A Year

Album: Piledriver (1972)

Songfacts®:

  • Status Quo bass player Alan Lancaster wrote this song about remembering a deceased loved one 12 months after the death: "Lonely Sunday morning, rest in peace, my love. You've been sleeping so long, a year has gone."
  • The descending bassline in A-minor represents the feeling of bereavement in this song.
  • The song was influenced by early Beatles work. It features harmony singing in the B section of the song, which was typical of early Beatles. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Greg - Barking, Germany, for all above

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