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Fat Boy Samsam
05-15-2006, 03:20 PM
Just to let you all know.. I was speaking with Dexter yesterday in Costa Mesa. They are planning on recording around 20 new tracks for the new album and selecting the best from these. Currently, 8 are completely finished, 7 or so are written and they are looking to develop 3 to 5 more.
Atom is most definitely still in the band. He is working in the studio full time at the moment.

The album will have more of a political edge.. and they are looking to combine the fast gutsy sound from Smash and Ixnay with the commercialism of Americana! Believe it or not, Dexter said that they have even been working on a few slower tracks - I laughed and asked him if they were being influenced by Green Days success ;-)

Anyway, still a LOT of work to be done - but they are aiming for a late July or early August release.

I wanted to pass the news along to you guys!!!!

DICKON
05-15-2006, 03:24 PM
if it's true, then thats class!!! still waiting for official info on the site, but any news is better then no news! good to hear bowt atom too.

Emily_offspring_fan
05-15-2006, 03:31 PM
If it's true, thats very important news. I can't wait for official info.

Dirty Bertie
05-15-2006, 03:36 PM
Yes, this is really exciting news. I think that it is normal for the band to record loads more tracks than they release. I'm looking forward to the summer :-)

nameless
05-15-2006, 03:37 PM
i dont know why but i cant see it being out in july/august! i hope it is though!

Dirty Bertie
05-15-2006, 03:39 PM
i dont know why but i cant see it being out in july/august! i hope it is though!

I wonder how long it takes to completely record a track : maybe a couple of days??? If so, August sounds good to me :-)

opivy21
05-15-2006, 03:46 PM
I wonder how long it takes to completely record a track : maybe a couple of days??? If so, August sounds good to me :-)
I think it really depends on the song and the band. Some records get done in 2 or 3 days, and others take months/years.

JohnnyNemesis
05-15-2006, 03:54 PM
Completely lying.

Nitro Punk
05-15-2006, 03:57 PM
Awesome!There's a lot of tracks recorded there!.It should be the coolest thing to get the record ready so soon.August is not far away!
Did you took any photos of Dexter or of the studio and stuff???

FOXMAN
05-15-2006, 03:58 PM
If it's true, it's awesome!! :D I believe the new cd will be released at the end of the year,not summer. Atom has live shows with AvA until 23 july(and possibly later) every day.

Emily_offspring_fan
05-15-2006, 04:35 PM
Completely lying.
Well, I like to see a proof of what he's saying. Like the photo of the other guy w/nood, jopez.

Zack
05-15-2006, 04:50 PM
sweet! Thats great news

Sinister
05-15-2006, 04:54 PM
bullshit, most likely. but if it's not, then yay.

jacknife737
05-15-2006, 05:40 PM
bullshit, most likely. but if it's not, then yay.

my thoughts exactly.

no_way
05-15-2006, 05:47 PM
Just to let you all know.. I was speaking with Dexter yesterday in Costa Mesa. They are planning on recording around 20 new tracks for the new album and selecting the best from these. Currently, 8 are completely finished, 7 or so are written and they are looking to develop 3 to 5 more.
Atom is most definitely still in the band. He is working in the studio full time at the moment.

The album will have more of a political edge.. and they are looking to combine the fast gutsy sound from Smash and Ixnay with the commercialism of Americana! Believe it or not, Dexter said that they have even been working on a few slower tracks - I laughed and asked him if they were being influenced by Green Days success ;-)
Anyway, still a LOT of work to be done - but they are aiming for a late July or early August release.

I wanted to pass the news along to you guys!!!!

:eek: you talked to them!!! wish i was you...
awesome!!! i just can't wait for the new job, sounds cool, if they combine that all toghether. I'd be fine with slower songs, it's cool we can't live trapped in "real punk" forever.


Dexter said that they have even been working on a few slower tracks - I laughed and asked him if they were being influenced by Green Days success ;-)
what did he say when you asked him that? what was his reaction

Emily_offspring_fan
05-15-2006, 06:07 PM
:eek: you talked to them!!! wish i was you...
awesome!!! i just can't wait for the new job*, sounds cool, if they combine that all toghether. I'd be fine with slower songs, it's cool we can't live trapped in "real punk" forever.


what did he say when you asked him that? what was his reaction
*work :p ...

no_way
05-15-2006, 06:28 PM
Poor Dex. That remember* me the Self Esteem video live in the dvd, if I'm not wrong, his T shirt is broken* (it's not the correct word, broken, i know, but i can't find another).And it was an awesome shirt.

reminds*
ripped*

I'm so mean :D

Emily_offspring_fan
05-15-2006, 06:30 PM
reminds*
ripped*

I'm so mean :D
You don't have to take that so seriously.

