What in the world happened to you?

Before you started tokin', you used to have a brain (hey)
But now you don't get even the simplest of things (hey)
I can draw a little picture or even use my hands (hey)
I try to explain but you just don't understand, oh

(Hey) man, you're really losin' it
(Hey) and you've really done a lot of junk now
(Hey) but you keep on abusin' it
What in the world happened to you?

It's bad enough you do it to yourself (hey)
But taking someone with you, well, you know that's something else (hey)
I say I'm not that kind of person, I'm not that kind of man (hey)
I try to explain but you just don't understand, oh

(Hey) oh man, you're really losin' it
(Hey) and you've really done a lot of junk now
(Hey) but you keep on abusin' it
What in the world happened to you?

(Hey) man, you're really losin' it
(Hey) and you've really done a lot of junk now
(Hey) but you keep on abusin' it
What in the world happened to you?

I might be sympathetic or cut a little slack (hey)
If I thought that you were willing to give a little back (hey)
But you do it in the morning, you do it in the night (hey)
You lie to refrain from just facing your life

So I'll see you man tomorrow, you'll be gackin' up again (hey)
I'll see you in a coffin by the time your wad is spent (hey)
I think of all the times that I tried to lend a hand (hey)
I try to explain but you just don't understand, oh

(Hey) man, you're really losin' it
(Hey) and you've really done a lot of junk now
(Hey) but you keep on abusin' it
What in the world happened to
What in the world happened to
What in the world happened to you?


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  • +3
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    I listened to this song over 100 times in one day. It's probably about a friend fucking up with drugs.

    epicmikenomoreon November 25, 2009   Link
  • +2
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    It's about someone who has destroyed their life with drugs, and the narrator has tried to help them, but is fed up and has quit helping after the subject is not willing to help themselves.

    Alice_in_Soundweezeron January 23, 2016   Link
  • 0
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    this music talk about a guy who use drugs. It is a very cool music.

    offspringamon May 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
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    yeh, its a pretty cool song, i think the same of it aswell. walks away humming tune

    Psykomangoon May 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
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    this song is awesome, i wish offspring did more ska. i especially like the lycis.

    BlackLungFeveron April 07, 2003   Link
  • 0
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    It's about 2 of Dexter's friends who screwed their life up with drugs.

    BD007hon May 09, 2003   Link
  • 0
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    i love the chorus of this song. obviously, its about a good guy who threw his life away w/ drugs

    epp88on May 29, 2004   Link
  • 0
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    Ska is the best, they difinitely need mroe ska.

    ValentinoDeanon December 02, 2004   Link
  • 0
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    i actually like this song and im not a fan of ska at all, the chours is so fucking great and the whole concept of the song is fucking amazing. i know people just like this, i watched one friend go from having everything to loosing his job loosing his friends and family due to drugs and sure im one to talk but all my friends do the drugs with me and its how we socialize and its what every girl i get with does too so it dosn't realy bug me.

    oldskoolpunker23on August 20, 2006   Link
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    wtf only 8 comments?

    spacefunkyon January 30, 2007   Link

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