"Hornets! Hornets!" as written by and Craig Finn Tad Jason Kubler....
She said always remember never to trust me.
She said that the first night she met me.
She said there's gonna be a time when I'm gonna have to go with whoever's gonna get me the highest.

She said I won't be much for conversation if we go and do the rest of this.
She said I've never been much for conservation. I kinda dig these awkward silences.
She's got those bones brigade videos. she knew them back and forth.
She's slept with so many skaters. she had the place to herself.
She had a couple hundred bux. and he had nothing but the number.

She said I like the guy who always answers the door.
He never asks you what you came to his house for.
She said I won't be much for all this humbert humbert stuff.
I've never done so much of this. I have to try so hard not to fall in love.
I have to concentrate when we kiss.
She mouthed the words along to "running up that hill."
That song got scratched into her soul.
He's never heard the song before. but still he gets the metaphor.
He knows some people that switched places before.
She said I really like the crowds at the really big shows.
People touching people that they don't even know, yo.

I guess the heavy stuff ain't quite at its heaviest by the time it gets out to suburban Minneapolis.
We were living up at Nicollet and 66th.
With 3 skaters and some hoodrat chick.
Drove the wrong way down 169.
Almost died up by Edina High.

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"Hornets! Hornets!" as written by Tad Jason Kubler Craig Finn


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    General Commenti'm pretty sure the 'running up that hill' she's mouthing the words along with is the song by kate bush, which is pretty amazing.

    "And if I only could,
    I'd make a deal with God,
    And I'd get him to swap our places,
    Be running up that road,
    Be running up that hill,
    With no problems."
    thomas doyleon December 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentUh, does anyone know why the title is called Hornets! Hornets!? I love the way it sounds, but can't really relate it to the song.
    ullberryon March 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe last line is both hilarious, sad, and absolutely brilliant at the same time. It's kind of like, "Oh, by the way, I almost died last night." You kind of get the idea that it's nothing out of the ordinary, it probably happens every day. The lives that the characters Finn sings about in all his albums are fascinating.
    rossismadon April 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe mascot of Edina High School is the Hornet... in regards to ullberry's comment.
    jessannfanon April 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAh, makes much more sense now. Great song, thanks.
    ullberryon May 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt's pretty reasonable to assume that "Hornets! Hornets!" is meant to set the tone for Holly's misadventures throughout the album and as a contrast to her apparent redemption in the last few songs.

    Also: Craig Finn is a Hornet, hailing from Edina.
    campfirewood1980on July 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTo be more specific, I read an interview with Craig where he said the title was a reference to Edina High's "amazing virginal cheerleaders" as the embodiment of an innocent feminine ideal in that era of your life right before everything turns sketchy.
    mrbadexampleon September 06, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"She said i won't be much for all this humbert humbert stuff"

    Humbert Humbert is the narrator in Lolita by Nabokov
    towen08on December 18, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"I kinda dig these awkward silences."

    Story of my life.
    bloomingtonon July 21, 2009   Link

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