Now I don't know, and it's hard to explain
But it seems like things are just kind of insane
Because the world is crying
But nobody's listening
So please leave a message on my cell phone

I see bullets getting better
Biblical weather
And that guy on TV is like a total asshole

Who are you wearing tonight?
Celebrity fundraiser, tight!
Black ties making wrongs right
How's your social Band-Aid?

I don't know much
I don't know too much
But I know this
Shit is fucked up!

I guess it's all about the dream
The ends justify the means
You know it's all about the dream
The ends justify the means

Now thank god for the media, for saving the day
Putting it all into perspective in a responsible way
With more celebrity news
Typical bullshit views
I think we're losing this fight
Sponsored by Bud Light

And now we're rockin' the casbah
And taking the flak
The genie's out of the bottle, and we can't put it back
All this stuff
It's overwhelming my brain
Can you see the storm comin'?
It's coming this way

I don't know much
I don't know too much
But I know this
Shit is fucked up!

I guess it's all about the dream
The ends justify the means
You know it's all about the dream
The ends justify the means

Shopping Sprees, RPG's
Ecstasy
Atrophy
Genocide
Pimp my ride
Politize
Euphemize
Injustice everywhere
Apathy
I don't care
Hurricanes
Climate change
Huh!

Therapy, I won't tell
Rehab and LOL
Worldwide calamity
TV Reality
Euthanize, supersize
Death squads and boob jobs
VIP infamy
Gratify instantly

I don't know much
I don't know too much
I don't know much
I don't know too much


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    General Commenthelp fill in the blanks..
    inverse_paradiseon June 11, 2008   Link
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    General CommentNow I don't know, and it's hard to explain
    But it seems like things are just kind of insane
    Because the world is crying
    But nobody's listening
    So please leave a message on my cell phone

    I see bullets getting better
    Biblical weather
    And that guy on TV is like a total asshole

    Who are you wearing tonight?
    Celebrity fundraiser, tight!
    Black ties making wrongs right
    How's your social Band-Aid?

    I don't know much
    I don't know too much
    But I know this
    Shit is fucked up!

    I guess it's all about the dream
    The ends justify the means
    You know it's all about the dream
    The ends justify the means

    Now thank god for the media, for saving the day
    Putting it all into perspective in a responsible way
    With more celebrity news
    Typical bullshit views
    I think we're losing this fight
    Sponsored by Bud Light

    And now we're rockin' the casbah
    And taking the flak
    The genie's out of the bottle, and we can't put it back
    All this stuff
    It's overwhelming my brain
    Can you see the storm comin'?
    It's coming this way

    I don't know much
    I don't know too much
    But I know this
    Shit is fucked up!

    I guess it's all about the dream
    The ends justify the means
    You know it's all about the dream
    The ends justify the means

    Shopping Sprees, RPG's
    Ecstasy
    Atrophy
    Genocide
    Pimp my ride
    Politize
    Euphemize
    Injustice everywhere
    Apathy
    I don't care
    Hurricanes
    Climate change
    Huh!

    Therapy, I won't tell
    Rehab and LOL
    Worldwide calamity
    TV Reality
    Euthanize, supersize
    Death squads and boob jobs
    VIP infamy
    Gratify instantly

    I don't know much
    I don't know too much
    I don't know much
    I don't know too much
    ndocon June 12, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI knew I heard LOL in that song!
    himynameismarkon June 14, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think the title says it all. Commenting on how ridiculous certain aspects of our culture really are.

    It's incredibly hard to keep up with the fast paced part, lots of fun though.
    HurrellMasteron June 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI'm 25 and in-between being young and old. And I can tell you, this should be the damn anthem of the year, decade, whatever.

    Shit is fucked up. Seriously, it is. It states the obvious, like most Offspring songs, and yet, like most Offspring songs, it does so in an awesome way. (The Offspring has a way--for me, at least--of doing things like that. S.M.A.S.H. was, if you're honest, one song, repeated over and over, with minor changes. And yet was so amazingly awesome, I could listen to it over and over and not get tired of it. Other bands have done this, and it's sucked. Dexter et al. are geniuses at making the familiar sound--maybe not new, but--awesome.) Anyway. I love this CD, except for the damn Kristi song (Kristy?) and Nobodytown. And even Nobodytown is okay, except that I swear it's Green Day with Dexter singing.
    Malsolon June 20, 2008   Link
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    General Commenthaha, i love this album too. and nothingtown is just fine.

    this song is great. the lyrics are simple but awesome.
    shit really is fucked up.
    MissNeuroticon June 29, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLongview - Green Day anyone?
    Maddie,fabregason September 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI was thinking it's more similar to American Idiot, With the way it seems to condemn the media's coverage of celebrity happenings and etc.
    PriestsofSyrinxon September 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song is fucking awesome! When I was listening to the CD for the firs time, I was in my room and had it turned up kinda loud, and when I saw the title being Stuff Is Messed Up, I didn't really think anything of it. But when it started saying shit is fucked up, I about flipped b/c my parents were home so I had to run and turn the volume down. haha Just thought I'd share that random story.

    Anyways, this song is great and so true. Shit really is fucked up. I've been thinking that for quite some time now...not just with the economy and media and whatnot, but my life as well. I've got a lot of shit going on and life is just fucking hard a lot of the times and shit is fucked up. Great song and one of my favorites off the new album. This album just kicks some major ass. The Offspring did a great job!
    Dark Angel 35on April 14, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song is right. I just got on this website and some pop-up/sponser thing for the website came up. Its a sign of the times man. The music video is even better. Great song
    jwildmanon July 18, 2009   Link

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