Just another day.
Seems like everybody's, got a problem.
No one knows how
but, we all wanna solve 'em.
And you can give a dime, give a hand, give a shit.
Or you could look away and never deal with it.
For example, this girl's pretty fly for a while gal.
And all the guys want her though she's a juvenile.
She's really kinda sad, and just don't care,
cuz the only one she wants is her best friend Claire.

What's going on, what's going on?
Ready or not? (not)
The world moves on and on and on and on and on and on and on. . .
yo what's going on?

There's nothing much to me.
I'm simple like you, ordinary.
My tired eyes can see,
that time may fly and what's left is meant to be.
And I'm lookin' out, and you're lookin' in.
It's takin' more than time to erase the stain.
And it's never been the same.

Any city.
A girl turns 17.
She goes to a party.
She and her girls are
drinkin' Bicardi ever since they walked through the door.
All the guys have been flexin', trying to score.
But she's a good girl, so she won't have none of that.
She takes another sip,
but she has no clue,
of the spike from the G to the H to the B.
She wakes up in the morning bruised, raped on the street.
What's going on, what's going on? Ready or not? (not)
The world moves on and on and on and on and on and on and on
. . . yo what's going on?


In a small town
Every kid that you know goes to school.
He's really kinda shy and he's not that cool.
He knows what it's like to look in from the outside,
inside, wants someone to confide.
Everyone's busy, no one's got the time.
He takes his dad's gun
and says this is how I'll shine.
and the kids fall down on the ground . . .
What's going on, what's going on?
Ready or not? (not)
The world moves on and on and on and on and on and on and on. . .
yo what's going on?


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    this is another well writen song by zebrahead and if im not wrong i do belvie GBH is a animal tranculizer used as date rape, it sucks that all this stuff is true with the date rap one if that ever happend to a girl i knew and cared about i think i would become the boy with the gun... but all together an amazing song and so very truth full about how our world is so fucked up
    Ashitaka_punkon October 18, 2002   Link
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    i'm surprised nobody has commented on this one yet. i like to turn this one up really loud in my car and sing along. the lyrics aren't exactly uplifting, but i enjoy it. excellent song.
    CrzyGmOfPkr19on May 06, 2002   Link
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    ....wonderful song.... not uplifting at all....but honest, and honesty should be faced more often
    angelnevaehon May 18, 2002   Link
  • 0
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    Well the lyrics dont make you want to get in a boxing contest but surely the beat and so on makes you say hey this is gonna be a good day
    THE 7TH STIGMATAon June 04, 2002   Link
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    Really great song... But what's the "but she has no clue, of the spike from the G to the H to the B" stuff?
    jeurson June 05, 2002   Link
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    by jeurs on 06-05-2002 @ 03:00AM Really great song... But what's the "but she has no clue, of the spike from the G to the H to the B" stuff? GHB = Gamma-HydroxyButyrate = The Date Rape Drug!!! A small amount of GHB mixed with alcohol can put you into a temporary coma, or kill you. In the song, the guys at the party spiked the girl's drink with GHB, which knocked her out, and then they raped her. So there's what the whole "But she has no clue, of the spike from the G to the H to the B" line means. Peace.
    Tay543on June 12, 2002   Link
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    Does anybody know what all those stats are at the end of the song? The stuff about 1 in so many women is a victem of a violent act, and stuff about kids bringing guns 2 school?
    incuman5on June 21, 2002   Link
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    800,000 (3%) 6th through 12th grade students carried a gun to school last year. Appariently this is true, more of these stats can be found here: cj.msu.edu/~outreach/safe_schools/…
    op51on July 01, 2002   Link
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    Thanks op51
    incuman5on August 02, 2002   Link
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    i love this song so much.. it's so incredibly honest. definatly one of the best songs i know.
    XcynXcynXon August 16, 2002   Link

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