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DMelges
05-17-2008, 02:25 PM
Time to try and figure out the lyrics ! Damn great song.
All I can make out though is;

First verse:


''Now we have a lie
It's getting better all the time
And tell me all the kids who won
Is it all they promised me ?
I never ever wanted
??????????????????
And as you're sick of being alive
?????????????????? ''

and

Bridge:

''Dance Fucker Dance
I never had a chance
It was really always you
Dance dance dance''

Llamas
05-17-2008, 09:14 PM
I hear:

"Show me how to lie
It's getting better all the time
turning 9 things into 1
Is it all they promised me?
I never ever wanted
something looking straight ahead and
You said that being alive..."


What I hear in the second verse...

"Don't give it away now
Cause work is gonna pay now
And if you tell me what you want
Love is gonna come to me
......................."

"dance fucker dance
I never really cared
It was really only you
dance dance dance"

I'm sure it's all wrong... but it's what I hear. :)

Unnatural Disaster
05-18-2008, 12:27 AM
I hear him saying something about "Right between the eyes"

Bacterium
05-18-2008, 12:30 AM
Yeah...


Hit him right between the eyes
Hit him right between the eyes

Camilamazed
05-18-2008, 12:48 AM
I got this from the first part.

"Show me how to lie
It's getting better all the time
And turning all the things to one
Is it all __________ to change
And now ______________
The world's so softly
______ suspecting hurt _____
__________ she's _______________
_________________________

Now dance fucker dance
No, he never had a chance
And knowing even you
It was really only you
_____________ the way
Take him out today
_______________________
You're gonna go far kid


With fancy eyes
In a good disguise
___________ between the eyes
___________ between the eyes
____________________
____________________
____________________
____________________

Bacterium
05-18-2008, 04:45 AM
Show me how to lie
its getting better all the time,
and turning all the kids to one
is it always hard to teach?
I never never wanted
_______ ___ hurt
and as you said that being alive
____ _ ____ defeat

Dance fucker dance
man you never had a chance
and no one really knew
it was really only you

Let me seal the way
take him out today
nice what you did
You're gonna go far kid

With a thousand lies
in a good disguise
hit him right between the eyes
hit him right between the eyes
We can all go away
after what I said or nothing what I say
see the lightning in your eyes
see the writing
???For my life???

Show me how to lie and
____ him closer in your sight
and playing out and wide awake
It's the same about me
There's something in your way
and now someone is gonna pay
and if you can't get what you want
well it's all because of me

Now dance fucker dance
man I never had a chance
and never really knew
it was really only you

You never lead the way
???show the light of day???
nice what you did
you're gonna go far kid
Trust in ?sea?

With a thousand lies
in a good disguise
hit him right between the eyes
hit him right between the eyes
We can all go away
after what I said
see the lightning in your eyes
see the writing
???For my life???

Now dance fucker dance
he never had a chance
and no one even knew
it was really only you
So, dance fucker dance
I never had a chance
it was really only you

With a thousand lies
in a good disguise
hit him right between the eyes
hit him right between the eyes
We can all go away
after what I said
see the lightning in your eyes
see the writing
???For my life???

_________________
_________________
Hit him right between the eyes
Hit him right between the eyes
We can all go away
after what I said
see the lightning in your eyes
see the writing

____ ___ _________

Jesus
05-18-2008, 04:57 AM
These are based on the lyrics Sox figured out, so these are probably correct. Since they fit perfectly with the live version and make sense at the same time. Here goes:

Show me how to lie
You're getting better all the time
And turning all against one, isn't all that hard to teach

Another clever word
???? unsuspecting heard
And as you step back in the line ???????????

Now dance fucker dance
Man you've never had the chance
And no one even knew, it was really only you

??????
take him out today
Nice work you did
You're gonna go far kid

With a thousand lies and a good disguise
Hit him right between the eyes
Hit him right between the eyes
When you walk away, nothing more to say
See the lightning in your eyes
See them running, for their lives

Slowly out of line
And drifting closer in your sight
So ??????????????????
It's a ???????????????

