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I've got here all the tabs for the guitar for the whole of the Smash Album aslo I have got a file on how to read the tabs. Alos I have got "Self Esteem" in cord form with the verse riffs.

 

How To Read Tabs

 

This is the entire Offspring album SMASH transcribed by Jamie and David Worsley and their good friend Alex Wood. We've

posted chords and rhythm as well as we can, but in some cases you might have to work out how many times a chord is

strummed.(A * by a chord means strum it more than once, usually 4 times). Incidentally, some of this was "borrowed" from other

peoples tab work, but a lot of it was horrendously messy and craply done previously.

 

(Note, these are links to different places on the same page)

 

Nitro (Youth Energy)

Bad habit

Got to get away

Genocide

Something to believe in

Come out and play

Self Esteem

It'll be a long time

Killboy Powerhead

What happened to you

So alone

Not the one

Smash

Self Esteem chords

 

 

Smash Words

Ixnay on the Hombray Words

 

_____________________________________________________________________ Ah, it's time to relax, and you know

what that means, a glass of wine, your favourite easy chair, and of course this compact disc playing on your home stereo. So go on

indulge yourself, that's right, kick off your shoes, put your feet up, lean back and and just enjoy the melodies. After all, music soothes

even the savage beast....

 

NITRO

 

intro

 

|-----------------------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------|

|-10-10-10-10----13---10-8-10---------------8-8-8-8---|

|-10-10-10-10----13---10-8-10----6-6-6-6----8-8-8-8---|

|-8--8--8--8-----11---8--6-8-----6-6-6-6----6-6-6-6---|

|--------------------------------4-4-4-4--------------|

 

verse

 

|--------------|-------------------|-----------------------|

|--------------|-------------------|-----------------------|

|-10-------8---|---10-------8---8--|--10-------8---6*--8*--|

|-10---6---8---|---10---6---8---8--|--10---6---8---6---8---|

|-8----6---6---|---8----6---6---6--|--8----6---6---4---6---|

|------4-------|--------4----------|-------4---------------|

 

chorus 1

 

|-------------------|-------------------|----------------------|

|-------------------|-------------------|----------------------|

|-10-10-10-10-----8-|-10-10-10-10-----8-|----------------------|

|-10-10-10-10-5-6-8-|-10-10-10-10-5-6-8-|-3*-6*-8*-11-11-13-13-|

|-8--8--8--8--5-6-6-|-8--8--8--8--5-6-6-|-3--6--8--11-11-13-13-|

|-------------3-4---|-------------3-4---|-1--4--6--9--9--11-11-|

 

chorus 2

 

------------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------|

|-10-10-10-10---------------------6--8----|

|-10-10-10-10--6-6-6-6--8-8-8-8---6--8----|

|-8--8--8--8---6-6-6-6--8-8-8-8---4--6----|

|--------------4-4-4-4--6-6-6-6-----------|

 

rhythm 1

 

|---------------------------------------|

|---------------------------------------|

|-10-10--------8-8---10-10---------8--8-|

|-10-10--6-6---8-8---10-10---6-6---8--8-|

|-8--8---6-6---6-6---8--8----6-6---6--6-|

|--------4-4-----------------4-4--------|

 

rhythm 2

 

|---------------------------------|

|---------------------------------|

|---------------------------------|

|-3*--6*--8*--11--11--13--13------|

|-3---6---8---11--11--13--13------|

|-1---4---6---9---9---11--11------|

 

|---------------------------------------|

|---------------------------------------|

|-5-5-5---------------------------------|

|-5-5-5---6-6-6---8-8-8---3--3--3--6--3-|

|-3-3-3---6-6-6---8-8-8---3--3--3--6--3-|

|---------4-4-4---6-6-6---1--1--1--4--1-|

 

|---------------------------|

|---------------------------|

|-5-5-5----------------6--8-|

|-5-5-5--6-6-6--8-8-8--6--8-|

|-3-3-3--6-6-6--8-8-8--4--6-|

|--------4-4-4--6-6-6-------|

 

outro

 

|--------------------|

|-9--9--9--9--9--9---|

|--10-10-10-10-10-10-|

|--------------------|

|--------------------|

|--------------------|

 

 

_____________________________________________________________________

 

BAD HABIT

 

intro

 

|---------------------|

|---------------------|

|-2--x-x-x-2--x-x-x-2-|

|-2--x-x-x-2--x-x-x-2-|

|-0--x-x-x-0--x-x-x-0-|

|---------------------|

 

verse

 

|-----------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------|

|-2-5-7-5-2-5-2-5-2-----------------|

|-2-5-7-5-2-5-2-5-2----let ring-----|

|-0-3-5-3-0-3-0-3-0-then pick slide-|

|-----------------------------------|

 

rhythm 1

 

|-----------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------|

|-5---------5---------5---------5---------|

|-5---------5---------5---------5---------|

|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|

 

|-----------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------|

|-9---------9---------9---------9---------|

|-9---------9---------9---------9---------|

|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|

|-----------------------------------------|

 

chorus

 

|-------------------------|

|-------------------------|

|-2-9-10-5--7-7-7--9-9-9--|

|-2-9-10-5--7-7-7--9-9-9--|

|-0-7-8--3--5-5-5--7-7-7--|

|-------------------------|

 

rhythm 2

|-----------------------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------|

|-2-----------------x-10-10---7-----------------x-9-9-|

|-2-----------------x-10-10---7-----------------x-9-9-|

|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-x-8--8----5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-x-7-7-|

|-----------------------------------------------------|

 

|-------------------------------------------|

|-------------------------------------------|

|-x-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9------2------------------|

|-x-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9------2--then pick slide-|

|-x-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7------0------------------|

|-------------------------------------------|

 

|---------------------|

|---------------------|

|-9-9-8-7-7-9-8-7-5-2-|

|-7-7-6-5-5-9-8-7-5-2-|

|-----------7-6-5-3-0-|

|---------------------|

 

