Wonders of the Younger Album

Artist(s): Plain White T’s

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Tracklist

Irrational Anthem

length: 3:37

I remember wishing I was older
Always something big around the corner
But as the years go by I'm growing younger
Open eye and head still filled with wonder
Wonder oh um oh

[Chorus]
Pledge of allegiance everybody stand up
This is a Irrational Anthem
We don't care if they don't understand us
Because this is our Irrational,
Irrational Anthem oh oh

Let your mind go anywhere it whats to
Make your wildest wish and watch it come true
Some how somewhere we forgot
Cowboys Indians astronauts
All the dreams we could not hold on to
We could not oh

[Chorus]

Nothing worse then normal
There's no fun in mundane
As everyone else gets older
I refuse to change
Weak or strong right or wrong
Who side are you on

[Chorus: x2]

Boomerang

length: 2:58
The fire was out,
But then the phone rang.
And all of the heat came back again.
As much as I try your hard to resist
All that it takes is just one kiss

And I putty in your hands
I'm under your spell
You send me spinning

You pull me in close,
You throw me away
I keep coming back like a boomerang.
You tell me to go,
You beg me to stay.

I keep coming back like a boomerang
Round and Round and Round and back again.
Round and Round and Round and back again.

Your treating me like I'm your little toy
You tell me I'm not like other boys.
The next thing I know you toss me aside
You don't even bother with goodbyes.

But when you say hello
I cant ignore you
You send me spinning.

You pull me in close,
You throw me away
I keep coming back like a boomerang.
You tell me to go,
You beg me to stay.
I keep coming back like a boomerang

Round and Round and Round and back again.
Round and Round and Round and back again.
Round and Round and Round and back again.
Round and Round and Round and back again.

Boom, Boom, Boom
And now my heart is racing
Boom, Boom, Boom
And after you I'm chasing
Boom, Boom, Boom
You got to catch me when I fall.
You send me spinning

You pull me in close,
You throw me away
I keep coming back like a boomerang.
You tell me to go,
You beg me to stay.
I keep coming back like a boomerang

Round and Round and Round and back again.
Round and Round and Round and back again.
Round and Round and Round and back again.
Round and Round and Round and back again.

Welcome to Mystery

length: 4:27
producer: Ian Kirkpatrick
mixer: Joe Zook
engineer: Dan Monahan
additional recording engineer: Joshua Shapera
writer: Chris Tompkins, Tom Higgenson
Imagine a place you can always escape to
An island off the coast of nowhere
A new destination of your own creation
Just waiting till you choose to go there

Blue tree tops and velvet skies
You ready to blow your mind
Ooh
This is a place where your mind can escape
All the problems today and go far, far away
This is a time with no history
Welcome to mystery

Imagine a city where everything's pretty
And you sir, you rule the kingdom
You call the shots you can do what you want to
Oh just imagine the freedom

Blue tree tops and velvet skies
You ready to blow your mind
Ooh
This is a place where your mind can escape
All the problems today and go far, far away
This is a time with no history
Welcome to mystery

Blue tree tops and velvet skies
You ready to blow your mind
Ooh

Imagine a room where the flowers they bloom
Through the cracks in the floor and the ceiling
Just you and the missus and roses and kisses
My, what a wonderful feeling

Ooh
This is a place where your mind can escape
All the problems today and go far, far away
This is a time with no history
Welcome to mystery

This is a place where your mind can escape
All the problems today and go far, far away
This is a time with no history
Feel no misery
Come and visit me
Welcome to mystery

Rhythm of Love

length: 3:21
My head is stuck in the clouds
She begs me to come down
Says "Boy quit foolin' around"

I told her "I love the view from up here
Warm sun and wind in my ear
We'll watch the world from above
As it turns to the rhythm of love"

We may only have tonight
But till the morning sun you're mine, all mine
Play the music low and sway to the rhythm of love

My heart beats like a drum
A guitar string to the strum
A beautiful song to be sung
She's got blue eyes deep like the sea
That roll back when she's laughing at me
She rises up like the tide
The moment her lips meet mine

We may only have tonight
But till the morning sun you're mine all mine
Play the music low and sway to the rhythm of love

When the moon is low
We can dance in slow motion
And all your tears will subside
All your tears will dry

And long after I've gone
You'll still be humming along
And I will keep you in my mind
The way you make love so fine

We may only have tonight
But till the morning sun you're mine all mine
Play the music low and sway to the rhythm of love
Play the music low and sway to the rhythm of love
Yes sway to the rhythm of love

Map of the World

length: 3:38
The stars at night burn so bright
But where do I fit in?
Am I too small to matter at all?
Oh, where do I fit in?