There's something in your way
And now someone is gonna pay
And if you can't get what you want
Well it's all because of me

Now dance fucker dance
Man I never had a chance
And no one even knew, it was really only you

And now you lead the way
Show the light of day
Nice work you did
You're gonna go far kid
Trust and see

[He figured them out till here, the rest I did. Which isn't too hard to do because they are just alterations of previous parts]

With a thousand lies and a good disguise
Hit him right between the eyes
Hit him right between the eyes
When you walk away, nothing more to say
See the lightning in your eyes
See them running, for their lives

Now dance fucker dance
We never had a chance
And no one even knew, it was really only you

So dance fucker dance
I never had a chance
it was really only you

With a thousand lies and a good disguise
Hit him right between the eyes
Hit him right between the eyes
When you walk away, nothing more to say
See the lightning in your eyes
See them running, for their lives

????????????
Hit him right between the eyes
Hit him right between the eyes
When you walk away, nothing more to say
See the lightning in your eyes
See them running, for their lives

Jack-UK
05-18-2008, 07:42 AM
And now you lead the way
Show the light of day
Nice work you did
You're gonna go far kid
Trust and See/Trust in Me?
Sounds like one or the other to me...

Jesus
05-18-2008, 07:46 AM
"Trust and see" sounds correct! I'll edit the lyrics cause they are pretty long to copy paste'm every time ;).

Beheaded
05-18-2008, 07:48 AM
So, what do you think is the song about?

Jesus
05-18-2008, 08:10 AM
Don't really know, since a lot of the lyrics are missing.
Could be about some kind of killer (the dance fucker dance, referring to shooting to make him 'dance') which could even make it a follow up to hammerhead ;). Then again it could easily be about a fight on prom or whatever lol.

Camilamazed
05-18-2008, 09:42 AM
Exactly. It's another song about everything that happens in school. I'll take a wild guess and say this whole CD will be about bullying?!

Jesus
05-18-2008, 10:00 AM
Exactly. It's another song about everything that happens in school. I'll take a wild guess and say this whole CD will be about bullying?!
Nah, because Hammerhead doesn't really have much to do about that either cause that's about school shootings. And half truism isn't either. Nor was another song of which the Swede typed out some lyrics, that had to do with the media.

This is what Dexter said to EMP.de

Was sich in den Texten fortsetzt: Da geht es um Kindesmissbrauch, Obrigkeitsdenken, Medienpropaganda und Promikult. "Wenn selbst ein Nachrichtensender wie CNN mehr Zeit darauf verschwendet, über Britneys fehlende Höschen zu berichten als über die Krise in Darfur, dann läuft etwas falsch. Ich hoffe nur, dass die Amerikaner so klug sind, bei der nächsten Wahl nicht McCain zum Präsidenten zu machen. Das wäre eine Katastrophe."

What one can find in the lyrics: It deals with child abuse/molestation, authoritarian mindsets, media propaganda and celebrity culture (not sure how to translate promikult). "When even a station like CNN spends more time on Britney not wearing any panties than they spend on Darfur, then something goes wrong. I hope that Americans are sane enough, so that they don't elect McCain as their next president. That would be catastrophic"

Camilamazed
05-18-2008, 10:28 AM
Oh.. Thank you.

=)

Unnatural Disaster
05-18-2008, 10:30 AM
Don't really know, since a lot of the lyrics are missing.
Could be about some kind of killer (the dance fucker dance, referring to shooting to make him 'dance') which could even make it a follow up to hammerhead ;).

