Wonder Years, The - A Song For Ernest Hemingway Lyrics




The sky goes from concrete to charcoal.
I'm laying on my back on the roof.
I'm gonna shoot these clouds full of holes.
I need some fucking light to pour through
Because December's got me up against the ropes.
And I don't know how to get loose.
I can't get feeling back in my toes.
I'm walking in circles with you
Like we're lost Canadian geese.
I should be south of here already.

I'll be your dead bird.
You'll be my bloodhound.
You're just doing what you're told;
Pick my body off the ground.
I'll be your dead bird.

I'm staring at Hemingway's shotgun.
I picture him drinking alone.
He's forgetting things that he wouldn't have before.
His eyesight's starting to go.
And I heard all about how his plane went down after Christmas in the Congo.
He read about his own death in the paper.
I bet it was freeing to know.
When you destroy anything worth chasing,
There's nowhere left to go.

I'll be your dead bird.
You'll be my bloodhound.
You're just doing what you're told;
Pick my body off the ground.
I'll be your dead bird.
Hanging from your mouth.
You're doing what you're told;
Gonna make your master proud.
It's good to know
I didn't die for nothing.

December's got me backed into a corner again.
My ears are back.
My teeth are showing.
I'm combing through the wreckage trying to find where I've been.
I still get phantom pains,
But from a safer distance.

I'll be your dead bird.
You'll be my bloodhound.
You're just doing what you're told;
Pick my body off the ground.
I'll be your dead bird.
Hanging from your mouth.
You're doing like you're told;
Gonna make your master proud.
It's good to know
I didn't die for nothing.

December's got me backed into a corner again.
My ears are back.
(I didn't die for nothing.)
My teeth are showing.
I'm combing through the wreckage trying to find where I've been.
I still get phantom pains,
I didn't die for nothing.





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  1. Benoit Papineau

    Beautiful song..

  2. TartineDOrange

    Yoonns ?

    Terra_Byte

    i think they're referring to this channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLlmUrkOXggKDbFFTxLusKg

  3. Imogen Thompson

    Who are earnest Hemingway and patsy clime?

  4. InYourFace

    #yoonns

  5. Angelina Sheppard

    "December's got me backed into a corner again" is my favorite part

  6. Zach F

    This band is amazing live. If you ever get the chance to see them, please do

  7. Suprem Swagger

    Yoonns ?

  8. Angella Knight

    I can't believe it's been almost 3 years since you guys released this album. TWY are one of the very few bands that I can put on at any time and feel like I'm taken away to this endlessly beautiful and loving space with not only the band but every other person who has heard or connected with one of your songs. Thank you so much for all the hard work and blood, sweat, and tears you guys put into your music. (the others being maybe the beatles, pink floyd, and alanis morisette and george watsky, odd mixture I know, hah.) Fellow fans, I love you all so much. TWY, I love you guys so much, and thank you for giving us a way to connect to not only you and ourselves but eachother as well. <3

  9. DanoKa

    Yoonns ;)

  10. Gabriella Dawn Garcia

    December’s got me backed into a corner again..

    seductiveantelope

    My ears are back, my teeth are showing.

    Love that bit

  11. Dandelionweekes

    Fuck, this song is sO underrated wth

  12. David Guzman

    Your just doing what your told gonna make your master proud.

  13. Craig Cloud

    20 MaydayParade fans disliked this

  14. skankhunt42

    I appreciate this.

  15. DirtBagJoe Games

    the part with the feed back is so sick!!

  16. Brittany Montgomery

    Ernest Hemingways house is filled with a bunch of 6 toed cats

  17. TokenChineseGuy's Rare Music!

    Genius lyrics.

  18. Jim O'Riordan

    Just about to turn 30 and this band for me is the pinical of pop punk. Soupy's writing is fantastic. well done

  19. Landon Osachuk

    I can't hear out of my left ear after this but that's ok, it's totally worth it for this band!

  20. Sonny Etchell

    "When you destroy anything worth chasing, there’s nowhere left to go"

  21. Kris Smoot

    Time to get backed into a corner.

  22. CZsWorld

    Best song on the album. This band is coming along beautifully.

    Sam Beckmann

    Saw them live this week for the second time, was kinda pissed they didn't play this. This and 'Pyramids of Salt' from their new record are easily one of the most poetic songs written in this century. I can't describe how much I love (and need) this band.

  23. Morgan B

    I think this is the best one on the album

  24. Supergirl9909

    i fuckin love hemingway

  25. Frankie Miller

    Freakin A+!!

  26. Ed Allison

    Am I the only one that noticed the weird cutting out of the guitar in the left ear around 0:13? It's the only spot in the song that does it.

  27. palakpaneer

    Despite the uplifting tunes, the lyrics still hit me like a brick. The only band that could make me tear up. Great job, The Wonder Years.

  28. Vena Minch

    I'm liking the music so far

  29. Drew Conte

    Man. This song rules.

  30. Rob Mendham

    if you don't like the wonder years then fuck you

    Eric Twing

    IF YOU DONT LIKE WILKINS COFFEE THAN FUCK YOU

    Di Lung Move it Ya Fool!

    If you don't like ____ then fuck you.

    Ana Hernandez

    if you can't respect other people's preferences then fuck you

  31. Victor Hugo

    RIP headphone users @ 2:29
    Unless of course your ears have been trained for beautiful songs like this :)
    Thank you soupy for being my dead bird

    Steven Hanenburg

    +Victor Bonilla high pitched Harmonic

    zach murphy

    +Steven James that was defiantly amp feedback

    Mark Nutt

    +zach murphy no because it transitioned into a solid beat after that for like 2.3 seconds

    Kaleb Elmore

    You had me braced for like a Merzbow or Lil Ugly Mane styled noise section, lol

    K.S. Prince

    W.aaSKmz.

  32. Ethan Thomas

    fuck that one person who disliked this song

  33. Andrew Ramirez

    I miss the sour patch watermelons

    Zack Kuhn

    +Andrew Ramirez they still make them man

    Zack Kuhn

    +Andrew Ramirez Well atleast they still have them in Baltimore

    talksfor lifetwo

    not as much as soupy misses baby blue

    Jelly Donut

    +Andrew Ramirez
    Well as time goes on so do our lives. Theses experiences shape us and that's why his writing is different. I personally love this album.

  34. Tryston Constantine

    tysm Soupy

  35. Brett Davis

    Favorite song off the album

  36. Antonio Hinz

    I'll be your dead bird, you'll be my bloodhound

    Jon Is SHOOK

    You're just doing what you're told, pick my body off the ground.

  37. Austin Macintosh

    Thank you soupy