Coverafbeelding The Offspring - Pretty Fly (For A White Guy)

The Offspring

Pretty Fly (For A White Guy)

  • Statistieken
  •   14 weken
  •   1 piekpositie
  •   433 punten
  •   1998

Artiestinformatie

Land   Verenigde Staten

Deze uit de Verenigde Staten afkomstige punkband begon in 1983. Nadat ze verschillende bandnamen en samenstellingen van leden hadden, werd in 1986 dan de officiële naam The Offspring met zanger en gitarist Dexter Holland, gitarist Noodles Wasserman, bassgitarist en zanger Greg Kriesel en drummer Ron Welty.


Met hun single Come Out And Play, afkomstig van hun derde album Smash uit 1994, breken zij wereldwijd door. Ook de singles Self Esteem en Gotta Get Away van dit album doen het goed. Hierdoor gaat ook het vorige album Ignition weer over de toonbank.


In 1995 komt hun eerste album nog een keer uit op Nitro Records, het platenlabel van Dexter.


The Offspring sloot in 1996 een contract af met Columbia Records na een ruzie met Epitaph. Het volgende album Ixnay on the Hombre komt begin 1997 uit. Het album werd niet echt een succes. Later dat jaar beginnen Dexter en Jello Biafra hun eigen fonds, genaamd FSU.


Het vijfde album Americana verscheen in 1998. De hit Pretty Fly is onder andere afkomstig van dat album.


Ron Welty stapt in 2001 uit de band en wordt uiteindelijk vervangen door Adam Willard, die op zijn beurt in 2007 weer wordt vervangen door Pete Parada.


In 2012 verscheen het negende studio album Days Go By.


Songtekst

(Give it to me, baby..)
ah-ah ah-ah
(Give it to me baby..)
And all the girls say I'm pretty fly (for a white guy)

You know it's kind of hard
Just to get along today
Our subject isn't cool
But he fakes it anyway
He may not have a clue
And he may not have style
But everything he lacks
Well, he makes up in denial

So don't debate, a player straight
You know he really doesn't get it anyway
He's gonna play the field, and keep it real
For you no way, for you no way
So if you don't rate, just overcompensate
At least you'll know you can always go on Ricki Lake
The world needs wannabe's
So do that brand new thing

(Give it to me, baby..)
ah-ah ah-ah
(Give it to me baby..)
And all the girls say I'm pretty fly (for a white guy)

He needs some cool tunes
Not just any will suffice
But they didn't have Ice Cube
So he bought Vanilla Ice
Now cruising in his Pinto, he sees homies as he pass
But if he looks twice
They're gonna kick his lily ass

So don't debate, a player straight
You know he really doesn't get it anyway
He's gonna play the field, and keep it real
For you no way, for you no way
So if you don't rate, just overcompensate
At least you'll know you can always go on Ricki Lake
The world loves wannabe's
So do that brand new thing

Now he's getting a tattoo
He's gettin' ink done
He asked for a '13', but they drew a '31'
Friends say he's trying too hard
And he's not quite hip
But in his own mind
He's the dopest trip

So don't debate, a player straight
You know he really doesn't get it anyway
He's gonna play the field, and keep it real
For you no way, for you no way
So if you don't rate, just overcompensate
At least you'll know you can always go on Ricki Lake
The world needs wannabe's
The world loves wannabe's
So let's get some more wannabe's
And do that brand new thing

Songinformatie

ArtiestThe Offspring
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Platenlabel Columbia


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