"Had A Dat" as written by Bradley James Nowell, Eric John Wilson and Floyd I. Gaugh Iv....
Raging and swirling,
Getting inside,
I feel like I'm going to break!

Bright sun sinking low,
I never feel afraid to let emotions show.
Well I did.
Now take a look at me,
I had a close brush before your destiny.

Before I end, and you'll be victims of
My stories, tales, lies, and exaggerations.
I'm gonna
When your living life like a show
You gotta
Take a bow to the people you know

I said lie, for me
Lying under a process tree
Oh engrossing in my brain
Feeling like I'm going a little insane.

A little close inside
Feels like I'm going insane!

Red lights
Are sinking low

I grab another beer cuz it's time to go

I feel my head burst, I head out to your car
And I pray to Jesus Christ, but you won't get too far

I say uh, headlights and uh second gear
I run the road of like and skip the things you fear
I said that you might, that you might find a better way
To justify the evil things that you say

Ah, help me please, ah help me please
Because I'm going upon my knees

I said, I said
Going down to my knees
I pray to the Lord up above!

Help me,
I'm falling down
Feeling now the cold, cold, cold, hard ground

Haunting faces, and moving lines
Slumber party for tonight

Pound it hard, your gonna pound it again
But please just do not pump up my friend
Cuz it seems all right, gonna push him around
But I can't be taken for no clown.

When I am on the ground I cry!

Wowowowowowo, dub style!

Oh, cool and easy
Oh no
Cool and easy
To the sweet reggae music
Oh no
Feels all right to sweet reggae music
Feels all right
Sweet reggae music

Lyrics submitted by kali

"Had a Dat" as written by Eric John Wilson Bradley James Nowell

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  • +1
    General Commentzps2, get stoned and listen to it. i'm sure you will be able to stand it then. ;)
    er1nyaon June 30, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis is the worst Sublime song ever. DAT is Digital Audio Tape or something like that, Miguel mentions it in the Secondhand Smoke booklet that they were too poor so they just recorded on both sides of the DAT. i donno. hope i didn't post this twice.
    BlackLungFeveron June 09, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti dont know what the fuck is wrong with you a true sublime fan would love every sublime song personally this is one of my favourite sublime songs i dont think it gets much better than had a dat
    johnny button October 19, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is Brad's life story put in a song. He sings with such conviction an awesome example of Sublime. A Sublime classic.
    Coming Cleanon June 16, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti'm sure the meaning's a sublime classic, but i can't stand listening to it! sorry. ;/
    zps2on March 04, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is an awsome song. i love it but i can't stand listening to the parts where he goes all loud. does anyone know what he means by "had a dat" i'm lost
    jackrabbit37on April 22, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song explain how Brad felt living his life on the stage... His life was a show.. exageration.. lies.. Thats why he felt so bad.

    But.. then comes the sweet reaggae music... where he can find a piece of hapiness... saving him from turning crazy
    pmartin8on July 21, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentShit, these lyrics are genious
    silent_thunderon June 28, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is my second favorite song from these guys, All you need is tops.
    But this song is so stripped down so raw so I don't vunerable? I think I can make that word work for this one. It's just put out there heart on the sleeve. I almost feel Like I am walking away from this song with a part of their soul.
    Fatrickon September 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI truely think its about his addiction problem.

    "Ah, help me please, ah help me please
    because I'm going upon my knees

    I said, I said
    going down to my knees
    I pray to the Lord up above!

    Help me,
    I'm falling down
    feeling now the cold, cold, cold, hard ground "

    also ebcause when he says lies adns tuff hes sayign about his addiction. when you have an addiction , youd do anything to get what you need to feel okay.
    majicklick19on September 18, 2006   Link

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