Llamas
05-15-2006, 06:31 PM
*waits for official news*

no_way
05-15-2006, 06:39 PM
You don't have to take that so seriously.

sorry :( thanks anyway!

offspring_freak_3
05-15-2006, 06:58 PM
i cant belive it, till i see some proof or it be published in the website.
but if its true, thats good stuff!

i really hope they release if after august so i can buy it in pre sale with some other shit, cuz my parents r gonna give me 500 bucks :D yay!

DeAtHsTaR
05-15-2006, 08:56 PM
If it has political songs, they better be damn intelligent, like their older stuff, not Green Day's political shit.

Lizardus
05-15-2006, 10:23 PM
The album will have more of a political edge.. and they are looking to combine the fast gutsy sound from Smash and Ixnay with the commercialism of Americana!

A match made in my sick sick mind.

If this is true this is going to kick major ass.

Llamas
05-15-2006, 11:14 PM
as long as it's not another splinter or co1, I'm happy :P

XYlophonetreeZ
05-15-2006, 11:19 PM
Atom's touring with Angels and Airwaves, 'tard. He ain't working full time in the studio, at least not for the rest of the summer.

Mimile
05-16-2006, 02:47 AM
You don't have any picture ? I can't believe you without a proof ...

I think you're lying :X

Piedude
05-16-2006, 02:53 AM
Odd, Noodles said they were still looking for a producer, so unless its being produced by more than one person, doesnt make sense to have 8 tracks completly finished...
But I hope your right.

Llamas
05-16-2006, 02:58 AM
maybe they recorded them themselves and then are waiting for a producer to come and do what he wants.

Dexter_H
05-16-2006, 03:17 AM
Maybe that jerk who claims to have been in the studio with Dexter just wants attention.

SplinterByMyOwnDesign
05-16-2006, 03:38 AM
Maybe that jerk who claims to have been in the studio with Dexter just wants attention.

agreed ... and they're gonna have a political impact? fuck that... i just don't see Offspring doing it... I'm sick of political songs... "everybody hates the government" blah blah... yes we know, we've heard it a million times! :mad:

Fat Boy Samsam
05-16-2006, 03:39 AM
Tut, tut, tut... some of you guys are so untrusting :-(

Anyway, I am working as an assistant in the studio where they are recording. I can't tell you where it is as I am afraid that I will lose my position here. However, those of you who know your Offspring history won't be surprised. I haven't really spoken or seen Atom that much so I dont know if he is touring or not. I can confirm though that he is in the studio at least 2 morning per week for at least an hour or two. However, he quite often lays down the drum track without any of the rest of the band here.

A lot of the layout, merchandising and artwork have already been completed. I have seen Noodles reviewing at least 5 different album covers. However, I didn't get to see them up close. I could tell that they were mainly colored red.

Damm, it is late here. I really need to go to bed.

Dexter_H
05-16-2006, 03:54 AM
Yet, still you provide no truth of your tale.

Fat Boy Samsam
05-16-2006, 04:08 AM
Yet, still you provide no truth of your tale.

Dude. they will kick my ass out of here quicker than you think if I start taking pictures and shit or asking for autographs. I have already said too much here!!!

The new political stuff that I have heard IS mostly anti-imperialism stuff. One track is about the march of Ceasar and the Roman Empire. I guess the point is to draw a comparison with the Bush government and the middle east.

I think the slower stuff really is influenced by Green Day and possible commerical success. Some of the talk here is that they will definitely release one of the slow ones for their first single.

Dexter_H
05-16-2006, 04:14 AM
If you really have heard them, are the slow songs like Denial Revisited, or Spare Me The Details, Race Against Myself? Or are we talking crap that sounds like Green Day? (N)

Nrk
05-16-2006, 05:11 AM
Slow? Nooooooooo. they're better in writing faster songs.

Hypodermic_89
05-16-2006, 08:04 AM
Sounds really nice, if it's true.

Fat Boy Samsam
05-16-2006, 08:06 AM
I came across the end of a lyric sheet from last weeks recording whilst clearing up. I wish I had a scanner here cos someone has crossed out one of the lines and hand written the last section. Guessing it must be either Dexter or Noodles.

