Track Listing1. Pretty Fly (For a White Guy)2. Original Prankster3. Hit That4. Walla Walla5. The Kids Aren’t Alright6. Americana7. Pay The Man8. Blackball9. Da Hui10.The Worst Hangover Ever
Pretty Fly (For a White Guy) LyricsGive it to me baby, uh huh, uh huh And all the girlies say Im pretty fly for Give it to me baby, uh huh, uh huhGive it to me baby, uh huh, uh huh a white guy Give it to me baby, uh huh, uh huhGive it to me baby, uh huh, uh huh He needs some cool tunes, not just And all the girlies say Im pretty fly for a any will suffice white guyAnd all the girlies say Im pretty fly for a But they didnt have Ice Cube so he Uno dos tres cuatro cinco cinco seswhite guy bought Vanilla Ice So dont deflate, play it straightUno dos tres cuatro cinco cinco ses Now cruising in his Pinto, he sees You know he really doesnt get itYou know its kinda hard just to get along homies as he pass anywaytoday But if he looks twice, theyre gonna Gonna play the field, keep it realOur subject isnt cool, but he thinks it kick his lilly ass! For you know a way, for you know aanyway So dont deflate, play it straight wayHe may not have a clue, and he may not You know he really doesnt get it So if you dont break, just overhave style anyway compensate Gonna play the field, keep it real At least you know you can always go onBut everything he lacks, well he makes up For you know a way, for you know a Ricky Lakein denial way The world needs wannabesSo dont deflate, play it straight So if you dont break, just over The world loves WannabesYou know he really doesnt get it anyway compensate Lets get some more wannabesGonna play the field, keep it real At least you know you can always go Hey, hey, do the brand new thing!For you know a way, for you know a way on Ricky Lake The world loves wannabesSo if you dont break, just over compensate Hey, hey, do the trendy thing!At least you know you can always go on Now hes getting a tattoo yeah, hesRicki Lake getting ink doneThe world needs wannabees He asks for a 13, but they drew a 31Hey, hey, do the brand new thing! Friends say hes trying too hard andGive it to me baby, uh huh, uh huh hes not quite hip But in his own mind hes the, hes theGive it to me baby, uh huh, uh huh dopest trickGive it to me baby, uh huh, uh huh Give it to me baby, uh huh, uh huh
Original Prankster LyricsCrime crime You know it smells like shitRockin like Janet Reno GoddamnTime time Tag team the double header Son of SamEighteen and life in Chino Fire always makes it betterFreud Freud NavigateAll along its true With style and aplombWell youll see there comes a day Cause wherever youre atCatches up to you Thats the tip yous on Lies, liesKnock down the walls, its alive in you Says hes down in the Bahamas Knock down the place, youre alone its Tries triestrue Bangin little hoochie mamas Knock down the world, its alive in you No way You gotta keep your head up through it all None of this is true Well hell see there comes a day Youre gonna When the jokes on you yeahBust out on it - original prankster Break out yeah - original yeah Dime dime Bust out on it - original prankster So good to see ya You never stop now, stop now Nine nine Dont want to be ya Thats what the main men say Crime crime Fancy to meet ya
Hit That LyricsThe winds of fortune What was a family Well it winds upDont blow the same Is now a shell Broken upShe had to get out Were raising kids now Really such a shameAnd make a change Who raise themselves But why notShe had a kid now Sex is a weapon Take a chanceBut much too young Its like a drug Everythings a gameThat baby daddys out having fun It gets him right into that grave that he just And it dont stop dug Hooking upHes saying Nothings gonna changeIm on a roll Shes saying The more hes tryingWith all the girls I know Im on the run The more hes buyingHis babys momma Im chasing guys for fun He saysShe aint so slow Her babys daddy Im on a rollHes saying It aint his only one With all the girls I knowIm on a roll Shes saying His babys mommaWith all the girls I know Im on the run Dont need to knowI know you wanna hit that Im chasing guys for fun Hes sayingI know you wanna hit that hit that I know you wanna hit that Im on a rollAll the world is gettin with, I say I know you wanna hit that hit that With all the girls I knowConsequences are a lot, but hey Everybodys gettin with, I say I know you wanna hit thatThats the way it Consequences are a lot, but hey I know you wanna hit that hit thatThats the way things go Thats the way it All the world is gettin with, I say Thats the way things go Consequences are a lot, but hey Thats the way it Thats the way things go
