it's burning and it's burning, it's burning,
a fire inside that i just don't believe
some call it anger, some say frustration
but i think i call this big greed
this time the circus has left without us
and we could run away
the fringe is the center now,
hey boys that's great

when i woke up in hawthorne,
i took ocean down to the fairground to see everyone
so beautiful that i drown in the waves of the haircuts
spin kicks and jumps
well i got my bottled water and my nachos,
it came in under twenty bucks
i got this bad taste in the back of my mouth
from my time on the back of a bus

this summer vacation, it's cheap and it's true
it's ideals are intact, it's the best we can do
this time you turn into your own enemy
not sell outs but dictated economies


these thieves, these thieves in their flip-flops and bro attitudes
are the very reason we do what we do
when i say fuck the man, it's what i believe
no matter who that man happens to be.
no matter who that man happens to be.

this kevin or that one, it all seems the same
exploit the avenues, fix all the gains
maybe they'll buy everything that you sell
but i'm outside these fences,
rolling fast down that hill...

fuck your warped tour yeah!
mother fucker!

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Warped Summer Extravaganza (Major Excellent) song meanings
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    General Commentthose are pretty much the lyrics, but a few corrections:

    "the fringe is the center now,
    hey boys that's great"

    "fuck your warped tour yeah!
    mother fucker!"

    This is Lawrence Arms just putting their hate of Warped Tour into a song. Rather than join the "dictated economies" they go on their own tour each summer the same time the warped tour takes place. They feel that warped takes away from smaller venues making money, so they offer a cheap tour each year for them...pretty classy
    jerseyredon September 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love the line 'the fringe is the center now' saying emo has gained the main attention at warped, though it started out as a punk-ish festival. great song.
    acidmaniacon June 24, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthey speak about it in interviews:…
    kevins514on July 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think they're poking fun at specific bands. Obviously "A Fire Inside that I just don't believe" is pertaining to AFI. Also the part "when i woke up in hawthorne, i took ocean down to the fairground," I think could be calling out Hawthorne Heights and Yellowcard (who's CD is titled Ocean Ave.) for being such shitty bands. Lawrence Arms were also kicked off of Warped Tour because they were constantly shit talking it during their set according the fat wreck chords. Bottom line: larry arms rule.
    thece1ebrityon September 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe ending isn't "Fuck the warped tour yeah!", it's "Fuck your warped idea!"
    MintyMintyMintyon November 21, 2007   Link

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