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Offspring lyrics

Album: The Offspring [1989]

Tracks11
 01  Jennifer Lost The War
 02  Elders
 03  Out On Patrol
 04  Crossroads
 05  Demons
 06  Beheaded
 07  Tehran
 08  A Thousand Days
 09  Blackball
 10  I'll Be Waiting
 11  Kill The President
all Offspring lyrics



Jennifer Lost The War
Jennifer lost the war today you'll find her burnt and raped
Through it all she must have wondered what have I done?
But nobody really cares today the world's a busy place
Guess she really must've seen now
Really seen now
I guess we're all just soldiers
She was only 6 years old
Left to die by strangers
And if we're all just soldiers is it so wrong to be afraid?
Jennifer lost the war
Jeannie lost the war today there must be some mistake
They say it all the time and they said it then
Little miss 15 55 her soul remains ungraved
She must have really seen now
Really seen now
Morality won't help her
All her sorrows left her
But the morning headlines even say that it's a shame
What are we headin' for
Jennifer lost the war

Seen it all before
Started on the ground then it walked away
And I wonder how many more everybody take it like there's nothin' to say
Jennifer lost lost lost the war

I guess we're all just soldiers
She was only 6 years old
Left to die by strangers
And wait'll the morning headlines even say that it's a shame
What are we headin' forback to top
Elders
When we younger
There always seemed like some
Some perfect mold
That we're supposed to be
But now we're growing up and
I see it's just not that way
Now I feel like someones lied to me
Cause I've been true
Made good for you
And now I feel used
I'm asking you
How does it feel
How does it feel
How does it feel
To be like you
Tell me now elders

What wre your reasons for
Making it seem
Like you were so much more
If you want to feel good

Because of our accomplishments
Why the fuck
Don't you just do it yourself

Cause I've tried
Man I've tried
While you all lied
So now just tell me
How does it feel
How does it feel
How does it feel
To be like you

Look at all the families now
Who don't talk and don't trust
Because of the way
That things have been done
When will you finally learn
To leave out the bullshit
And just be straight with usback to top
Out On Patrol
Look at my soldier boy now
With that big gun in your little hand
As you patrol this foreign land
Hear the mine that clicks beneath your feet

Now do you see the light
Fading while your world is crumbling
Out on patrol
And all you can do is sit and stare
What revelation have you now
What culmination to your speck of life
Your moment in time

As you sit here all alone
Will your buddies come and save your life
But as the enemy appears
See your life flash before your eyesback to top
Crossroads
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 want to leave behind
Like I'm slipping away
I can't hold on

Find that path alone
Crossroads lead me away
But thats not what worries me
I just want to know what's home

Through it all
My mind still wanders
To the one who touched my soul
Though her road leads away
She's still my
True love
I could believe

Will is not enough when all those
Lost days stand in the way
But she was
My hopes and dreams my
Whole world
I could believe

I still want to know
Who can see for me
Crossroads tell me

Now you'll have to trade
Your past away
And find another day
So is change a friend or an enemy

Through what comes to pass
I'll find my way
I've seen it all before
But is the best you can be
The best thing to be
Some people say
You're just wasting time
But thats not what worries me
I just want to know what's homeback to top
Demons
Clouds pass over the moon
Like an eye that shows impending doom
Tension in this misty air
Souls pass into the room
Drawn in by a lost memory
You will join them in the moonlight

You are my offering
Your soul transcends
The centuries of pain
Your misery in life
Is your ecstasy in death

Time passes like the wind
As we race to beat days dusky grin
Mornings just a moment away
Your body glistens in candlelight
As we all look on in fiendish delight
The ritual is just beginning

Come fulfill the prophecy
With our demons of debauchery
As virgins and spectress sing
This madness will never cease

In the dead of night
You will follow
In the footsteps of many others
Who have come before
I will show you the altar
Your aztec eyes, egyptian hair
Your beauty bestoved upon my lair
I've loved you before, in other lives
But youve never ment as much to me
Never meant as much to me as now

In this night of sacrafice
Where blood is spilt
That will never spill again
But in your linen robes
We want you now
We want you now
You could never ask for more than that

You are my offering
Your soul transcends
The centuries of pain
Your misery in life
Is your ecstasy in
Come fulfill the prophecy
With our demons of debauchery
This madness will never ceaseback to top
Beheaded
Beheaded

Mommy doesn't have a head any more
Keep it underneath my bed on the floor
Well thats alright, man thats ok
She never really used her head anyway

Daddy called me a silly boy
Bet he wont say that any more
Cause the way his body is severed in two
His vocal cords are gonna be hard to use

Beheaded, watch you squirt like a garden hose
Beheaded, bloody mess all over my clothes

Watch my girl friend come to the door
Chop off her head, she falls to the floor
Well watching my baby's jugular blow
Really makes my motor go

Wrap a towel round the bloody stump
Take my baby's body to the city dump
Then wipe the mess off the bloody axe
Scoope all the heads into my burlap sack

Beheaded, watch her squirt like a garden hose
Beheaded, bloody mess all over my clothes

All my collection, adorns my room on bamboo polls
Used to be a little, but a little got more and more
Now I'm craving yours

Night brings bad dreams, bad dreams with guillotines
Night brings bad dreams, bad dreams with guillotines

Off with her head
Off with her head
Off with her head
Off with her head
Off with her head
Off with her head

Find another victim for my machine
Put 'em in a home-made guillotine
Blade falls, gonna need a casket
Watch your head plop in a wicker basket

