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Offspring lyrics

Album: Offspring [1989]

 01  Gotta Get Away
 02  Keep 'em Separated
 03  Genocide
 04  Self Esteem
 05  Dirty Magic
 06  Burn It Up
 07  Session
 08  We Are One
all Offspring lyrics

Gotta Get Away

Yeah he's with me all the time
Someone around me just a step behind
Kinda scarey the shape I'm in
Walls are shakin' and closin' in

Too fast or a bit too slow
Paranoid people and it's startin' to show
Down the alley I can't shake
Lookin' over my shoulder is a big mistake

See you in your bed lyin' wide awake
This dream is in my head and it's more than I can take
Think I'm on a roll but I think it's gotta wait
Sayin' all I know is I gotta get away from me

Tell you somethin' just ain't right
My head's all loose but my shoes are tight
But my friends they all dumped
Life is like a riddle and I'm really stumped

There's a reason don't you know
Proper occupation is the way you go
You're being followed look around
It's only a shadow creepin' on the ground


Gotta get away from me
Gotta get away from me

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Keep 'em Separated

You gotta keep 'em separated

Like the latest fashion
Like a spreading disease
The kids are strappin' on their way to the classroom
Getting weapons with the greatest of ease

The gangs stake their own campus locales
And if they catch you slippin' then it's all over pal
If one guy's colors and the other's don't mix
They're gonna bash it up

Hey man you talkin' back to me?
Take him out
You gotta keep 'em separated
Hey man you disrespecting me?
Take him out
You gotta keep 'em separated
Hey they don't pay no mind
If you're under 18 you won't be doing any time
Hey come out and play

By the time you hear the siren
It's already too late
One goes to the morgue and the other to jail
One guy's wasted and the other's a waste

It oges down the same as a thousand before
No one's getting smarter
No one's learning the score
Your never ending spree of death a violence and hate
Is gonna tie your own rope

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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

Refr: Dog eat dog
Every day
On our fellow man we prey
Dog eat dog
To get by
Hope you like my genocide

I find it such a shame
Through the pain I see things as they are
Put our feet on the ground
See it happen in your own backyard
Everything breaks down

I bet you'd only run
If you saw what goes inside our own
I bet you'd lead the way
If it where up to you to decide
But it's notback to top
Self Esteem

I wrote her off for the tenth time today
And practiced all the things I would say
But she came over
I lost my nerve
I took her back and made her dessert
Now I know I'm being used
That's okay man 'cause I like the abuse
I know she playing with me
That's okay 'cause I've got no self esteem

We make plans to go out at night
I wait till 2 then I turn out the light
All these rejection's got me so low
If she keeps it up I just might tell her so

When she's saying that she wants only me
Than I wonder why she sleeps with my friends
When she's saying that I'm like a disease
Then I wonder how much more I can stand
Well I guess I should stick up for myself
But I really think it's better this way
The more you suffer
The more it shows you really care Right?

Now I'll relate this little bit
That happens more than I'd like to admit
Late at night she knocks on my door
Drunk again and looking to score
Now I know I should say no
But that's kind of hard when she ready to go
I may be dumb But I'm not a dweeb
I'm just a sucker with no self esteemback to top
Dirty Magic

In my own simple way
I think she wants me only
She said "come over right away"
But she's just not that way
Her little soul is stolen
See her put on her brand new face

Refrein: Pull the shades
Razor blades
You're so tragic
I hate you so
But I love you more
I'm so elastic
The things you say
Games you play
Dirty magic

I should know better than
To think I'd reach inside her
It's all a cloudy kind of daze
She's not so sweet today
She mocks me, I'm no fighter
It all just seems like such a waste
It's oversimplified

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Burn It Up

I think I'm burning up inside
I think I'll take a little ride
I'm gonna light up everything in sight
I'll drive down to your yard
And throw a molotov cocktail at your car
Then another one in the local bar

Refrein: Ignition
They call it an obsession
But I think it's a kinda bitchen'
I think it's kinda neat
Yeah I'm a pyro
I wanna burn it up
Yeah I'm a pyro

Tonight this 'hood will be a pyre
I'm gonna set your house on fire
I'll dance around the pretty flames
Such a wonderful game
I want to make a tiki torch
I'm gonna throw it on your porch
Then I'm gonna run away
And come back another day

So many houses, so little time
So many reasons, I'm not a crime
I'd like to set you up
I'd like to set you up

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I don't know when it got this way
I don't know how long she's gonna stay
Every week it's the same in her room
That's why I came

Here I go, here I go again
Our rendezvous never seem to end
I know where I'll be, I'll make this confession
Back in her bed for another goddamn session

I'll never learn
God knows I try
Keep coming back for session
And I don't know why
I'll never learn, I'll never see
Just tell me why these sessions got a hold on me

Some might say it's a fling
For all I know it don't mean a thing
Either way I can't complain
Ain't no strings
Guess I got it made

Here I go, I go again
Our renezvous never seem to end
I know where I'll be
I'll make this confession
Back in her bed for another goddamn sessionback to top
We Are One

We are one with ourselves
We don't give a shit about anyone else
Well it won't be wrong until our day in the sun is gonna stop
The walls come tumbling down

We are one
We are free
We are headed for obscurity
We are one
We are weak
We are gonna make ourselves extinct

Let it go
We're gonna let it go
It's real, we are one
You know it's true
Don't fuck with us or we'll fuck with you
It's a mentality that kills the best
We better stop
The walls come tumbling down


We are one and it won't be news
When we hang ourselves with one collective noose
Well, it won't be wrong until our day in the sun is gonna stop
The walls come tumbling down


The bigger they are
The harder they fall

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