There are twenty years to go
and twenty ways to know
who will wear
who will wear the hat

There are twenty years to go
the best of all i hope
enjoy the ride
the medicine show

And thems the breaks
for we designer fakes
we need to concentrate on more than meets the eye

There are twenty years to go
the faithful and the low
the best of starts
the broken heart,the stone

There are twenty years to go
the punch drunk and the blow
the worst of starts
the mercy part,the phone

And thems the breaks
for we designer fakes
we need to concentrate on more than meets the eye

Thems the breaks
for we designer fakes
but it's you i take it's you're the truth,not i

There are twenty years to go
a golden age i know
but all will pass
will end too fast,you know

There are twenty years to go
and many friends i hope
though some may hold the rose
some hold the rope

and that's the end and that's the start of it
that's the whole and that's the part of it
that's the high and that's the heart of it
that's the long and that's the short of it
that's the best and that's the test in it
that's the doubt,the doubt,the trust in it
that's the sight and that's the sound of it
that's the gift and that's the trick in it

you're the truth,not i
you're the truth,not i
you're the truth,not i


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Twenty Years Lyrics as written by Stefan Olsdal Brian Molko

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    General Comment"Who will wear the hat" = "who will be in control?"

    To me this song is a criticism of the world around us, full of "designer fakes" and that through your life there'll people who'll you use you ("some hold the rope"). But there's some optimism in that "some hold the rose". It's about figuring out your life basically. "You're the truth not I" to me is directed perhaps at the fans, that the "truth" about our lives doesn't come from Molko, it's something we have to find out for ourselves.
    slave2thewageon September 06, 2006   Link

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