Am I a dot on the map of the world?
Just a spot on the map of the world?
When I imagine the whole universe
Oh, where do I fit in?

The wind comes through, singing the blues
But where do I fit in?
The autumn trees dance with the breeze
But where do I fit in?

Am I a dot on the map of the world?
Just a spot on the map of the world?
When I imagine the whole universe
Oh, where do I fit in?

Wish I may, wish I might
Find some answers here tonight
Tell me, is there something out there?
Is there more than I can see?
I don't know what I believe
Tell me, is there something out there?
Anything out there?

Am I a dot on the map of the world?
Just a spot on the map of the world?
When I imagine the whole universe
Oh, where do I fit in?

Am I a dot on the map of the world?
Just a spot on the map of the world?
When I imagine the whole universe
Where do we all fit in?

Killer

length: 2:39
If I was a pirate, sailing the seas
Would you come pillage the village with me?
We'll bury the treasure and go down together
If I was a pirate

If I was an outlaw, robbing a bank
Would you be my Bonnie, help me get away?
Would you pull the trigger and blow 'em away?
If I was an outlaw

How bad would I have to be?
How bad?

If I was a vampire, roaming the night
Would you be my prey and put your neck on the line?
Live in the shadows and die in the light?
If I was a vampire

If I was a wanted man on the run
Would you take a fall if we were under the gun
And drop down beside me in the nooses they've hung?

If I was a wanted man on the run

How bad would I have to be?
How bad?

If I was the worst man in the world
Would you still be my girl?
The scariest monster you ever seen
Would you still love me?

If I was a killer with blood on my hands
Would you be my alibi and lie on the stand?
Swear on your life that I'm an innocent man?
If I was a killer

How bad would I have to be?
How bad?

Last Breath

length: 3:47
And with my last breath I surrender to your attack.
'Cause I would sacrifice my spine
if that would get you off my back.
You're somewhere between the girl of my dreams
and the girl of my nightmares
(Girl of my nightmares).
And it's not fair.

Because I'm nothing but good to you,
And you're nothing but wrong for me.
So how do I get back to the good times?
And how do I see you in a new light?
Because the harder I try, the less we feel right for each other.
How do I get back to the good times?

And with my last breath I'll thank you for choking me
Because I'd rather suffocate than have you breathing down my neck.
Flowers and trees we planted the seeds,
But nothing will grow there.
'Cause we're going nowhere.

Because I'm nothing but good to you,
And you're nothing but wrong for me.
So how do I get back to the good times?
And how do I see you in a new light?

Because the harder I try, the less we feel right for each other.
How do I get back to the good times?

What am I fighting for?
What am I fighting for?
What am I fighting for,
If it ain't you?

What am I fighting for?
What am I fighting for?
What am I fighting for,
If it ain't you?

What am I fighting for?
What am I fighting for?
What am I fighting for,
If it ain't you?

What am I trying for?
What am I crying for?
What am I dying for,
If it ain't you?

Broken Record

length: 3:31
It was summer love,
She was like a drug,
Bit me like a club,
Everything was alright,

I was James Dean,
She was Billie Jean,
California Queen,
Everything was alright,

From the bad beat,
To the back scene,
In the heat heat,
Everything was alright,

Lovers and gears of common bomb,
She'll always be my favorite song
She was silent gold,
She was Rock'n'roll
I should have never let her go go go

[Chorus]
Kiss me goodbye and I knew it was final,
Got in her daddy's car and she was gone like vinyl,
Her memory pops up when I least expect it,
It's stuck in my head like a broken record,
Pa pa pa pa pa Broken Record,
P-p-pa pa pa Broken record,
A broke, a broke, a broken record,
P-p-pa pa pa Broken record,

She was hot file,
She was low file,
Burning up July,
Everything was alright,

Let me with a kiss,
I wonder where she is,
If that she ever miss me,
Oh oh oh,

Lovers and gears of common bomb,
She'll always be my favorite song
She was silent gold,
She was Rock'n'roll
I should have never let her go go go

[Chorus]

I wished I could find her,
Ooh oh oh,
Cause I need to remind her,
Ooh oh oh,

[Chorus]

Skip skip through my head,
Skip skip through my head,
Skip skip skip through my head all day.

