"74/75" as written by and Timothy Harper David Connell....
Got no reason for coming to me
And the rain running down
There's no reason
And the same voice coming to me like it's all slowin' down
And believe me

I was the one who let you know
I was your sorry-ever-after seventy-four, seventy-five

It's not easy
Nothin' to say 'cause it's already said
It's never easy
When I look on in your eyes then I find that I'll do fine
When I look on in your eyes then I'll do better

I was the one who let you know
I was your sorry-ever-after 'seventy-four, seventy-five
Giving me more and I'll define
'Cause you're really only after seventy-four, seventy-five

Got no reason for coming to me
And the rain running down
There's no reason
When I look on in your eyes then I find that I'll do fine
When I look on in your eyes then I'll do better

I was the one who let you know
I was sorry-ever-after seventy-four, seventy-five
Giving me more and I'll define
'Cause you're really only after seventy-four, seventy-five

Seventy-four, seventy-five
Seventy-four, seventy-five
Seventy-four, seventy-five


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"'74-'75" as written by Douglas Macmillan David Connell

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  • +4
    Song MeaningThis song is truly beutiful.

    To me it about an old relationship (between 74-75) that didn't work out, but his love for this girl remained. It hurt for a long time. But eventually he got over the heartache and went on with his life, but she still would keep a place somewhere down there.

    One day, out of the blue, he found her standing there on his doorstep in the rain, wishing him back into her life. He feels heartbroken and don't want to bring all them miserable memories back that she brings with her presence. He says to himself in his head "she's got no reason to bring all this up again. Why! I moved on!". But in his heart he knows he missed her so much, and after all this time...he is so happy to see her, to look into her eyes. But he really can't understand what she is doing there, cause he let her know very well how much she broke his heart back then, and that it would stick with him for life (I was the one that let you know. I was your sorry ever after 74/75). Everything's already been said, and he's not sure how to handle this situation. He so crawes her still, but can't find a way to forgive what happened.

    All in all it's about a guys bittersweet everlasting love to a girl, a girl who ripped out his heart back in '74-'75 =(

    tank20on July 23, 2009   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI think - to me, it's looking back and asking questions about the relationship between the future and the past. But I think that the words are 'When I look into your eyes then I find that I'll DEFY'. I think that someone's looking back and saying that they got out what they put in 'giving you more' questioning the existence of destiny perhaps. Is that overanalytical? Beautiful beautiful song, the video is heart wrenching I think.
    bigmatt1983on March 31, 2007   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI think it's about kinda wanting something you used to have, or almost had- and you kinda regret not going for it back then (high school?) when you had the chance. So, instead of "happy ever after" you're "sorry ever after". You're wanting your youth and your options again, but maybe not necessarily the exact same thing you wanted then- when that person tries to rekindle what you had- ie gives you more- you defy, because you know it isn't really what you want, you're just sorry you didn't have it when you could have.
    Shawnieon September 13, 2007   Link
  • +3
    My InterpretationI think it's a song about a boy and a girl he loved in high school. He still loves her and they are about to meet again, 20 years later at reunion.

    For 20 years, without apparent reason, she keeps coming to his mind on sad, rainy days.
    And he still can hear her voice, that stopped the world, when she turned him down.
    He was sincere when he told her he loved her, now he is sorry ever after.

    It's reunion time and he awaits anxiously to meet her again. He has nothing to say,
    he already said all there was to be said.
    All he needs is one look into her eyes to see if she also regrets it or, perhaps, there is still hope, for she is the only one he ever loved.

    Garifulon June 27, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General Commenti heard this song when i was in high school,with no concept whatsoever of reunions.but 10 years after,when i get nostalgic,i know exactly what this song is about- the fun,the first girl you loved-it all comes back like rain..
    thecolorsblueon March 14, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think the lyrics kinda hurtful... if you think about it, you can see that he wants to show that SHE made a mistake.

    "I was the one that let you know
    I was your sorry ever after 74/75"

    or

    "I was the one that let you know I was your sorry ever after 74/75"

    or maybe I am just saying it because I am hurt, but I kinda feel the say about my ex, who I think she made a huge mistake (we were supposed to get married).

    Other lines can be also used it like he wants to show the girl that she made a mistake:

    "When I look on your eyes then I find that I'll do fine
    When I look on your eyes then I'll do better"

    He will be able to move on and fine better, do better than her. Its her loss.

    Also, when he starts the verse with
    "It's not easy, nothing to say cos it's already said
    It's never easy"
    He is just leading on to prove his point.

    Haha, I love how anger and hurt can make me analyze this song like this.

    Also, the video shows that how people became who they are today. And what he became as a famous (one hit wonder) artist.
    kovacs12on July 12, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is amazing!! But i dont really no wot it means...any suggestions?
    JPA8on May 04, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is fantastic but it's hard to figure out what its about. the video though shows high school pictures of people from the graduation year 74/75, and how they look today, so maybe the song relates to a personal experience that happened when the lyricist graduated. anyways, that's what i think...
    xpankfrisston May 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think its a song about graduating, then coming back and seeing the people who were your friends back then and having a sort of epiphany. "'cause you're really only after 74/75" also indicates that desire to be a young kid again with all the possibilities in the world before you.

    This song always moves me, ever since I saw that music video on M2 three years ago. =) Great video.
    Oberstkommandoon August 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song =)

    I guessed 74/75 was a school year or something. Thanks for the info
    silsaeon April 13, 2003   Link

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