"Rockin' The Suburbs (Over the Hedge version)" as written by and Benjamin Scott Folds....
Let me tell ya'll what it's like
Being male, middle class and white
It's a bitch, if you don't believe
Listen up to my new cd
Sham on

I got shit running through my brain
So intense that I can't explain
All alone in my white boy pain
Shake your booty while the band complains

I'm rocking the suburbs
Just like michael jackson did
I'm rocking the suburbs
Except that he was talented
I'm rocking the suburbs
I take the checks and face the facts
That some producer with computers
Fixes all my shitty tracks

I'm pissed off but I'm too polite
When people break in the mcdonalds line
Mom and dad you made me so uptight
I'm gonna cuss on the mic tonight
I don't know how much I can take
Girl give me something I can break

I'm rocking the suburbs
Just like quiet riot did
I'm rocking the suburbs
Except that they were talented
I'm rocking the suburbs
I take the checks and face the facts
That some producer with computers
Fixes all my shitty tracks

In a haze these days
I pull up to the stoplight
I can feel that something's not right
I can feel that someone's blasting me
With hate and bass
Sending dirty vibes my way
Cause my great great great great grandad
Made someone's great great great great grandaddy slaves
It wasn't my idea
It wasn't my idea
It never was my idea
I just drove to the store
For some preparation h

Y'all don't know what it's like
Being male, middle class and white
It gets me real pissed off and it makes me want to say
Fuck

Just like jon bon jovi did
I'm rocking the suburbs
Except that he was talented
I'm rocking the suburbs
I take the checks and face the facts
That some producer with computers
Fixes all my shitty tracks these days
I'm rocking the suburbs
You'd better look out because I'm gonna say fuck


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"Rockin the Suburbs" as written by Benjamin Scott Folds

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    General Commenti really like both versions of this song. both versions make really good points about how shallow and mindless people can be. the original is more about the music industry, but this version all though it was intended for a kids movie, I think, is just as smart and witty as the original poking fun and showing what suburbian life really is.
    which is why i think this version appeals to me more.

    I unfortunately live in a suburb, and it's ridiculous. everyone is like robots and they all numb there brains with the tv. which is why I like the line

    'let me tell you all what its like. watching idol on a friday night'
    LickMySpatula00on February 12, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI was trying to figure out why this song was redone --- but on this site, this is the "Over the Hedge" mix, so I can only assume that it is in the kiddie movie, "Over the Hedge." It makes sense now --- can't imagine they'd have used the same lyrics...
    Sir_Larrikinon May 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI really like this version of the song. Not more than the other version, but it's still really good.

    But I think some lyrics might be wrong up there.

    Some possible corrections:
    "from downing mews to chevy chase"
    "Because the timer lights the pond"
    Kamikaze189on May 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't think the song was redone just because Over the Hedge was a kids movie, the whole movie was an obvious satire upon american suburbia. The re-written song fits with that theme. But definitely, they couldn't use the original version for the language...yeah.
    PANGon June 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song caught me by surprise when I heard it in Over the Hedge. I like the old version! The one with the "I'm gonna say fuck!"s in it! Whatever it takes to make a buck, man. Seriouisly, fuck this song.
    worsethansexon September 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentVery astute, worsethansex. The only reason an artist would ever think of performing a song in any manner other than the one you love so deeply is not only derived from a monetary motivation, but also part of a contract that said artist has signed with Beelzebub himself which, though labeling the artist a sellout, ensures him a wealth-filled and debauched lifestyle. You have my deepest condolensces that Ben Folds chose to take your precious little fuck words out of a song that only had them in the first place as a satirical commentary on a then-current musical trend.

    Yours must be a very hard life, Worsethansex. What else could motivate you to utter, albeit in type, a phrase so lurid and tactless as "fuck this song." What on earth could you be implying? I certainly don't like the sounds of it.
    GoatboyX2on December 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSorry, just being snarky. Nothing personal. But really, he was doing songs for this film anyway. And just because it's computer animated, based on a comic strip, and not full of swears doesn't make it a 'kiddie move' necessarily. Just a bit of all-ages fun.
    GoatboyX2on December 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIf it's all ages, then you still have to regard the younger ages.
    I'm saying this with respect, I'm tired. xP
    Anyways, if he had put the 'fuck' version in the movie, it would have been completely contradictory to the song 'Bastard' which is about kids growing up too fast.
    samanthabananaon January 29, 2007   Link

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