"Reeko" as written by and Mike Burkett....
Reeko, try to understand, it really is that bad
It won't just go away, the party's over
It's past two o'clock, so it's about time we
Stopped, 'cause I
See the keg has been sucked dry

The Crisco was emptied into the aquarium
Where the fish all seems to play the ex lax lines
The dog bowl
The toilet's overflowed, we've had our fun so
Now there's nothing left to damage
We got no place left to go

Mr. President please understand, it really is that vbad
It won't just go away, it's just beginning
The ballots have been casty, we make like seaward rats
Leave this sinking ship, leave and not look back

The things we neer tried to disallow
Have come back to haunt us now
With apple pie and Chevrolet
We've come to see the end, we all made this bed
Now we got nowhere to lay,
Dies and gentlemen
Try to understand


Lyrics submitted by AtomicGarden, edited by aleshu, bucky66520, dappersaur, slugfart

"Reeko" as written by Mike Burkett

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  • +3
    General CommentI think the entire first verse is a metaphor for the mess that Fmr. President H. W. Bush created during his presidency. Reeko may actually be a reference to RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act), which would make sense within the context of the second verse, which uses the reference "Mr. President."
    rescuetruthon July 28, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOk, these lyrics are wrong in a bunch of ways.

    Reeko, try and understand
    It really is that bad
    It won't just go away
    The party's over
    It's past two o'clock
    It's about time we stopped
    'Cause I see the keg has been sucked dry

    Cisco (Cisco is like Mad Dog 20/20, cheap wine, it's not CRISCO)
    emptied into the aquarium
    The fish all seem to float
    The ex-lax lines the dogbowl (ex-lax is a chocolate flavored laxative they were trying to get the dog to eat)
    The toilet's overflowed
    We had our fun
    So there's nothing left
    There's no place left to go

    Mister President please understand
    It really is that bad
    It won't just go away
    It's just beginning
    The ballots have been cast
    We made like seaward rats
    Leave this sinking ship
    Leave and don't look back
    Things we never tried to disallow
    Have come back to haunt us now
    With apple pie and Chevrolet
    We've come to see the end
    We all made this bed
    Now we got nowhere to lay
    Decent gentlemen, try and understand


    Instantporkon December 12, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentNo, it's la-DIES and gentlemen, try and understand.
    fortheworseon September 01, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think reeko is a reference to the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO). The song could be about corruption of corporate interests influencing the political scene. It could also be about ponzi schemes and insider trading. It could be a collection of many things the song is talking about. 'The toilet's overflowed' could mean that everyone has their hands in it and it's impossible to stop. 'We all made this bed' could mean that we let it happen by voting for things that let these people get away with these crimes. Nobody really cared to stop it before it got out of control and soon it will destroy itself.
    discardedyouthon October 15, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Commentif i find out what Reeko means, ill tell you

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    DeloreanRider99on March 04, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it has something to say about our economy and our morale condition in the world is beyond help. Nothing can be done for the party or the United States in the song and it compares the the nicely. When the government tries to help it, they'll only make it worse.
    AmishNinjaon March 20, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentno more comments? I really like this song... one of the best of punk in drublic!
    Jerkyon June 11, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyes its an awesome song with an extremely relevant meaning if you look at it closely. they use analogy to show that the miserable state of the world has come about over time and we've just let it happen because it was profitable at the time.
    "the things we never tried to disallow have come back to haunt us now"
    shows that the government has failed us and we were supporting them all along. very powerful line at the end
    "we all made this bed, now we got nowhere to lay"
    nofx_cyanideon July 09, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnyone know what they mean by "the ex-lax lines the dogbowl" sounds like a reference to drugs to me, obviously something to do with partying. any insight anyone? great song just bugs me that i dont understand that part
    beernwhiskeyon January 23, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think this song is about how the US and unrestrained companies ect have fucked up the world. the references to a house in disarray "the toilet's overflowed" mean the world is a mess
    mrguy6on March 25, 2007   Link

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