Reeling in the Years Lyrics

Steely Dan

publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Walter Carl Becker, Donald Jay Fagen
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length: 4:39
solo instrument: Elliott Randall
piano: Donald Fagen
drums: Jim Hodder
bass: Walter Becker
guitar: Jeff “Skunk” Baxter, Denny Dias, Elliott Randall
background vocals: David Palmer, Donald Fagen
lead vocals: Donald Fagen

Your everlasting summer
You can see it fading fast
So you grab a piece of something
That you think is gonna last
You wouldn't know a diamond
If you held it in your hand
The things you think are precious
I can't understand

Are you reelin' in the years
Stowin' away the time
Are you gatherin' up the tears
Have you had enough of mine

You been tellin' me you're a genius
Since you were seventeen
In all the time I've known you
I still don't know what you mean
The weekend at the college
Didn't turn out like you planned
The things that pass for knowledge
I can't understand


I spend a lot of money
And I spent a lot of time
The trip we made in hollywood
Is etched upon my mind
After all the things we've done and seen
You find another man
The things you think are useless
I can't understand


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