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It Must Have Been Years
Tubeway
Army

 

A radio plays 'white christmas'
It's been doing that for years
If somebody leaves the station
Please don't talk to strangers
Can't you see they're not like us

The vacant flesh of U.D.'s
Stand, leaning by the walls
You can feel them thinking over
Ways of merging with the thoughts
You never dare to dream

It must have been years
It must have been years

They want to relive all my memories
Give me 'the service' daily
Maybe it was mother
I can't seem to remember
Much at all these days

Picture open doorways
No pick-ups by the taxi boys
Just a bed near the window
And an old lamp by my pillow
And the things I have to do

It must have been years
It must have been years

The driver wants to touch me
He mentions all the old cop bullshit
I try to back away
But he's so strong I just can't move
Maybe I don't want to anyway

The time to leave is always 'soon'
I wonder if I'm lying
A vague feeling of panic
As a man leaves saying 'thank you'
I blame it all on you

It must have been years
It must have been years

 

 

 

Total Number of Plays 46
Taken from the original album - Replicas
First played in concert on - 23rd October 1993 at Brentwood Centre, England
Most recently played on - 23rd May 2016 at Toronto Opera House, Canada
 
Years Song Plays for year.
1993
21 
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
15 
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017  

 

Song Meaning

 

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It Must Have Been Years Live Performances in 1993 - 21

 
23 October 1993 - Brentwood Centre England
24 October 1993 - York Barbican Centre England
25 October 1993 - Leicester De Montfort Hall England
26 October 1993 - Corby Festival Hall England
27 October 1993 - Birmingham Town Hall England
28 October 1993 - London Marquee England
29 October 1993 - Mansfield Leisure Centre England
30 October 1993 - Oxford Apollo Theatre England
31 October 1993 - Manchester Apollo Theatre England
01 November 1993 - Bristol Colston Hall England
02 November 1993 - Guildford Civic Hall England
04 November 1993 - Portsmouth Guildhall England
05 November 1993 - Cambridge Corn Exchange England
06 November 1993 - London Labatts Apollo England
       
04 December 1993 - Glasgow SECC England
06 December 1993 - Sheffield Arena England
07 December 1993 - Birmingham NEC England
08 December 1993 - Manchester G-Mex England
10 December 1993 - Cardiff International Ice Rink England
11 December 1993 - Bournemouth International Centre England
12 December 1993 - London Wembley Arena England
       
       

 

 

 
It Must Have Been Years Live Performances in 1998 - 1

 
12 September 1998 - London Shepherds Bush Empire England
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       

 

 

 
It Must Have Been Years Live Performances in 2003 - 2

 
08 February 2003 - Bristol Colston Hall England
09 February 2003 - London, Shepherds Bush Empire England
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       

 

 

 
It Must Have Been Years Live Performances in 2004 - 1

 
11 September 2004 - London, Shepherds Bush Empire England
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       

 

 

 
It Must Have Been Years Live Performances in 2008 - 15

 
29 February 2008 - Bristol 02 Academy England
01 March 2008 - Sheffield Corporation England
02 March 2008 - Glasgow ABC England
03 March 2008 - Belfast, Spring 7 Airbrake, Northern Ireland England
04 March 2008 - Dublin Tripod England
05 March 2008 - Nottingham Rock City England
07 March 2008 - Newcastle 02 Academy England
08 March 2008 - Manchester Academy England
09 March 2008 - Norwich UEA England
10 March 2008 - Wolverhampton, Wulfrun Hall England
11 March 2008 - Cambridge, The Junction England
12 March 2008 - Brighton, the Dome England
13 March 2008 - Oxford, 02 Academy England
14 March 2008 - Southampton University England
15 March 2008 - London, Indigo 2 England
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       

 

 

 
It Must Have Been Years Live Performances in 2015 - 2

 
29 September 2015 - Los Angeles Teragram Ballroom England
21 October 2015 - The Forum, Kentish Town, London England
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       

 

 

 
It Must Have Been Years Live Performances in 2016 - 4

 
10 May 2016 - New York, Gramercy Theatre England
15 May 2016 - Chicago, The Metro England
19 May 2016 - Durham, Moogfest England
23 May 2016 - Toronto, Opera House England
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       

 

 

Main Song Listing

 

Year - 1979

LP - Replicas

Song Length - 4.01

Written by - Gary Numan

Data Last Updated
16 March 2017

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