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Lukas Graham

7 Years

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play Once I was seven years old my momma told me
play Go make yourself some  
play or you'll be  
play Once I was seven years old

play It was a big big   ,
play but we thought we were  
play Pushing each other to the   ,
play we were   quicker
play By eleven   herb and
play   burning liquor
play Never   so we were out
play to make that steady figure

play Once I was eleven years old my daddy told me
play Go get yourself a   or you'll be lonely
play Once I was eleven years old

play I always had that   like my daddy before me
play So I started   songs,
play I started writing  
play Something about that  
play just always   to   me
play 'Cause only those I really love
play will ever really   me

play Once I was twenty years old, my story got told
play Before the   sun, when life was lonely
play Once I was twenty years old

play I only see my   , I don't believe in failure
play 'Cause I know the   voices,
play they can make it  
play I got my boys with me at   those in favor
play And if we don't   before I leave,
play I hope I'll see you  

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

play Soon we'll be thirty years old,
play our songs have been  
play We've   around the world
play and we're still roaming
play Soon we'll be thirty years old

play I'm still learning about life
play My woman   children for me
play So I can sing them all my songs
play And I can tell them stories
play Most of my boys are with me
play Some are still out   glory
play And some I had to leave behind
play My brother I'm still  

play Soon I'll be sixty years old,
play my   got sixty-one
play Remember life and then
play your life   a better one
play I made a   so happy when I wrote a   once
play I hope my children come and   ,
play once or twice a  

play Soon I'll be sixty years old,
play will I think the world is  
play Or will I have a lot of children who can warm me
play Soon I'll be sixty years old
play Soon I'll be sixty years old,
play will I think the world is cold
play Or will I have a lot of children who can warm me
play Soon I'll be sixty years old

play Once I was seven years old, momma told me
play Go make yourself some friends or you'll be lonely
play Once I was seven years old

play Once I was seven years old

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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