20th Century Boy

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About 20th Century Boy

"20th Century Boy" is a song by T. Rex, written by Marc Bolan. It was released as a single in 1973 and reached No. 3 in the UK Singles Chart. The song was not featured on an original studio album but was included as a bonus track on a reissue of 1973 album Tanx. It later returned to the UK Top 20 in 1991, peaking at No. 13, fourteen years after Bolan's death, when it was used in a Chris Hartwill-directed commercial for Levi's starring Brad Pitt.


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2009
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Friends say it's fine
Friends say it's good
Everybody says it's just like Robin Hood

I move like a cat
Charge like a ram
Sting like a bee
Babe, I want to be your man

Well it's plain to see
You were meant for me
Yeah, I'm your boy
Your 20th century toy

Friends say it's fine
Friends say it's good
Everybody says it's just like Robin Hood

Fly like a plane
Drive like a car
Ball like a hound
Babe I want to be your man

Well it's plain to see
You were meant for me
Yea I'm your toy
Your 20th century boy

20th century toy
I want to be your boy
20th century toy
I want to be your boy
20th century toy
I want to be your boy
20th century toy
I want to be your boy

Friends say it's fine
Friends say it's good
Everybody says it's just like Robin Hood

Move like a cat
Charge like a ram
Sting like a bee
Oh, babe I want to be your man

Well it's plain to see
You were meant for me
Yea I'm your toy
Your 20th century boy

20th century toy
I want to be your boy
20th century toy
I want to be your boy
20th century boy
I want to be your toy
20th century boy
I want to be your toy

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T. Rex

T. Rex were a British rock band, formed in 1967 by singer/songwriter and guitarist Marc Bolan. The band formed as Tyrannosaurus Rex, releasing four underground folk albums under the name. Tony Visconti (their producer for several albums) claimed in a documentary on the band that he had taken to using the abbreviated term "T. Rex" as a shorthand, something that initially irritated Bolan, who gradually came around to the idea and officially shortened the band's name to "T. Rex" at roughly the same time they started having big hits (shortly after going electric). more »

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