You're Gonna Go Far, Kid is before Hammerhead on the album, so it would be more of a prequel than a follow up.

medi01
05-18-2008, 11:24 AM
the song is awesome

I'm a bit of a novice at the guitar, but i've gone through and tried to get the main guitar power chords for the song...this is my first tab, but it sounds fine:

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
You're Gonna Go Far Kid - The Offspring
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Tabbed by: medi
Email: medi01@hotmail.co.uk

Tuning: standard

Verse:

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------5-5------------------------------------------|
D|----7-7------3-3------5-5------5-5--(6)-(6)-----------------------|
A|----7-7------3-3------3-3------5-5--(6)-(6)-----------------------|<--- here i'm not sure if it's 553 or 664 cause
E|----5-5------1-1---------------3-3--(4)-(4)------------------------|<--- to me they both sound right

Chorus:

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10--55555555--------------------|
D|-77777777--10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10--55555555--55555555---------|
A|-77777777--8 - 8 - 8 -8 - 8- 8- 8- 8--33333333--55555555----------|<--- again on the last set of chords im not sure
E|-55555555---------------------------------------33333333---------|<---if its 553 or 644 or half 553 then half 644

Please email with any comments and ur own opinion

i'd also like to know if anyone knows the intro / solo riff - im not good enough to even try to work it out

ShutUpYouFuckingMime
05-18-2008, 11:49 AM
You know, if this song wasn't called "You're Gonna Go Far, Kid", I could have sworn Dexter was saying "You're gonna go fuck it."

DMelges
05-18-2008, 12:59 PM
You know, if this song wasn't called "You're Gonna Go Far, Kid", I could have sworn Dexter was saying "You're gonna go fuck it."

hahahahahahaha ! damn you're right :D

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This song is like cocaine now. I'm totally hooked ! lol

Show me how to lie
You're getting better all the time
And turning others in to one
Is it always hard to teach

Learn a couple words
_______unsuspecting heard
And as you step back in the line
_______________________

Now dance fucker dance
You never had a chance
They never really knew
It was really only you

Now you see the way
Take him out today
Nice work you did
You're gonna go far kid

With a thousand eyes and a good disguise
Hit him right between the eyes
Hit him right between the eyes
You walk away with nothing more to say
See the lightining in your eyes
See them running, for their lives

Show me how to lie
I'm drifting closer in your sight
So when you all look wide awake
It's a ___ me

There's someone in your way
And that's the one who's gonna pay
If you can't get what you want
Well it's all because of me


Now dance fucker dance
You never had a chance
They never really knew
It was really only you

Now you see the way
Take him out today
Nice work you did
You're gonna go far kid

Trust and see
With a thousand eyes and a good disguise
Hit him right between the eyes
Hit him right between the eyes
You walk away with nothing more to say
See the lightining in your eyes
See them running, for their lives

Dance fucker dance
You never had a chance
They never really knew
It was really only you

Dance fucker dance
I never had a chance
It was really only you

With a thousand eyes and a good disguise
Hit him right between the eyes
Hit him right between the eyes
You walk away with nothing more to say
See the lightining in your eyes
See them running, for their lives

With a thousand eyes and a good disguise
Hit him right between the eyes
Hit him right between the eyes
You walk away with nothing more to say
See the lightining in your eyes
See them running, for their lives

I'm 100% sure this is correct. except for the blank spaces, of course.

IamSam
05-18-2008, 01:15 PM
I think this song has to do with someone who dresses nice, stands in front of people, and lies for a living. The "dance fucker dance" could mean how the character dances around the actual answer to a question. Possibly earlier in his life he was under the guidance of someone who did it for a living as well.

Skulldexter11
05-18-2008, 01:17 PM
Just heard the song on youtube. Reminds me of TKAA

Unnatural Disaster
05-18-2008, 01:18 PM
I think this song has to do with someone who dresses nice, stands in front of people, and lies for a living. The "dance fucker dance" could mean how the character dances around the actual answer to a question. Possibly earlier in his life he was under the guidance of someone who did it for a living as well.

A Lawyer?..........

IamSam
05-18-2008, 01:20 PM
A Lawyer?..........

A president?

Jesus
05-18-2008, 01:22 PM
I think this song has to do with someone who dresses nice, stands in front of people, and lies for a living.
Your average politician then.

