One hundred years from this day
Will the people still feel this way
Still say the things that they're saying right now?
Everyone said I'd hurt you
They said I'd desert you
If I go away, you know I'm going to get back somehow

Nobody knows what kind of trouble we're in
Nobody seems to think it all might happen again

One hundred years from this time
Would anybody change their mind
And find out one thing or two about life?
But people are always talking
You know they're always talking
Everybody's so wrong that I know it's going to work out right



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One Hundred Years from Now (Gram Parsons cover) song meanings
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    General Comment:All of the best songs combine some comment or thought or observation, usually one that all of us have at one time or another, with some kind of universal or personal message.

    This song muses on the how the various big deals of our lives and our times eventually get re-interpreted or forgotten altogether- victims, as are we all, to the mere passage of time and memory.

    To that, Gram adds a more personal note about a relationship- "everyone said I'd hurt you..." ...but what does "everyone' know anyway? People are always talkin,' you know, and nothing they say matters anyway, in the long run... so best not to pay them any mind. Just listen to me, when I tell you that, if I go away, you know I'm gonna get back somehow.

    And Gram can get away with that, he can make that stick, because his voice projects a natural honesty and heart that makes us want to believe, and we do.
    dcbaon April 15, 2012   Link

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