Who Sang 4 + 20? Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Déjà vu cover art
Release information
Writer(s): Robin Hannibal Moelsted Braun, Caroline Hanna Mariann Ekstrom
Release Date: 1970-3-11
length: 2:09
producer: Neil Young, David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash
vocal: Stephen Stills
engineer: Bill Halverson
guitar: Stephen Stills
percussion: Dallas Taylor
Some other versions of "4 + 20"

Lyrics
Four and twenty years ago
I come into this life,
Son of a woman
And a man who lived in strife.
He was tired of being poor
But he wasn't into selling door to door
And he worked like a devil to be more.

A different kind of poverty now upsets me so
Night after sleepless night
I walk the floor and want to know
Why am I so alone?
Where is my woman, can I bring her home?
Have I driven her away?
Is she gone?

Morning comes the sunrise,
And I'm driven to my bed
I see that it is empty
And there's devils in my head.
I embrace the many colored beast.
I grow weary of the torment
Can there be no peace?
And I find myself just wishing that my life would simply cease.

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Carry On
  • 2 Teach Your Children
  • 3 Almost Cut My Hair
  • 4 Helpless
  • 5 Woodstock
  • 6 Déjà vu
  • 7 Our House
  • 8 4 + 20
  • 9 Country Girl: Whiskey Boot Hill – Down, Down, Down – “Country Girl” (I Think You’re Pretty)
  • 10 Everybody I Love You

  • Release information
    label: Atlantic
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin