"1969" as written by and James Jr./asheton Osterberg....
Well, allright!

Well, it's ninteen sixty-nine, okay
All across the USA
It's another year for me and you
Another year with nothing to do
Well, it's another year for me and you
Another year with nothing to do

Now, last year I was twenty-one
I didn't have a lot of fun
And now I'm gonna be twenty-two
I say, oh my and a-boo-hoo
And now I'm gonna be twenty-two
Oh my and a-boo-hoo

Well, it's ninteen sixty-nine, okay
All across the USA
It's another year for me and you
Another year with nothing to do

It's ninteen sixty-nine
Well, it's ninteen sixty-nine
Well, it's ninteen sixty-nine, baby
It's ninteen sixty-nine, baby
It's ninteen sixty-nine
Well, it's ninteen sixty-nine
Well, it's ninteen sixty-nine
Well, it's ninteen sixty-nine
Well, it's ninteen sixty-nine, baby

Well, it's ninteen sixty-nine, baby
Well, it's ninteen sixty-nine, baby
Baby


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"1969" as written by James Osterberg David Alexander

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  • +1
    General Commenti thought it was war across the USA as well.
    ambiguous90on October 18, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti thought it was war across the usa too. lol
    great song.
    jackiecurtison February 24, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentit also has a lot to do with the fact that music during the time was shit and boring, except the doors of course.
    it talks about the fact that people were stuck in small dead-end towns with nothing to aim for, where as iggy, ron asheton and the rest of the stooges were havin a great time gettin high and having sex with hot groupies.
    this was the birth of the REAL rebels, mainly jim morisson and iggy pop.
    lukeyboy3on July 03, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think the "nothing to do" is because it was all the hippy shit at the time and punk hadn't been invented. So they had nothing to do in that society.
    BrainFreeze100on July 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBasically it's about how life in that era was a certain bore, nothing to do, nothing to fight for, nothing much to live for. His life is just fading away as nothing's happening.
    colabottleon July 06, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis marked the beginning of the end for the hippie shit...

    wow, i always thought he said "war across the USA".
    Chinupon December 30, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree with chinup. wicked song by a great group
    River Wolfon January 09, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat song

    the sisters of mercy cover is pretty good too
    FrankBoothon March 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbloody amazing song. saw it performed live @ the melbourne big day out a month ago. amazing live band - do the simple things well
    punkchris55on February 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentII thought it was 'war' also
    JeffKaos71on March 23, 2006   Link

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