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"Reeling In The Years"

(As recorded by Steely Dan)
WALTER BECKER
DONALD FAGEN

Your everlasting summer you can see it fading fast
So you grab a piece of something that you think is gonna last
Well you wouldn't even know a diamond if you held it in your hand
The things you think are precious, I can't understand.

Are you reeling in the years
Stowing away the time?
Are you gathering up the tears
Have you had enough of mine?
Are you reeling in the years
Stowing away the time?
Are you gathering up the tears
Have you had enough of mine?

You been telling me you were 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.

Are you reeling in the years
Stowing away the time?
Are you gathering up the tears
Have you had enough of mine?
Are you reeling in the years
Stowing away the time?
Are you gathering up the tears
Have you had enough of mine?

I've spent a lot of money, I've spent a lot of time
The trip we made to 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.

Are you reeling in the years
Stowing away the time?
Are you gathering up the tears
Have you had enough of mine?
Are you reeling in the years
Stowing away the time?
Are you gathering up the tears
Have you had enough of mine?

(c) Copyright 1972 by Wingate Music Corporation and Red Giant Music, Inc.

- SONG HITS, Summer 1974.

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