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Reel Big Fish lyrics

Album: We're Not Happy 'Til You're Not Happy [2005]

Tracks14
 01  The Fire
 02  Drinkin'
 03  Don't Start a Band
 04  A-W-E-S-O-M-E
 05  We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful
 06  Turn the Radio Off
 07 Talkin' Bout a Revolution
 08  The Bad Guy
 09  Story of My Life
 10  The Joke's on Me
 11  One Hit Wonderful
 12  Last Show
 13  Say Goodbye
 14  Your Guts (I Hate 'Em)
all Reel Big Fish lyrics



The Fire
I'm gonna say it like I mean it,
We've let this go on to long.
You know I'm starting to believe it
That all together we could be strong
I won't name who's to blame for the misery and pain
it's a shame all the same that we
lay down and play their game.

You've got it wrong,
it's not alright
We've got the fire, but does it mean anything
We've got the fire tonight.
We wanna fight but will that change anything?
Will it make it alright?

I know it's vague but I'll say it
There's something wrong everywhere
And you're ashamed to admit it
But if it's not then you don't care
Well they will put you away
for the things that you say
And you're not buying in,
but their still gonna make you pay

You've got it wrong,
it's not alright
We've got the fire, but does it mean anything
We've got the fire tonight
We wanna fight but will it change anything?
Will that make it alright?back to top
Drinkin'
she told me
that I was lame
with her middle finger in my face
wont waste her time with such a loser
so now I wallow in regret
wanna do something right but I haven't yet
why do my endeavors end up in failure

I think I'll go out drinkin'
drinkin' all night long
cuz if I go out drinkin'
then I can stop thinkin'
bout how the world done me wrong

I guess I shouldn't feel so bad
ain't got much reason to feel so sad
'cept that I'm poor untalented and ugly
I know its like they always say
good times and bad will come our way
but theres only one thing that'll make this easier

I think I'll go out drinkin'
drinkin' all night long
cuz if I go out drinkin'
then I can stop thinkin'
bout how the world done me wrong

so wrong
I sing this song and nobody sings along
I've got a friend
he's in my hand
he understands
he said to me everything wont be so bad!

I think I'll go out drinkin'
drinkin' all night long
cuz if I go out drinkin'
then I can stop thinkin'
bout how the world done me wrong

I think I'll go out drinkin' (think I'll go out drinkin')
drinkin' all night long (drinkin' all night long)
cuz if I go out drinkin'
then I can stop thinkin'
about how the worlds done me
how the worlds done me wrong (so wrong)back to top
Don't Start a Band
Don't start a band
no body wants to hear no body wants to hear
nobody understands
don't start a band
you'll be so disappointed that it was nothing like you planned
Don't start a band
oh yea yea yea

I hate to ruin the magic
I hate to kill the dream
but once you've been behind the scenes then you'll know just what I mean
you might think that's its cool to get up on stage
and play rock and roll from your heart and soul
but no one shows up and your songs all suck
and there's no applause and no flying bras
no girls will scream for you and no ones gonna sing along with you

Don't start a band
no body wants to hear nobody understands
don't start a band
you will be so damn terrible they'll all think your shitty
don't start a band
oh yea yea yea
'cause you wont get paid
and you won't get laid

and even if you make it
all the way to MTV
I don't think you could take it
all the bullshit and the greed
everyone is so fake when they shake you hand
and they kiss your ass 'cause then they get cash
and the business end will turn every friend
to an enemy oh you will see

they'll turn their their backs and they'll be gone
faster than you can say 'what did I do wrong'

Don't start a band
no body really cares nobody understands
Don't Start a Band
you will sign your lives away and then you'll be working for the man
don't start a band oh yea yea yea

your message will get lost
you'll get double crossed

and if you think that the joy of playing
will keep you going through the years
wait till you poor and frustrated
and the fun just disappears
nobody cares what you have to say
and noes gonna listen anyways

rock and roll will bring you down
and it will kick you while your on the ground

don't start a band
don't even try you will regret it yea
don't start a band
you'll be so disappointed that it was nothing like you planned
Don't start a band
oh yea yea yea

so just give up now
I'll show you how

Don't start a Band [x4]back to top
A-W-E-S-O-M-E
Oh yeah!

Alright!

A-W-E-S-O-M-E! so A-W-E-S-O-M-E!

Like tattered sails,
The shreds of my heart in your fingernails
Open my mouth, but I can't get this out
It never fails, a bed of roses, and coffin nails
I hold my breath 'cuz I'm scared to death
We try to lie, and deny
but our secret isn't safe.

[Chorus:]
You're Awesome! So Awesome! You're everything I want in a girl
You're Crazy! Amazing! I'm everything that's wrong with the world
You're great, filled with hate and I can't escape

My lips are sore,
My heart is black to the very core.
This life of crime, I'll get used to it in time.
We keep it low, but I think they know
And out secret isn't safe.

[Chorus:]
You're Awesome! So Awesome! You're everything I want in a girl
You're Crazy! Amazing! I'm everything that's wrong with the world
Don't wait, procrastinate, it's not too late

You're radical!
You're radical!
You're radical!
You're radical. Yeah!

