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4 + 20

Lyrics

Four and twenty years ago, I come into this life,
The song of a woman and a man who lived in strife.
He was tired of being poor and he wasn't into selling door to door
And he worked like the devil to be more.
full lyrics
Four and twenty years ago, I come into this life,
The song of a woman and a man who lived in strife.
He was tired of being poor and he wasn't into selling door to door
And he worked like the devil to be more.
full lyrics

Features of This Track

folk roots
blues influences
acoustic sonority
extensive vamping
a vocal-centric aesthetic
major key tonality
acoustic rhythm guitars
narrative lyrics

These are just a few of the hundreds of attributes cataloged for this track by the Music Genome Project.

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Comments

Obamacare
Get arrested good boy and do what you should. All and every bit of it good boy. Good boy.
Yes, you said it, that's for sure.
4+20 is an underrated masterpiece by Stephan Stills. It is chilling in its acoustic simplicity. BTW it's the perfect intro to Country Girl on Deja Vu.
420 is stupid!!!! I have good reasons!
Im pretty sure these guys toked up quite a bit lol and weed has been referred as 420 since the sixties. Though the song isnt about marijuana im sure stills was aware of the reference.
i'm glad this song doesn't stand for 420, which is the dumbest thing ever!
So its one score and 4 years ago, maybe not as bold as the Emancipation Proclamation . Though you may find some similarities .
Music to the ear of the blind God bless
stills is one of most underrated guitarist and song writer
Four and twenty years ago, does not mean 420 for "pot~!!" Jesus Christ, it mean 24 years ago.. He was born.
Steve Stills is a genius. This song is so brilliant and powerful.
So many people need to listen to actual lyrics. We all might be surprised. This a beautiful and heart wrenching song. Take it for what it is.
Stills was 24 when he wrote this, no police call jargon at all
Gets me a little crazy when such a powerful and meaningful song, so brilliantly delivered, becomes the backdrop for inane comments about police codes. Not saying I don't make my share of inane comments...i t ' s just that it's a little frustrating with this song in particular and makes me feel ashamed for us all.
I saw them in concert
bostonoliveo i l
wow are you kidding 4/20 ? police protocol for pot? NO you just don't get it look when this song was written people did not call it 420 back then. My god how dumb! "four and twenty years ago I come in to this land", think about it
feedtherich
wtf people do you actually hear the lyrics? the guy compares the hopeless poverty of his parents to that of his loneliness and he wishes he was dead. has nothing to do with pot.
ziggytrialz
Thank God the Stupid Politician man finally gets it,,,,,,,,,, , , i n s t e a d of throwing cool, non-violent people to jail for possession,, , , , , , , a n d have it a COSTLY burden to the system,,,,th e y finally figured how to tax it and have a Balanced Book,,,,,,,, F i n a l l y ! :-)
Earth day...4/20.. . a l s o the police protocol for pot possession. Our hypocracy has no bounds :)
delilah1002
Love it.....Bring s back old memories.
phleebusmacg e n t r y
A very appropriate song for an appropriate day.

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