"Round Are Way" as written by and Noel Gallagher....
The paper boy is working before he goes
Lying to the teacher he knows he knows
He didn't and he should've
Brought his lines in yesterday
Ernie bangs the sound and the day begins
The letterbox is open and your cash falls in
I'll meet you at the office
Just before the staff clock in

Round are way the birds are singing
Round are way the sun shines bright
Round are way the birds sing for yer
The already know yer

The game is kicking off in around the park
It's twenty five a side and before it's dark
There's gonna be a loser
And you know the next goal wins
Cab it to the front as it's called a draw
Everybody's knockin at yours once more
Ernie bangs the sound
And no one's spoken since half past four

Round are way the birds are singing
Round are way the sun shines bright
Round are way the birds are minging
Round are way it's alright
Round are way the birds sing for you
'cause the already know yer
They already know yer

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"Round Are Way" as written by Noel Gallagher

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    General Commentthe song is obviously about manchester, specifically where noel grew up and his view of how it was like to be there. "round are way" - round our way. (mancunians pronounce "our" like "are" and sometimes even spell it that way.) "bird" is slang for female, "minging" is gross - so i bet the line "round are way the birds are minging" is even funnier to you the next time you listen to this song - if you didn't know this already of course.
    slideawayon March 06, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhy has no one else posted on this? cracking song, lyrics on the face of it are nothing special but the way its sung and the music behind it makes it one of my favourite oasis songs, one of them real feel good songs, get it listioned in mid-summer and your flying..
    dave_1987on March 13, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis was actually my favourite song off the wonderwall single, which was the first cd I purchased myself. So upbeat and sugary, yet not to the point where you write it off because the tune is just so catchy. Why wasn't it on whats the story?? Good thing they did it on MTV unplugged :)
    Rancid_Beastieson April 01, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis reminds me of the beatles 'got to get you into my life' from revolver. Fuckin great tune.
    The cageon October 28, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is awsome, I think it's better when Liam sings it
    walrusgumboots1on December 08, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentvery nice upbeat song, it should of been on whats the story instead of 2 blank tracks..wth is up with that
    xaiver_888on August 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI'm the same age as the Gallagher's and grew up working class in England. I get the little nuances Noel was talking about. Basically, the songs about how great it was growing up and being a teenager in the eighties/early nineties despite having no money..

    'Ernie bangs the sound and the day begins'

    Ernie is a slang term for a milkman - because of Benny Hills song from the seventies (he drove the fastest milk float in the West)

    'The letterbox is open and your cash falls in
    I'll meet you at the office
    Just before the staff clock in'

    Back then, your unemployment benefit would be posted to you in the form of a giro cheque which you could only cash at the post 'office'.

    I spent most of my teens playing 20 a side football in the park - jumpers for goalposts!

    Girls are minging is a cheeky joke at the local girls. Meams 'dirty' or 'rough'.

    At the end of the song the milkmans come round again but they've all been unconscious mashed up on hash or whatever since half past four.

    The whole song is an appreciation of where they live and a sense of belonging.

    'The birds sing for ya, cos they already know yer.'

    Englands flippin brilliant!
    TRICKY89on December 31, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWicked tune. Listen to the Noel @ MTV unplugged.
    Keefon October 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfor some reason this song reminds me of sesame street, maybe because they mention ernie...who is ernie in this song anyways.
    crapmonkey470on December 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThings are looking up for this person. I think its the same person throughout the whole song. He's a boy at the start, neglecting schoolwork (bad luck or whatever so you'd think he was unfortunate) then he's a man at his job. His team is losing but they manage to tie with the other team so things are turning out in his favor...I dunno about this one. Its wicked catchy too.
    Orange Morendoon July 22, 2007   Link

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