Menzingers, The - Your Wild Years Lyrics




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 a steady rain
I drove you home while you slept in the front seat
After a show at the Stone Pony
Watched you wake so god damn sweetly
Over the Walt Whitman Bridge back to Philly

I toss and turn at four in the morning
Petrified of where our future is 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

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

We drove up to Massachusetts together
Your old house was just like you remembered
We stayed in your adolescent room
Rummaged through the boxes labeled "former you"
The souvenirs of happiness in a 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 I was trying
The best that I can do

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





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Menzingers, The Your Wild Years Comments
  1. Lane Chaplin

    This is their best song.

  2. salty meme guy !

    this band are most underrated out today !!! they are best band i've ever seen live, along with Les than Jake, going see them again now in feb, can't wait :)

  3. Jose Smith

    This song it reminds me of my High school

  4. jason macierowski

    As a Boston boy with a Polish name who always felt inadequate going down to PA to meet the future in-laws.... yeah no song has ever spoke so much to me as much as this.

  5. Queens and Queers

    I’m an Irish Boston boy, it’s just how I raised.

  6. brownpunk

    A little somalian in your blood..a little cambodian in your attitute.

  7. Korbinian Kottmann

    Am I the only one that always understood "a little bastard in your attitude, just the way you were raised" ?

    Carter G

    Boston in your attitude

  8. Frank Lettieri Jr

    Who knows what the stone pony is?

    Adam Rager

    Not sure,bub,but there's a small dive near me with same name..

  9. Christovix

    God, it must have been so hard to decide which songs to make singles on this album.

  10. James Phillip Watson

    Always being out of place but knowing how you are different.. it’s indescribably comforting.

  11. James Phillip Watson

    Here’s to making commitments... but having your roots hinder your morals. But don’t forget how mean and respectful your ancestors had have come from. It drives me nuts how much this song relates to me

    Adam Rager

    Hits closer to home than words could say,buddy..

  12. julioarmstrong

    This whole album is pure gold

  13. Kat Graves

    The nostalgia is so real with this band.

    Adam Rager

    Spot on..just like social d,bouncing souls or rancid..always a trip back in time to raising hell and fuckin' up..

  14. Alexandra Caporale

    I'm a Boston girl and I so get this.

  15. Sofia Medina

    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

    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

    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

    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, know that I was trying the best that I can do

    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

    Adam Rager

    Thank you for this,toots..Took me awhile to figure out some of the lyrics..

    Blimkat

    For so long I thought Greg was saying "my father worked with parts and wings" haha

  16. Mikey James

    who who who who how how how how can you fucking dislike this!

  17. Bryan Olson

    So GOD DAMN SLEEPY. Idk why that gets me.

    Kat Graves

    Bryan Olson same. The rasp in his voice makes my heart just go ?!?!?!💖💖?!?!

    Adam Rager

    I get it..like crow bait 83

  18. J DuBrey

    One of their best songs!

    Adam Rager

    Fuckin A!

  19. Joachim Kieferle

    einfach nur gut geile band

  20. Mikey James

    Menzingers forever

  21. Diogo R

    I love m1k3 rules

  22. Advait Naik

    Is this about one of their girlfriends?

  23. Marco Villedas

    I was amazed when I went to go see them the first time

  24. Luis Alarcón

    Una de las mejores canciones que he escuchado de The Menzingers.

  25. Jarrad Dennis

    Best song on the album <3

  26. Roddy Moreno

    My favorite song ever

  27. stevo dabutchur

    Reminds me so much of NEPA. Growing up there everyone was some kind of Eastern European (Polish/Ukrainian/Russian) and Irish, German or Italian. "Little Irish in your name, little Polish in your name." Can't wait to see you guys at the Culture Room in Ft. Lauderdale in March!!!!

    Diane Tablet

    stevo dabutchur yes! 📀🎤🎵🎶🎼🎻🎹🎷🎺🎸〽🎯🎁👔👒💄

  28. Joe Trojnor-Barron

    Awesome chorus. Nice guys, the bass player especially.

  29. Asier Gonz Buruchaga

    this is certainly one of the very best albums I've heard in the last year and a half or so. This band is fucking fantastic.

  30. Birdy Boy

    Love the lyrics for this song! Awesome Album

  31. Benjamin Ringrose

    One of my favorites thus far

  32. Speedy300394

    fav track after after the party.

    alex m

    gotta agree

    Mike Simonds

    one of several

    MrMotherfuck123

    After after

    Speedy300394

    I threw a party twice, so that's what it's after after!

    Alex T

    what about after the after party?