 

_____________________________________________________________________

 

GOTTA GET AWAY

 

intro

 

|-10-10----3-3-3--0------10-10----3-3-5--0-|

|----------3-3-2--0---------------3-3-3--0-|

|------------------------------------------|

|------------------------------------------|

|------------------------------------------|

|------------------------------------------|

 

main riff

 

|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

|9-9s7-7-9-9s7-7-9-9s12-12-9-9s12-12-9-9s14-14-9-9s14-14-9-10-9-10-9|

|9-9s7-7-9-9s7-7-9-9s12-12-9-9s12-12-9-9s14-14-9-9s14-14-9-10-9-10-9|

|7-7s5-5-7-7s5-5-7-7s10-10-7-7s10-10-7-7s12-12-7-7s12-12-7-8--7-8--7|

|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

 

Verse

 

|----------------------------------------------------------------|

|----------------------------------------------------------------|

|-----7-7-----7-7-----9-9-----9-9-----12-12-----14---9-10-9-10-9-|

|-----7-7-----7-7-----9-9-----9-9-----12-12-----14---9-10-9-10-9-|

|-----5-5-----5-5-----7-7-----7-7-----10-10-----12---7-8--7-8--7-|

|-0-0-----0-0-----0-0-----0-0-----0-0-------0-0------------------|

 

Chorus

|----------------------------------------|

|----------------------------------------|

|-9-9-9--------------------------7-7-7-7-|

|-9-9-9--9s10-10-10-10--5-5-5-5--7-7-7-7-|

|-7-7-7--9s10-10-10-10--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5-|

|--------7s8--8--8--8---3-3-3-3----------|

 

 

_____________________________________________________________________

 

GENOCIDE

 

intro

 

|-------------------------------------|

|-------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------5-5-5-5-|

|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--3-3-3-3--5-5-5-5-|

|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-|

|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--1-1-1-1----------|

 

fast riff (trill each note, follow music on CD)

 

|-6-5-6-8-6-5---5-6--------------|This might be slightly wrong.

|-------------6-----5--5-6-5-3-5-|Play with speed - no-one will

|--------------------------------|notice.

|--------------------------------|

|--------------------------------|

|--------------------------------|

 

|------------------------------------------|

|------------------------------------------|

|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--5-5-5-5-|

|----------------------------------5-5-5-5-|

|----------------------------------3-3-3-3-|

|------------------------------------------|

 

chorus

 

|--------------------|

|--------------------|

|--------------------|

|-5----8----15----10-|

|-5----8----15----10-|

|-3----6----13----8--|

 

bridge

 

|--------|

|--------|

|-8----5-|

|-8----5-|

|-6----3-|

|--------|

 

coda

 

|----------------------------------------------|

|----------------------------------------------|

|----------------------------------------------|

|----------------------------------------------|

|--5-5-5-5-8-8-8-8--15--15--15--15-10-10-10-10-|

|-3-3-3-3-6-6-6-6-13--13--13--13--8--8--8--8---|

 

over coda

 

|---------------------------|

|---------------------------|

|---------------------------|

|-5-5---8-8---15-15---10-10-|

|-5-5---8-8---15-15---10-10-|

|-3-3---6-6---13-13---8--8--|

 

 

_____________________________________________________________________

 

SOMETHING TO BELIEVE IN

 

intro with pickscrape

 

|----------------------|

|----------------------|

|-10---------5-8----10-|

|-10-3--5-6--5-8--8-10-|

|-8--3--5-6--3-6--8-8--|

|----1--3-4-------6----|

 

verse

 

|-----------------------------------|Two rhythms with these chords,

|-----------------------------------|easy to work out. Play chord in

|----------8-8--3-3-3-3---------(5)-|brackets on last one of each

|-6-6-6-6--8-8--3-3-3-3--3-3----(5)-|verse.

|-6-6-6-6--6-6--1-1-1-1--3-3----(3)-|

|-4-4-4-4----------------1-1--------|

 

chorus

 

|----------------|

|----------------|

|---10---8--13-8-|

|-3-10-6-8--13-8-|

|-3-8--6-6--11-6-|

|-1----4---------|

 

|----------|

|----------|

|-----TREM-|

|-3---3----|

|-3---3----|

|-1---1----|

 

 

_____________________________________________________________________

 

COME OUT AND PLAY

 

intro

|-5-5-5-|Harmonics

|-5-5-5-|

|-5-5-5-|

|-------|

|-------|

|-------|

 

intro and chorus

 

|-----------------------------|Chords in brackets are played after

|-----------------------------|fig in various parts of the song. It

|-4-4-4---7---------------(4)-|is easy to work out but don't get them

|-4-4-4---7---4---7--(4)--(4)-|confused.

