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smash2004
10-27-2004, 06:03 PM
Guys and girls!

I would like to know which you think is the best lyrics in any Offspring song. Or the best line. Also what you think is the funniest.
Me and my friends had a discussion one night and it made me wonder what everyone else thinks. So please let me know.

My favourite would have to be this one from Self Esteem because i can relate to it

When she‘s saying that she wants only me
Then I wonder why she sleeps with my friends
When she‘s saying that I‘m like a disease
Then I wonder how much more I can spend
Well I guess I should stick up for myself
But I really think it‘s better this way
The more you suffer
The more it shows you really care Right?

And the funniest would have to be, well the whole of Beheaded. But there just my opionions!

nitropenguin!
10-27-2004, 06:07 PM
And when you know you can't relate
To one more shiny face
Your heart breaks
No one cares
And when you know you can't go on
Cause everything is wrong
Your heart breaks
But no one's there

Amazed :( shattered, relating lyrics. Dexter fucken rocks when it comes to breaking my heart. lol

Offspring_01
10-27-2004, 06:22 PM
I would say all of Gone Away. That is some of the best song writing I have ever heard. One Fine Day has hilarious lyrics, I love them!

Drinkin‘, fightin‘, going to the game
In our world it‘s a way to stay sane
If you‘re asking me
To have it my way, I‘d say that‘s
One fine day

Awesome!
End of the Line also has great lyrics :D

smash2004
10-27-2004, 06:25 PM
Yeah i would definetly agree with you there!!

nitropenguin!
10-27-2004, 06:25 PM
Some very good choices there ;) and Gone away will always be loved.

smash2004
10-27-2004, 06:33 PM
That's for sure. I had a loss of a family member the other week and i always listen to that song when i'm down but as weird as it sounds, it helps me get through.
Does anybody else get that with their songs?

Offspring_01
10-27-2004, 06:37 PM
That's for sure. I had a loss of a family member the other week and i always listen to that song when i'm down but as weird as it sounds, it helps me get through.
Does anybody else get that with their songs?

I did the same thing when my Grampa passed away. Its not weird at all. Helps alot eh. :)

smash2004
10-27-2004, 06:39 PM
Yeah, besides the fact they mae great music, Dexter knows what he's talking about and his lyrics make me feel better knowing that other people have had the same things happen and get through them.

nitropenguin!
10-27-2004, 06:41 PM
All the more reason why everyone should be in love with Dexter =)

smash2004
10-27-2004, 06:59 PM
That's true. He is amazing but we still can't forget about Noodles, Greg and Atom. Or to be truthful Ron either. He's been a big part of the band since i've liked them back in '93 but i'm positive Atom will be just as good!

Offspring_01
10-27-2004, 07:15 PM
That's true. He is amazing but we still can't forget about Noodles, Greg and Atom. Or to be truthful Ron either. He's been a big part of the band since i've liked them back in '93 but i'm positive Atom will be just as good!

Thats very true. Ron is one of my favorite drummers. His super fast drumming is just amazing :cool: But yea I agree, Atom will be just as good maybe even better :D

smash2004
10-27-2004, 07:18 PM
All i need now is to catch them on a proper tour over in England to see how Atom is doing! I've only been able to see them at festivals. :( Maybe my day will come!

willferno
10-27-2004, 07:20 PM
Gone away have like the best lyrics ever... I remember the first time that I listen to that song... man it was the only time that a song make me cry... and I'm not ashamed to tell it cuz who didn't feel that sad in that song... Have you ever and jennifer lost the war are great too...well dexter is a god for writing and singing as Noddles and Creg for the music...

Offspring_01
10-27-2004, 07:21 PM
Ive never been able to see them live. Hopefully next tour I will be able to see them live in more than one show. I'll have to do some travelling to make up for the years that I missed them near my home :D

smash2004
10-27-2004, 07:24 PM
It's made me cry before which i think is the whole point. Everything inside you is released like that rather than in a bad way and i think that's what he aims for!

The Disclaimer
10-27-2004, 10:32 PM
Funny song: Beheaded...

Get's to me: Session, No Hero, Amazed, Change The World, Etc....

Guillermo90
10-28-2004, 12:04 AM
Funniest fucking song Dexter has ever fucking written has to be Burn It Up. Oh my god its so friggin hilarious.

Im gonna set your house on fire!
Dance around the pretty flames!

Best line ever!!!!

The ones that get to me...
Mota (it keeps my anti-drug attitude more stable), Thousand Days, Smash, Get It Right

dirty_magic
10-28-2004, 03:53 AM
i personally think that the lyrics on splinter are amazing and love the intro to Lightning Rod:

I am waiting
On a mountaintop
For the moment that the sky will strike
My apologies
Are forever lost
Soon to ashes in a flash of light

Pyro
10-28-2004, 04:13 AM
Hey! I love this one "Defy You" it's very optimistic, it get's me up :

You cannot stop us
You cannot bring us down
Never give up
We go on and on
You'll never break us
Never bring us down
We are alive!

smash2004
10-28-2004, 05:07 AM
Again, they are all good tracks and all brilliantly written!

selfrighteoussuicide
10-28-2004, 05:12 AM
most of them are good but i really like self esteem

smash2004
10-28-2004, 05:25 AM
Self Esteem is a great song! It's full of emotion

No Brakes Boy
10-28-2004, 08:18 AM
I guess the funniest would be 'She's got issues'

Now she talks about her ex nonstop, but I don‘t mind
But when she calls out his name in bed
That‘s where I draw the line
You told me a hundred times how your father left and he‘s gone
But I wish you wouldn‘t call me daddy
When we‘re gettin‘ it on

However if I could pick one lyric it would be:

'like fragments of a broken mind I splinter by own desgin'

-Long Way Home

smash2004
10-28-2004, 08:19 AM
Good choice!

nightvision
10-28-2004, 01:27 PM
That's for sure. I had a loss of a family member the other week and i always listen to that song when i'm down but as weird as it sounds, it helps me get through.
Does anybody else get that with their songs?


When my best friend passed away 3 months ago, Gone Away and The End of the Line was pretty much all I listened to for days. It does help.

Obie2trice
10-28-2004, 01:30 PM
I can feel that^, End of the Line is my favorite too when it comes to lyrics

dirty_magic
10-28-2004, 01:36 PM
gone away has lots of meaning
come out and play is a classic
all i want is designed to be played very loud and to be yelled
self esteem has an amazing intro followed up by some kick ass verses

THE CRIMSON
10-28-2004, 01:38 PM
i'd have to say that bad habbit is my favourite because.... its really good at describing anger and road rage and ahit like that
'you stupid dumbshit godamn mother fucker' :eek:

offsprung
10-28-2004, 01:54 PM
somewhere the time was right
could have been gone in ten
this world is hard to fight hitting you once hit it again
to know the way it feels everyone gets knocked down
when you get up its real by taking it back you turn it around

...somewhere along the line things get chipped away
this place keeps going down, gets a little worse everyday
i see the hate and greed this worlds a messed up town
embrace the pain and see by taking it back you turn it around