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Real Lyrics -> Dated References -> Rod Stewart

I'm not talking about songs that have a dated sound (there's more than I could ever list). I'm referring to songs with a specific date or year in the lyrics, that are mentioned as the present or future. Like Prince's "1999" (which will not be played as much now that it's date has come and gone). These are songs for which the present or future they refer to, has come and gone. 1999 was the future in 1982, 1999 has now passed.

What I am NOT looking for, are songs like Bowling for Soup's "1985" which are written after the date they are talking about. This song is looking back, or written from the point of view of after the date mentioned.

We also accept lyrics that mention prices that are now dated, such as 10 cent pay phone calls. Lyrics that mention a persons age at the time and that person is now past said age, and lyrics that mentioned events that were current at the time of the song but have now passed are also accepted.

Basically anything that definitively dates a song by any means other than the way it "sounds". Words/phrases/singing styles or instruments that were used commonly in a time period but are no longer used that much today are not accepted.

Dated References, Rod Stewart

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As Time Goes By...The Great American Songbook: Volume II album at
Rod Stewart's, "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?"
The dated Lyrics:
'I need to get a dime to phone my mother '
Why They're dated:
People now use cell phones, and Pay Phones are now 75 cents.
Rod Stewart's, "Gasoline Alley"
The dated Lyrics:
I'll put on my weddin' suit and catch the evening train
Ill be home before the milks upon the door
Why They're dated:
The second line. While it is still done in some places, home milk delivery is not that common in North America any more, you want milk, you get it at a supermarket (although in some places, such as the UK, it's still done...this song however is about a place in Indiana)
Submitted by: Ra'akone

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