Leave the house at a quarter to four
Come back with sixteen or more
Cause the more I walk, the more I see
I got a funny feeling coming over me

Beheaded, watch you squirt like a garden hose
Beheaded, bloody mess all over my clothesback to top
Tehran
In your plane in the blue sky
You roam again
Word that echo in your mind
Make you heart beat faster
This is no vietnam
We will win in iran

The president said let it ride
Islam be damned
Make your last stand
In tehran

Warrior, the time bombs
About to go
What will you feel
Will you even wonder
If the man that'sin your sights
Ever kissed his girl goodbye

The president said let it ride
Islam be damned
Make your last stand
In tehran

Great satan
Our flags our burning

Soon america may find
Its young men in the sand
Where there casualty
Is just a number
In iran

The president said let it ride
Islam be damned
Make your last stand
In tehranback to top
A Thousand Days
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 can't explain
Why we hurt one another again and again
As I lie bleeding here I still
I still reach for you

A thousand days
Have passed away
A thousand days
Were captured in her eyes

Your eyes are open now but you know
Its still hard to see inside
When action and intention
Are two seperate things
Now I somehow wish I could explain
Why we hurt each other again and again
Like someone on his dying breath
I still reach for you

A thousand days
Have passed away
A thousand days
Were captured in her eyes

Forever we've been
Trapped by our hearts
Trapped by our minds
I'd like to leave
I'd like to win at love

But I just can't let it go
And I just can't watch it slipping away
And I just can't let it go
And I just can't stand another minute

Maybe now someday our shattered lives
Will mend themselves again
But now a million miles away
I still wish I could
And though I somehow know, I can't explain
Why we hurt another again and again
Like someone on his dying breath
I still reach for youback to top
Blackball
In this world of hate and shallowness
Where enemies become your consolation
And those of us who win the game give up our minds
I don't call that winning
Say this doesn't apply to you
But ask yourself first
What have I done today to win the game
And just what have I sacrificed

Win the battle lose the war
I know I've played this game before
When people were still real
I don't want this anymore
It's time for me to close the door
There's nothing left to feel

Reflect on all our yesterdays
My own words choke me
Why were they spoken
Regret for the things I've said and done
Just can't compare with
Regret for those that I have never tried
So blame this world or blame yourself
It's really all the same
When you are standing on the precipice
From which you just can't return

Win the battle lose the war
I know I've played this game before
When people were still real
I don't want this anymore
It's time for me to close the door
There's nothing left to feel

In the style of forgotten men
I look to my horizon
I see nothing
While thoughts of guns and desecration
Sweep through my mind
But only coffins and bones remain
As I look to you
The emptiness behind your eyes
Seals my decision
Can't carry on in this world of juggling
Where all this thoughtlessness and bludgeoning
Your key to success
What kind of tradition to carry on

Blackball the new disease
Blackball the new disease
Blackball your evil ways
Have found their way inside me

Blackball the new disease
Blackball the new disease
Blackball for a better life
In this high tech dog eat dog existence

(chorus)back to top
I'll Be Waiting
Once I had a friend that I could count on
So I thought
Well so it seemed
But times of need are not enough
To prove your friendship to me now
Once I saw a face that I believed in
But a mask was all there was
So who wears the masks and who wears the faces
Well I guess I'll never know

But as I stand here alone in a room full of people
With nothing to say
Beer on their minds, and smoke in the air
Call them feiends but they just don't care

Friend for life
Such shallow words for brokrn minds
Show me a friend for life
Cause I'll be waiting for that day to arrive
When I'll feel alive
I'll be waiting for that day

Once I found a love I had to know
Now we might know each other just too well
Cause when we're together we just can't get enough
Or is it we just can't get what we want
Once I saw a dream, I had to chase it
Dreams quickly turn to reality
Who's at fault in this game of yours and mine
Well I guess I'll never know

But as I sit here alone
Think of the girl who came softly inside me
The look in her eyes, the smell of her hair
Call her my own but is she really there?

Love for life
Such noble words for noble minds
Show me a love for life
Cause I'll be waiting for that day to arrive
When I'll feel alive
I'll be waiting for that day

Once I had a friend that I could count on
Times of need are not enough
Once I found a love I had to know
Now we might know each other just too well
Once I saw a dream I had to chase it
Dreams quickly turn to reality
Now let me close my eyes
Because I don't want to see anymoreback to top
Kill The President
In a world without leaders
Who'd start all the wars?
The world that your saving
Will always be yours

Kill the president
Listen to the voice of reason
Unify with that single line
Stop the man with the power
Of the goverment
A leader's not the center
Of democracy

In a world without leaders
Who'd make people starve?
The world that we're saving
Will always be ours

Everyone says
Well maybe I'll make a difference
Thinking they've got plenty of time
But you're squezed
A little tighter everyday
Finished before you can commit a crime

In a world without leaders
Who'd start all the wars?
The world that your saving
Will always be yours

Kill the president
Listen to the voice of reason
Unify with that single line
Stop the man with the power
Of the goverment
A leader's not the center
Of democracy

America
All of your eminies
Come from within
But you lash out so
It is seen
Like some frightened child
In an angry world
Or the fall of rome
Your demise comes
From your own hands

In a world without leaders
Who'd start all the wars?
The world that your saving
Will always be yours

In a world without leaders
We might have a chance
But we'll never see it
As long as there'sback to top
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