|-2-2-2->-5---4---7--(4)--(2)-|

|-------------2->-5--(2)------|

 

guitar 2

 

|--------------------|

|--------------------|

|-11-11-11->-14--9-9-|

|--------------------|

|--------------------|

|--------------------|

 

egyptian guitar riff

 

|-------------------------|

|-------------------------|

|-------------------------|

|-----1-2-4-2-1-----------|

|-2-3-----------3-2-2-3-2-|

|-------------------------|

 

verse

 

|-----------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------|

|-4-4-4------------4-4-4---7--------|

|-4-4-4-4--4---7---4-4-4---7--4---7-|

|-2-2-2-4--4---7---2-2-2->-5--4---7-|

|-------2--2->-5--------------2->-5-|

 

chorus

 

|-----------------------------|

|-----------------------------|

|-9-9--12-12--11-11-11--------|

|-9-9--12-12--11-11-11-9-9-9--|

|-7-7--10-10--9--9--9--9-9-9--|

|----------------------7-7-7--|

 

bridge

 

|------------------------|

|------------------------|

|------------------------|

|-9-9-9-9--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|

|-7-7-7-7--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|

|------------------------|

 

 

_____________________________________________________________________

 

SELF ESTEEM

 

main riff

 

|------------------------------------------------|Play chord in

|------------------------------------------------|brackets at end of

|----------------10-10---5-5---------------------|each whole section.

|-7--7--x-x-x-x--10-10---5-5--x-x-x-x--5-5---(3)-|Don't forget palm-

|-7--7--x-x-x-x--8--8----3-3--x-x-x-x--5-5---(3)-|muting in necessary

|-5--5--x-x-x-x---------------x-x-x-x--3-3---(1)-|places in whole

song.

fill in

 

|-----------|

|-----------|

|-----------|

|-x-12-x-12-|

|-x-12-x-12-|

|-x-10-x-10-|

 

|---------------------------------------------------------|

|---------------------------------------------------------|

|------------------------5-5-5-5-5------------------------|

|-7-7-7-7-7--3-3-3-3-3---5-5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5-5---7-7-7-7-7-|

|-7-7-7-7-7--3-3-3-3-3->-3-3-3-3-3--5-5-5-5-5---7-7-7-7-7-|

|-5-5-5-5-5--1-1-1-1-1--------------3-3-3-3-3->-5-5-5-5-5-|

 

bridge

 

|-----------------------------|

|-----------------------------|

|-7-7-x-3-3-x-----x-5-5-5-5-5-|

|-7-7-x-3-3-x-3-3-x-5-5-5-5-5-|

|-5-5-x-1-1-x-3-3-x-3-3-3-3-3-|

|-----x-----x-1-1-x-----------|

 

end

 

|---------------------------------------------|

|---------------------------------------------|

|-7-7-x-3-3-x-5-5-x---------------------------|

|-7-7-x-3-3-x-5-5-x-5-5-x-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|

|-5-5-x-1-1-x-3-3-x-5-5-x-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|

|-------------------3-3-x-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|

 

 

_____________________________________________________________________

 

IT'LL BE A LONG TIME

 

main riff

 

|-------------------------------|2 rhythms to this riff, easy to work

|-------------------------------|out, don't forget palm-muting.

|-7-7--5---7-7--5---3-3-10-10-7-|

|-7-7--5---7-7--5---3-3-10-10-7-|

|-5-5--3->-5-5--3->-1-1-8--8--5-|

|-------------------------------|

 

chorus

 

|----------------------------------|-------------|-------|

|----------------------------------|-------------|-------|

|-7-7-7--10--10--5--7-----5--5---7-|----5--5-7-7-|-5---2-|

|-7-7-7--10--10--5--7--8--5--5-7-7-|-8--5--5-7-7-|-5---2-|

|-5-5-5--8-------3--5--8--3--3-7-5-|-8--3--3-7-5-|-3---0-|

|----------------------6-------5---|-6-------5---|-------|

 

bridge

 

|-----------------------------|-------------------------------|

|-----------------------------|-------------------------------|

|-7-7-7---5-5--12-12-12---7-7-|-5-5-5-5-----------7-7-7-7-7-7-|

|-7-7-7---5-5--12-12-12---7-7-|-5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--7-7-7-7-7-7-|

|-5-5-5->-3-3--10-10-10->-5-5-|-3-3-3-3--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5-5-5-|

|-----------------------------|----------3-3-3-3--------------|

 

solo over main riff

 

|-----------|-----------|-----------|

|-6-6-5-5-6-|-6-6-5-5-6-|-----8-8-3-|

|-5-5-4-4-5-|-5-5-4-4-5-|-5-5-7-7-2-|=7F

|-----------|-----------|-5-5-------|

|-----------|-----------|-----------|

|-----------|-----------|-----------|

 

 

_____________________________________________________________________

 

KILLBOY POWERHEAD

 

 

intro and verse

 

|---------------------------|

|---------------------------|

|-9--9>7>9>7---10-12---x-11-|

|-9--9>7>9>7---10-12---x-11-|

|-7--7>5>7>5---10-10---x-9--|

|---------------------------|

 

chorus

|-----------------------------|

|-----------------------------|

|-9---5---7---9-9---5-5---7-7-|

|-9---5---7---9-9---5-5---7-7-|

|-7---3---5---7-7---3-3---5-5-|

|-----------------------------|

 

rhythm 1

 

|---------------------|

|---------------------|

|-4-2-2-4-2-2-4-4-7-4-|

|-4-2-2-4-2-2-4-4-7-4-|

|-2-0-0-2-0-0-2-2-5-2-|

|---------------------|

 

verse 2

 

|---|

|---|

|-9-|

|-9-|

|-7-|

|---|

 

