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Rank this week: 16 (↑23)
Duration: 4:36 
Release Date: 1992  (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Lyrics By: Al Yankovic (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Music By: Al Yankovic (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Produced By: Al Yankovic (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Released By: Scotti Bros. (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Published By: Ear Booker Music (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Licensing: BMI  #1645424 
  • Riotous lampooning of old people's stereotypical attitude towards the young with a little feel of Dana Carvey's 'Grumpy Old Man' character and Monty Python's 'Four Yorkshiremen' bit thrown in for good measure. (Stavro Arrgolus)
  • Song Lyrics:
    Let me tell you sonny... let me tell you straight
    You kids today ain't never had it tough
    Always had everything handed to you on a silver plate
    You lazy brats think nothing's good enough
    Well, nobody ever drove me to school when it was ninety degrees below
    We had to walk buck naked through forty miles of snow
    Worked in the coal mines twenty two hours a day for just half a cent
    Had to sell me internal organs just to pay the rent

    When I was your age
    When I was your age
    When I was your age
    When I was your age

    Let me tell you something, you whiny little snot
    There's something wrong with all you kids today
    You just don't appreciate all the things you've got
    We were hungry, broken and miserable and we liked it fine that way
    Well, there were 73 of us living in a cardboard box
    All I got for Christmas was a lousy bag of rocks
    Every night for dinner, we had a big 'ol chunk of dirt
    If we were really good, we didn't get dessert

    When I was your age
    When I was your age
    When I was your age
    When I was your age

    Didn't have no telephone, didn't have no FAX machine
    All we had was a couple cans and a crummy piece of string
    Didn't have no swimming pool when I was just a lad
    Our neighbor's septic tank was the closest thing we had
    Didn't have no dental floss, had to use old rusty nails
    Didn't have Nintendo, we just poured salt on snails
    Didn't have no water bed, had to sleep on broken glass
    Didn't have no lawnmower, we used our teeth to cut the grass

    What's the matter now, sonny, you say you don't believe this junk?
    You think my story's wearin' kinda thin?
    I tell you one thing, I never was such a disrespectful punk
    Back in my time, we had a thing called discipline
    Dad would whoop us every night till a quarter after twelve
    Then he'd get too tired and he'd make us whoop ourselves
    Then he'd chop me into pieces and play frisbee with my brain
    And let me tell ya, Junior, you never heard me complain

    When I was your age
    When I was your age
    When I was your age
    When I was your age
    (repeat and fade)
    (Sonic SBL)
    Current Rating 4.9 (4 votes)
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    Sonic SBL   Offline  -  Participant  -  04-14-06 03:04 PM  -  15 years ago
    "All we had was a couple cans and a crummy piece of string"

    I can't believe it took me over four and a half years to figure out what that line meant.
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