Here are the lyrics (enjoy):


Don't deny us
or hold back progress
Keep on dreaming
Empire, Empire

Don't remind us
of what your losing
Keep on dreaming
Empire, Empire

Burn
Don't deny us

Burn
Don't remind us

Burn
Empire, Empire

Teemu
05-16-2006, 08:15 AM
don't know if it's true, but i don't like them.... it seem not like dexter kind of songwriting...

Fat Boy Samsam
05-16-2006, 08:38 AM
don't know if it's true, but i don't like them.... it seem not like dexter kind of songwriting...

Maybe this is the track that Noodles is writing???? Just an idea

JohnnyNemesis
05-16-2006, 08:45 AM
You're a lying piece of shit.

Amazed
05-16-2006, 08:52 AM
You're a lying piece of shit.

Agreed...

(damn this 10 character crap)

Tijs
05-16-2006, 09:14 AM
Fat Boy Samsam, I'm not sure if you're lying or not, I think you are, but just in case I'll keep this thread open. I merged your other thread into this one aswell.


Dude. they will kick my ass out of here quicker than you think if I start taking pictures and shit or asking for autographs. I have already said too much here!!!You've already said too much, yet the first thing you said after that was:


The new political stuff that I have heard IS mostly anti-imperialism stuff. One track is about the march of Ceasar and the Roman Empire. I guess the point is to draw a comparison with the Bush government and the middle east.And right after that, you post a thread with lyrics of their 'new song'.

Teemu
05-16-2006, 10:50 AM
you know, i talked to dexter's housemaid yesterday, and she told me that he goes to pee everyday!
OMG!

Luriden
05-16-2006, 10:52 AM
NOOOO! Not a political album! Please! :(

Emily_offspring_fan
05-16-2006, 11:15 AM
I came across the end of a lyric sheet from last weeks recording whilst clearing up. I wish I had a scanner here cos someone has crossed out one of the lines and hand written the last section. Guessing it must be either Dexter or Noodles.

Here are the lyrics (enjoy):


Don't deny us
or hold back progress
Keep on dreaming
Empire, Empire

Don't remind us
of what your losing
Keep on dreaming
Empire, Empire

Burn
Don't deny us

Burn
Don't remind us

Burn
Empire, Empire
Now, you're obviously lying.
I don't believe you anymore.

Piedude
05-16-2006, 11:15 AM
This also seems like a really odd thing for someone working in the studio to say too, if you can be bothered to look at his recent posts in his profile....



Maybe we should get 'Green Day' to write them a few songs for the new album -
at least then, we might get something new and original!!!

Little_Miss_1565
05-16-2006, 11:26 AM
Fatboy, I'm about to start a job in the music industry and though I'd love to start leaking information about things of interest to some people on this board, that's just not something that's done--especially to that band's official message board. If you really work at this studio, you're probably about to lose your job. But unless you're going to even attempt to prove any of what you're saying, we'll have to start treating what you say like the way we've treated those who post fake tracklists.

jacknife737
05-16-2006, 11:48 AM
One track is about the march of Ceasar and the Roman Empire.

If its true, i would love to hear that song.

Marco
05-16-2006, 12:39 PM
If that's true it's awesome but I won't believe it until dexter posts on this website. I just believe the official news........

Jakebert
05-16-2006, 01:09 PM
The sad part isn't that he expects people to believe him, it's that people actually do believe him. This message board is full of idiots.

Bexy
05-16-2006, 02:22 PM
I neither agree nor disagree. But, if you're on good terms with the band - and from previous posts, you seem to be - why not say to them 'look, the people on your message boards would love to know that your recording and stuff, so can you put up something on your website to let them know.' If they care about their fans, they should be more than happy to do that. And if you answer with 'I can't do that, I'll lose my job', then you should've thought about that before you put up what is most probably CONFIDENTIAL information, which they will end up finding out about. And if this turns out to be fake, then I would like to thank you for wasting everyone's time with a load of shit. :)

BIG Nicky
05-16-2006, 02:22 PM
I need to see some pictures....if not then I can't believe you.

Revolver-2005?
05-16-2006, 02:30 PM
Yeah so I was talking to god yesterday and he told me the apocalypse is coming latest around June or July. It's sooooo cool guys, I can't wait. Just thought you should know.

scream
05-16-2006, 02:45 PM
I'll take this with a grain of salt but the little boy inside me hopes that it's true.

