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"Reelin' In the Years" is a song by jazz rock band Steely Dan, released as the sixth track on their 1972 album, Can't Buy a Thrill.

It was written by Donald Fagen & Walter Becker. The song was also a #11 hit on the Pop singles chart in 1973. In March 2005, Q magazine placed the song at number 95 in its list of the 100 Greatest Guitar Tracks. Legendary Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page has said that Elliott Randall's… read more

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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

Steely Dan - Reelin' In The Years Lyrics


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  • Twist my fingers, this song BANGS! I love how it fits right in the time period that it came out.
  • solifelio does not know much. so sorry but man seriously.
  • Beards are back in fashion and so are Steely Dan, great.
  • That's why i was laughing :-P :-DD
  • There's one bushy beard in there, I see :-P :-DD
  • :-D
  • Years
  • Amazing intro...song is good too.
  • greatest album
  • great concert in Cincinnati

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