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100 Years
Lyrics: John Popper
Music: John Popper

The sun is warm as the day is long
I just got the feeling I can do no wrong
I've got a long way to walk
Can't afford my next meal
I tell a few lies but my hunger is real

And it won't mean a thing in a hundred years
No, it won't mean a thing in a hundred years

Mademoiselle tell me do you play
Well, if she shakes her head, well then that's okay
I watch her walk away in haste
There's just no accounting for some people's taste,

And it won't mean a thing in a hundred years
No, it won't mean a thing in a hundred years

Big angry man in the doorway there
Just keep on walking like I don't care
Why you giving such an evil eye
Could it be you were ignored by every passerby

And it won't mean a thing in a hundred years
No, it won't mean a thing in a hundred years

Play in the park for tobacco and food
Then I excuse myself but they think I'm rude
Tourist don't want me to end his show
But this colorful attraction got places to go

And it won't mean a thing in a hundred years
No, it won't mean a thing in a hundred years

Sit at the pier watch the sun go down
Another lost little boy in a big old town
I want to laugh I want to cry
But no matter how hard I may try

It won't mean a thing in a hundred years
No, it won't mean a thing in a hundred years

It won't mean a thing in a hundred years
No, it won't mean a thing in a hundred years

1990 Blues Traveler Music

First release: Untitled demo
Released: 01/01/1989
Earliest time played: 03/26/1989
Last time played: 10/07/2013
Playing frequency:
  409 plays (see all shows)
  22.01% of shows in the database
  22.20% of shows since debut
  Detailed statistics
Song information:
  This song was often played by John Popper in his solo shows. He claimed that the song as he intended it was much more up-tempo, and it wasn't until they got in the studio that it was slowed down to its present speed.
  Joan Osborne and Arnie Lawrence guested on vocals and saxophone, respectively, on this tune in the studio. However, while Joan has guested on it a few times in concert, Arnie's saxophone was more frequently replaced by Roger Fox's flute at shows.

Other recordings of "100 Years":
  Dropping Some NYC, 1989
  Blues Traveler, 1990
  Greene Street Dumps, 1990
  Birmingham Alabama, April 1992, 1992
  Run-Around, 1994
  Sweet Pain and...Blues, 1995
  Live From The Fall, 1996
  Live at the World Cafe, Vol. 3, 1997
  Travelogue: Blues Traveler Classics, 2002
  Cover Yourself, 2007
  25, 2012


as the day is long
An expression as least as old as Shakespeare; the expression "as merry as the day is long" shows up in both Much Ado About Nothing and King John. The implication is that the person is merry 24 hours a day or all the time.