The Wonder Years, the opposite of problematic, pop-punk legends, are getting active (again) for all the right reasons. If you’re an avid TWY fan, then we know how much you’ve been longing for news on these fine fellas through quarantine. While they’ve been relatively quiet, our time has come! The Wonder Years tease the release of a new song, but first, they’re getting fans involved. So what can you do to make this happen? Partnering with HeadCount.org they want you to register to vote. A simple but necessary task, the band posted a tweet behind the logic, explaining the importance of being registered and voting.
The Wonder Years has inspired fans time after time to get active in the community, stand for what is right, and be aware and involved. They’ve also inspired us with meaningful, wholesome, ever so emotional music. Here are some times that The Wonder Years have inspired, motivated, or just downright touched our soul with their thoughtful lyricism and music.
The Wonder Years – ‘Came Out Swinging’
I spent this year as a ghost and I’m not sure what I’m looking for I’m a voice on a phone that you rarely answer anymore
Of course, this one is here, right? Nothing like this song, a staple to this era of pop-punk, to inspire us. Feeling alone, it happens, but this song is all about learning, becoming self-aware, and finding comfortable footing in where you are in life, even if it’s a tough spot. This one is not only close to the chest, but an absolute banger to see live—nothing like throwing bows to this one.
The Wonder Years – ‘The Devil In My Bloodstream’
I wanna be strong.
I wanna be strong, but it’s not easy anymore.
This song is all about the struggles of depression, and it landing in your bloodline. Many of us have dealt with it first hand, so it’s nice to know that we’re not alone in this. Inspiring us to keep going, even when it’s not easy anymore.
The Wonder Years – ‘Cigarettes and Saints’
I’m sure there ain’t a heaven,
but that don’t mean I don’t like to picture you there.
I bet you’re bumming cigarettes off saints.
Truthfully, every single lyric to this song could be added. It’s just that great. A song about the opioid epidemic struggles and losing loved ones to the battle hit home for many. For some, the opening chords could make you cry on command (yeah, we’re talking about ourselves.) Another TWY song that touches the depths of our soul, they inspire us to fight back, but not before bringing on the tears
The Wonder Years – ‘The Bastards, Vultures, and The Wolves
But the bastards, and the vultures
All want pieces of what’s left
We built this out of sweat and spit
With our hearts in place of brick
But I’ll burn it to the ground
Before you get your hands on it
A call back to their discography (all of which is a magical collection of the best songs ever, but we’ll cover that later), this song reminds us that this life is ours, we built it, and no one is taking it from us.
The Wonder Years – ‘Cardinals’
We’re no saviors if we can’t save our brothers
Symbolizing the necessity of relationships, have it be friendships, significant others, or family. While most of our picks have been about not being alone in our struggles, this one reminds us that we can’t let our loved ones be alone in theirs. TWY inspires us to be better and help the ones we love because we are nothing without them.
Ever inspiring, motivating, and purely captivating, The Wonder Years is a band of its time. If you’re unfamiliar, we’ve given you enough to get you going, so damnit REGISTER to VOTE. We want that new song, and of course, a more active voting climate.
What’s YOUR favorite inspirational, motivating, or soul-crushing Wonder Year’s lyric and why? Let us know by commenting down below, or tweeting us @TheHoneyPop now!
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