 

rhythm 2

 

|------------------------------------|

|------------------------------------|

|------------------------------------|

|-10-x-8->-10-x--8->-10--10--13--x-8-|

|-10-x-8->-10-x--8->-10--10--13--x-8-|

|-8--x-6->-8--x--6->-8---8---11--x-6-|

 

rhyth=7Fm 3

 

|--------------------------------|

|--------------------------------|

|--------------------------------|

|-10*--6*--8*--10-10---6-6---8-8-|

|-10---6---8---10-10---6-6---8-8-|

|-8----4---6---8--8----4-4---6-6-|

 

 

_____________________________________________________________________

 

WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU

 

intro

 

|-------------------------------|Work out how many times to play

|-------------------------------|chords from CD.

|-------10----10---10----10-9-8-|

|-8-10--10-10-10-8-10-10-10-9-8-|

|-8-10--8--10-8--8-8--10-8--7-6-|

|-6-8------8-----6----8---------|

 

verse

 

|-----------|

|-----------|

|-7------10-|

|-7-8-10-10-|

|-5-8-10-8--|

|---6-8-----|

 

chorus

 

|-----------|

|-----------|

|-7---10----|

|-7-8-10-10-|

|-5-8-8--10-|

|---6----8--|

 

solo - over verse chords

 

|-------------------------------------|

|-------------------------------------|

|-----------5--7--5--7b9r7--5---5--7--|

|------5--7-------------------7-------|

|-5--8--------------------------------|

|-------------------------------------|

 

|---------------------------------|

|------------------------8-8------|

|-----------5--7--5--7b9-----7--5-|

|------5--7-----------------------|

|-5--8----------------------------|

|---------------------------------|

 

|-------------------------------------------------------10-----|

|-------------------------------------------------10-13----13--|

|--------------------10--12--10--12b14r12--10--12--------------|

|-------------10-12--------------------------------------------|

|-------10-12--------------------------------------------------|

|-10-13--------------------------------------------------------|

 

|-10b11r10--13-10-13--15-13-15b17--15b17--15-13------------13-|

|-----------------------------------------------15--13--15----|

|-------------------------------------------------------------|

|-------------------------------------------------------------|

|-------------------------------------------------------------|

|-------------------------------------------------------------|

 

end

 

|---------------------------|

|---------------------------|

|----------10---10-10----10-|

|-8-10-----10-8-10-10-10-10-|

|-8-10-x3--8--8-8--8--10-8--|

|-6-8---------6-------8-----|

 

 

_____________________________________________________________________

 

SO ALONE

 

main riff

 

|-----------------------|

|-----------------------|

|-4-4-x-7-7-------------|

|-4-4-x-7-7-x-7-7-x-9-9-|

|-2-2-x-5-5-x-7-7-x-9-9-|

|-----------x-5-5-x-7-7-|

 

chorus with pickscrapes in between chords

 

|-------------------|

|-------------------|

|-------------------|

|--7----9----7----4-|

|--7----9----7----4-|

|--5----7----5----2-|

 

rhythm 1

 

|---------------------|

|---------------------|

|-4-4-x-7-7-----------|

|-4-4-x-7-7-x-7-7-x-9-|

|-2-2-x-5-5-x-7-7-x-9-|

|-----------x-5-5-x-7-|

 

|----------------------------------------|

|----------------------------------------|

|----------------------------------------|

|-7--------------------------------------|

|-7--------------------------------------|

|-5-5-5-5---5-5-5---5-5-5--5-5-5---5-5-5-|

 

 

_____________________________________________________________________

 

NOT THE ONE

 

main riff

 

|------------------| 2 rhythms - easy to work out.

|------------------|

|-5-5-5---7--7-7-7-|

|-5-5-5---7--7-7-7-|

|-3-3-3->-5--7-7-7-|

|------------5-5-5-|

 

chorus

 

|---------------------------|

|---------------------------|

|------4---5-5--5-5---7-----|

|-7-7--4---5-5--5-5---7-7-7-|

|-7-7--2->-3-3--3-3->-5-7-7-|

|-5-5-------------------5-5-|

 

 

_____________________________________________________________________

 

SMASH

 

main riff

 

|-----------------------------------------|The next part of the song

|-----------------------------------------|is the same chords but

|-10-10-10--------------------------------|with a different rhythm

|-10-10-10-10--11-11---6---8-8-8-8--10-10-|and palm-muting.

|-8--8--8--10--11-11---6---8-8-8-8--10-10-|

|----------8->-9--9----4->-6-6-6-6--8--8--|

 

chorus

 

|-------------|-------------|These chords are also played later

|-------------|-------------|in the song with a different but

|----8--6---8-|----8--6->-5-|easy rhythm.

|-6--8--6---8-|-6--8--6->-5-|

|-6--6--4->-6-|-6--6--4->-3-|

|-4-----------|-4-----------|

 

post chorus

 

|-------------|

|-------------|

|-------------|

|-------------|

|---3-4-3-----|

|-1-------4-3-|

 

bridge

 

|---------------------------|

|---------------------------|

|-10-10--8-8--6-6--8-8--9-9-|

|-10-10--8-8--6-6--8-8--9-9-|

|-8--8---6-6--4-4--6-6--7-7-|

|---------------------------|

 

behind bridge

 

|-------------------|

|-------------------|

|-------------------|

|-------------------|

|-----3-3-4-4-3-----|

|-1-1-----------4-3-|

 

last bridge

 

|----------------------------|

|----------------------------|

|-10-10--8-8--6-6--8-8-5---8-|

|-10-10--8-8--6-6--8-8-5-8-8-|

|-8--8---6-6--4-4--6-6-3-8-6-|

|------------------------6---|

 

 

_____________________________________________________________________

 

There, I hope you enjoyed our time together today. You know it seems

harder and harder to just sit back and enjoy the finer things in

life. Well, 'til next time... ta ta......