Ceejio21
05-16-2006, 03:18 PM
I find this information very hard to believe for the reasons discussed above although like everyone else it would be cool to be true. However, there are so many holes and voids in the information (not to mention the ethics of the post in terms of confidentiality)- particularly related to Atom joining the band in the studio. If you were to look at the Angels and Airwaves touring schedule for these last few weeks it makes it virtually impossible for Atom to attend studio sessions. Also given the volume of live shows they are playing - he's gonna be knackered (should this information be true).

Finally, in the 'new album' thread it was also posted for a late July/early August release - I really dont think that seems likely. For me the whole album would've been produced far too quickly in that time, I'd much rather wait for quality than rushed material.

But if I can be proved wrong then I'd be the first to hold my hand up and apologise.

We await the evidence...

Ceej

bouncingcoles
05-16-2006, 05:30 PM
This better be true.....

DeAtHsTaR
05-16-2006, 05:42 PM
NOOOO! Not a political album! Please! :(
The self-titled was very political.

Emily_offspring_fan
05-16-2006, 05:44 PM
The self-titled was very political.
They were inspired by another bands of that time.

Luriden
05-16-2006, 07:01 PM
The self-titled was very political.

Yeah, and the self-titled is also my least favorite album by them. Not lyrically though, just musically. The music can't seem to keep my attention long enough to actually pay attention to the lyrics.

I'm not a tru hardcorepunx.

I'm sure the music will be good with this album even if it is political, but even though I'm neutral, I tend to lean more towards being conservative than liberal. I just hate political statements being shoved in your face. One or two songs isn't bad, but an entire album devoted to it just doesn't sound good to me.

For example, "War On Errorism" by Nofx and whatever the new album was called by Bad Religion, I forget the name of it.

Even if a band makes an extremely conservative song on an album that I can actually relate to a little, I just don't appreciate political music. It doesn't matter what side you're taking, you're going to piss some of your fans off, or at least the ones that pay attention to the lyrics.

Venom Symbiote
05-16-2006, 08:37 PM
Don't worry, I can't see them pulling a Green Day.

I mean, Noodles is the only hippy. Dexter and Greg aren't rabid militant liberals, so I doubt it'll be a bunch of songs calling America an "evil empire" or saying "George Bush eats orphans and kicks puppies" and such. I'm not sure about Atom's political views, but he doesn't have any input into the song themes or content anyway, so nothing to stress over.

If this is true, the political aspect will most likely just be akin to "Change the World" or "Not the One"...vague and open to interpretation.

If I've come to know one thing about this band over the years, it's that they aren't out there to deliberately piss people off or force their views on others. Even Noodles. He's a lefty, but fairly civil about it.

We won't be getting an American Idiot style record here, so chill.

Still, if they're going with an older more "classic Offspring" musical style, great. Remember, though, they also said that Splinter would sound a lot like Ignition. And look how that turned out. I believe the guy, but take this info with a grain of salt, people.

We won't know specifics about song content for a while yet.

Kitten
05-16-2006, 08:45 PM
This is obviously some sort of cry for attention.

DeAtHsTaR
05-16-2006, 08:50 PM
Still, if they're going with an older more "classic Offspring" musical style, great. Remember, though, they also said that Splinter would sound a lot like Ignition. And look how that turned out..
To be fair, it had some of their most punk songs in years, like Never Gonna Find Me, Da Hui, and The Noose.

jacknife737
05-16-2006, 08:51 PM
Don't worry, I can't see them pulling a Green Day.

I mean, Noodles is the only hippy. Dexter and Greg aren't rabid militant liberals,


Dexter has been fairly vocal about his anti-bush sentiments.

Ninty Man
05-16-2006, 09:48 PM
Well... maybe it's a trick to get our attention... and then... BOOM... a new album

Kitten
05-16-2006, 09:53 PM
And maybe it's not. Don't hold your breath, you might hit your head when you pass out.

Ninty Man
05-16-2006, 09:56 PM
And maybe it's not. Don't hold your breath, you might hit your head when you pass out.


Nah... I blow my fingers

Llamas
05-16-2006, 10:34 PM
the "lyrics" this guy posted, and the song about caesar screams BULLSHIT all over it. We won't know if this guy is telling the truth or not until the album comes out. Too bad he'll be long gone by then. Also, working for the studio and not wanting to lose your job, but coming here and posting all this screams bullshit, too. nice try.

Fat Boy Samsam
05-17-2006, 01:44 AM
Well, Steve was asking me who was in the studio most days.

Dave Jerden and Joe from the Management team have been around a lot... and we don't see Noodles that much, but surprisingly, Chelsea is here a lot as well. Rumour has it that she will be singing back up on a few of the songs.
A few of us went for drinks in Woodland Hills last night and were laughing about it :-) She is kind of hot though ;-)

I've actually started feeling a bit guilty about passing on this information to you Guys... think I better shut up from now on just in case someone on the inside reads this and gets pissed with me.