Walla Walla LyricsGoodbye my friend, youve messed up That car looked so tempting, so easy Ho ho, not this time my friendagain to drive Youll be in lockdown by tenYoure going to prison, youre off to the Just like that apartment that you Im afraid you cant talk your way outpen burglarized of this one, sonYouve gotten off easy so many times You started to run, but didnt get far Now four walls are your 24-hour-a-I guess no one told you how to get a life Cause under your arm was a VCR day, constant companionsThe judge wasnt lenient like he was Hey, in Walla Hey, in Wallabefore Ill see you in a Walla Walla Ill see you in a Walla WallaYou got three to five and a kick out the Slap on the wrist? Well, not this time Slap on the wrist? Well, not this timedoor Hey, in Walla Hey, in WallaThe public defender really did try Ill see you in a Walla Walla Ill see you in a Walla WallaToo little, too late, you didnt get a life Folsom prison is the destination Folsom prison is the destination Hey, in Walla Hey, in WallaHey, in Walla Ill see you in a Walla Walla Ill see you in a Walla WallaIll see you in a Walla Walla Slap on the wrist? Well, not this time Slap on the wrist? Well, not this timeSlap on the wrist? Well, not this time In the scheme of life, were all just In the scheme of life, were all justHey, in Walla brothers brothersIll see you in a Walla Walla Rehabilitate with all the others Rehabilitate with all the othersFolsom prison is the destination Well, Ill see ya WoahHey, in Walla Well, Ill see yaIll see you in a Walla Walla Im innocent Well, Ill see yaSlap on the wrist? Well, not this time I didnt do itIn the scheme of life, were all just I didnt do nothin man Have a nice lifebrothers This is bullshitRehabilitate with all the others He gave it to me, it was a presentWoahWell, Ill see ya
The Kids Aren’t Alright LyricsWhen we were young the future was so Jenny had a chance, well she really didbright Instead she dropped out and had aThe old neighborhood was so alive couple of kidsAnd every kid on the whole damn street Mark still lives at home cause hes gotWas gonna make it big in every beat no job He just plays guitar and smokes a lot ofNow the neighborhoods cracked and torn potThe kids are grown up but their lives areworn Jay committed suicideHow can one little street Brandon ODd and diedSwallow so many lives What the hell is going on? The cruellest dream - realityChances thrown Nothings free Chances thrown Longing for Nothings freeUsed to be Longing for Still its hard what used to be Hard to see Still its hard Fragile lives Hard to seeshattered dreams Fragile lives Shattered dreams
Americana LyricsAaaaah Whoa, whoa, whoaAaaaah Well, my dream has come trueAaaaah Whoa, whoa, whoaAaaaah My vision has come true Yeah, its all coming trueWell, Id like to tell you all about mydream, its a place Im a productWhere strip malls abound and Of my environmentdiversions mere moments away So dont blame meWhere cultures defined by the ones I just work here but I wanna fuck it all!least refinedAnd youll be left behind if you dont fit My rights are denied by those leastin qualifiedIts all distorted in americana, my way Trading profit for pride, but its okWell, fuck you Everythings backwards in americana, my wayWhoa, whoa, whoa Well, fuck youWell, my dream has come trueWhoa, whoa, whoa Whoa, whoa, whoaMy vision has come true Well, my nightmare has come true Whoa, whoa, whoaNow, give me my cable, fast food, four- My nightmare has come truebys, tats right away Yeah, its all coming trueI want it right now, cause my g- Yeah, its all coming trueggeneration dont like to waitMy futures determined bythieves, thugs, and verminIts quite an excursion, but its okEverythings backwards inamericana, my wayWell, fuck you
Pay The Man LyricsSee the way the wind blows Bow down cause I see it before meLives are intertwined Shadow and lightWatch the way the world goes That always keeps you runningThe man deals out our plight Shut up you talk too muchJester in the corner Pay the man Laughs without a sound Shut up you talk too much Jester in the corner Malady abounds Look at you and your struggle for In our souls freedom But you aint nothingSee the way the sun sets We all pay the man for livingTwilight of this lifeThe man is making little bets Wouldnt it be nice for a change nowPlaying with our lives To be unchained My life is for me nowAll that I believe now But this is lifeAnything is possible Pay the manA simple explanationFor the evil in this world Shut up you talk too muchAnd in our souls Pay the manIn our souls Shut up you talk too much Pay the manCome down to sorry and sableIts always the manAlways keeping you down
