Boo boo boo, take a look at you
Hangin' on third and daisy
Whoa bo bo, policeman after you
Smokin' crack cocaine make you crazy

You think everything's perfect in your world today
I think everything's just not really
Take out your glass pipe, take off your sunglasses
And tell me what you can see

And I say lies, corruption, look this way
Girly on the corner but she's not okay
You got lies if you got rats in the street
You got, no shoes no shoes on your babies feet

Whoa ho ho ho ho
It's a perfect world, perfect world
It's a perfect world
It's a perfect world, yow

Bo bo bo take a look at you on your way to Kenny's
Whoa bo bo, why don't you stop that crap?
Smokin' that bum makes you crazy
But everything's crazy in the world today
So you, you might as well smoke it anyway

I say, you might as well
It hit, it lit, you well like that
Which you cannot say
What is up? What's down?
What is up? What's down?
What's up, what's down?

I don't know what's going round
Head is spinning and it feels alright
But the kids, the kids
The kids are alright

Bo bo bo bo
It's a perfect world
Whoa on and on it's a perfect world
Gotta keep living in a perfect world

Gotta keep pushing in a perfect world
Gotta keep pushing in a perfect world
Gotta keep pushing
You know we could end it right there



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Perfect World Lyrics as written by Bradley James Nowell

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    General CommentGod damn...I dont care what anybody says Sublimes lyrics were written by a higher power...by far the most amazing lyrics of any band...EVER

    It brings a tear to my eye everytime I think,"what is they were still around today???" They would have kept shit comin for years and years...I swear to god I would empty my bank account to see Sublime play a live show today!!!

    And this song may be one of the best...combination of the beautiful lyrics and music...Sublime's music is exactly what the name entitles...PERFECTION
    ripbradleynowell1996on February 02, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is definately one of my favorite sublime songs. it's about how messed up the world is. the whole "perfect world" thing is sarcastic but also used to describe how some people just put on their rose-colored sunglasses and pretend everything is fine.
    jackrabbit37on April 22, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat song...brad's sarcasm gets the point across in this one.
    Rockefelleron March 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhich album is this from?
    Peterinaon December 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is by far the greatest sublime songs ever made, and i dont care if the band waz still around for another 100 years they still wouldnt be able to come up with a better song then this, fenominal song
    333 im half evilon May 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentMeaning of this song is pretty straight forward, jackrabbit put it quite nicely. Anyways, here's some trivia.

    This song is one of the first (perhaps the very first) songs that Sublime wrote. For the longest time though, the only version available (or the only one that wasn't extremely rare) was a live version that cuts off abruptly at the end. This changes with the release of "Everything Under the Sun" which includes a very nice live in studio version of the track.
    I recommend any and all Sublime fans head down to your local music shop and pick this up, it's a three disc set so it's a bit pricey but it is damn worth it for any Sublime fan.
    hobophobeon September 22, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's defintly Smoking Crack Cocaine make you crazy
    Fatrickon January 11, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentjust to let u guys know brad lived in long beach and if u dont live here then u dont get this song hence third and daisy only people in long beach know what that is and thats where all the chaos starts ina day in long beach
    chud89on May 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt's weird, I swear I've heard the version where he says "crack cocaine," but all I can find within my collection are the versions that say something else (I guess it's "that bong").
    Resistanceon May 29, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOh, nevermind. I wasn't paying attention.
    Resistanceon May 29, 2008   Link

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