Dexter_H
05-17-2006, 02:37 AM
Yet, you still have no proof of your wacky tale.

Fat Boy Samsam
05-17-2006, 02:43 AM
Yet, you still have no proof of your wacky tale.

Damm dude.. what do you want?????? MP3s of the new tracks or something!!! ... that would reallyt get me fired

Dexter_H
05-17-2006, 03:04 AM
Well what exaclty is your job?

Venom Symbiote
05-17-2006, 03:14 AM
QUOTE:
"To be fair, it had some of their most punk songs in years, like Never Gonna Find Me, Da Hui, and The Noose."


True. And don't get me wrong, I love a lot of the stuff off of Splinter. Really. The tracks you mentioned and "Lightning Rod" really resonate throughout me as far as favourite more-modern Offspring songs that come to mind. Still, the record as a complete package was hardly Ignition-y, agreed? I like the CD, it's just not exactly anything like they described it when they were in the studio recording it.



QUOTE:
"Dexter has been fairly vocal about his anti-bush sentiments."


Oh? I don't mean to doubt you on this (or to go too off-topic), but do you have any links to any sources? Interviews and such? I'd like to read up on it. In all honesty, from everything I've read he's pretty neutral, impartial to the War on Terror and such. In fact Noodles had to convince him pretty firmly and stubbornly to approve a song for Fat Mike's anti-war compilation a few years back, Dexter was initially very against it because he didn't necessarily agree with the message it was preaching.

If there's anything been said to the contrary, it'd be cool to see. But as of 2004 or whenever that album came out, that was Dexter's official stance on the thing - pretty ambiguous, definitely no open disdain for the president or personal beef with the current government.

Llamas
05-17-2006, 03:55 AM
Usually, Venom, I think you're a pretentious asshole. However, you've been making the most intelligent comments in this thread, and I agree with the things you've said (especially in the above post).
As far as Splinter is concerned, I assume we can all see where dexter was coming from with the "sounds like ignition" thing, but we can also see how terribly vague that connection is... point being, if he said "this next album is going to sound like deutsche biergarten musik, half the fans would expect a bunch of polka, when the offspring really meant there might be an accordian in one song.

I have never heard anything from dexter that supports that he's anti-bush. Noodles, I've heard a couple things, but I don't know how accurate they are. I have always seen dexter and greg as rather right-winged conservatives. Not hardcore, but I don't think either is left-wing, or bush hating. I wish people would give us some proof before they start throwing around rumors about Dexter being Anti-Bush...

Little_Miss_1565
05-17-2006, 04:15 AM
Damm dude.. what do you want?????? MP3s of the new tracks or something!!! ... that would reallyt get me fired

Fatboy, as I've mentioned before, I work in the music business. EVERYTHING you have said in this could potentially get you fired if you have any kind of confidentiality agreements attatched to your position. Additionally, everything you've said so far has made me think you're a liar, considering everything I've heard from my sources indicates that Dave Jerden is most likely not producing the new album.

Either back up what you're saying, or we're going to have to close if not delete any more posts you make about this.

neocon58
05-17-2006, 04:40 AM
Ahh, so Atom is in the studio full time AND touring with Ava. Likeley story.

offspring fan
05-17-2006, 04:42 AM
Ahh, so Atom is in the studio full time AND touring with Ava. Likeley story.
well.... Atom is the drum god.

ShutUpYouFuckingMime
05-17-2006, 04:47 AM
Damm dude.. what do you want?????? MP3s of the new tracks or something!!! ... that would reallyt get me fired

If you are, indeed, telling the truth, I'd say you're in too deep already. You may as well give us MP3s.

At least some in-studio photos, or something. SOME kind of proof. We can't just go by your word.

offspring kid
05-17-2006, 05:00 AM
I came across the end of a lyric sheet from last weeks recording whilst clearing up. I wish I had a scanner here cos someone has crossed out one of the lines and hand written the last section. Guessing it must be either Dexter or Noodles.

Here are the lyrics (enjoy):


Don't deny us
or hold back progress
Keep on dreaming
Empire, Empire

Don't remind us
of what your losing
Keep on dreaming
Empire, Empire

Burn
Don't deny us

Burn
Don't remind us

Burn
Empire, Empire

Now you've gone too far, I want to believe your news but after reading these lyrics i'm not sure :S