Reeko, try to understand, it really is that bad
It won't just go away, the party's over
It's past two o'clock, so it's about time we
Stopped, 'cause I
See the keg has been sucked dry

The Crisco was emptied into the aquarium
Where the fish all seems to play the ex lax lines
The dog bowl
The toilet's overflowed, we've had our fun so
Now there's nothing left to damage
We got no place left to go

Mr. President please understand, it really is that vbad
It won't just go away, it's just beginning
The ballots have been casty, we make like seaward rats
Leave this sinking ship, leave and not look back

The things we neer tried to disallow
Have come back to haunt us now
With apple pie and Chevrolet
We've come to see the end, we all made this bed
Now we got nowhere to lay,
Dies and gentlemen
Try to understand


Lyrics submitted by AtomicGarden, edited by aleshu, bucky66520, dappersaur, slugfart

Reeko Lyrics as written by Mike Burkett

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  • +2
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    I think the entire first verse is a metaphor for the mess that Fmr. President H. W. Bush created during his presidency. Reeko may actually be a reference to RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act), which would make sense within the context of the second verse, which uses the reference "Mr. President."

    rescuetruthon July 28, 2010   Link
  • +2
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    Ok, these lyrics are wrong in a bunch of ways.

    Reeko, try and understand It really is that bad It won't just go away The party's over It's past two o'clock It's about time we stopped 'Cause I see the keg has been sucked dry

    Cisco (Cisco is like Mad Dog 20/20, cheap wine, it's not CRISCO) emptied into the aquarium The fish all seem to float The ex-lax lines the dogbowl (ex-lax is a chocolate flavored laxative they were trying to get the dog to eat) The toilet's overflowed We had our fun So there's nothing left There's no place left to go

    Mister President please understand It really is that bad It won't just go away It's just beginning The ballots have been cast We made like seaward rats Leave this sinking ship Leave and don't look back Things we never tried to disallow Have come back to haunt us now With apple pie and Chevrolet We've come to see the end We all made this bed Now we got nowhere to lay Decent gentlemen, try and understand

    Instantporkon December 13, 2011   Link
  • +1
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    No, it's la-DIES and gentlemen, try and understand.

    fortheworseon September 02, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    I think reeko is a reference to the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO). The song could be about corruption of corporate interests influencing the political scene. It could also be about ponzi schemes and insider trading. It could be a collection of many things the song is talking about. 'The toilet's overflowed' could mean that everyone has their hands in it and it's impossible to stop. 'We all made this bed' could mean that we let it happen by voting for things that let these people get away with these crimes. Nobody really cared to stop it before it got out of control and soon it will destroy itself.

    discardedyouthon October 15, 2013   Link
  • 0
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    if i find out what Reeko means, ill tell you

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    DeloreanRider99on March 04, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    I think it has something to say about our economy and our morale condition in the world is beyond help. Nothing can be done for the party or the United States in the song and it compares the the nicely. When the government tries to help it, they'll only make it worse.

    AmishNinjaon March 20, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    no more comments? I really like this song... one of the best of punk in drublic!

    Jerkyon June 11, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    yes its an awesome song with an extremely relevant meaning if you look at it closely. they use analogy to show that the miserable state of the world has come about over time and we've just let it happen because it was profitable at the time. "the things we never tried to disallow have come back to haunt us now" shows that the government has failed us and we were supporting them all along. very powerful line at the end "we all made this bed, now we got nowhere to lay"

    nofx_cyanideon July 09, 2005   Link
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    Anyone know what they mean by "the ex-lax lines the dogbowl" sounds like a reference to drugs to me, obviously something to do with partying. any insight anyone? great song just bugs me that i dont understand that part

    beernwhiskeyon January 23, 2007   Link
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    i think this song is about how the US and unrestrained companies ect have fucked up the world. the references to a house in disarray "the toilet's overflowed" mean the world is a mess

    mrguy6on March 25, 2007   Link

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