGAIN and loved it and wanted to record it for their new CD, A HANGOVER YOU DON'T DESERVE. We were so flattered that we said hell yeah!"

    Way to go, you fuckheads, tease some kid you don't even know for being RIGHT. I hope you're proud of yourself.
    Fezillaon August 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentLMAO! ^^
    lonestar_x_tragedyon November 22, 2006   Link
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    General Commentlt does sort of suck that BFS stole their thunder, but it's not like they're not minting it for writing the goddamn thing in the first place (BFS get more publicity but l'd say the songwriter of SR-17 is getting more money)

    l heard the BFS version first and loved it, and l love lots of other BFS songs, but after 5 or 6 listens l like this version of this song better.
    x_gleamingauctionon November 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI perfer this song.
    It has more of a story then that pop crap BFS did.
    :3
    MomoTheStrangeon August 11, 2008   Link

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