Wonder Years Poster

Inspired by the song "Me vs. the Highway" by the alternative pop punk band the Wonder Years. This uses spot illustrations to visualize the song. 
 

Hand drawn ink

2015

"The graffiti over 309 used to say things that I could romanticize
Like "I'll always love you Katie" or "Bernard Herman lives" or maybe "loves"
I could never quite decipher or decide
But now the overpass says things like "DRAT"
And I'm not sure what to make of it


I watch the highway lines unwind
Thought about where I could go and who I would leave behind
I stayed anchored here
Cause only I could find a way to make a year I hated seem nostalgic
I can't say goodbye

And I've been having car crash dreams
Not sure if they mean anything
But it keeps me out of the driver's seat


I remember me at eighteen
Naked in your parents' basement
Young and careless
Watching you blow smoke rings
And I remember me at eighteen
You sat stoic in front of me
A portrait of who we'd someday be

Me versus the highway
Me versus the highway
Me versus the highway
Me versus the highway
And I'll say the best years may still be ahead of me

I remember me at eighteen
Naked in your parents' basement
Young and careless
Watching you blow smoke rings
And I remember me at eighteen
You sat stoic in front me
A portrait of who we'd someday be"

© Jessica Pearl Roses