Monday, June 07, 2010

Original Teen Angst

Janis Ian's "At Seventeen" came up in conversation while celebrating my own daughter's 17th birthday. I had forgotten how impressive a song it is as nine stanzas are worked into a complicated melody.

And has there ever been written a more profound lyric than this?
We all play the game, and when we dare
We cheat ourselves at solitaire
Light years ahead of today's Taylor Swifts and Lady GaGas.

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