Whole Lotta Age

(XTC/Led Zeppelin)

Recordings
Art
Lyrics
Chords and Tablature
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Recordings

  1. Demo version.
    From the "Drunken Jam Sessions".
    Recorded during sessions for English Settlement.
    Not released.


Art

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Lyrics

yeah
baby baby baby baby baby baby baby

yeah
woman

("Shhhhhh, shhhhhh, shhh" - to the band)

Woman
way down inside
Geriatric
you need
ssss, you need so many
leg-irons it's not true
yeah

(wordless yowling)

Old person
deep down inside
you've barely got the strength
to stay alive
why don't you kill yourselves
you'd be so much less fuss
you'd make the earth more space for us

I got a whole load of age
I got a whole load of age

I got a whole load of years
I'm so fucking old
I've got a whole load of age

Way down inside
I've had the operation
I've had me spleen cut out
and an appendectomy
I've had me kidneys removed
and I'm barely alive
I've got mostly National Health Service
going inside

I got a whole load of age
'cause I'm nearly dead
("I've got to hobble with it down to the shed")

("Fucking hell, this is really funky. Hey, let's do the psychedelic bit in the middle, you cunts." Someone else: "Way down inside," "No, that's the bit before that, all the cymbals going 'tish tish tish tish'. Come on you fucking assholes, get this fucking together. Come on, tish tish tish tish, that's it, yeah - that sort of stuff, yeah, yeah, yeah, I'm fucking hot to trot." Someone else: "I can't fucking begin to [?]." AP laughs rather evilly.
"Come on, yeah, that's it, yeah, I'm good")

Way down yeah

(hocking noise, twice)

Way down inside

(laughs)

(howls like Robert Plant)

Baby baby baby baby baby

Yeah

Shhh, shh, take it down

Way down inside

(someone shouting in background)

Way down inside

("I've got a huge coat on, it's about 4 miles long, it's full of old shit")

([unintelligible])

(someone else: "No, hit me with your rhythm stick!")

("I'm not - my legs aren't that fucking gnarled")

[transcribed by Brookes McKenzie]


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