General Comment ive always had the impression that he was stoned No Replies Log in to reply. There was an error. General Comment I always thought it was about paranoia. General Comment This has got to be my favourite Offspring song ever. The meaning isn't too hard to see ,and when you're feelin low its great to sing along to.
They need to write more of these. General Comment Yeah, I thought it was drug related as well You just need to open your eyes and see the world and yourself in it.
General Comment It's literally about paranoia. It's really about being stoned. So, you're both right. General Comment i would say it's about how fucked up you're mind feels when you're stoned. General Comment this song's literal meaning is about paranoia and hating yourself. Rate These Lyrics. Log in now to add this track to your mixtape! More The Offspring Lyrics. With its horror film lyricism, The Offspring were almost definitely taking some notes from the Misfits and their LA-area heroes T.
And as fun as it is to sing about how "mommy doesn't have a head anymore," it's even more fun when you hear how catchy The Offspring made it. It's the first song they released that made it seem like they were gonna be huge, Gotta Get Away - The Flashcats - Greatest Hits (Cassette). It sounds like the blueprint for Smashwith a furious rhythm section, their now-trademark hummable riff style, soaring whoah-ohs, an arena-sized chorus followed by another arena-sized chorus Smash was a gigantic leap from anything The Offspring had released before it which you're always kinda reminded of when you're listening to pre- Smash Offspring, except with this song.
Sometimes I have to remind myself it wasn't actually a hit. If it ain't broke, don't fix it, and The Offspring had quite a few formulas that weren't broke. One of those formulas -- which began on Smash and continued on their next three albums -- was starting an album with a spoken word intro and then going into a whiplash-inducing punk song. You might say that they see the value in But seriously, Conspiracy of One 's opener is The Offspring at their fastest and it rivals anything from their pre-major label days.
There's a good reason that Offspring songs are used in skate videos and Crazy Taxi -- when you want to go as fast as possible, you want to hear a song that sounds like the sonic equivalent of doing in a 60, and "Come Out Swinging" does. They're all so catchy and so exhilarating, and one that really sounds like it would've dominated the airwaves is "Something to Believe In.
Tons of bands wish they could write a song this effortlessly enjoyable; The Offspring barely play it live. It follows a similar formula to "All I Want" -- they're both under-two-minute ragers that are as fast as they are catchy, and they're both Smash -like but sound like a progression from Smash too. Unlike that classic album, The Offspring did have a big major label budget and big-name producer for Smash 's followup Ixnay on the Hombre it was produced by Dave Jerden, who did Jane's Addiction's Nothing's ShockingAlice In Chains' FaceliftGotta Get Away - The Flashcats - Greatest Hits (Cassette) Sound of White Noiseand other big recordsand the more spacious, larger-sounding production style really gave their music room to breathe.
Songs like "Leave It Behind" made the best of it. It wasn't a hit, but it was a mission statement. It also opened Smash following the tongue-in-cheek "Time to Relax" spoken word introGotta Get Away - The Flashcats - Greatest Hits (Cassette) there isn't a song on the album that could've better introduced this new era of The Offspring.
They were better, louder, and faster than ever on Smashand this song solidified that right off the bat. Again, really any song on Smash could've been a hit. But of all the non-singles, "Genocide" most deserved airplay. It has some of their most overt thrash metal worship, one of the most distinctive lead guitar riffs in the band's discography, an extraordinary Gotta Get Away - The Flashcats - Greatest Hits (Cassette) of melodicism, and the kind of bleak worldview that inspired so many of the most beloved '90s rock songs.
If you find The Offspring a little too silly, "Genocide" may convince you otherwise. Again, The Offspring really knew how to open a record.
Following Ixnay 's characteristically sarcastic "Disclaimer" intro by original Dead Kennedys frontman Jello Biafra "if it offends you This one was released as a single and it got the video Gotta Get Away - The Flashcats - Greatest Hits (Cassette), but commercially speaking, it didn't come close to reaching the heights of their biggest songs. In a just world, it would have. It blows away over half of Greatest Hits. Listen below Gotta Get Away - The Flashcats - Greatest Hits (Cassette) subscribe to a Spotify playlist of all 14 songs:.
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