It is thanks to The Wonder Years I’ve stopped seeing life in a negative way. I used to let every bad thing about my life weigh me down. I was constantly thinking about how worthless I was, how little I had accomplished, how few things I had to be thankful for. Through Dan Campbell’s lyrics and TWY’s music I began to understand how fantastic life actually is - and how thankful I am for the honor of living. I have a family who loves me, and now I have a girlfriend who loves me, too. I’ve stopped comparing myself to others, and I’ve learned to appreciate myself for who I am. I do what I can not to let negative people and bad happenings pull me down, and I try to do my best to make others feel the way I do. Love > hate.
I’ll be in the backyard laughing out by the fire saying I’m sick of running away. Maybe I’ll stay.
We’ll be in the backyard causing problems for the neighbors screaming we’re sick of running away. We’ll stay.
It’s a series of bars, thrift stores and churches lining the streets, while women with gold crosses push kids into half-formed beliefs. If Lot was righteous than I think I’d rather not be. We lean on fences built from out-dated morality. It’s a gang mentality. It’s a dangerous thing. They don’t ask you to think, just to repeat after me and assume you’re too careless to look at it critically. You’ll stop progress if it contradicts what you’re told to believe. I refuse to spend life on my knees. These billboards flaunt these scare tactics make me think you’re only good if you’re afraid of being punished and every single Sunday, church bells wake me up, but it’s never enough to pull me out of bed. The church over on Main Street has got its doors painted red and I guess it’s so the Angel of Death passes over it on its way to get gas. The church over on Broad Street has got a neon sign that says “Jesus Save Me” and I guess it’s so god can see from where he is in the cheap seats. I refuse to spend life on my knees and I won’t let somebody else make my decisions for me. If we’re all just Christians or Lions, then I think I’d rather be on the side with sharper teeth. I don’t need saving.