our band could be your life
real names'd be proof
me and mike watt played for years
punk rock changed our lives

we learned punk rock in hollywood
drove up from pedro
we were fucking corndogs
we'd go drink and pogo

mr. narrator
this is bob dylan to me
my story could be his songs
i'm his soldier child

our band is scientist rock
but i was e. bloom and richard hell,
joe strummer, and john doe
me and mike watt, playing guitar

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History Lesson - Part II song meanings
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  • +5
    General CommentMr. Narrator

    This is D. Boon to me
    SuperRadBrianon June 18, 2009   Link
  • +4
    General CommentThis song has such an honest emotional identity at its core. It hit me like a tonne of bricks when I first heard it come out of nowhere at about the midway point of 'Double Nickels on the Dime'.
    A_Raging_Bullon July 10, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentclassic
    theres a small clip of this song at the beginning of Sublimes "Waiting for my Ruca"
    "punk rock changed our lives"
    the orrible ooon May 02, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat song
    josinson December 10, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentindeed. Great when campfire
    MardyAsson January 24, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsan pedros the best place to live ever. such a great chillout song
    sublime5446on August 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningThe first time I heard this, I could not possibly have heard the line "We were fucking corn dogs" any more clearly.

    And yet, I immediately asked myself "Did I really hear that correctly?"

    So I looked the lyrics up, and indeed my senses and brain were not misleadingly they way they did when I thought Jimi sang " 'Scuze me while I kiss this guy".

    Not that there's anything wrong with it.

    I'm almost afraid to find out but I have to ask, what does that line mean?
    Spongeworthyon January 30, 2016   Link

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