Show me how to lie
You're getting better all the time
And turning all against one, isn't all that hard to teach

Fits nicely with the Iraq war.



The "dance fucker dance" could mean how the character dances around the actual answer to a question. Possibly earlier in his life he was under the guidance of someone who did it for a living as well.
Could be. It'll probably only become clear with the actual lyrics and artwork I guess. Or if someone from the band tell us.

Really good lyrics this time around.

Unnatural Disaster
05-18-2008, 01:26 PM
Yeah, that makes more sense.

George W. Bush under guidance from George Bush, Sr.

ANDiTKO
05-18-2008, 04:25 PM
Show me how to lie
I'm drifting closer in your sight
So when you all look wide awake
It's a ___ me

I think its ...

Show me how to lie
I'm drifting closer in your sight
So when you all look wide awake
It's a secret out of me

Listen to my Edited Version from offspringbootlegs.info (http://offspring.ipshit.com/index.php?dir=audio/Live/%5B2008%5D%20Rise%20And%20Fall%2C%20Rage%20And%20G race%20%5BCompilation%5D/)

God Damn! This song keep spinnin in my head and i cant study for my Exams Tommorow! F#@@K!!! :D

icklebabygremlin
05-18-2008, 04:52 PM
I hear him saying something about "Right between the eyes"

yeah same






(10)

Unnatural Disaster
05-18-2008, 07:54 PM
Show me how to lie
You're getting better all the time
And turning all against one
Is it all that hard to teach?

Learn a couple words
Assaulting unsuspecting heard
And as you step back in the line
Who ______

Now dance fucker dance
You never had a chance
They never really knew
It was really only you

Now you see the way
Take him out today
Nice work you did
You're gonna go far kid

With a thousand lies and a good disguise
Hit him right between the eyes
Hit him right between the eyes
You can walk away with nothing more to say
See the lightning in your eyes
See them running, for their lives

Show me how to lie
I'm drifting closer in your sight
So play it out I'm wide awake
It's a shame ___ me

There's someone in your way
And that's the one who's gonna pay
If you can't get what you want
Well it's all because of me


Now dance fucker dance
I never had a chance
No one really knew
It was really only you

Now you lead the way
Show a lie today
Nice work you did
You're gonna go far kid

Trust and see
With a thousand lies and a good disguise
Hit him right between the eyes
Hit him right between the eyes
You can walk away with nothing more to say
See the lightning in your eyes
See them running, for their lives

Dance fucker dance
He never had a chance
And no one even knew
It was really only you

Dance fucker dance
I never had a chance
It was really only you

With a thousand lies and a good disguise
Hit him right between the eyes
Hit him right between the eyes
You can walk away with nothing more to say
See the lightning in your eyes
See them running, for their lives

__________How time flies
Hit him right between the eyes
Hit him right between the eyes
You can walk away with nothing more to say
See the lightning in your eyes
See them running, for their lives

Llamas
05-18-2008, 08:30 PM
Up to now I heard hammerhead, half-truism and You're gonna go far, Kid. If all the tracks on the new album are as good as those three we could have ourselves a pretty kickass comeback album for the offspring...
My favorite is still half-truism by the way:D

I fully agree on all accounts. But even though Half-Truism is my favorite so far, the others are also so very good, too.

esprithawk
07-15-2008, 06:47 PM
Show me how to lie
You’re getting better all the time
And turning all against the one
Is an art that’s hard to teach
Another clever word
Sets off an unsuspecting herd
And as you get back into line
A mob jumps to their feet

Now dance, f**ker, dance
Man, he never had a chance
And no one even knew
It was really only you

And now you steal away
Take him out today
Nice work you did
You’re gonna go far, kid

With a thousand lies
And a good disguise
Hit ‘em right between the eyes
Hit ‘em right between the eyes
When you walk away







> Nothing more to say
See the lightning in your eyes
See ‘em running for their lives

Slowly out of line
And drifting closer in your sights
So play it out I’m wide awake
It’s a scene about me
There’s something in your way
And now someone is gonna pay
And if you can’t get what you want
Well it’s all because of me

Now dance, f**ker, dance
Man, I never had a chance
And no one even knew
It was really only you

And now you’ll lead the way
Show the light of day
Nice work you did
You’re gonna go far, kid
Trust, deceived!

