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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  

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, Scotland

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, Wales

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, Scotland

03 March 2008 - Belfast, Spring 7 Airbrake, Northern Ireland

04 March 2008 - Dublin Tripod, Ireland

05 March 2008 - Nottingham Rock City, England

07 March 2008 - Newcastle 02 Academy, England

08 March 2008 - Manchester 02 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, USA

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, USA

15 May 2016 - Chicago, The Metro, USA

19 May 2016 - Durham, Moogfest, USA

23 May 2016 - Toronto, Opera House, Canada

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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