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Lukas Graham

7 Years

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playOnce I was seven years old my momma told me
playGo make yourself some friends
playor you'll be lonely
playOnce I was seven years old

playIt was a big big world,
playbut we thought we were bigger
playPushing each other to the limits,
playwe were learning quicker
playBy eleven smoking herb and
playdrinking burning liquor
playNever rich so we were out
playto make that steady figure

playOnce I was eleven years old my daddy told me
playGo get yourself a wife or you'll be lonely
playOnce I was eleven years old

playI always had that dream like my daddy before me
playSo I started writing songs,
playI started writing stories
playSomething about that glory
playjust always seemed to bore me
play'Cause only those I really love
playwill ever really know me

playOnce I was twenty years old, my story got told
playBefore the morning sun, when life was lonely
playOnce I was twenty years old

playI only see my goals, I don't believe in failure
play'Cause I know the smallest voices,
playthey can make it major
playI got my boys with me at least those in favor
playAnd if we don't meet before I leave,
playI hope I'll see you later

playOnce I was twenty years old, my story got told
playI was writing about everything,
playI saw before me
playOnce I was twenty years old

playSoon we'll be thirty years old,
playour songs have been sold
playWe've traveled around the world
playand we're still roaming
playSoon we'll be thirty years old

playI'm still learning about life
playMy woman brought children for me
playSo I can sing them all my songs
playAnd I can tell them stories
playMost of my boys are with me
playSome are still out seeking glory
playAnd some I had to leave behind
playMy brother I'm still sorry

playSoon I'll be sixty years old,
playmy daddy got sixty-one
playRemember life and then
playyour life becomes a better one
playI made a man so happy when I wrote a letter once
playI hope my children come and visit,
playonce or twice a month

playSoon I'll be sixty years old,
playwill I think the world is cold
playOr will I have a lot of children who can warm me
playSoon I'll be sixty years old
playSoon I'll be sixty years old,
playwill I think the world is cold
playOr will I have a lot of children who can warm me
playSoon I'll be sixty years old

playOnce I was seven years old, momma told me
playGo make yourself some friends or you'll be lonely
playOnce I was seven years old

playOnce I was seven years old

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meaningMeaning

A song about growing up in a 'utopian community' in Denmark (Christiania)

The lyrics are by the singer himself, under his full name, Lukas Graham Forchhammer – an indication of his cross-national heritage. It's a highly emotive song. The singer recalls his childhood, his hopes, his dreams – and smoking weed at 11. He looks forward to turning 60. It's personal. “I couldn't go any further than 60 because my father died at 61,” Graham, who is 27, has said.

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can tell

to distinguish; to see (a difference); to know or decide

  1. Can you tell the difference between them?
  2. I can’t tell one from the other

to make steady figure

to make a reliable income


smoking herb

Smoking marijuana


make it major

To be very successful, often famous


roaming

To move about or travel aimlessly, with no particular destination


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