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For many people, the age of seventeen is awkward and riddled with angst. There are pressures and worries that seem so trivial looking back when you're older. But at that unpleasant and uncertain age life can be very troublesome. So Janis Ian wraps up that angst so well in what has become one of the best songs ever written. The lyrics are a masterpiece, and lend themselves to people of different races, backgrounds, colour, and even gender. Even males can… read more

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  • Avatar for FernandoVGP
    Que música triste :/
  • Avatar for x03c6
    Ugly people admire beautiful people and hate those who are like them.
  • Avatar for joklend
    Hearing this song live in Gateshead a few years ago was unforgettable. I love her.
  • Avatar for HayleighRayment
    Sports and the control plays in a nice to misery is a song which breaks my heart when I was in true
  • Avatar for minotaur21
    Beautiful poignant song
  • Avatar for silversurfer250
    High School is not all what it's cracked up to be.
  • Avatar for Theresatyrrell
    Brings back memories of when i was younger and the world was simplier.
  • Avatar for nomoresongs
    Heard a song recently about her trying to have a one-night stand. Forty years gone by and she still sounds as sad...
  • Avatar for baroqueviolins
    Remember the artist and the song. She has a beautiful voice. The song was played quite often on the radio station. The song has beautiful music, however, the lyrics evoke sadness. Still enjoy listening to it.
  • Avatar for sheafholme
    NICE but sad

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