Older Than You

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"Older Than You"
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Single by Eskimo Joe
from the album A Song Is a City
Released 4 October 2004 (2004-10-04)
Format CD, Digital download
Recorded at Milkbar Studios and Big Jesus Burger Studios, Aug/Sep 2003
Genre Rock
Length 2:32
Label Festival Mushroom, Warner
Writer(s) Stuart MacLeod
Joel Quartermain
Kavyen Temperley
Producer(s) Paul McKercher & Eskimo Joe
Eskimo Joe singles chronology
"Older Than You"
"Life Is Better with You"

"Older Than You" is the third single by Eskimo Joe, taken from their second studio album A Song Is a City. It reached #32 on Triple J's Hottest 100 of 2004.

"This song was written in autumn last year when I'd just split up with my girlfriend of four years and had gone over to Melbourne to meet up with a girl who I guess was one of the catalysts for the break up." explains vocalist Kav Temperley. "Nothing had happened, but that window was there. We met up and the thing that I really appreciated about her is that she was a couple of years younger than me but her eyes were like the eyes of an old soul. So it's the story of us meeting up over there, but I held back `cause it didn't seem right to simply jump from one relationship to the next. I have to trust in existence. It's a continuing story."

The film clip for "Older Than You" was shot over 14 hours at Sydney's Hyde Park in 2004 by the critically acclaimed director, Nash Edgerton, who had previously directed Eskimo Joe's "Liar" film clip.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Eskimo Joe.

CD single / iTunes EP
No. Title Length
1. "Older Than You" 2:31
2. "From the Sea" (Live at the Wireless) 3:25
3. "Older Than You" (Live at the Wireless) 2:30
4. "Car Crash" (Live at the Wireless) 3:45

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalogue
Australia 4 October 2004 Festival Mushroom, Warner CD, Digital download 021932


Chart (2004) Peak
position [1]
Australian ARIA Singles Chart 46


  1. ^ "Music Square - Peak Position". Retrieved 19 November 2004.