It's the sad eyed goodbye
Yesterday's moments I remember
It's the bleak street, week kneed partings I recall
It's the mistier mists the hazier days
The brighter sun and the easier lays
There's all the more reason for laughing and crying
When you're younger and life isn't to hard at all

It's the fantastic drowse
Of the afternoon Sundays
That bored you to rages of tears
The unending pleadings
To waste all your good times
In thoughts of your middle-aged years
It's the vertical hold all the things that you're told
For the everyday hero it all turns to zero
And there's all the more reason
For living or dying when you're young
And your troubles are all very small

Out here on the street we'd gather and meet
And scuff up the sidewalk
With endlessly restless feet
Half on the time we'd broaden our minds
More in the pool hall
Than we did in the school hall
With the down town chewing gum bums
Watching the night life the lights and the fun

Never wanted to be the boy next door
Always thought I'd be something more
But it ain't easy for a small town boy
It ain't easy at all
Thinkin' it right and doin' it wrong
It's easier from an arm chair
Waves of alternatives wash over my sleepiness
Have my eggs poached for breakfast I guess

I think I'll be Clint Eastwood
Jimi Hendrix he was good
Let's try William the Conqueror
Now who else do I like

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Drowse Lyrics as written by Roger Taylor

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    i love this song. I think its very pretty actually, its about youth, and theres a bitter sweetness to the personal refelctions Roger put into it, the way he'd scuff up the streets with his buddies with "endlessly restless feet" and "broadened our minds more in the pool hall than we did in the school hall".... the sadness of the breakups on those bleaksteets, or first time witnesses of the nightlife-- of the lights and of the fun... wanting to be something great, and how even though your troubles are less back then, there seems to be all the more reason to live and feel the extremes of life, laughing crying, living, dying.
    Miss_Anieon March 19, 2006   Link
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    u gota listen 2 it in the rain cos it makes it rock even more!!! its all about lokin back on those teenage years when you are addamant to be something then realised that u didnt try hard enough wen u had the chance so now ur just left with ur mind and your memorys
    princess*delilahon October 06, 2006   Link
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    Is it a song about being bored or something? All I know is that its Roger Taylors best song. Its great.
    Steville_1253on December 04, 2004   Link
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    Is it a song about being bored or something? All I know is that its Roger Taylors best song. Its great.
    Steville_1253on December 04, 2004   Link
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    It's about being a lethargic teenager. In the same ilk as Tenement Funster, also a Roger Taylor classic, and could possibly be compared to Loser in the End, although that's about parents losing the respect of their teenage offspring through overprotectiveness
    AsItBeganon December 23, 2004   Link
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    I think it's about how the world seems the same when you're a teenager, and wanting to be more than everyone else, but everyone just telling you that it'll never happen, because you're a "downtown" kid, someone without any prospects and someone who wasted their whole life and you just want to prove them wrong, but can't ... And there are lyrics missing at the very end, but I can't remember what they are.
    Child Of Musicon January 23, 2005   Link
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    The lyrics missing at the end are: "I think I'll be Clint Eastwood No, Jimi Hendrix, he looks good Let's try William the Conqueror Now who else do I like?" I got the impression that the song was being told by a middle aged man recalling his teenage years. He always wanted to be something special when he was younger, but failed, so now he's just a lazy, discouraged man.
    TheYipskeeon August 19, 2005   Link
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    But Roger wasn't a middle aged man when this was released. Whatever. I love this song. It comes close to being my favourite roger song under Tenement Funster. I love it. "Half of the time We'd broaden our minds More in the poolhall than we did in the schoolhall" I can relate to that. You can spend hours trying to teach kids about stuff they don't care about, but they don't learn anything. When they go to hang out and talk about stuff, conversations can lead to mysteries. It has happened to me a few times
    scimitar_255on January 06, 2006   Link
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    I didn't mean that Roger was a middle aged man...I meant that he was telling the song from the point of view of a middle aged man recalling his youth. That's just the impression I got anyway...
    TheYipskeeon January 29, 2006   Link
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    I like to listen this song when I´m lazing.
    TheOlsnaon August 11, 2006   Link

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