Wombats, The - 1996 Lyrics




I had no cares in the 1990s,
I knew of no downfalls,
Though war was breaking out all around me,
My concerns were with prank calls.

She kissed me on the cheek,
She kissed me on the cheek,
Right in front of the older kids,
When our self belief, our self belief,
Wasn't scarred by the modern itch.

'Cause now it feels like,

We kiss with one eye on our T.V. set,
And the more I give, the less I get,
Needing fairground rides just to spark her smile,
There's little here to miss,
Bring back 1996
Bring back 1996,
So hard to beat those teenage kicks,
Bring back 1996.

We were cloning sheep in the 1990s,
We were building telescopes,
And sugar filled the whole of my body,
As I urged it on to grow.

I kissed her on the cheek,
I kissed her on the cheek,
Just to impress the older kids,
But my self belief, my self belief,
Wasn't lost in the modern glitch.

'Cause now it feels like,

We kiss with one eye on our T.V. set,
And the more I give, the less I get,
Needing fairground rides just to spark her smile,
There's little here to miss,
Bring back 1996,
Bring back 1996.

Stop talking, stop talking,
I need a lover, not a friend tonight,
I'm leaving, I'm leaving,
I'm not cut out for the modern life.

I'll never beat those teenage kicks [x3]
Bring back 1996





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  1. Kou

    It had me at the Michael Crichton shout out.

  2. Mickle Pickle

    Gotta love the lifeguard at 3:57

  3. Hewasdreaming

    Remember to stay hydrated

  4. Alex 15

    2019 anybody?

  5. PyroBug

    "So what is growing up like?"


    This.

  6. Amit Baraik

    I was born in 1996.

  7. Ellie Holmes

    9 years old and loving school holidays!!! 1996 was fun #imisskisschase

  8. The Gladiator

    Ssx on tour

  9. Jimmy Pratt

    the format hurts in small screen

  10. M V

    Still such a great song.

  11. Benjamin Nolan

    Dolly the sheep, Princess Diana, and John Major drinking a pint. Truly better times.

  12. 9teen8efore

    So posh!

  13. Mr. Skeltal

    Bring back 2011 pls

  14. Owen Lougher

    Born in 83, FIFA 96 PC

  15. Chris RJ

    Oh, to be 16 again and undo so many mistakes...

  16. dogboy0912

    Ah yes, back when I was 2

  17. reviewer lover

    1996 is my favorite year..

  18. Steven Patrick

    My favourite song by an incredible band. This song makes me nostalgic, sad and immensely happy all at the same time.

  19. Rachel Dobrik

    Anyone in 2019? 🙈

  20. MrBalp 11

    Love this song...optimistic but with such a strong melancholic background. These guys are so talented!

  21. dry ice doodles

    this is a great water commercial

  22. Julian Gutierrez

    This video made me thirsty

  23. Lou ckv

    On repeat

  24. Tiny Haze

    Yo wtf?

  25. peculiar boast but alas

    Love this song 😋

  26. Callum Creed

    Said to my friend ‘god I love 1996’ and she said ‘what? It’s called 1995’. Can’t listen to the song without thinking of that now. Not good that she doesn’t know the name of the song seeing as though we’re gonna go see them in 2 months

  27. Carl Anderton

    08/06/1996 what's up?

  28. Scarlett Anais

    so he was partying when he was 12?

  29. Alex Can draw

    Me: is it possible to miss when you didn’t exist?
    Also me: * was born 11 years after 1996 *

    Riyah Arshad.

    Not bad...there are other 13 year old who listen to the type of music i did at 11....

  30. SecretlyAnAmoeba

    Y'all it's not water, it's vinegar.

  31. Marley G

    Born 1996 and I've fucked up my life immensely from drug habits, toxic relationships, endless partying and finally left feeling empty. Make your choices wisely kids my chaotic life began at 10. Make better decisions than me 🙏

  32. Thatfool Forlife

    I was born in 2000

  33. Scott Leavell

    His vocals are amazing

  34. Raegan G

    1996 was GREAT

  35. Marley Smith

    Awesome soong

  36. Ahmed Aathif

    I was born on 1996

  37. Joshua Smith

    This song should have been a smash hit all over the radio.

  38. Randi Behrends

    Sweet. :D

  39. Overhaul

    tem que se manter hidratadas crianças

  40. Zlygard

    things were easy in 1996 i was yet to be born

  41. Aïsje Reitsma

    Why does he look oddly similar to Spike Spiegel

  42. TorinoGal 96

    I was born in 1996! Haha. It's kinda cool hearing a song about that year. Crazy to think I'll be 23 next year.

  43. CouchPotato25

    Dadada dada dadada da dada dadada dada da da da

  44. raouf touati

    i was born in august 1996

  45. 야나다

    This song makes me cry every time, even though I was 2 at that time haha

  46. jase276

    Spike Spiegel's still alive?

  47. kris stevens

    even though this song was made n the 10's it totally reminds me of 1996's style of music and takes me back to those glory days....

  48. Vitor Gabriel.

    oct. 2018

  49. Chorlesbarkley7

    Anyone seen Jonah Hill's "Mid90s" trailer? This would be a perfect song for it.

