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Artist: The Offspring
Suggested Track: The Kids Arent Alright

When we were young, the future was so bright (whoa)
The old neighborhood was so alive (whoa)
And every kid on the whole damn street (whoa)
Was gonna make it big and not be beat
Now the neighborhood's cracked and torn (whoa)
The kids are grown up but their lives are worn (whoa)
How can one little street swallow so many lives?

Chances thrown, nothing's free
Longing for what used to be
Still it's hard, hard to see
Fragile lives, shattered dreams, go

Jamie had a chance, well, she really did (whoa)
Instead she dropped out and had a couple of kids (whoa)
Mark still lives at home 'cause he's got no job (whoa)
Just plays guitar and smokes a lot of pot
Jay committed suicide (whoa)
Brandon OD'd and died (whoa)
What the hell is going on?
The cruelest dream, reality

Chances thrown, nothing's free
Longing for what used to be
Still it's hard, hard to see
Fragile lives, shattered dreams, go

Chances thrown, nothing's free
Longing for what used to be
Still it's hard, hard to see
Fragile lives, shattered dreams
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The Offspring
The Offspring is an American punk rock band from Huntington Beach, California, formed in 1984. The current line-up of the band includes: Brian Keith “Dexter” Holland (vocals
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The Offspring Lyrics
The Offspring lyrics - 151 song lyrics sorted by album, including "Self Esteem", "The Kids Aren't Alright", "Pretty Fly (For A White Guy)".
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The Offspring – Why Don't You Get a Job?
“Why Don’t You Get a Job?” is the second single from Americana. It peaked at #4 on the US Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks. It appears also on The Offspring’s Greatest Hits album.
The Offspring – Dirty Magic
The sixth track on Ignition and the ninth track (a re-recorded version) on Days Go By. The words in parentheses were not included in the original recording. The speaker seems to
The Offspring – So Alone
[Verse 1] / Look at the crowd and tell me whether / All are surrounded, but none are together / If you're awake, look all around / At all of the people, still you're... / [Chorus
The Offspring – Hurting as One
[Verse 1] / Been reaching for a reason for the pain that's come / Been waiting for the season when the healing's done / Well, lined up in black and white / This blood runs red on
The Offspring – Living in Chaos
[Intro] / Got a song, song, man / It goes like this / [Verse 1] / Somewhere the time was right / Could have been gone in ten / This world is hard to fight / Hitting you once, hit
The Offspring – Hit That
The fourth track on Splinter, Hit That talks about a couple who have kids. However, the father abandons the family and parties with other women. Then, instead of being the better
Cattle Decapitation – Scourge of the Offspring
[Verse 1] / Hell hath wrought upon this earth / From the desires of the patriarch / To carry thine name unto the dawn / A hapless spawn to go on and on and on / [Verse 2] / A swift
The Offspring (Ft. Redman) – Original Prankster
Original Prankster is the third track and first single from The Offspring’s Conspiracy of One. The song is unlike most of their other songs, combining hip-hop elements with punk
The Offspring – Americana
The title track and also the penultimate track on The Offspring’s fifth studio album, Americana. In this song, Dexter talks about American culture and things characteristic of the
The Offspring – Gone Away
Following their hit album Smash, The Offspring’s 4th album featured a personal story of the band’s singer Dexter Holland. There was a rumour about the song, more specifically
The Offspring – Baghdad
[Verse 1] / In your plane in the blue sky / You roam again / Words that echo in your mind / Make your heart beat faster / This is no Vietnam / We will win in Iraq / [Chorus] / The
The Offspring – Hammerhead
A narrative about a gunman who believes that everything he does is for the greater good. It seems like it’s about a soldier at war, but the final stanza shows it’s actually a
The Offspring – Feelings
The sixth track from Americana, the fifth album by The Offspring. It could technically be considered a punk rock cover of Morris Albert’s “Feelings,” except that the lyrics of the
The Offspring – Smash
Dexter Holland redefines the word “smash” in the title track from The Offspring’s third studio album.
The Offspring – Staring at the Sun
Staring at the Sun is the third track and second song on Americana. According to The Offspring frontman Dexter Holland, he wrote the song about the frustration of watching everyone
The Offspring – She's Got Issues
A man complains about his girl who is angsty to the point of annoyance. Dexter Holland said about the background of this song: “A song like ‘She’s Got Issues’ is saying ‘Hey, come
The Offspring – Gotta Get Away
Gotta Get Away is one of the singles released from The Offspring’s Smash album. The song talks about a paranoid person. According to Dexter Holland, he probably used that subject
The Offspring – What Happened to You?
[Intro] / What in the world happened to you? / [Verse 1] / Before you started tokin', you used to have a brain / But now you don't get even the simplest of things / I can draw a
The Offspring – Genocide
[Intro] / [Verse 1] / Our lives run different ways / Through the rain I see you in the sun / Our star shines anyway / If you wish upon it, we are one / (One, two, three, four) / [
The Offspring – Fix You
[Verse 1] / She wakes up / Rage and grace / Pulling me closer, pushing away / And me, the sharpest thorn on your vine / Twisting and turning, we're all intertwined / Broken wing
