The Menzingers – Your Wild Years – Lyrics


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[Verse 1]
Long for the words with hearts and wings
Something familiar when you miss everything
You rest your head against the window pane
Feet on the dash through the steady rain
I drove you home while you slept in the front seat
After a show at the Stone Pony
Watch you awake so god damn sweetly
Over the Walt Whitman Bridge back to Philly

[Verse 2]
I toss and turn at four in the morning
Petrified of where our future's going
'Cause you're the kind of girl that deserves the world
I'm just the kind of guy that promises the world
So I fix a drink nice and strong in the kitchen
Something quick that'll cure my conscience
Creep back to bed and I kiss your forehead
Maybe everything is fine and it's all in my head

[Chorus]
A little Irish in your blood
A little Polish in your name
A little Boston in your attitude
Just the way you were raised
A little Irish in your blood
A little Polish in your name
A little Boston in your attitude
Just the way you were raised
Just the way you were raised
Just the way you were raised
Just the way you were raised
Just the way you were raised

[Verse 3]
We drove up to Massachusetts together
Your old house was just like you remember
We stayed in your adolescent room
Rummaged through the boxes labeled "former you"
The souvenirs of happiness in the moment
Your wild years that you often mention
The sands of time in an hourglass
That you're always begging for back
I got drunk in the afternoon
With your father in the living room
As the television broke the silence
You smiled, knowing that I was trying
The best that I can do

[Chorus]
A little Irish in your blood
A little Polish in your name
A little Boston in your attitude
Just the way you were raised
A little Irish in your blood
A little Polish in your name
A little Boston in your attitude
Just the way you were raised
Just the way you were raised
Just the way you were raised
Just the way you were raised
Just the way you were raised

After the Party (2017) 

The Menzingers

In the song reveal for Stereogum, Greg talked a bit about what the song means:

The title track to the record, “After the Party,” is the central emotional epiphany of the album, written in images. They’re mundane moments etched behind eyelids that culminate into meaningful realizations, and of course give way to the beautiful trifecta of Sex! Drugs! Rock n Roll! It’s a bit of an ode to Meat Loaf’s verse in “I’d Do Anything for Love,” but the God of drums? You lost me.

1. Tellin’ Lies
4. Midwestern States
7. Black Mass
10. Your Wild Years
2. Thick as Thieves
5. Charlie’s Army
8. Boy Blue
11. The Bars
3. Lookers
6. House on Fire
9.Bad Catholics
12. After the Party


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