So so so so awesome.
So so so so awesome.

[Chorus:]
You're Awesome! So Awesome! You're everything I want in a girl
You're Crazy! Amazing! I'm everything that's wrong with the world
Don't wait, procrastinate, it's not too late
You're great, filled with hate,
And I can't escape!
And I can't escape!
And I can't escape!

SO AWESOME!back to top
We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful
[Originally by Morrissey]

We hate it when our friends become successful
We hate it when our friends become successful
Oh, look at those clothes
ah look at that face, its so cold
it's such a video, well
it's really laughable
Ah, ha, ha ...

We hate it when our friends become successful
And if they're No Doubt, that makes it even worse and
we can destroy them
You bet your life we will
destroy them
If we can hurt them
Well, we may as well ...
Its really laughable
Ah, ha, ha ...

You see it should've been me
could've been me
Everybody knows
Everybody says so
They say :

"ah, you have loads of songs
So many songs
More songs than they could stand
Verse
Chorus
Then they break away
Just listen ..."
La, la-la, la-la
just Listen!

[Horn Solo]

It's really laughable
Ah, ha, ha...back to top
Turn the Radio Off
I hate music, I hate the scene
I hate my records, I hate CDs
I hate everyone at shows, and I hate that Rock and Roll
Cuz I know that machine sucked out my soul

Turn it off,
Turn it off,
Turn the radio off
Try thinking for yourself for once in your life

I hate the music business,
it's filled with greed
it's run by old men who don't know what I need
I'm getting older fast, I hope this anger lasts
So I can have the strength to keep fighting back

Turn it off,
Turn it off,
Turn the radio off
Don't you know we're turning into zombies
Turn it off,
Turn it off,
Turn the radio off
Try thinking for yourself for once in your life.

Blah blah blah
another song about the radio
Always complaining that we hate the radio
Well it's time to start the war, now here we go
Our first mission: just don't listen

Turn it off,
Turn it off,
Turn the radio off
Don't you know we're turning into zombies
Turn it off,
Turn it off,
Turn the radio off
Try thinking for yourself for once in your life
Turn it off,
Turn it off,
Turn the radio off
Try thinking for yourself for once in your life.back to top
The Bad Guy
This is not a song about the one that got away
This is not a song about the girl who didn't love me
Once again I have made somebody cry
Once again, once again I am the bad guy
I am the bad guy

It's mean but I'm not sorry I let you down
It's mean but I'm not sorry I let you down
It's mean but I'm not sorry I let you down
Don't you wish I never came around

I didn't care that she'd do anything for me
I didn't care that she would sell her soul to serve me
And as the tears fall from the corners of her eyes
I walked away, I walked away cause I'm the bad guy
I am the bad guy

It's mean but I'm not sorry I let you down
It's mean but I'm not sorry I let you down
It's mean but I'm not sorry I let you down
Don't you wish I never came around

It's not funny
It's not funny at all, no no
But your misery, your pain
I'm gonna laugh about it all
Cause I'm the bad guy
I am the bad guy
I am the bad guy

It's mean but I'm not sorry I let you down
It's mean, oh yeah
It's mean but I'm not sorry I let you down
Yeah yeah yeah yeah

It's mean but I'm not sorry I let you down
It's mean but I'm not sorry I let you down
It's mean but I'm not sorry I let you down
Don't you wish I never came around
Don't you wish I never came around
Don't you wish I never came aroundback to top
Story of My Life
[Originally by Social Distortion]

High school seemed like such a blur,
I didn't have much interest in sports or school elections.
And in class I dreamed all day,
Of a rock 'n' roll weekend

And the girl in the front of the room,
So close yet so far y'know she never seemed to notice
That this silly schoolboy crush
Wasn't just pretend.

[Chorus:]
Life goes by so fast
You only want to do what you think is right.
Close your eyes and then it's past;
Story of my life

And I went down my old neighborhood
The faces have all changed there's no one left to talk to
And the pool hall I loved as a kid
Is now a Seven Eleven

I went downtown to look for a job
I had no training, no experience to speak of.
I looked at the holes in my jeans
And turned and headed back.

[Chorus]

Good times come and good times go,
I only wish the good times would last a little longer.
I think about the good times we had
And why they had to end.

So I sit at the edge of my bed
I strum my guitar and I sing an outlaw love song.
Thinkin' 'bout what you're doin' now
And when you're comin' back.

[Chorus]back to top
The Joke's on Me
The old days were no fun
Im not sorry that they're gone
I don't miss them and I won't miss them
and it was always wrong
Everything I've ever done
From the beginning and to the ending
and things never got better, it seems like forever
Since we had fun or maybe I never have fun

And this whole time! I've been around
One minute up!
and a hundred down uhhh ohhh

Keep on laughing, Keep attacking
I'll show you what it means
To keep on lying, Keep denying
That there's nothing good in me
I'm not worthless, I know you heard this
My life's a joke and the joke's on me
The joke's on me

You were always lame, a headache and a pain
I don't miss you and I won't miss you
I tried not to get bitter but I was such a quitter
Oh yeah I had dreams but they were only ever bad dreams

And this whole time! I've been around
One minute up!
and a hundred down uhhh ohhh

Keep on laughing, Keep attacking
I'll show you what it means
To keep on lying, Keep denying
That there's nothing good in me
I'm not worthless, I know you heard this
My life's a joke and the joke's on me
The joke's on me, The joke's on me...

