"It Must Have Been Years" as written by and Gary Anthony James Webb....
A radio plays `White Christmas'
It's been doing that for years
If someone leaves the station
Oh please don't talk to strangers
Can't you see they're not like us

The vacant flesh of U.D.'s
Stand leaning by the walls
You can feel them thinking over
Ways of merging with the thoughts
You never dare to dream

It must have been years
It must have been years

They want to relive all my memories
Give me `the service' daily
Maybe it was mother
I can't seem to remember
Much at all these days

Picture open doorways
No pick-ups by the taxi boys
Just a bed near the window
And an old lamp by my pillow
And the things I have to do

It must have been years
It must have been years

The driver wants to touch me
He mentions all the old cop bullshit
I try to back away
But he's so strong I just can't move
Maybe I don't want to anyway

The time to leave is always `soon'
I wonder if I'm lying
A vague feeling of panic
As a man leaves saying "thank you"
I blame it all on you

It must have been years
It must have been years

Lyrics submitted by ButNeverOutgunned

"It Must Have Been Years" as written by Gary Anthony James Webb

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    General CommentI love the solo.. it sounds like these people have been isolated so long they forgot what things were like before. they've become different people, and they don't want to talk to others outside of their community because they fear them [they're different]. It sounds like here he's trying to imagine it "Picture open doorways, no pick-ups by the taxi boys" now things are more complicated and there is "pick-ups" I don't know the replicas story but that's my best guess. good song.
    DJgifon July 23, 2009   Link

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