"Seventeen" as written by Glen Matlock, Paul Thomas Cook, Steve (gb 1) Jones and John Lydon....
You're only twenty-nine
Gotta lot to learn
But when your mummy dies
She will not return

We like noise it's our choice
It's what we want to do
We don't care about long hair
I don't wear flares

See my face not a trace
No reality
Oh I don't work, I just speed
That's all I need

I'm a lazy sod
I'm a lazy sod
I'm a lazy sod
I'm so lazy

I'm a lazy sod
I'm a lazy sod
I'm a lazy sod
I'm so lazy

I can't even be bothered
Lazy
Lazy


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"Seventeen" as written by Paul Thomas Cook Glen Matlock

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    General Commentthis song is anti-hippie. you are "just" 29 years old and you are still living your mommy and daddy. Get out of the house, do something with your life although you may think sometimes there's no future but give it your best shot.
    count_draculaon September 03, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentJohn said it is about being seventeen and seeing there is no future without even caring about it
    marxon March 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentjohnny rotten says, this song is about being young and having nothing to do, the stage every teenager goes through
    alexk89on May 22, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAccording to legend it was written about Sid Vicious. That would explain that "I'm a lazy Sid" is sung at some part.
    Zero As A Limiton September 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWe like noise, it's our choice! I love this verse. But I think lyrics "I'm a lazy Sid" are just a word game. Don't know for sure, though.
    _MissVicious_on January 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is so underrated - its good
    Whatsername1251on April 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat stuff not very pro hippy hair we don't care about long hair. The Sex Pisotls say they hated hippy's. I love the version when he shouts "I can't even make porridge during the I'm a lazy sod etc. So great I sometimes say that for kicks.
    Cpt-Sensibleon August 22, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think Sid just wanted attention. Like always... Great song tough, I can listen to it for ages. :D
    lemonjuiceon August 29, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI thought I also heard at one point "I'm a lazy Sid"...yah....weird! LOL. It's probably about someone that thinks they have it all until they end up losing everything because they ruined it and didn't show a sign of caring.
    dark_eyez_666on June 02, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is anti-hippie. you are "just" 29 years old and you are still living your mommy and daddy. Get out of the house, do something with your life although you may think sometimes there's no future but give it your best shot.
    count_draculaon September 03, 2008   Link

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