"1974" as written by Alanis Nadine Morissette and Ryan Adams....
You have two coffees
One of them is one coffee too many for you
On a health kick
Yeah, trying to lead a middle-aged life
Well, it's either that or drop dead
Wait 'til you get older than this
& then turn around and tell me I was young for my age

Yeah, & it feels like 1974
Waiting for the waves to come & crash on the shore
But you're far inland
You're in funky denim wonderland

You & David Crosby & a bloke with no hand
You've got hair in places
Most people haven't got brains

Oo, & it feels like 1974
Syd Barrett's last session, he can't sing anymore
He's gonna have to be Roger now
For the rest of his life

Oo, enough about me, let's talk about you
You were working at the Earth Exchange at half twenty-two
"Rebel Rebel" was your favorite song
On the Archway Road
Where it all belongs

All those molecules of time
That you thought you'd shed forever
All those inches of time
That you thought you could just say bye-bye

& as Nixon left the White House
You could hear people say,
"They'll never rehabilitate that mother, no way!"

Yep, whirry-whirry goes the helicopter out of my way
I've got president to dump in the void

Oo, Python's last series
& The Guardian said, "The stench of rotting minds"
But what else could you smell back then?
You didn't have to inhale too hard
You could smell the heads festering in the backyard
There's a baby in a basket & it's taken your name
& one day it'll grow up and say,
"Who are you, eh?"

& you say that's where it ended
But I said "No no no, it just faded away."
August was grey

Oh, It feels like 1974
Ghastly mellow saxophones all over the floor
Feels like 1974
You could vote for Labour, but you can't anymore
Feels like 1974
Digging Led Zeppelin in Grimsby
Oh Christ!

Lyrics submitted by vchamberlain

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