 

 

Self-Esteem by The Offspring

From: daizovi@apsicc.aps.edu (Ghandi)

Chord Formations:

A F C G

1 000000 1 111111 3 010000 3 111111

2 001230 2 000200 4 003330 4 000200

3 000000 3 034000 5 000000 5 034000

Chorus Progression:

AA FFFF CC GGGG

Verse Riff:

|------------------------|

|------------------------|

|------------------------|

|------------------------|

|------------------------|

|------------------33-33-|

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I can't claim credit for figuring this song out. My friend, who makes me

sick, just sat down while this was playing at my house, grabbed my guitar

and figured it out.

 

uhhhhh forget that top line up there/\

| i kinda messed up the tab..oh well

Enjoy

 

From: mhanson@umich.edu (Michael S. Hanson)

Subject: LYR (want TAB): Self Esteem by The Offspring

 

 

"Self Esteem" by The Offspring (from the album _Smash_)

 

(intro: a cappella)

La la, la-la-la, laa la la, la-la-la laa

 

(Verse 1:)

I wrote her off for the tenth time today

Practiced all of the things I would say

(When) she came over, I lost my nerve:

I took her back and made her desert

 

I-I know, I'm being used

That's OK, man, 'cause I like the abuse

I-I know, she's playing with me

That's OK 'cause I got no self esteem

 

(Pre-chorus -- if you can call it that!)

Oh-h wa-ay, yeah, oh-ho-ho...(etc)...yeah!

 

(Verse 2:)

We make plans (to) go out at night

I wait 'till two, then I turn out the light

This rejection's got me so low

She keeps it up I just might tell her so

 

(Pre-chorus)

 

(Chorus:)

When she says, oh, that she wants only me

Then I wonder why she sleeps with my friends

When she says, oh, that I'm like a disease

Then I wonder how much more I can stand

 

Well I guess, I should speak up for myself

But I really think it's better this way:

The more you suffer, the more it shows you really care--

Right??

Yeah-ha-ha

 

(Verse 3:)

While I relate this little bit,

(It) Happens more than I like to admit

Late at night, she knocks on my door

She's drunk again and lookin' to score

 

I-I know, I should say no, but

It's kinda hard when she's ready to go

I may be dumb; I'm not a dweeb

I'm just a sucker with no self esteem

 

(Pre-chorus, 2X)

 

(Chorus)

 

 

Smash Words

 

TIME TO RELAX

 

 

Ah, it's time to relax

You know what that means,

A glass of wine,

Your favorite easy chair,

And of course,

This compact disc

Playing on your home stereo

So go on

indulge yourself, that's right

Kick off your shoes,

Put your feet up,

Lean back and just enjoy the melodies,

After all

Music soothes even the savage beast

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NITRO(youth energy)

 

 

Our generation sees the world

not the same as before

We might as well just throw it all

And live like there's no tomorrow

There's no tomorrow

We are the ones

Who are living under the gun every day

You might be gone before you know

So live like there's no tomorrow

Ain't gonna waste this life

There's no tomorrow - you ain't gonna live it for me

Believe it

The official view of the world has changed

In a whole new way

Live fast cause if you don't take it

You'll never make it

So if you understand me

And if you feel the same

Then you will know what nitro means

You'll live like there's no tomorrow - you ain't gonna waste this life

There's no tomorrow - you ain't gonna live it for me

There's no tomorrow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BAD HABIT

 

 

Hey man you know I'm really okay

The gun in my hand will tell you the same

But when I'm in my car

Don't give me no crap

Cause the slightest thing and I just might snap

When I go driving I stay in my lane

But getting cut off it makes me insane

I open the glove box

Reach inside

I'm gonna wreck this fucker's ride

I guess I got a bad habit

Of blowin' away

Yeah I got a bad habit

And it ain't goin' away Yeah

Well they say the road is a dangerous place

If you flip me off I'm the danger you'll face

If you drive on my ass

Your foot's on the gas

And your next breath is your last

Drivers are rude

Such attitudes

But when i show my peace

Complaints cease

Something's odd

I Feel like I'm god

You stupid dumbshit goddam motherfucker

I open the glove box

Reach inside

I'm gonna wreck this fucker's ride

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GOTTA GET AWAY

 

 

I'm getting edgy all the time

There's someone around me just a step behind

It's kinda scary the , the shape I'm in

The walls are shakin'and they' re closing in

Too fast or a bit too slow

I'm paranoid of people and it's starting to show

There' s one guy that I can't shake

Over my shoulder is a big mistake

Sitting on the bed

Or lying wide awake

There's demons in my head

And it's more than I can take

I think I'm on a roll

But I think it's kinda weak

Saying all I know is

I gotta get away from me

I tell you something just ain't right

My head is on loose but my shoes are tight

Avoiding my fiends cause they all bug

Life is like a riddle and I'm really stumped

If you reason, don't you know

Your own preoccupation is where you'll go

I think I'm being followed, I look around

It's only my shadow creepin' on the ground

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GENOCIDE

 