With a thousand lies
And a good disguise
Hit ‘em right between the eyes
Hit ‘em right between the eyes
Nothing more to say
See the lightning in your eyes
See ‘em running for their lives

Now dance, f**ker, dance
He never had a chance
And no one even knew
It was really only you

So dance, f**ker, dance
I never had a chance
It was really only you

With a thousand lies
And a good disguise
Hit ‘em right between the eyes
Hit ‘em right between the eyes
When you walk away
Nothing more to say
See the lightning in your eyes
See ‘em running for their lives

Clever alibis
Lord of the flies
Hit ‘em right between the eyes
Hit ‘em right between the eyes
When you walk away
Nothing more to say
See the lightning in your eyes
See ‘em running for their lives

IamSam
07-15-2008, 07:00 PM
Dude, no offense, but the official lyrics have been out for quite a while. No need to bump a dead thread with unofficial lyrics.

Cock Joke
07-15-2008, 07:12 PM
Show me how to lie
You’re getting better all the time
And turning all against the one
Is an art that’s hard to teach
Another clever word
Sets off an unsuspecting herd
And as you get back into line
A mob jumps to their feet

Now dance, f**ker, dance
Man, he never had a chance
And no one even knew
It was really only you

And now you steal away
Take him out today
Nice work you did
You’re gonna go far, kid

With a thousand lies
And a good disguise
Hit ‘em right between the eyes
Hit ‘em right between the eyes
When you walk away







> Nothing more to say
See the lightning in your eyes
See ‘em running for their lives

Slowly out of line
And drifting closer in your sights
So play it out I’m wide awake
It’s a scene about me
There’s something in your way
And now someone is gonna pay
And if you can’t get what you want
Well it’s all because of me

Now dance, f**ker, dance
Man, I never had a chance
And no one even knew
It was really only you

And now you’ll lead the way
Show the light of day
Nice work you did
You’re gonna go far, kid
Trust, deceived!

With a thousand lies
And a good disguise
Hit ‘em right between the eyes
Hit ‘em right between the eyes
Nothing more to say
See the lightning in your eyes
See ‘em running for their lives

Now dance, f**ker, dance
He never had a chance
And no one even knew
It was really only you

So dance, f**ker, dance
I never had a chance
It was really only you

With a thousand lies
And a good disguise
Hit ‘em right between the eyes
Hit ‘em right between the eyes
When you walk away
Nothing more to say
See the lightning in your eyes
See ‘em running for their lives

Clever alibis
Lord of the flies
Hit ‘em right between the eyes
Hit ‘em right between the eyes
When you walk away
Nothing more to say
See the lightning in your eyes
See ‘em running for their lives

Wow man! How did you know!?

BitOBear
09-23-2009, 03:16 AM
The song is about a person, the singer, who is first amazed by and then overdone by a person (the person being sung to/about, e.g. the "kid") who used deceit and misrepresentation to make other people take harm or abuse the people they believe to be their enemies or who are seen as an obstacle...

I particular the person being sung about is a vengeful and petty prick.

Transcription uncertainties in square brackets with most likely possibilities separated by "|" when I have a guess, as in [a word|awkward] etc...

Lyrics:

Show me how to lie,
you're getting better all the time,
and turning all against one
is an art thats hard to teach.
Another clever word
sets off an unsuspecting herd,
and as you step back into line
a mob jumps to their [theme|feet].

Now dance, fucker, dance.
He never had a chance.
And no one ever knew,
it was really only you.
And now you steal away,
[take him out|taken out] today.
Nice work you did.
You're gonna go far kid.