Well there never were any good old days
Looking back I'm still amazed
How everything went wrong in every way
There were no good old days

Well there never were any good old days
Looking back I'm still amazed
That everything went wrong in every way
There were no good old days
[2x]

And this whole time! I've been around
One minute up!
and a hundred down uhhh ohhh

Keep on laughing, Keep attacking
I'll show you what it means
To keep on lying, Keep denying
That there's nothing good in me
I'm not worthless, I know you heard this
My life's a joke and the joke's on me...back to top
One Hit Wonderful
Fourteen minutes and fifty-nine seconds into our fifteen minutes of fame
When the luck runs out, I won't wonder who's to blame
Because nobody said they had a guaranteed way
to win the hearts of the public who are easily swayed
And just this time last year, I thought we had it made

We were One Hit Wonderful
Livin' the life, playin' the role
We were One Hit Wonderful
Well, it can't last long
They don't love you
They just love that one song

Well, things don't last long in life; that's how it goes
They'll smile and applaud, then turn up their nose
Things will shrink as quickly as they've grown
But it's perfectly normal for us to ask why
The company wasn't untrue, they just didn't try
And a new career is born. It will eventually die

We were One Hit Wonderful
Livin' the life, playin' the role
We were One Hit Wonderful
Well, it can't last long
They don't love you
They just love that one song
That one song...
That one song

So many lovely melodies
So many messages to convey
But they don't care about any of these
"Play that one damn song!" is what they say

We were One Hit Wonderful
Livin' the life, playin' the role
We were One Hit Wonderful
Well, it can't last long
They don't love you
Oh, no!
We were One Hit Wonderful
Livin' the life, playin' the role
We were One Hit Wonderful
Well, it can't last long
They don't love you
They just love that one songback to top
Last Show
This is the Last Show
I will ever play with you
this is the end of what you put me through
the Last Show i will ever play with you
this is the end of what we do...

I don't want fame, i don't want money
I just want to have fun again
I don't want girls, or backstage parties
I just want to feel like we're friends
I think i've learned my lesson
I think i've figured this whole thing out
this is a fine profession
but it's no fun
so i'm done

This is the Last Show
I will ever play with you
this is the end of what you put me through
the Last Show i will ever play with you
this is the end of what we do...

I never thought i would hate music
I never thought i would hate you
but every day this feels more like a job i don't even want to do
I think i've learned my lesson
I'll NEVER follow my dreams again
I wont waste any more of your time
so kiss my ass
I wont be back

This is the Last Show
I will ever play with you
this is the end of what you put me through
the Last Show i will ever play with you
this is the end of what we do...

did we do it for the money?
did we do it because we were bored?
I was better off with what i had before
and that was nothing
that was
nothing
at
all...

This is the Last Show
I will ever play with you
this is the end of what you put me through
the Last Show i will ever play with you
this is the end of what we do

this is the last song
this is the last line...goodbye.back to top
Say Goodbye
i know you feel like a whore
working for a dream that isn't even yours
pleasing everybody but yourself
wouldn't you rather be
somewhere else with someone else
there's no reason to stay together
cuz it's all pain and no pleasure

it would feel so good
to say good-bye
when i'm with you i wanna die
and all that time
was such a waste
i never wanna see your face
i just wanna get the fuck away

we are falling apart
lost our soul and we lost our heart
we can't be saved by being smart
we are falling apart
there's no reason to keep this up
because it just hurts too much

it would feel so good
to say good-bye
when i'm with you i wanna die
and all that time
was such a waste
i never wanna see your face
i just wanna get the fuck away

maybe someday i will look back
and see the best days of my life
maybe someday i will miss you
but for now the end feels right...

it would feel so good
to say good-bye
when i'm with you i wanna die
and all that time
was such a waste
i never wanna see your face
i just wanna get the fuck away

i know you feel like a whore
working for a dream that isn't even yours...back to top
Your Guts (I Hate 'Em)
I wrote this song about you
I wrote this song about you
Just to let you know that I hate your guts
And I think you suck
I wrote this song about you
I wrote this song about you
Just to let you know that I hate your guts
And I think you suck

I hate the way you look
(You make me sick)
I hate the way you talk
(I wanna punch you in the face)
I can't stand you at all
(You drive me insane)
Why won't you go away?

I wrote this song about you
I wrote this song about you
Just to let you know that I hate your guts
And I think you suck

This is your song
Congratulations
You're the inspiration
I hate you so much
That I wrote this song
Congratulations
You're immortalized
I hate so much
I hope you fuckin' dieback to top
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