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    Quote Originally Posted by Koopa View Post
    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.
    a really good interpretation...thank you...now I like the lyrics even more Actually,I'm even thinking of reading that book...sounds very interesting
    Last edited by dexterone; 04-05-2012 at 02:57 AM.
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    DEXTER writes beautiful lyrics!!! HE's one of the best songwriter in this world!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LIGHTING ROD View Post
    DEXTER writes beautiful lyrics!!! HE's one of the best songwriter in this world!
    DEXTER writes beautiful lyrics!!! HE's the best songwriter in this world!

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    Quote Originally Posted by My Name Was Taken View Post
    DEXTER writes beautiful lyrics!!! HE's the best songwriter in this world!

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    thanks for the correction!

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    has anyone of you noticed those awesome vocals around 2.19 ? it's a bit hard to hear but if you listen to it carefully,you will hear them...I'm totally loving it and it kinda reminds me of SUM 41 because they tend to have such vocals,like screaming voices in the background..
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    I love this song. I've sent it to a lot of people. I've even recruited more people to the Offspring fandom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilovellamas View Post
    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.
    This is hilarious, but sadly almost true for me too.
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    Nice song! Kinda sounds to me like mixture of Smash and RAFRAG.. Awesome!
    As for the lyrics - I think it's about a person realizing his future - his own death, because future becomes from imagination to present to past every single moment(future is now), and mind thinks eternal, but body lasts only few moments.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4o3uC0jB_0g - This is a rare Offspring live video on HIT MACHINE 1999 - TKAA live. Check it Out

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilovellamas View Post
    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.
    It looks like no problem for me. I stopped listening to Day Go By long time ago, so it's all forgotten, lol. Just checked it out by the way. So the option/solution is to stop listening to it at some point.

    I'm more afraid about other things. For example, that some songs will sound better live than on CD. I think it happened to Half-truism in my opinion.

    Then, I kinda hope they won't omit all of the heavy riffing from the beginning of Day Go By. It became kinda fancy and annoyingly high pitched. I loved the contrast there.

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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
    I didn't see this coming. Thanks for the lyrics, a great song indeed!



    Now If only you'd come to play in Slovenia in the near future, so I can hear it live...

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