The Wonder Years is more than just a throwback sitcom that our generation grew up watching on Nick @ Nite. The Wonder Years are a pop-punk band hailing from Philadelphia. They will soon be releasing what has thus far proven to be a collection of their best work.
Just recently, this sextet put out their second single, “Pyramids of Salt,” from their forthcoming record Sister Cities (first single here), and within that song are some of my favorite lyrics of theirs. Most notably, at least for me, right this second:
“I drew a line in the sand,
you washed it away again.”
And, while a line in a landscape filled with sand is obviously something so incredibly and extremely easy to create — just think about the idea of building something, anything at all, perhaps something overly complicated even — just think about someone constantly going out of their way to erase what you’ve just accomplished. You’re trying to do your thing, and then someone else comes along and ruins it. You won the goddamn spelling bee, but someone got a new puppy (really, though, puppies trump everything).
We’re all protective of our work, our friends, our loved ones, and maybe some weirdo hobby we have on the side (like maybe being irritated by how your goddamn Tamagotchi has been asleep for like 4 days and keeps asking you to turn the light off when you check the app to try and play some more), and for someone to come along and mess that up is always gonna be a botherance.
Hell, that’s probably not what the song’s about, but it’s still a great song.
Sister Cities comes out on April 6th, and can be preordered here.