  50. Stutter • Allan Scott

    I was playing with my batman and Jonny Quest toys in 1996 😬😂

  51. Fgtrffghl

    In 1996 I was -4 years old haha

  52. lowtherlars

    Everyone is wearing snorkle gear because now they're underwater in debt

  53. Carlos

    Im 19 now I dont want to be 20 :(

  54. MEANDMYNINE_tm

    Love the song but the vid reminds me of the kooks

  55. Elliot Rai

    Year I was born! 😃

  56. Rebecca S

    1996: 19 and got married that year. glad that's over, lol

  57. bazzatc01

    No clip of Euro 96 football?..

  58. Aaron Joseph

    Nothing beats those teenage kicks.

  59. Airu

    I was born in 1996 and I miss it, start existing was great.

  60. Spicy Hungry Jacks Sauce

    like if youre 2018

  61. Mr G0ldtrix

    1996 when I was born 😂

  62. zaidabanksnyc

    1996...I was at school...All my classmates were very arrogant.

  63. Anderson Fernandes

    Em 96 eu tinha 9 anos. Ano da separação dos meus pais.

  64. Owen Lougher

    Bring back Euro 96

    Owen Lougher

    It's coming home

  65. Courtney Burgess

    I swear every wombats song is a f***in bop

  66. bhai bhai

    101 like boss

  67. The softest part of a woman's breast is?

    1996 l was 8yr old.

  68. Leonardo de Paula Magalhães

    I had no cares in the 1990s
    I knew of no downfalls
    The war was breaking out all around me
    My concerns were with prank calls

    She kissed me on the cheek
    She kissed me on the cheek
    Right in front of the older kids
    When my self-belief, my self-belief
    Wasn't scarred by the modern itch

    'Cause now it feels like
    We kissed with one eye on our TV set
    And the more I give, the less I get
    Using fairground rides just to spark her smile
    This little hit to miss, bring back 1996, bring back 1996
    So hard to beat those teenage kicks, bring back 1996

    We were cloning sheep in the 1990s
    We were building telescopes
    And sugar filled the whole of my body
    As I edged it all to grow

    I kissed her on the cheek
    I kissed her on the cheek
    Just to impress the older kids
    But my self-belief, my self-belief
    Wasn't lost in the modern glitch

    'Cause now it feels like
    We kissed with one eye on our TV set
    And the more I give, the less I get
    Using fairground rides just to spark her smile
    This little hit to miss, bring back 1996, bring back 1996

    Stop talking, stop talking
    I need a lover not a friend tonight
    I'm leaving, I'm leaving
    I'm not cut out for the modern life

    I'll never beat those teenage kicks
    I'll never beat those teenage kicks
    I'll never beat those teenage kicks
    Bring back 1996

  69. Mesozoic

    404 Africans watched this video.

  70. Stutter • Allan Scott

    Track🔥💯 I Was Six And A Prick In 1996

  71. Caitlin Marshall

    Wow I miss 1996. Great year. Mainly because I wasn’t born yet.

  72. david chavez

    in 1996 I was 9 years old!!! I love techno music...

  73. Lena Florian

    My facve

  74. erosast

    I was 6 years old.

  75. Laragh O'Reilly

    I have nostalgia for somewhere Ive never been

  76. Arthur Morgan

    The year of britpop

  77. A H

    In 1996 I would have been -5 years old :)

  78. Benjamin Kari

    wow, has this trio been through alot. thanks for being here in '18

  79. Mary Dragonee

    holy shit how am i just hearing this dear god its good

  80. KoolaidP

    Best way to wake up, starting with the newest wombats video and then ending up here. Feels good.

  81. Mohammed Sayed

    No wonder Cape Town has no water

  82. George Ivanov

    Поясните, в чем смысл клипа?

  83. how-did-i -get-here-

    I loved 1996 it was such a great time non existance was prob my favorite part of it.

  84. nineteen96

    1996 baby oof

  85. Charlie Edelsten

    96 was a great year,shitting in my nappy and learning how to walk and talk

  86. Tom _

    At least they're drinking water and not lean...

  87. James Glancey

    Tord's face at 2:21 like what the ever loving fuck have I gotten myself in for these people have water fetishes. WATER FETISHES!!!

  88. tebony34

    Ah I like this band but this is one of the most bizarre music videos I have ever seen.

  89. Fanía García

    I first heard this song when I was 13. In a couple months I’ll turn 18. This is the first song from The Wombats that I ever heard and It’s my favorite song ever. It just has an amazing sense of nostalgia, I really think it’ll stick with me for a very long time

  90. lewis winter

    Oh yeah the 90s life was great ohhh fuck off will you!!

  91. Ioana Gheorghe

    this song makes me miss a period of time I wasn't even alive in

  92. Michi

    my birth year!

  93. Vanessa Guerreiro

    That was the first song I heard of them and I remember watching the video for the first time. So I listened to the other songs and fell in love with their music! Now I‘m sitting here waiting for the postman to bring me my concert ticket 😍 second time I‘m going on one of their concerts!

  94. mrclancymac1

    17th dec 1996 I was born I am 21 today and I just wanna say this song is dull.

  95. Laragh O'Reilly

    I miss 1996 so much existing was the best

  96. Quackuin Weenix

    Liked this song until I read the comments section and found out I have to have been alive in 1996 to enjoy this song.