"What We're All About" as written by and Deryck Jason/jocz Whibley....
Nevertheless am I dressed for the occasion
It's number 32 now here's the situation
If the beat moves your feet then don't change the station
Now pack your bags cause we're leaving on a permanent vacation
Well, I'm a disaster
A microphone master
Put on your tape and rock your ghetto blaster
It's not about the money, cars, hotels, or resorts
About sweating all the bitches in the biker shorts
I'm Dave Brown Sound and you see me running late
Cause I'm always making time to make your girlie feel great
And I'm Bizzy D from way down town
I'm known to rock a mic like a king was a crown
When I'm on top I'm gonna borrow that bootie
Hustling deals like Mickey Macoote
When I wake up I like a pound of bacon
Start off the day with my arteries shaking

[Chorus: x4]
Rock! It's what we're all about
It's what we live for
see'mon shout it out

Well I bring down the house in every city we play
Just from pickin' up the mic' in a usual way
We rock guitars with a bass that's funny
We could even tear it up at a grade school party
Well I can keep the beat but I can't break dance
It's hard to look cool in crazy pants
But I wear 'em anyway even when they look whack
It's my personal way to bring the 80's back
Gave up the life of servin' burger and fries
High cholesterol gettin' grease in my eyes
I was drinkin' underage I belong on stage
Hello rock 'n' roll goodbye minimum wage
I'm teachin' you a lesson in mic' control
Makin' rhymes with my letters in my cereal bowl
Lucky number seven every dice I roll
Sum 41 to the power as the poon patrol

[Chorus: x4]

Well let's avoid confusion by makin' one thing clear
The rock we're bringin' is gonna instill fear
and the power we control should be revered
We sold our soul to Satan two times last year
Take a look to the point, to the point I'm makin'
We rock the oven when we're stone cold bakin'
And we get outta hand and bust up the room
JD is to blame for the Legion of Doom
'Cause I'm the B-I double Z-Y
You ain't better than me, I ain't your average guy
I like to watch girls shake with a kung fu grip (wah)
Well the goon platoon is on the flavor trip
We beat down London, we slayed LA
Got an APB on the jams we play
So when you're on the stage cold grabbin' your cock
Pledge allegiance to the sum the new kings of rock

[Chorus]


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"What We're All About" as written by Marshall Jones William De Vaughn

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  • +2
    General CommentI love how when a band's influences include punk bands, they get labeled a punk band (punk, pop punk.. whatEVER). I went through my stage where I lost all respect for Sum after I found out how they got signed (their demo couldn't cut it so they sent videos of them.. well, being them, out and that got them signed..) They may have gotten signed because they had the "right look" for where mainstream was headed (pop punk trend), but they also are LARGELY influenced by metal. Their newest album is, in my opinion, great. They were obviously given a lot more freedom to make it THEIRS and it shows. I don't think I'd really call them a punk band so much as a rock band. Rock is a pretty broad genre and Sum41 takes in a lot of aspects with their songs, drawing from punk, metal, rap and rock. Anyway, that's just my two cents on the band.. I've seen them live twice (once in an arena as part of a festival, and once in a smaller venue) and both times they rocked out. They get the crowd involved and keep them interested.. if you're not into them, it's really quite simple, don't listen.
    baptismbyfireon March 15, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commenthe is summat king (kerry?) from slayer.
    SaVeStHeDaYgAlon June 08, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment...and for all you people saying that this ruined sum 41 and that they're trying to hard, i think you're totally wrong. it's called experimenting...something a lot of bands do.
    lessthanjasonon July 19, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentok yall...lets start off with the RIGHT lyrics...the guy who put them up at fist butchered it...
    Nevertheless am I dressed for the occasion
    It’s number 32 now here’s the situation
    If the beat moves your feet then don’t change the station
    Pack your bags cause we’re leaving on a permanent vacation
    Well, I’m a disaster
    A microphone master
    Put on your tape and rock your ghetto blaster
    It’s not about the money, cars, hotels, or resorts
    About sweating all the bitches in the biker shorts
    I’m Dave Brown Sound and you see me running late
    Cause I’m always making time to make your girlie feel great
    And I’m Bizzy D from way down town
    I’m known to rock a mic like a king was a crown
    When I’m on top I’m gonna borrow that bootie
    Hustling deals like Mickey Macoote
    When I wake up I like a pound of bacon
    Start off the day with my arteries shaking

