Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness - Birthday Song Lyrics




You can pick yourself up
You can start walking straight
Tonight you're the life of the party
When the bar lights come on at your paper parade
You don't have to chase down the moon
'Cause I'll leave the light on for you

It's not your birthday
And it's not the fourth of July
Tomorrow's a work day
You've got a life and a spaceship to fly
You've got a woman and a beautiful yellow-haired daughter
Come back to earth, kid
You know that you can't chase the stars underwater

You can play all the notes
You can write all the words
You headlined in all the big cities
But when the spotlights are off and the crowds have gone home
You could be going home too

It's not your birthday
This isn't Mardi Gras either
Tomorrow's a work day
You've got a life and a spaceship to fly
You've got a good job and a beautiful yellow-haired daughter
Come back to earth, kid
You know that you can't chase the stars underwater

It's not your birthday
You should be done waking up on the floor
Come back to earth, kid
Don't you know you're not a kid anymore?
You married a good girl
She gave you this beautiful yellow-haired daughter
Come back to earth, kid
You know that you can't chase the stars underwater

No, it's not your birthday
It's not your birthday
It's not your birthday
It's not your day
So blow out your candles
It's better than letting them burn out





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  1. gordon thomas

    Criminally unknown musician

  2. Mark Dickinson

    I'll leave the light on for you...

  3. Sara Campbell

    This is so good I can feel it in my bones. I relate to this. Transitioning from reckless life to an adult, family oriented life. It’s a weird feeling.

  4. Gina D

    I have a playlist of just things from this guy... something corporate, Jack's, and now this stuff too. The playlist is titled "Something Amazing". It's my favorite playlist to listen to. Thank you Andrew!!

  5. Octavian Blackthorn

    I was gonna send this song to my sister for her birthday until I heard him say "it's not your birthday"...

  6. Steph Sawyer

    This is such a good, emotional song.

  7. Lizbeth Figueroa

    remember how you had my birthday on countdown?? you clown, now you're gone and when it comes around it wont even ring a bell to you.

  8. Corner Entertainment, Bad

    You can pick yourself up
    You can start walking straight
    Tonight you're the life of the party
    When the bar lights come on at your paper parade
    You don't have to chase down the moon
    'Cause I'll leave the light on for you

    It's not your birthday
    And it's not the fourth of July
    Tomorrow's a work day
    You've got a life and a spaceship to fly
    You've got a woman and a beautiful yellow-haired daughter
    Come back to earth, kid
    You know that you can't chase the stars underwater

    You can play all the notes
    You can write all the words
    You headlined in all the big cities
    But when the spotlights are off and the crowds have gone home
    You could be going home too

    It's not your birthday
    This isn't Mardi Gras either
    Tomorrow's a work day
    You've got a life and a spaceship to fly
    You've got a good job and a beautiful yellow-haired daughter
    Come back to earth, kid
    You know that you can't chase the stars underwater

    It's not your birthday
    You should be done waking up on the floor
    Come back to earth, kid
    Don't you know you're not a kid anymore?
    You married a good girl
    She gave you this beautiful yellow-haired daughter
    Come back to earth, kid
    You know that you can't chase the stars underwater

    No, it's not your birthday
    It's not your birthday
    It's not your birthday
    It's not your day
    So blow out your candles
    It's better than letting them burn out

    Octavian Blackthorn

    Corner Entertainment, Bad look at the description

  9. Darren The Tuber

    this is shockingly good, it strips all the pop sheen bullshit that does not fit him whatsoever and creates what he's best at, love lorn piano dramatics

  10. Thiesing Family

    I never thought when I listened to Konstantine in high school, that'd I'd still be singing Andrew at 32 years old with my beautiful yellow-haired daughter <3

    Sara Campbell

    Thiesing Family right! Exactly how I feel! ❤️

    Kate Mann

    Thiesing Family I just went through the same revelation listening to this latest album. I had to dig through my drawers to see if I still had my holey tee shirts :) still there!

    Eth Lessard

    Jist played Cavanaugh park for my 7 year old and he loves it

  11. Steven H

    that air raid alarm in the chorus gives such a surreal feeling, i really wish it completed the whole wind down

  12. Rapierre

    "You should be done waking up on the floor
    Come back to earth, kid
    Don't you know you're not a kid anymore?
    You married a good girl"

    Holy shit. Direct reference to Holiday From Real. This song is to himself and he's trying to cope with having a family and having his old band habits.

    Come back to earth, kid
    You know that you can't chase the stars underwater

    Damn, another reference, from Swim. If he stops swimming (gives up on life) he'll lose his family and music.

  13. Jason Garcia

    Cecilia And The satellite type love this, best of The álbum

  14. Gabby

    You can tell he struggled with truly growing out of old habits and coping with becoming a solid family man while also being a rock star. I love this so much.

    Sara Campbell

    Gabby put so simply, my thoughts exactly. You nailed it!

  15. Kian Colonese

    Today is my birthday

  16. Cicixx

    He wrote this as a song to himself:') I know of Andrew's struggles, I listen to the music he wrote as the kid he references in this song. "Come back to Earth, kid." Andrew, you're here.. and you truly are shooting fireworks at falling stars, my hero.

  17. Kathryn Craig

    this is my favourite from the album. such a beautiful song. really hits home.

  18. Corner Entertainment, Bad

    I broke the replay button.

  19. Jack Salo

    It's like "Miss America" grew 15 years older. Andrew does it again and again. I'm glad he exists in this world

  20. LareLareIsNotHere

    this is amazing. Evan sent me <3

  21. Evan Edinger

    THIS IS MY FAVOURITE FROM THE ALBUM IT'S JUST SO GOOD

    Ames

    same evan

    hee hee

    I love you

    yikes !

    Came here from your new video

    Sam Ross

    God I know! I used to listen to Something Corporate and Jack's Mannequin all the time in middle school, and I fell in love with the self titled album from 2 years ago too. Now that this album is finally out, it makes me realize just how in love with his music I actually am...

    sblake1989

    Evan Edinger I have a lot of feelings about the fact that I'm a big fan of Andrew's and I'm a fan of yours and I didn't know you dig his music okay carry on.

  22. Kelsey Waggenspack

    This one sounds most like your previous work, love it! Also, it's got an Annie Use Your Telescope type vibe to it. It's great!

    Jordan McBride

    Kelsey Waggenspack I get a little of "black and white movies" from this as well

    Lizzo13

    Maybe that's why it's my favourite!

  23. Wesley Gehman

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  24. Patrick Amerson

    Killing it As always Andrew!

  25. isaidLux

    this song is one of my favorites by now, great job Andrew!!!

  26. Neil Drysdale

    This video is not available in the uk 😢

    Timo Meijer

    Neil Drysdale or the Netherlands

    Rebe Lopez

    Neil Drysdale or Argentina

    Lizzo13

    I'm in the UK, and it works for me. Maybe it just doesn't work on phones?

  27. imagikation

    This song is absolutely beautiful, Andrew ♥ Love it!! And wonderful lyrics oh my goodness

  28. Lunchy

    Best song of the album

  29. Jessica Riley

    😍 in loveee

    hazel salazar

    always have been