 

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

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

We're served up on a plate

The pedestal is high enough to fall

And if in time

We can see the errors of our ways

Would anyone change it anyhow

Our time is up

I bet you'd only run

If you saw what goes inside our own

I bet you'd lead the way

If it were up to you decide

But it's not

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOMETHING TO BELIEVE IN

 

 

I believe that reality's gone

Disillusion's real

I believe that reality's gone

And there's nothing to feel

If you take these things

Things that we hold dear

Hands of crime is all you'll find

Give me somethin'

Somethin' to believe in

Somethin' to believe in

Somethin' to believe in

Somethin' to believe in

I believe in the changin' of the guard

Put our feet on the ground

See how it is in your own backyard

Everything breaks down

Do you accept what you are told

Without even thinking

Throw it all you'll make your own

Where they lead

You will follow

Well I guess that's just the way it goes

And if you go away

You'll be doing what they say

And if you've got a life

You'll be seeing that it's right

If you take home anything

Let it be your own two feet

The more single you become

The better off you'll be

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COME OUT AND PLAY

 

(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 locale

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SELF ESTEEM

 

 

I wrote her off for the tenth time today

And practice 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's playing with me

That's okay cause I got no self esteem

We make plans to go out at night

I wait till 2 then I turn out the light

All this rejection's got me so low

If she keeps it up I just might tell her no

When she's saying that she wants only me

Then 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 spend

Well I guess I should speak up for myself

But I really think it's better this way

The more you suffer

The more it shows you really care

Right? Yeah yeah yeah

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's ready to go

I may be dumb

But I'm not a dweeb

I'm just a sucker with no self esteem

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IT'LL BE A LONG TIME

 

 

All this time has whittled away

Like so many days in one

Back and forth the leaders sway

Backing it up with guns

Superpowers flex their wings

Hold the world on puppet strings

Egos will feed

While citizens bleed

That's always the way it goes

When will the world listen to reason

I've a feeling it'll be a long time

When will the truth come in to season

I've a feeling it'll be a long time

All they want is what they can defend

Before their time is up

Make the same mistakes again

Heard it all before

Superpowers flex their wings

Hold the world on puppet strings

Egos will feed

While citizens bleed

That's always the way it goes

Well if they tried maybe they'd see

It'd do a little good to let the world be free

Handshake and a smile Gets you on through

Then turn it all around with a suicide move

But you know it's not fooling anyone but me

You gotta make yourself see what you want to see

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KILLBOY POWERHEAD

 

(by "The Didjits")

 

 

He's a pistol grip

And a lightning rod hammer step

He always busts his knuckles

When he's wrenchin' up his shit

He just a Killboy Powerhead...yeah

You know I saw his woman

She was writing his name in blood

You know I saw his woman

Hard as a rock

She said she was his baby

Who looked just like the Hoover Dam

You know I saw his woman

Hard as a rock

He just a Killboy Powerhead

Killboy Powerhead

Killboy Powerhead

Killboy Powerhead...yeah

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU?

 

 

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 little picture

Or even use my hands

I try to explain but you just don't understand

Man you're really losin' it

And you've really done a lot of junk now

But you keep on abusin' it

What in the world happened to you

It's bad enough you do it to yourself

But taking someone with you

Well you know that's something else

I say I'm not that kind of person

I'm not that kind of man

I try to explain but you just don't understand

I might be sympathetic or cut a little slack

If I thought that you were willing to give a little back

But you do it in the morning

You do it in the night

You lie to refrain from just facing your life

So I'll see you tomorrow

You'll be gackin' up again

I'll see you in a coffin by the time your wad is spent

I think of all the times that I tried to lend a hand

I try to explain but you just don't understand

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SO ALONE

 

 

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 so alone

So alone

If I could, I'd make a suggestion

Without sounding preachy

Or begging the question

Melt with your minds

Melt with each other

Don't be surrounded, don't be so alone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOT THE ONE

 

 

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 consequences that troubles our times

I carry on and never once have even questioned why

I'm innocent

But the wieght of the world is on my shoulders

I'm innocent

But the battles started are far from over

We're not the ones who leave the homeless in the streets at night

We're not the ones who've kept minorities and women down

Still we grow and then the problems they become our own

We carry on without even realizing why

We're innocent

But the weight of the world is on our shoulders

We're innocent

But the battles left us are far from over

We're not the ones whose pollution blackened our skies

And ruined our streams

We're not the ones who made the nuclear bombs

That threaten our lives

We're not the ones who let the children starve in faraway lands

We're not the ones who made the streets unsafe to walk at night

And even if we try and not become so overwhelmed

And if we make some contribution to the plight we see

Still our descendents will inherit our mistakes of today

They'll suffer just the same as we and never wonder why

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SMASH

 

 

Head over heals I've fit in before

Now I don't wanna do it no more

I've held it all in with blood on my face

Built it up man so bad you can taste

I don't slag no one

I don't even judge

Don't give a shit 'cause I'm not gonna budge

I just want to be who I want to be

Guess that's hard for others to see

I'm not a trendy asshole

I Do what I want

I Do what I feel like

I'm not a trendy asshole

Don't give a fuck

If it's good enough for you

Cause I am alive

Smash is the way you feel all alone

Like an outcast you're out on your own

Smash is the way you deal with your life

Like an outcast you're smashing your strife

Head over heels I've fit in before

Now I don't want to do it no more

I just want to be who I want to be

Guess that's hard for others to see

 

 

Ixnay Words

 

 

Ladies and gentlemen

Welcome to the disclaimer

That's right, the disclaimer

 

This American apple pie institution

Known as parental discretion

Will cleanse any sense of innuendo or sarcasm

From the lyrics that might actually make you think

And will also insult your intelligence at the same time

 

So protect your family.