    [Chorus x4]
    Rock! It's what we're all about
    It's what we live for
    C'mon shout it out

    Well I bring down the house in every city we play
    Just from pickin' up the mic' in a usual way
    We rock and talk with a bass that's funny
    We could even tear it up at a grade school party
    Well I can keep the beat but I can't break dis
    It's hard to look cool in crazy pants
    But I wear 'em anyway even when they look whack
    It's my personal way to bring the 80's back
    Gave up the life of servin' burger and fries
    High cholesterol gettin' grease in my eyes
    I was drinkin' underage I belong on stage
    Hello rock 'n' roll goodbye minimum wage
    I'm teachin' you a lesson in mic' control
    Makin' rhymes with my letters in my cereal bowl
    Lucky number seven every dice I roll
    Sum 41 to the power as the poon patrol

    [Chorus x4]

    Well it's a *point posistion (sum thing like that??) I'm makin' one thing clear
    The rock we're bringin' is gonna instill fear
    and the power we control should be revered
    We sold our soul to Satan two times last year
    Take a look to the point, to the point I'm makin'
    We rock the oven when we're stone cold bakin'
    And we get outta hand and bust up the room
    JD is to blame for the Legion of Doom
    'Cause I'm the B-I double Z-Y
    You ain't better than me, I ain't your average guy
    I like to watch girls shake with a kung fu wah
    Well the goon platoon is on the...
    We beat down London, slayed LA
    Got an APB on the jams we play
    So when you're on the stage cold grabbin' your cock...*can't tell what the rest of this line is*

    [Chorus]


    ok NEXT the reason it sounds kinda like beastie boys is because, while they, too, were a couple of white boys rapping, they were also IN the song...the part that goes
    "We rock the over when we're stone cold bakin'"
    is beastie boys. so thats why.
    Alrighty NEXT jesus tapdancing christ im so tired of this SUM 41 NEVER CLAIMED TO BE FUCKING PUNK! so stop telling us that they are not...we KNOW...and ppl that claim sum IS punk are stupid and should be shot....ok we got that?
    Oh and the guitarist is not hindu...his name is dave and he's canadian. as ol' 32 said they manufacture more than one color up there (haha ok anywho) and yes the drummer is stevo-32...he is the greatest guy in the band and really does have talent on the drums.
    OK they are talking about rock and rapping because they are influenced by both....thats what alot of ppl like about sum....they combine two completely different forms of music rather well if u ask me. sure some of their songs arent that deep...but cmon who the hell is deep all the friggin time? certainly not me. this has got to be their absolute worse song...steve has even said himself that it's crap...so yeah don't like this one if u like ne of theirs. If u wanna hear some really good songs by them listen to No Brains, Summer, Crazy Amanda Bunkface, Mr. Amsterdam, Heart Attack, Rhythms...yeah those are pretty much all the good ones.
    Oh yes sum 41 is NOT trying to be punk...K? they have said THEMSELVES that they are not punk, never have been, never will be....and they're not gonna try to be.
    and yeah baptismbyfire is right read what she said...ok im done now
    32aLeXa32on March 19, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe band is a rock band, not punk. Punk is fucking dead.
    Great song, I love Sum 41.
    Disgorgeon January 03, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSum 41's worst song.
    L-Kyneon March 11, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYou can do either two things:
    a) Focus on the stupid, meaningless garbaje rap verses, and forget the guitar and bassline with the chorus. Or...

    b) You can ignore the worthless nonsense idiotic rap verses and concentrate in the AWESOME chorus line and the FANTASTIC music background.

    It's true, the song IS stupid, and doesn't really seem pleasent when you're trying to do something productive with your life, but "Rock, is what we're all about, is what we live for, so c'mon shout it out" is just an Anthem for whoever you are if you breathe music.

    Is Awesome to listen to this song after 10 years, (I'm 16) after you've listened to "Underclass Hero" and "Chuck" so they're not just this jerks inmature kids, but they sound more like Artists, with One of the best chorus ever made, and a sick guitar that make the song SOUND AMAZING!!!!
    MCRockerwayAfion September 04, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song kicks ass!!
    SoAdGrLon April 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTHIS SONG ROX!!!! And the video totally kicks ass!!
    i_love_spidermanon May 01, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti tink their tryin to hard to prove their a rock band and nutin else but its a cool song
    AYUL1234on May 07, 2002   Link

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