"Mota" as written by and Greg Kriesel Ron Welty....
Everyday, well it's the same
That bong that's on the table starts to call
My name

I take a hit and zone out again
I'll be paranoid and hungry by a quarter to ten
Watching reruns on my TV
I'm laughing off my ass at Three's Company

I don't know if I'm understood
Buy hearing Jimmy Buffett never sounded so good
Your memory's gone and so is your life (your life)

Mota Boy
But losing out just never felt so right
Your enemy's you and so is your life (your life)
Mota Boy
But losing out might feel okay all night

I'm driving down to the barrio
Going 15 miles an hour cause I'm already stoned
Give the guy a twenty and wait in the car
He tosses me a baggie then he runs real far

I take a hit but it smells like a clove
Oh fuck I got a baggie of oregano
This ritual is destroying me
But I guess it could be worse
It could be methedrine

Your memory's gone and so is your life (your life)
Mota Boy
But losing out just never felt so right
Your enemy's you and your couch is your life
(Your Life)

Mota Boy
But losing out might take
Losing out might take you all night
Losing out might feel okay all night
Yeah losing out might feel okay all life

Lyrics submitted by sawg

"Mota" as written by Greg Kriesel Dexter Holland

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    General CommentIt's not a strictly anti-drug song but instead a criticism of drugs taking over your life and becoming your persona.
    Goboon May 16, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAlright people, Let set the record straight(I hope). This song, is NOT pro drugs/marijuana, but it is not entirely anit-drug/marijuana either. If your a true Offspring fan, you'll know what I'm talking about. In the song, it explains the bad part about pot, totally, 100%. (Not clearly) But if you really listen, it's also saying that if you are gonna smoke, be a smart stoner. NOT a stupid stoner. The 'stupid stoner' is like everyone here explained, the stoners that only live their life off pot, everyday, morning and night and nothing else, retarded and stupid, like that's their life. The smart stoner, at least in my words, are those who smoke pot, but don't let it control their lives, they still read books, go to school, have out with friends and such and such. I smoke pot but I didn't let it control my life. I'm about to graduate actually(not that any of you care, anyway).

    If you want me to support my statement. Here's some support.

    -The line 'Losing out might be okay all night/life'. The 'might be okay' stood out to me the most because like I said, The Smart/Stupid stoner theory, depending which direction your going, it 'MIGHT' be okay all night or all life.

    -I'm sure your all aware of the MOTA music video(Yes, there is music video for this song you so called 'Offspring fans') If you watch during intro drum parts of the video, it shows in fast flipping a variety of people that smoke pot. It shows many different people, from mothers, doctors, old people, young people, ect. Thus, saying that EVERYONE SMOKES POT.

    -Most importantly, at the end of the Music Video, it's live footage of the band finishing the song, and after the song was over, it shows in full glory the (old)drummer Ron Welty grabbing a joint from a roadie or someone backstage. Totally gets handed to him and he takes a hit. Thus kind of telling you something there.

    I bet you a million dollars some of you are going straight to Youtube after this . . .

    I rest my case.

    TheBlueBluron November 10, 2009   Link
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    General CommentAs said here before, it's not a song against weed but more like a warning not to ruin your life by getting high all the time and actually not live at all.
    I've smoked pot for years and still frequently do (we just buy it at the stores here in Holland). But I do have some friends (and some years ago, I kinda had the same routine) who have this "day to day" lifestyle in which they never actually do something useful. Like waking up in the morning, go to work and when work is finished they go and smoke pot and hang on the couch every freaking night... for years in a row. I like weed, but it takes away the motivation for people to get up and do something to improve themselves, 'cause like the song says "it might feel okay all night/ all life". It does feel okay, but it's leading you to nowhere.
    bazizon June 30, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWow k this is gona be the first comment on this song. alright this song is obviously about drugs aint it and Mota is a word for 'weed' for thsoe who dont know. So this song seems to be basicaly saying drugs are fu*king up your life but who cares when it feels this good!
    sugarpunkon June 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentno way
    elfinmagic07on August 22, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdont badmouth the drugs!!!
    Kani420on September 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWonder if my mate Wallin remembers this song from when he liked the offspring. Wonder if he'd give a fuck if i reminded him.
    xThePunishedxon September 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIf anyone doesnt understand the mezaning of this song they're an idiot
    foffofon April 16, 2003   Link
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    General Commentagreed foffof, its bloody obvious. Dam awesome, fast song, still one of my offspring favourites
    Spandoon June 26, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThe idiocy is apparent in the grammar and spelling in this thread.
    magicmanx9on November 25, 2004   Link

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