Blackball LyricsIn this world of hate and shallowness Win the battle or lose the war Blackball, the new disease Where enemies become your consolation I know Ive played this game before Blackball, the new disease Those of us who win the game give up When people were still real Blackball, for a better life in this hightheir minds tech, dog eat dog existence I dont call that winning I dont want this anymore Its time for me to close the door Win the battle or lose the warSay this doesnt apply to you Theres nothing left to feel I know Ive played this game beforeBut ask yourself first When people were still realWhat have I done today to win the game? In the style of forgotten menAnd just what have I sacrificed? I look to my horizon, I see nothing I dont want this anymore While thoughts of guns and Its time for me to close the doorWin the battle or lose the war desecration sweep through my mind Theres nothing left to feelI know Ive played this game before But only coffins and bones remainWhen people were still real As I look to youI dont want this anymore The emptiness behind your eyes Its time for me to close the door Seals my decision Theres nothing left to feel Cant carry on in a world of jugglersReflect on all out yesterdays Where all this thoughtlessness My own words choke me, why were they And bludgeoning, your key to successspoken? What kind of tradition to carry Regret for things Ive said and done, justcant compare with Blackball, the new disease Regret for those that I have never tried Blackball, the new disease Blackball, your evil ways have foundSo blame this world or blame yourself their way inside, inside meIts really all the sameWhen you are standing on that precipiceFrom which you just cannot return
Da Hui LyricsI wont fuck with Da Hui [Chorus] I wont fuck with Da Hui A Haole with heart, thats all Ill ever I wont fuck with Da Hui be Because Da Hui will fuck with me Cause Im not a part of the North Shore royaltyI wont take off on Da Hui Stuck on the shoulder, Im not I wont take off on Da Hui complaining I wont take off on Da Hui Digging for scraps, Im a kook in line! Because Da Hui will fuck with me [Chorus][Chorus] A Haole with heart, thats all Ill ever Dont fuck with Da Huibe Dont fuck with Da Hui Cause Im not a part of the North Dont fuck with Da HuiShore society Because Da Hui will fuck with you! Stuck on the shoulder, thats whereyoull find me Digging for scraps with the kooks inline!I wont park next to Da Hui I wont park next to Da Hui I wont park next to Da Hui Because I dont really feel comfortable
The Worst Hangover Ever LyricsBallroom scene, but the fire underneath, Wont someone just kill meGonna eat you all alive, Put me out of my misery!Gonna bring you to your knees. Im makin deals with God Ill do anything!Went out drinking late last night, I had ablast, make it stop pleaseBut now the morning light has come and make it stop please!kicked my ass! make it stop please make it stop please!(WOAH OHHH OHHH) (WOAH OHHH OHHH)Ive got the worst hangover ever! Im crawling to the bathroom again Ive got the worst hangover ever! It hurts so bad that Im never gonna Im crawlin to the bathroom again,drink again It hurts so bad that Im never gonna drinkAnd by my seventh shot I was invincible again.I wouldve never thought Id be this Ill probably never drink again.miserable I may not ever drink again. At least not til next weekend(WOAH OHHH OHHH) Im never gonna drink again!Ive got the worst hangover ever! Im rollin back and forth on the bed Im worked so bad that Im never gonnadrink again
Artist InterviewWhat is the song ‘Pretty Fly (For a WhiteGuy) all about?Pretty fly means cool. It’s a slangexpression they use in the black parts of bigcities, very urban. The kids use it, and (thesong) is about a that tries to mingle withthem. He wants to be one of the cool gangstersand it just doesn’t work out. He makes acomplete fool out of himself, a completedork, but that’s just a metaphor. It’s aboutwannabes, guys who just want to be so cool.
