Something breaks inside of you
With the spectacle of all the shows
Fifteen fights and your six bucks
Has gone up some promoter's nose
Jaded eyes see clearly, but only half of what's there
Good old days are far behind, what's left is boredom and despair

Sometimes every once in a while
Sometimes every once in a while

It's beautiful, I would say
I wouldn't have it any other way
If I said different, that would be a lie
If I said different, that would be a lie

Be a lie

What was once rebellion is now clearly just a social sect
Or are you just upset because your own social clique has left?
Leave when you want, 'cause I know that someday I will, too
But I won't burn my bridges, be just another jaded fool

Sometimes every once in a while
Sometimes every once in a while

It's beautiful, I would say
I wouldn't have it any other way
If I said different, that would be a lie
If I said different, that would be a lie

Be a lie (be a lie)

It's beautiful, I would say
I wouldn't have it any other way
If I said different, that would be a lie
If I said different, that would be a lie


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    wow. it seems back in the day the kids thought punk was dying too. i find the verse "with fifteen fights and your six bucks has gone up some promoters nose " really funny for some reason. And it's a good message they put out, no matter how sour you think the scene is getting, there's always these little moments or people that puts faith right back in there and glad that you found your refuge in the scene. It really is a beautiful thing now and then. Jesse sounds cynical about the scene, but at the same time still appreciates what it has done and what it was capable of doing to kids in the past. and even if you come and go, you'll remember the goodtimes and it wasn't ALL bad. it's true in a way. Punk rock seems to be less about outright rebellion for the sake of rebellion, but more as a clique where troubled kids who are rebelling because they are angry with life and how badly they've been treated (whether it be abuse, or not being believed in, or just being fussed over too much) would go to for some comfort. I think this song will be just as relevant ten or twenty years from now as it is today and 15 yrs back, because the scene will endure. you'll get the new punk bands who are doing this for the money and become bitches for corporations and trends, but there will always be those wanting to go back to the spirit of punk in '77 and the 80s looking for some positivity to share.

    Tsk8rKFFon October 14, 2002   Link
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    This song is just awesome...i go around at times, and it's just stuck in my head, my friend told me to listen to it, and i've loved it ever since.

    prettyinredon May 22, 2002   Link
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    This is about the punk rock scene. it talks about fights and six bucks which is symbolism for the mosh pits and how cheap the shows use to be. the second verse is about punk dying out.

    Chipper1048on June 03, 2002   Link
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    its my favorite operation ivy song...

    ifitsnotpunkitsuxon July 14, 2002   Link
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    This song is what first made me love Op Ivy... it was the first I heard of them, and it's still one of my favorites.

    ~Toby*

    flutmuttobsteron August 06, 2002   Link
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    its beautiful i would say i wouldnt have it any other way bad kicken ass song

    badreligionpigeonon August 11, 2002   Link
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    Maybe one of the greatest punk songs ever, on one of the greatest punk albums by on of the fuckin greatest punk band! If you don't own "Energy" get off your ass and buy it!

    hhpunkon September 07, 2002   Link
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    I also think this song is about 924 GIlman. (small punk shows at gilman cost 5 bucks now, so I could be wrong.)

    NgohOiNeion April 21, 2003   Link
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    this song reminds me of halloween. esp. the beginnning.

    greenvelveton January 24, 2005   Link
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    has the same name as a Green Day song... no shit i know... but who made the name up?

    Green Day rules oyaon December 17, 2005   Link

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