Our Song

length: 3:16
Sitting on this white bed
It's not the right bed
'Cause it's not our bed
All alone in this hotel room
Feels like a hell room
'Cause it's not our room

I try to watch some TV
But it's not easy
'Cause you're not near me
I'm just feeling lonely
I wanna go home

So if you hear me singing this song
I know you're out there singing along
It's a love song, and it's the right song
'Cause it's our song

Trying to kill all my time
All day and night time
Until it's our time
If I had it my way
Be on the highway
Straight to our driveway

I can't wait until I see you
And get to feel you
And kiss the real you
You know I need you
I wanna go home

So if you hear me singing this song
I know you're out there singing along
It's a love song, and it's the right song
'Cause it's our song

I close my eyes
(I close my eyes)
And there you are
Turn off the lights
(Turn off the lights)
And there you are
And in my dreams
(And in my dreams)
We dance and sing to each other
All night along
And this is our song

I just wanna make you happy
So come and grab me
And love me madly
I want you so badly
I'm coming home

So if you hear me singing this song
I know you're out there singing along
It's a love song, and it's the right song

And if you hear me singing this song
I know you're out there singing along
It's a love song, and it's the right song
It's a don't-give-up-without-a-fight song
It's an everything-is-all-right song
'Cause it's our song

Airplane

length: 2:19
Airplane, airplane
Put me to sleep again
Take me away, off to a dream
And then I'll fly so high across the sky
Awake in a new place
Where mistakes of my past are erased

Don't drop me
Don't stop me
Just hold me
So cozy

Airplane, airplane
Don't you go down today
Take me away, off to a better place
You know just where I'd like to go
Please get me there on time
Don't delay me from losing my mind

Don't drop me
Don't stop me
Just hold me

Airplane, airplane
Don't you go down today
Take me away, off to a better place
You know just where I'd like to go
Please get me there real soon
I've important things that I must do

Cirque Dans La Rue

length: 3:57
Take me to the big show
Take me anywhere but here
Put me in the front row,
Make my problems disappear

Drag these high wires,
Without a safety net
For the present admission,
I wanna witness life or death

All the pretty girls get cut in half
While the sad clowns make us laugh

I wanna make friends with the friends with the freaks,
I wanna throw it down with the clowns that I meet,
I wanna have a party in the middle of the street
I wanna have a party in the middle of the street
I wanna have a party in the middle of the street

Invite all the carnies
And the crazy acrobats
And bearded ladies
And the fire breathers
All the people
Just like me.

Are you ready to risk it all,
And be a human cannon ball?
Sharpen up those knives and throw 'em,
At the fool against the wall,
We're all against that wall

I wanna make friends with the friends with the freaks,
I wanna throw it down with the clowns that I meet,
I wanna have a party in the middle of the street
I wanna have a party in the middle of the street
I wanna have a party in the middle of the street

Invite all the carnies
And the crazy acrobats
And bearded ladies
And the fire breathers
All the people
Just like me.

Ladies and Gentlemen,
Boys and girls,
Come one, come all
To the Cirque dans la rue!
Check your troubles at the door,
You don't need em anymore!
Leave reality outside,
And come along for the ride,
But just remember
While you're watching us,
Do the things that we do!

We're watching you

All the pretty girls get cut in half
While the sad clowns make us laugh.
All the pretty girls get cut in half
While the sad clowns make us laugh.

I wanna make friends with the friends with the freaks,
I wanna throw it down with the clowns that I meet,
I wanna have a party in the middle of the street
I wanna have a party in the middle of the street
I wanna have a party in the middle of the street

Invite all the carnies
And the crazy acrobats
And bearded ladies
And the fire breathers
All the people
Just like me

Just like me.

I wanna have a party in the middle of the street
I wanna have a party in the middle of the street
I wanna have a party in the middle of the street

Invite all the carnies
And the crazy acrobats
And bearded ladies
And the fire breathers
All the people
Just like me.

All the pretty girls get cut in half
While the sad clowns make us laugh.

Body Parts

length: 3:36
My heart was talking to my head
Said "I've loved once. I'll never love again."
And my head at this replied,
"I'll miss her too. She was easy on the eyes."

And now all they do is look around for you
And every night with their lids closed tight
They're lost in dreams, but they'll awake and see
You lying next to me.