This album contains explicit depictions

Of things which are real.

These real things are commonly known as life.

So, if it sounds sarcastic, don't take it seriously.

If it sounds dangerous,

Do not try this at home or at all.

And if it offends you, just don't listen to it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Meaning Of Life

 

 

On the way

Trying to get where I'd like to say

I'm always feeling steered away

By someone trying to tell me

What to say and do

I don't want it

I gotta go find my own way

I gotta go make my own mistakes

Sorry man for feeling

Feeling the way I do

On yeah, Oh yeah

Open wide and they'll shove in

Their meaning of life

Oh yeah, Oh yeah

But not for me I'll do it on my own

Oh yeah, Oh yeah

Open wide and swallow their meaning of life

I can't make it work your way

Thanks but no thanks

By the way

I know your path has been tried and so

It may seem like the way to go

Me, I'd rather be found

Trying something new

And the bottom line

In all of this seems to say

There's no right and wrong way

Sorry if I don't feel like

Living the way you do

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mota

 

 

Mota!

Everyday, well it's the same

That bong that's on the table starts to call

My name

I take a hit and zone out again

I'll be paranoid and hungry by a quarter to ten

Watching reruns on my TV

I'm laughing off my ass at Three's Company

I don't know if I'm understood

Buy hearing Jimmy Buffett never sounded so good

Your memory's gone and so is your life (your life)

 

Mota Boy

But losing out just never felt so right

Your enemy's you and so is your life (your life)

Mota Boy

But losing out might feel okay all night

Mota!

 

I'm driving down to the barrio

Going 15 miles an hour cause I'm already stoned

Give the guy a twenty and wait in the car

He tosses me a baggie then he runs real far

I take a hit but it smells like a clove

Oh fuck I got a baggie of oregano

This ritual is destroying me

But I guess it could be worse

It could be methedrine

 

Your memory's gone and so is your life (your life)

Mota Boy

But losing out just never felt so right

Your enemy's you and your couch is your life

(Your Life)

 

Mota Boy

But losing out might take

Losing out might take you all night

Mota!

Losing out might feel okay all night

Yeah losing out might feel okay all life

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Me & My Old Lady

 

 

Me and my old lady

Lay in bed all day

And when I say I love her

Well she rolls the other way

But really she don't mean it

Everything she says

Still if I believe in love

There's nothing wrong

There's nothing wrong with my head

 

Me and my old lady

Sit and sip on wine

And when she says she loves me

Will I say that love is blind

But really I don't mean it

Everything I say

Still if she believes in love

There's nothing wrong

There's nothing wrong with her head

 

So what if we're making a scene now

You know she don't give a shit

When she's pawin' and grabbin' on me now

You know I don't mind a bit

It's all good and we

Ain't gonna change now

The world is unaware

So if you want to go on and stare

Cause we don't care

 

She ain't no ball and chain

Me and my old lady

Suck each other dry

And when in that position

I'm the luckiest man alive

Quenching our libidos

Passing time away

Now that I believe in love

There's nothing wrong

There's nothing wrong with my head

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cool to Hate

 

 

I hate a lot of things

I hate a lot of people that are lame

I like to hate stuff

Cause then I don't havae to try and make

A change

I hate teachers

I hate school

I hate the cheerleaders

And anyone who's cool

I hate the office

I hate the Quad

Don't wanna learn nothing

I want to be a slob

 

It's cool to hate

It's cool to hate

I don't like nothing and I like that fine

(Liking something's just a waste of time)

It's cool to hate

It's cool to hate

I don't like nothing and I like that fine

(Liking something's just a waste of time)

I don't like nothing and like that fine

(Liking something's just a waste of time)

Yeah I hate everything

I even hate you too

So fuck you

 

I'm always thinking bad

I never have nothing good to say

I'd rather tear things down

Than build them up

It's easier that way

I hate the jocks

And I hate the geeks

I hate the trendies

But I also hate the freaks

I hate Dr. Martens

And Muscle T's

I'm only happy when I'm in my misery

I'll cut you down and give you lip

Being positive's so unhip

I'll cut you down cause I'm a fool

Being positive's so uncool

 

I hate the jocks

And I hate the geeks

I hate the trendies

But I also hate the freaks

I hate your band

And I hate TV

I'm only happy when I'm in my misery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leave it Behind

 

 

Rage burns can't push it aside now

Can't forgive this grudge is alive now

All the rage eats you up inside

Can you leave it behind

What a surprise --

You're fucked with again Yeah

It's a way of life you need to get over

All the rage just eats you alive

Can you leave it behind

I don't know where it'll end

The sun has set

And I can't be friends

I don't know if I can forgive

The day is long

But you were so dead wrong

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gone Away

 

 

Maybe in another life

I could find you there

Pulled away before your time

I can't deal it's so unfair

 

And it feels

And it feels like

Heaven's so far away

And it feels

Yeah it feels like

The world has grown cold

Now that you've gone away

 

Leaving flowers on your grave

Show that I still care

But black roses and Hail Mary's

Can't bring back what's taken from me

I reach to the sky

And call out your name

And if I could trade

I would

 

