The shock was fast
( Blown cover. )
( Break. Fix. )
Shock, fast
( Dead computer. )

The shock was fast
( Up to speed and then rewinding )
( Up another grade. )

I'm testing all circuits, to see if they all work
I'm throwing on all switches, to see which ones don't work

The shock was fast
( Blood sucker. )
( Fat lip. )
Shock, fast
( Silver bullet. )

The shock was fast
( Now I need a part to hide in. )
( Now I need a play. )

I'm testing all circuits, to see if they all work
I'm throwing on all switches, to see which ones don't work
( Wish that I could leave my room tonight. )
( The fast attack on my compressor's way too bright. )
( Think I got the threshold on too tight. )
( Just restart and hope that everything will be alright. )

Mail off the rebate and send it to me.
It's wearing itself out.
It's running itself out.
Feel like a two-fer
Let's repair the machine
It's wearing itself out.

It feels like it could just go on forever.


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Offline P.K. song meanings
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  • +1
    General Commentthis song seems to be about the mundane task of fixing some electrical device burnt out by a shock, but deeper, one would need LSD to understand it.
    samo1998on June 06, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYa Sunday night before Rob played this song he said, "Does Kalamazoo have an online gaming system? This song's about that." Or something to that effect.

    But, wow. That was the absolute best show I have ever seen in my life. The dynamic between Rob and Zach....I don't know if there are words for it, they performed this song like geniuses. This has to be probably the only beautiful song ever made about computers. ha.
    bowl_of_orangeson May 31, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTruly amazing that such musical genius is used to describe the feelings one gets when he's on his computer.

    These guys are gods...
    HC_MOSon April 21, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of my all time fav. songs. I love it!
    papercupon July 25, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe way they end this song, where the chords and the whole damn mood of the song change, and he starts singing "Mail off the rebate" is amazing. It's probably the most amazingly awesome thing I've ever heard.
    Passengeron April 10, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI heard that this song is about an online gamer who killed one of his opponents in real life. This would at least explain the title, Offline P.K. = Offline Player Kill.
    BobbyMcRon June 07, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAlright ... I saw pinback a week or two ago. Here's what rob crow (my hero) said, "You can take down the government with computers too, you know. That's what this next song is about" Then they started playing this song.

    In a live show that I downloaded (3/22/03) he says, "This one goes out to all the online gamers in the hizzouse, cause we play that shit all the time"

    I would say it's just about computers in general.

    and any computer nerd or windows user knows that the line "just restart and hope that everything will be alright" is 100% truth ...
    aje742on November 14, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOffline Player Killer - another MMORPG reference.

    //and any computer nerd or windows user knows that the line "just restart and hope that everything will be alright" is 100% truth ...//

    xD so true
    ZidaneTribalon January 21, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAlso, I think this song is about how he wishes real life was like a game where you can always restart.
    ZidaneTribalon January 21, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthahaha...this song is awesome...its reminds me so much of Frys Electronics...the computer store place...and thats about it. its pretty fabo.
    IAmAClicheon May 24, 2005   Link

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