"3 Years Older" as written by and Steven John Wilson....
You cross the schoolyard with your head held down
And walk the streets under the breaking cloud
With a 100 futures cascading out
It’s complicated

You think of love as just a memory
A fog that smothers you, its hard to breathe
But when you're on your own that’s when you're free
You're three years older
And you’ll always be now

I can feel you more than you really know
I will love you more than I’ll ever show

There was a time when someone seemed to care
A tourist in your bed you left him there
You found a simple life with no-one to share
It’s not complicated

You make a list of all your big regrets
You share with people that you never met
You slowly move towards the medicine chest
You're three years older
And you’ll always be now

I can feel you more than you really know
I will love you more than I’ll ever show
You only have to say
And the world will slip away
From you

Shame on you for getting older every day
This place is not for you so why do you still stay?
You stand there with the other fuckers in the rain
Life is not some sinecure for you to pay
You have to pay

I can feel you more than you really know
I will love you more than I’ll ever show
You only have to say
And the world will slip away
From you


Lyrics submitted by christsizeshoes, edited by Broon31

"3 Years Older" as written by Steven John Wilson

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    My InterpretationI believe in the line "Life is not some sinecure for you to pay" SW actually says "claim" instead of "pay". Otherwise, the next line "You have to pay" would make no sense. If life is not a sinecure to be paid, why would he say that you have to pay it afterall?
    JucaOPastoron September 04, 2016   Link
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    General CommentWhy has NO ONE commented about this masterpiece? Every time I hear it it makes me levitate.
    Cohlericoon March 03, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy favorite line is

    You stand there with the other fuckers in the rain
    Life is not some sinecure for you to pay
    You have to pay

    It's pretty clear the meaning. We can't expect life to be good for free.
    spiraleyeson June 19, 2016   Link
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    My OpinionJust love this song. Very last part is bang bang. Love
    nafi114290on October 13, 2016   Link
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    General CommentThis is a class ... A masterpiece..
    billoo1119on February 27, 2017   Link

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