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    I do believe this album is going to ROCK! Thanks for the lyrics Dexter!
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    this is a great song!!! the music and the lyrics are good!!!Fortunately this song doesn't look too "savior"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dexter Holland View Post
    Ok guys, here you go:

    This cityís made of diamonds
    And tomorrow glass will grow
    On the freedoms that divide us
    Theyíre coming after me
    Flashback 1984
    Now whoís knock-knocking at your door?
    A thought that starts a riot
    Theyíre coming after me now

    Life is not the same
    I am one but
    Sparks turn into flames

    Will you take whatís in my head?
    And erase me when Iím dead?
    Cause the future is now
    And now Iím disappearing

    The day has turned to night
    Can you save me from the light?
    Cause the future is here
    And this is how I disappear

    Running down a spiral
    With the light of better men
    Shouting progress is survival
    Take one last look and see me
    Now you see me, now you donít
    No vow to break
    No string of hope
    My hero, your pariah
    Theyíre coming after me now

    Life is just godís game
    I am one but
    Sparks turn into flames

    And you get what you deserve
    When revenge is what you serve
    Cause the future is now
    And now Iím disappearing

    Iíll sink into the night
    And Iím turning off the lights
    Cause the future is here
    And this is how I disappear

    So the endís what you make it
    And thatís what youíre looking for
    This is the future
    The future is now

    Disappear
    I disappear

    Now turn off the lights
    The skies are blue inside you
    Turn off the lights
    Theyíll get inside of you
    Is is weird that I actually let out an insanely high pitched squeal at this?
    Ahhh Dexter <3
    Now my throat hurts.

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    Days Go By never got me very excited for the new album. Maybe I'll like it more when we get the studio version, though, because I think my biggest gripe with it is that Dexter can't hit the notes live and is terribly flat - and since it's a slower/softer song, his voice is very exposed and every mistake it obvious. But the magic of the studio should take care of that :P Maybe I'll like it more when I can listen to it without cringing, haha.

    But The Future Is Now has officially got me excited for this album. I've been listening to The Offspring for almost two weeks straight now, which is weird considering I rarely listen to them anymore. I feel like they're my favorite band again And for the first time in YEARS, when I come to the BBS, I check GOD before GC... super weird. The Future is Now has me just so damn excited!
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    Quote Originally Posted by My Name Was Taken View Post
    Is is weird that I actually let out an insanely high pitched squeal at this?
    Ahhh Dexter <3
    Now my throat hurts.
    I did the same thing...

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    That's good to hear ilovellamas. Somestimes I stay a while not listening to Offspring songs, but once I start again, I remember every single reason why I love them so much and why I have an Offspring tattoo on my arm.

    I'd kinda like to discuss the meaning of The Future Is Now. As far as I can tell (so far), this song jumps around a lot of different meanings.

    "This cityís made of diamonds
    And tomorrow glass will grow
    On the freedoms that divide us
    Theyíre coming after me
    Flashback 1984
    Now whoís knock-knocking at your door?
    A thought that starts a riot
    Theyíre coming after me now"


    Can't really decide what this first verse means....
    City made of diamonds... maybe a reflection on how capital cities depend on money, and "glass will grow" meaning that this notion will end up hurting us and diving us even more.

    I'm not sure what the Flashback 1984 reference means... 1984 was the year Offspring was formed.

    "Life is not the same
    I am one but
    Sparks turn into flames"


    What I got from this is that despite being only one person individually, you can still achieve great power, be that by yourself or eventually having others join you.

    "Will you take whatís in my head?
    And erase me when Iím dead?
    Cause the future is now
    And now Iím disappearing"


    Now this I like. You are dying, and all you're worried about is if the information inside your mind, which you've accumulated threw out your life will be useful to the world once you're gone, while you and your name will be erased from history. The future, which we all saw coming and were afraid of, has finally arrived.

    "And you get what you deserve
    When revenge is what you serve
    Cause the future is now
    And now Iím disappearing"


    This I also like very much. Very self explanatory. When all you think of is revenge, you don't end up well.


    Everyother verse that I didn't mention here is either self explanatory or I simply don't quite understand what the message was. Any ideas? Also, "they're coming after me", I don't know exactly who "they" might be.


    Damn I love overthinking songs
    "Noodles, the man who put the O in Obrigado." - Dexter Holland

    "You're a sexy fucking audience!" - Noodles

    "It is the power of music, to carry one directly into the mental state of the composer. The listener has no choice, it is like hypnotism." -Beethoven

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    These lyrics are actually amazing. Sounds like revolution or something to me. Could 1984 be referring to the book? Or the year of the band's formation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dexter Holland View Post
    Ok guys, here you go:

    This cityís made of diamonds
    And tomorrow glass will grow
    On the freedoms that divide us
    Theyíre coming after me
    Flashback 1984
    Now whoís knock-knocking at your door?
    A thought that starts a riot
    Theyíre coming after me now

    Life is not the same
    I am one but
    Sparks turn into flames

    Will you take whatís in my head?
    And erase me when Iím dead?
    Cause the future is now
    And now Iím disappearing

    The day has turned to night
    Can you save me from the light?
    Cause the future is here
    And this is how I disappear

    Running down a spiral
    With the light of better men
    Shouting progress is survival
    Take one last look and see me
    Now you see me, now you donít
    No vow to break
    No string of hope
    My hero, your pariah
    Theyíre coming after me now

    Life is just godís game
    I am one but
    Sparks turn into flames

    And you get what you deserve
    When revenge is what you serve
    Cause the future is now
    And now Iím disappearing

    Iíll sink into the night
    And Iím turning off the lights
    Cause the future is here
    And this is how I disappear

    So the endís what you make it
    And thatís what youíre looking for
    This is the future
    The future is now

    Disappear
    I disappear

    Now turn off the lights
    The skies are blue inside you
    Turn off the lights
    Theyíll get inside of you
    Thank You Very Much Dexter! Great Lyrics! Great Song!!!
    There. I hope you enjoyed our time together today. You know, it seems harder and harder to just sit back and enjoy the finer things in life. Well, till next time. Ta-ta

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    i must say, dexter holland is a class act to come on the forums and post the lyrics like that.... how many musicians would do that?

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    I'm getting the current economical crisis from it. Wall Street's neo-conservative bullshit and 99%.

    But, it's very universal.

    Great song, great lyrics.

    Maybe we should google some riots from 1984.

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