Okay, cool. What was your favourite music video tocreate? Which was the most gruelling?Ah, the most gruelling one was...whats the one we didwith Atom and we were up all night...The new album, Days Go By, has faster, more aggressivepunk rock songs in general than Rise and Fall orSplinter did. What brought about that change?Oh man, its been so long since Ive listened to thoserecords. For me, this record is more diverse. It seemslike theres more...you know, weve got "OC Guns," wevegot "Cruising California," " All I Have Left is You" and"Dirty Magic" (which is a remake of an older song), so itseems like this is the most diverse record weve everdone.
Oh I definitely agree, but the punk songsspecifically seem to be faster and more aggressivethan the ones on the last couple of records eventhough there is that diversity.Right, yeah, I dont know. Those songs are just easyfor us in a way. We just spent our time to make themwell..."Dividing By Zero," "Secrets From theUnderground" and "Slim Pickens"...those songs, youknow I think what it is is were harder to please asmusic fans, so when we go in to write music were alittle bit harder to please now. I dont think werematuring really, I just dont, but its harder forus to please ourselves. Once we get to the studio wewant to hear something a little bit different, alittle bit newer, but at the same time Dexter kindahas that aggression and those kind of songs are whatwe love, we feed off that, you know?
Absolutely. Between the similarity in the lyricalcontent and the proximity between albums, thereseems to be a connection between the songs "GoneAway" and "End of the Line," sort of like "End ofthe Line" is an angrier version or a "Gone Away"part two. Is "End of the Line" about the same personor situation that "Gone Away" was?No. I know enough to tell you that its absolutelynot. "Gone Away" wasnt really...I dont want to gotoo much into that but it means so many differentthings to so many different people and I dont wantto go into that too much. But I love that song, itmeans something to me just like it did to Dexter whowrote the lyrics and I think he was trying tobroaden the scope of what he was singing about inthat song and make it something that everyone canrelate to, you know?
Right on. So, "Cruising California" has been verycontroversial. I have a theory: what I hear when Ilisten to it is that you see this trend in pop music andinstead of making fun of it with lyrics you do theopposite, youre writing a totally solid piece of pop toshow, "Hey, look, anyone can do this, even a punk rockband." So to me, its a clever jab at pop music ingeneral especially since you guys managed to writesomething thats good and catchy, even in a rock n rollcontext. Still, you arent playing it live which, again,says a lot about its real purpose. That said, the songseems to be extremely misunderstood, especially since itwas released as a single. Can you comment on all ofthat?You know what, I dont think I need to anymore. Youreally just...except for the fact that I want to fuckingplay it live. I really do. I think it would be funny,you know. All the tough guys that bring theirgirlfriends to the shows, their girlfriends are going tolove it. Its fucking hilarious to me. Its fuckinghilarious and I love that people have to ask those
Im glad I unravelled the mystery.Yeah, definitely! That was the best way ofputting that question Ive had ever, yeah.You know growing up, punk rock showed us theway. And we know weve strayed from what alot of punkers feel is the punk rock kind ofway of being but at the same time punk rockwas all about breaking the rules anyway, sofuck it, have fun with that if youre nothaving fun, fuck it. And when it comes to asong like "Cruising California," we wouldhave been the biggest pussies in the world ifwe didnt put it on the record.
Yeah, if you guys said, "Oh no, what are thepunk rockers going to say?," then youd bethe pussies."Dirty Magic" was on Ignition 20 years agoand when we put that on there and I hadfriends telling me, "Whyd you put that onthere? Its not punk." Okay, whatever its agreat fucking song. Fuck you. It was a littledifferent [in terms of]circumstances, certainly, but you know.
Because it was the first controversial songyou had, "Dirty Magic" was like your first"Cruising California."Well I dont know if Id go that far, I think"Pretty Fly" was certainly our first"Cruising California."