And it feels

And it feels like

Heaven's so far away

And it stings

Yeah it stings now

The world is so cold

Now that you've gone away

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I choose

 

 

Look at me I'm fallin'

Off of a cliff now

I can still hear my mama yelling No No No

But the words mean nothing

Can't catch up to me now

And the view is so beautiful

All the way down

When I was a little boy

Suckin' juice from a bottle

Believing my perceptions were oh so real

But I don't know nothing

Still knowing nothing

Was just enough for me to know the way I feel

This is life

What a fucked up thing we do

What a nightmare come true

Or a playground if we choose

And I choose

 

Look at me I'm swollen

Like a banana fish now

I'm never gonna make it out of my hole

But I keep on laughing

Doesn't really matter

There's dozens of reasons for explaining my soul

When I was a teenager

Suckin' booze with the Vatos

Discussing who was gonna live to be 21

They said they wouldn't make it

They didn't make it

We're all naked when the day is said and done

This is life

What a fucked up thing we do

What a nightmare come true

Or a playground if we choose

And I choose

 

Don't know who made this all come true

But now while you're here

You just gotta do what you gotta do

Now if I wasn't such a weenie

Do you think you'd still love me

Pretending I'm an airplane on the living

Room floor

But like a lovely generator

You stand right by me

And if words were wisdom I'd be talking

Even more

So I keep on falling

As I'm looking back above me

Watching as my mama just becomes a little dot

Now I'm like DeNiro

I'm amarillo

And I'll never know when I hit the ground

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All I Want

 

 

Day after day your home life's a wreck

The powers that be just

Breathe down your neck

You get no respect

You get no relief

You gotta speak up

And yell out your piece

So back off your rules

Back off your jive

Cause I'm sick of not living

To stay alive

Leave me alone

I'm not asking a lot

I just don't want to be controlled

That's all I want

All I want

How many times is it gonna take

Till someone around you hears what you say

You've tried being cool

You feel like a lie

You've played by their rules

Now it's their turn to try

So back off your rules

Back off your jive

Cause I'm sick of not living

To stay alive

Leave me alone

I'm not asking a lot

I just don't want to be controlled

That's all I want

All I want

I said it before

I'll say it again

If you could just listen

Then it might make sense

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Way Down the Line

 

 

Nothing changes cause it's all the same

The world you get's the one you give away

It all just happens again

Way down the line

There is a chain that's never broken

You know the story it's sad but true

An angry man gets drunk and beats his kids

The same old way his drunken father did

What comes around well it goes around

Nothing changes cause it's all the same

The world you get's the one you give away

It all just happens again

Way down the line

 

At 17 Shannon is pregnant

As young as her mom when she had her

Her kid is never gonna have a dad

The same old way that Shannon never had

What comes around well it goes around

Nothing changes cause it's all the same

The world you get's the one you give away

It all just happens again

Way down the line

And all the things you learn when you're a kid

You'll fuck up just like your parents did

It all just happens again

Way down the line

 

And welfare moms have kids on welfare

And fat parents they have fat kids too

You know it's never gonna end

The same old cycle's gonna start again

What comes around well it goes around

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don't pick it Up

 

 

I saw a little kid

As he walked around

He picked a candy bar up

Off the ground

He chowed about a half

Then his face turned blue

Turned out that candy bar was doggy-doo

Don't pick it up I say

Unless you can throw it away

Don't pick it up I say

You're gonna be bummed that you went that way

 

You're out there makin' bacon

No scrutiny

You mess around too much

And you got VD

You know you never think

And you're sore today

You're gonna take it back to California

Don't pick it up I say

Unless you can throw it away

Don't pick it up I say

You're gonna be bummed that you went that way

 

My friend was kinda hurtin'

For a girl to try

He saw one that looked like Pat

On Saturday Night Live

It had a pair of thingies

But a mustache too

Not clearly male nor female

So now what to do

Don't pick it up I say

Unless you can throw it away

Don't pick it up I say

You're gonna be bummed that you went that way

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amazed

 

 

Sometimes I think I'm gonna drown

Cause everyone around's so hollow

I'm alone

Sometimes I think I'm going down

But no one makes a sound

They follow

And I'm alone

Yeah if I make it I'd be amazed

Just to find tomorrow

One more day and I'd be amazed

Just to see it waiting

And if I make it I'm still alone

No more hope for better days

But if I could change

Then I'd really be amazed

And when you know you can't relate

To one more shiny face

Your heart breaks

No one cares

And when you know you can't go on

Cause everything is wrong

Your heart breaks

But no one's there

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Change the World

 

 

I see the way the salesmen stare into the sun

I stood and watched them as they fell off one by one

And everyone's so blind

They're not to help mankind

Reach into your bag of tricks and pull another one

You don't want to change the world

Like you say

You're in it for yourself

No one else

You're ready

Saving yourself

You're gonna change the world

You're ready

Saving yourself

You're gonna change the world

Now when the day is set they'll line up all the same

And those that need the most will never get or gain

The ones you call your friends

Are failing you again

Reach into your bag of tricks and make it go away

You don't want to change the world

Like you say

You're in it for yourself

No one else

You're ready

Saving yourself

You're gonna change the world

You're ready

Saving yourself

You're gonna change the world

And since you ain't what you say

Then just go away

Cause some don't lie

Some don't lie

Go on now they won't tell

Go on now and save yourself

 

 

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