Friday, May 20, 2011

Song Spotlight: 1996 by The Wombats



As a child of the 90's I love that we're starting to get some good 90's nostalgia these days. It's crazy for me to realize that at the start of the 90's I was 14 years old and getting ready to go into high school. Even though Murph, the Wombats lead singer, is 8 years younger than me I'm still really getting a kick out of their new track 1996. I was only a teenager for a few months of '96, but I totally understand the basis of this song. Plus, it's a kick ass song from a kick ass group. Enjoy!

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
Well 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 a smile
There's little here to miss
Bring back 1996
Bring back 1996
I want 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 kissed with one eye on our TV set
And the more I give, the less I get
Using fairground rides just to spark a 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
I’ll never beat those teenage kicks
I’ll never beat those teenage kicks
Bring back 1996
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