The Offspring – All I Want
“All I Want” is one of the singles from The Offspring’s album Ixnay on the Hombre. The band originally composed the song for Epitaph Records and Bad Religion. Originally titled “
The Offspring – Let the Bad Times Roll
[Intro] / Oh, baby, let the bad times roll (Oh-oh-oh-oh) / Oh, baby, let the bad times roll (Oh, oh-oh-oh) / [Verse 1] / We're gonna hang 'em high / We're gonna shoot straight up
The Offspring – Amazed
Amazed is the thirteenth track of Ixnay on the Hombre. The song revolves around a depressed person who is about to commit suicide.
The Offspring – Nitro (Youth Energy)
[Verse 1] / Our generation sees the world / Not the same as before / We might as well just throw it all / And live like there is no tomorrow / [Chorus] / There's no tomorrow
The Offspring – Coming for You
[Verse 1] / Time to go and get our kicks / Dropping out and getting in the mix now / In the back room, nothing to do / We're not bored, we're just sick of you, yeah / Yeah, sick of
The Offspring – Session
This song has a similar meaning to The Offspring’s Self Esteem. Dexter and this woman are only seeing each other for sex and not for an actual relationship. He can’t stand it, yet
The Offspring – Days Go By
“Days Go By” is the first single from the The Offspring’s ninth album Days Go By. While it was the first song to be written for the album, it happened to be the last to be
The Offspring – The Noose
The second song on Splinter, The Noose is the opposite of the first song of the album Neocon. Dexter is talking about how the government and tyranny are taking over the USA. This
The Offspring – Totalimmortal
[Verse 1] / Hope unknown. Sometimes just waking is surreal / I walk right through the nameless ones / I know that hope's unknown / Sometimes the water feels so real / As I walk
The Offspring – Trust in You
[Verse 1] / I am the one, your help I've refused / You're offering hand just set off the fuse / I am the rock that pushes away / I gave up tomorrow to spite today and / Too proud
The Offspring – The End of the Line
The End of the Line is the 9th track on The Offspring’s Americana. The song is pretty self explanatory and has similar subject matter to their other song Gone Away. Someone Dexter
The Offspring – Something to Believe In
[Verse 1] / I believe that reality is gone / Disillusion is real / I believe that morality is gone / And there's nothing to feel / If you take the sacred things / Things that we
The Offspring – Crossroads
[Verse 1] / Time has washed away and now I may wonder / How did it all slip by? / ’Cause I always thought we had forever / Future calls to me to take me away from things / I don't
The Offspring – Pay the Man
Pay the Man is the final song on Americana. “The Man” is American slang for the government. It’s also interesting to note that The Offspring’s previous album Ixnay on the Hombre
The Offspring – Not the One
[Verse 1] / I'm not the one who made the world what it is today / I'm not the one who caused the problems started long ago / But now I deal with all the consequence that troubles
The Offspring – A Thousand Days
[Verse 1] / Ask me no questions and I'll tell you / I'll tell you no lies, when all is said and done / Does it really matter who's wrong or right? / Don't ask me for a reason, I
The Offspring – One Fine Day
One of The Offspring’s more satirical songs, One Fine Day lampoons the idea of sports fans that drink far too much while bro-ing out and then starting riots because a team wins or
The Offspring – The Meaning of Life
The second track on Ixnay on the Hombre. The Meaning of Life is about Dexter’s definition of it. He doesn’t want to be told by others what he is and isn’t allowed to do. The
The Offspring – L.A.P.D.
[Verse 1] / When cops are taking care of business I can understand / But the L.A. story's gone way out of hand / Their acts of aggression, they say they're justified / But it seems
The Offspring – Million Miles Away
Million Miles Away is the fifth track and third single from The Offspring’s Conspiracy of One. The song probably takes a glimpse into the life of a rock star, as Dexter is singing
The Offspring – Mota
The song tells about a man who likes to smoke marijuana, and talks about the effects of it. He starts each day by waking up and smoking the bong on the table. One of the effects
The Offspring – Huck It!
Huck It is a bonus track on international and (some) American copies of Conspiracy of One. It is also the name of a DVD they released.
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Genius Albums
Splinter by The Offspring
“Splinter” is the seventh studio released album by The Offspring, Released on December 9, 2003.
Smash by The Offspring
1994: Smash, their second album for Epitaph, is released. Featuring the mega-hits “Come Out and Play (Keep ‘Em Separated),” “Self Esteem” and “Gotta Get Away,” the album is a
Ignition by The Offspring
“ignition” is the 2nd studio released album by The Offspring on October 16, 1992, On Epitaph Records
Americana by The Offspring
“Americana” is the fifth studio album released by The Offspring. It’s their second-best selling album after “Smash”. There’s four singles from Americana: Pretty Fly (for a White
Greatest Hits by The Offspring
“Greatest Hits” Is a compilation album released by The Offspring on Jun 21, 2005. “Greatest Hits” compiled hit singles from five of their seven studio released albums. “Greatest
Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace by The Offspring
Get all the lyrics to songs on Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace and join the Genius community of music scholars to learn the meaning behind the lyrics.
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