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The Tragically Hip

Ahead by a Century

Verse 1

^[First thing we'd climb a tree]
^[And maybe then we'd talk]
^[Or sit silently]
^[And listen to our thoughts]
^[Illusions of someday]
^[Cast in a golden light]
^[No dress rehearsal]
^[This is our life]

Pre-
Chorus

And ^[that's where the hornet stung me]
And ^[I had a feverish dream]
With revenge and doubt
^[Tonight we smoke them out]

Chorus

You are ahead by a century [This is » our life]
You are ahead by a century [This is » our life]
You are ahead by a century

Verse 2

^[Stare in the morning shroud]
^[And then the day began]
^[I tilted your cloud]
^[You tilted my hand]
^[Rain falls in real time]
And ^[rain fell through the night]
^[No dress rehearsal]
^[This is our life]

Pre-
Chorus

But ^[that's when the hornet stung me]
And ^[I had a serious dream]
With revenge and doubt
^[Tonight we smoked them out]

Chorus

You are ahead by a century [This is » our life]
You are ahead by a century [This is » our life]
You are ahead by a century
 
You are ahead by a century [This is » our life]
You are ahead by a century [This is » our life]
You are ahead by a century
 
And disappointing you is gettin' me down

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Writer(s): Robert Edwin Baker, Gordon Edgar Downie, John Philip Fay, Paul Joseph Langlois, Robert Gordon Sinclair
Video: "The Tragically Hip" YouTube Channel

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