"One Fine Day" as written by Murray James and Nicky Holland....
If I had a perfect day
I would have it start this way
Open up the fridge and have a tall boy
Yeah

Then I'd meet up with my friends
Head out to the game again
We don't even really care who wins (hey) wins (hey) 1, 2, 3

Now excitement seems to grow
When we're hangin' with the bro's
When we're chillin' and we pound
A case of stroh's
Now the game is cool to see
You can high five on TV
Count the riot on the 1, 2, 3
Operation is in sight
And the field is open wide
When you break it then you know you're still alive
If the cops don't make you pay
And you make your getaway
Then you know
That's one fine day

On that day before we're through
We could torch a car or two
Then have ourselves another tall boy
Yeah

Water hoses and batons
That's the real game that's on
I don't really give a shit who wins (hey) wins (hey) 1, 2, 3

Now excitement seems to grow
When we're hangin' with the bro's
When we're chillin' and we pound
A case of stroh's
Now the game is cool to see
You can high five on TV
Count the riot on the 1, 2, 3
Operation is in sight
And the field is open wide
When you break it then you know you're still alive
If the cops don't make you pay
And you make your getaway
Then you know
That's one fine day

I believe it's my God-given right
To destroy everything in my sight
'cause it never gets dull
It never gets old (whoa-oh)
The only thing it gets is more bold (whoa-oh-oh)
Drinkin', fightin', going to the game (whoa-oh)
In our world it's a way to stay sane (whoa-oh-oh)
If you're asking me (whoa-oh-oh-oh)
To have it my way (whoa-oh)
I'd say that's one fine day

Now excitement seems to grow
When we're hangin' with the bro's
When we're chillin' and we pound
A case of stroh's
Now the game is cool to see
You can high five on TV
Count the riot on the 1, 2, 3
Operation is in sight
And the field is open wide
When you break it then you know you're still alive
If the cops don't make you pay
And you make your getaway
Then you know
That's one fine day

Then you know that it's one fine day
(Hey! Hey! Hey, hey, hey, hey)


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"One Fine Day" as written by Gerry Goffin Carole King

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  • +3
    General CommentWhat amuses me most are the posts on here by people who don't realize the song is a SATIRE, as are so many of The Offspring's best. Despite being brilliantly catchy and fun, the actual content of the song is SATIRE, not a glorification of football riots. The point is that it's sad, pathetic really, that people think of this sort of thing as "one fine day." As with a majority of The Offspring's work, this song is a piece of social commentary about yet another thing that's wrong with people and society. The crowning line comes toward the end: "I believe it's my God-given right, to destroy everything in my sight." It doesn't take a dedicated fan to get the message from their other work that they clearly don't believe that, any more than they believe that it's really "Cool To Hate." I guess that's the danger of satire: there's always someone out there stupid enough to not notice that it's satire and take it at face-value.
    ninjawaiteron October 10, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis is another really sarcastic song. the beat is so fuckin catchy and it gets stuck in your head. the song is about getting completely wasted, partying, fighting, and rioting. basically it satarizes the idiots who riot on the streets for no reason (like oakland raider fans)
    You_Tell_Emon September 29, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI agree with you, ninjawaiter.
    Some people even call Cool To Hate their anthem
    Like you said there will always be people who won't get it right

    Someone up there said
    "i love the meaning of this song cuz its everything that would be a perfect day for me too!! =)"
    What a moron

    The Offspring uses sarcasm and satire in a lot of their songs
    living_dead_punkon April 28, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAh, another (perfect) example of The Offspring's wry sarcasm... I love these guys. They just take a straightforward subject and make it all sarcastic. Just like "Cool To Hate," which is an equally awesome song. :)
    NoPrideon December 20, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsongs like this show why the offspring is one of the best bands today. they can write great hardcore punk songs (all i want), great punk pop songs (want you bad), and songs like this that dont really fit in any genre, and still have one of the most recognizable sounds today. they should have made this a single though, because it is one of the catchiest songs they have ever written.
    basketcasedkmon October 05, 2004   Link
  • -1
    General CommentCRAZY TAXI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Siiiickkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
    Moe
    therealmoeon June 14, 2002   Link
  • -1
    General Commentthis is dana's favorite song
    TSavesthedayon June 20, 2002   Link
  • -1
    General Commentthis is one of the greatest songs ever the concept is the best
    zeromofoon July 06, 2002   Link
  • -1
    General Commenti love the meaning of this song cuz its everything that would be a perfect day for me too!! =)
    AnonymousAlberton July 25, 2002   Link
  • -1
    General CommentIts about Football("Soccer" to americans) RIOTS. When I go to visit my homeland I try to catch as many Footie matches as I can. And I have been this situation many a times. CAN'T BEAT THEM....JOIN THEM.
    "I believe it's my god-given right
    To destroy everything in my sight
    Cause it never gets dull, it never gets old
    The only thing it gets is more bold
    Drinkin', fightin', going to the game
    In our world it's a way to stay sane
    If you're asking me
    To have it my way, I'd say that's
    One fine day "
    Drink_and_Fighton September 07, 2002   Link

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