"Seventeen Years" as written by Evan Peter Mast and Michael Duane Stroud....
I've been rapping for about seveteen years okay?

I don't write my stuff anymore I just kick it from my head you know what I'm sayin? I can do that.

No disrespect but that's how I am.


- music starts; start rocking out -


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"Seventeen Years" as written by Michael Duane Stroud Evan Peter Mast

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    General CommentThis is the only Ratatat song I have but I absolutely LOVE it. It's just one of those songs that makes you want to rock out, even if just inside your head. Does anybody know who the guy talking is? I think this song is a disproval towards those who say songwriting gets easier as you keep doing it. This may be true to some extent but really, good songs don't just come falling from the sky, do they? No matter how professional you are, a good musician will always struggle and ponder if they want to write music that really means something.
    Booyackaon September 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYoung Churf is who says that first bit. Sadly, this is the only rockin' song Ratatat has made so far.
    blackled222on December 03, 2005   Link
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    General Commentsome of thier other stuff is pretty good too, but 17yrs is the best.
    fo sho.
    G is for Getsomeon December 13, 2005   Link
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    General Commentim sorry... pinch me, im either dreaming or im in a third dimention where no-one appreciates the finer points of musical genius!

    the album, is simply superb. this song, granted, is a highlight, but by no means is the climax of the record. gems such as cherry and everest make the album what it is, every song seems to blend into the next making for an outstandingly easy to listen to piece of music.

    their new album is due out in the new year, and if youve any sense you'll buy it.
    germanytogermanyon January 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is the "I'm a badass" anthem.
    The_Variableon January 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song rocks, I usually don't like songs with no lyrics but I love this. I'm surprised by how great it is.
    Shining Eyeson May 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentExcellent song, and like Shining Eyes said, awesome without lyrics. This whole album for Ratatat is excellent, and I've heard that they're quite good live!
    Tsahvanon July 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThank you germanytogermany I'm glad somebody said it. The album is amazing and if some of you take time to listen to it from start to finish you may just appriciate it.
    B-lineon October 03, 2006   Link
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    General Commentsince when does a underground instrumental duo get big? I mean they must be pretty good for a reason....the change gaps with the beats are just a little breath.....the guitar aaaaaaaaaaaa the sound is amazing millions of things goes through my head when i listen to this......aaaaaaa thier new cd is the best!!!! go out and get it..........it's called classics....loudpipes and wildcat goodness such good songs are hard to find these days
    marylaberryon October 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentRatatat is an amazing group, I don't know what those other people were talking about. Some other good songs to download by them are Crips, Wildcat, and El Pico. My personal favorites.
    jrfitznyon November 01, 2006   Link

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