"100 Years Of Solitude" as written by Simon Friend, Charles Kenton Heather, Mark Chadwick, Jonathan Sevink and Jeremy Cunningham....
All around you slow decay
Want to feel the sun of a new day
Forget all the chances lost
Shedding innocence like falling dust
All the things you learned too young
The songs you knew but never sung
Waited a long time and wasted more
Forgotten what you waited for

Excuse me ma'am for being so rude
Feels like 100 years of solitude
My mind is numb but my mouth's okay
And you can listen or walk away

No solutions built to last
Just petty scores to settle fast
The N.M.E. was nothing to you
And the maker, well the maker of who
This walkman generation
In search of sweet sedation
While forests choke under a lever sky
And the Exxon birds that will never fly

We tried, we cried, we fell, we lied
This life's like a white knuckled ride
Crack babies born too young
And L.A. kids who dance to the gun
So forget this so called dirt of mine
It's just the dust and diesel of passing time
It's all around you - a tragedy, look
So forget the cover and read the book

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"100 Years of Solitude" as written by Jeremy Cunningham Charles Kenton Heather

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentBasically its all about wanting a better life and a better future, but you're just bitching about it to people who probably won't listen.
    The NME bit is all to do with the ongoing spat the Levs had with the music press back in the early 1990s, whereas the title of the song is taken from a Gabriel Garcia Marquez book - their bass player is a prolific reader, so it wouldn't surprise me if that's where it came from.
    admatheron March 24, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"Exxon birds that will never fly" -for anyone who doesn't recall, this refers to the laying waste of Prince William Sound, Alaska, by crude oil leaking from the tanker Exxon Valdez; thousands of seabirds died as a result.

    One of my favourite Angry Songs, this.
    ShineYouDiamondon December 19, 2006   Link

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