My feet could feel it in their soles
We've gone too far, and we'll never make it home.
And these hands, they felt the same
They held her once but they let her slip away.

And now all I do is look around for you
And every night with my eyes closed tight
I'm lost in dreams, but I'll awake and see
You lying next to me.

If there's one thing I've learned, it's how easy the tables turn.
And if there's one thing I know, it's the fine art of letting go.

My heart was talking to my head
Said "I've loved once. I'll never love again."

And now all I do is look around for you
And every night with my eyes closed tight
I'm lost in dreams but I'll awake and see
You lying next to me.

Make It Up as You Go

length: 3:44
I don't care where you're from
If you're smart or you're dumb
If you wanna be a bad guy or Mr. Right
I don't care what you say
I'mma go my own way
You go yours
And maybe we'll meet up someday

Make it up
(Make it up)
As you go
(As you go)
Future's wide open
Nothing's written in stone
(Make it up)
Make it up
(As you go)
As you go
Future's wide open
Nothing's written in stone

I don't care what you think
I'mma do my own thing
Cut my own hair
Don't care if you like it
Just a matter of taste
And all the time you waste
Will get you there in fashionable time

Make it up
(Make it up)
As you go
(As you go)
Future's wide open
Nothing's written in stone
(Make it up)
Make it up
(As you go)
As you go
Future's wide open
Nothing's written in stone
Better make it up as you go

There's no need for lies
They have begun when your eyes meet the sun
We don't need any roads
Put your feet on the ground
And forget what you know
Don't make it down
Make it up as you go

I can't tell you what's best
I don't know what comes next
All I know is that I don't know anything
All I got is today, and I prefer it that way
Make a plan, but I know it's gonna change
And that's okay

Make it up
(Make it up)
As you go
(As you go)
Future's wide open
Nothing's written in stone
(Make it up)
Make it up
(As you go)
As you go
Future's wide open
Nothing's written in stone

(Make it up)
Make it up
(As you go)
As you go
Future's wide open
Nothing's written in stone
Better make it up as you go
Better make it up as you go
Better make it up as you go
Better make it up as you go

Wonders of the Younger

length: 5:09
Race-cars and spaceships and carnival rides
Ghosts in the graveyard, they come out at night
These are the wonders of the younger

Daydreams of castle and sad crystal balls
While your heroes on posters stand guard on your walls
These are the wonders of the younger

And I wonder why we just leave it all behind
And I wonder how we could all go back right now

Werewolves and vampires are out for the kill
If none of them catch you, the Bogeyman will
These are the wonders of the younger

Walk in the plank of an old pirate ship
With a fistful of gold and kiss on your lips
These are the wonders of the younger

And I wonder why we just leave it all behind
And I wonder how we could all go back right now

Click your heels, close your eyes
Make a wish and wave goodbye
Fly away, it's not too late
Change your mind

Now numbers and figures take up all my time
How did this much of my life pass me by?
I miss the wonders of the younger

1, 2, 3, 4

length: 3:18
1-2-1-2-3-4

Give me more loving than I've ever had
Make it all better when I'm feeling sad
Tell me I'm special even when I know I'm not
Make it feel good when it hurts so bad
Barely get mad
I'm so glad I found you
I love being around you
You make it easy

It's as easy as 1-2-1-2-3-4
There's only
ONE thing (one)
TWO do (two)
THREE words (three)
FOUR you... (four)
(I love you) I love you
There's only
ONE way (one)
TWO say (two)
Those THREE words (three)
And that's what I'll do... (four)
(I love you) I love you

Give me more loving from the very start
Piece me back together when I fall apart
Tell me things you never even tell your closest friends
Make it feel good when it hurts so bad
The best that I've had
And I'm so glad I found you
I love being around you
You make it easy

It's as easy as 1-2-1-2-3-4
There's only
ONE thing (one)
TWO do (two)
THREE words (three)
FOUR you... (four)
(I love you) I love you
There's only
ONE way (one)
TWO say (two)
Those THREE words (three)
And that's what I'll do... (four)
(I love you) I love you
(I love you) I love you

You make it easy
It's as easy as 1-2-1-2-3-4
There's only
ONE thing
TWO do
THREE words
FOUR you...
(I love you) I love you
There's only
ONE way
TWO say
Those THREE words
And that's what I'll do...
(I love you) I love you
(I love you) I love you
1-2-3-4
I love you
(I love you) I love you