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    Quote Originally Posted by Degstur Lolland View Post
    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.
    I already covered this. It's a Dead Kennedys reference.
    When they said "sit down", I stood up.

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    Thanks Dexter!! The song is amazing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dexter Holland View Post
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    I forgot that Dexter actually reads what we have to say. I guess they probably make some decisions off of what we say in here.


    Dexter, if you acknowledge my existence and respond to this, you'll make my month.


    Quote Originally Posted by Jojan View Post
    So really, The Offspring is only Ron. The rest of the band left. O_o
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    Quote Originally Posted by bighead384 View Post
    I already covered this. It's a Dead Kennedys reference.
    Elaborate, please.

    Also, I'm taking lots of bragging points for "progress is survival". No one else heard it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Degstur Lolland View Post
    Elaborate, please.
    I am Governor Jerry Brown
    My aura smiles
    And never frowns
    Soon I will be president...

    Carter Power will soon go away
    I will be Fuhrer one day
    I will command all of you
    Your kids will meditate in school
    Your kids will meditate in school!

    [Chorus:]
    California Uber Alles
    California Uber Alles
    Uber Alles California
    Uber Alles California

    Zen fascists will control you
    100% natural
    You will jog for the master race
    And always wear the happy face

    Close your eyes, can't happen here
    Big Bro' on white horse is near
    The hippies won't come back you say
    Mellow out or you will pay
    Mellow out or you will pay!

    [Chorus]

    Now it is 1984
    Knock-knock at your front door

    It's the suede/denim secret police
    They have come for your uncool niece

    Come quietly to the camp
    You'd look nice as a drawstring lamp
    Don't you worry, it's only a shower
    For your clothes here's a pretty flower.

    DIE on organic poison gas
    Serpent's egg's already hatched
    You will croak, you little clown
    When you mess with President Brown
    When you mess with President Brown

    [Chorus]
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    I do not drink alcohol and coffee

    I do not smoke and do not do drugs

    I just do bumpin in my trunk

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    I've already listened to the full video of this song so many times that it's gonna sound so weird to me when they release the studio version and there aren't a bunch of Japanese girls chanting on the off-beats during the chorus.
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    It have something from get it right and mission from god but it is very subtle. Not like trust in you.
    Epic song, lot of energy and nice chords progression

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    Truly amazing lyrics. It is a reference to the book 1984 and how it is coming true today. Or, at least that is how I see it. Here's why

    "On the freedoms that divide us
    They’re coming after me
    Flashback 1984
    Now who’s knock-knocking at your door?
    A thought that starts a riot"

    That is in reference to thoughtcrimes and the thoughtpolice.

    "Will you take what’s in my head?
    And erase me when I’m dead"

    Again, what is in his head are thoughts. In the book, the main character is imprisoned and a part of his rehabilitation is to essentially erase his memory, so he falls in line with the ruling party. Winston's (the main character in the book) job before being captured is to rewrite the past, so the present is in line with the current party's ideology.

    "Shouting progress is survival
    Take one last look and see me
    Now you see me, now you don’t
    No vow to break
    No string of hope
    My hero, your pariah"

    A reference to the book by Emmanuel Goldstein, the leader of the Brotherhood, who is the opposition of the ruling party. His book has slogans such as War is Peace, Slavery is Freedom, etc.. His book is about raising the political awareness of the Proles (who make up 85% of the population) to overthrow the party. Winston is a prole, so Goldstein is his hero, the party's pariah.

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    Cheers to Dexter for posting the lyrics.

    I'm probably going to have the same problem as llamas; when i actually hear the studio version of the song, i'm going to be weirded out by the fact that there isn't any awkward chanting going on.

    Love the song though.
    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Gabel
    Adrenaline carried one last thought to fruition.
    Let this be the end.
    Let this be the last song.
    Let this be the end.
    Let all be forgiven.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilovellamas View Post
    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!
    Welcome back Llamas! haha
    Enslave my mind...

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