-- Chorus --
With a thousand lies and a good disguise
hit um right between the eyes.
Hit um right between the eyes.
When you walk away, nothing more to say,
See the lightning in your eyes.
See them running for their lives.

Slowly out of line,
and drifting closer in your sights.
So play it out, I'm wide awake,
it's a scene about me.
There's something in your way,
and now someone's gonna pay.
And if you can't get what you want,
well its all because of me.

Now dance, fucker, dance.
Man I never had a chance.
And no one even knew,
it was really only you.
And now you lead the way,
[shown|shone] the light of day,
Nice work you did.
You're gonna go far kid.

([trust deceived!]) ##<- ed. this is a real guess here

-- Chorus --
With a thousand lies and a good disguise
hit um right between the eyes.
Hit um right between the eyes.
When you walk away, nothing more to say,
See the lightning in your eyes.
See them running for their lives.


Now dance, fucker, dance.
He never had a chance.
And no one even knew,
it was really only you.
So dance, fucker, dance.
I never had a chance.
It was really only you.

-- Chorus --
With a thousand lies and a good disguise
hit um right between the eyes.
Hit um right between the eyes.
When you walk away, nothing more to say,
See the lightning in your eyes.
See them running for their lives.

When you walk away, nothing more to say,
See the lightning in your eyes.
See them running for their lives.

((garbled...)) [your prize], [lord of the flies]. <<-- total guess --<<
When you walk away, nothing more to say,
See the lightning in your eyes.
See them running for their lives.

======

Imagery Analysis: (I'm about the same age as Dexter, so what I get from the song is likely based on the same cultural assumptions.)

The most important image is "dance, fucker, dance" which most likely goes back to "dancing at the end of a rope", which is common imagery when combined with rousing a mob to action etc. [See Lynching etc.]

Alternately see/consider "I'm dancing as fast as I can" etc, meaning when someone gets stuck in front of a sea of detractors and has to spend all their time trying to explain things that maybe happened, or maybe didn't instead of getting to get on with their real purpose.

In the third, a possible root is as in "now dance, partner" uttered by cowboy-A just before cowboy-A starts shooting in the vicinity of cowboy-B's feet. The exercise being to publically humiliate cowboy-B by forcing him to jump about to avoid having his foot shot.

Additionally the use of "kid" in this form usually refers to an upstart (youngster), fan, supposed appellant, or apprentice; or a trusted and or trustable close junior associate. (The diminutive being the endeared or possessed, as in "these are my boys", "this is my girl", "hes a good kid".)

Mob plus lynching is where I put my money.

No matter how else you view it, the "kid" in the song is a betrayer and a prick of impressive magnitude.

The first verse is very much "you gotta teach me that" which is half-sarcastic for how the hell did you do _that_.

As for the "theme" versus "feet"; The first makes the most sense (since "kid" cannot step back into line if the mob isn't already "on their feet") and has a better closure as the mob is marching to the theme of the words. Bit once I saw the second option here I have to admit it matches Dexter's intonation as well. I choose the former because it's better and Dexter doesn't usually swallow his t's, making "feet" unlikely. I call it a you-pick line. 8-)

dav0147
09-23-2009, 04:48 AM
You all could just read the album booklet, that has the lyrics to all the songs

holland25
09-23-2009, 04:52 AM
Woah, Sherlock, if you haven't noticed, this thread was made before RAFRAG was released, so we were all just guessing.

dav0147
09-23-2009, 05:01 AM
oh right, that would explain it.
I was wondering why this thread was up, didnt check the date

Budzy
09-23-2009, 05:05 AM
Epic waste of time. haha :)

holland25
09-23-2009, 05:05 AM
Someone bumped it, with pointless reply.

BitOBear
09-23-2009, 07:16 PM
Someone bumped it, with pointless reply.

My bad... I didn't know the real lyrics were out and Google didn't hit the relevant page.

The date didn't register in my mind and the analysis were just so far off...

Skinny
09-23-2009, 09:03 PM
Did you honestly not know that the lyrics were out yet? Where the fuck have you been the past year?