Our lives run different ways
Through the rain I see you in the sun
Our star shines anyway
If you wish upon it we are one

Dog eat dog
To get by
Hope you like my genocide
I find it such a shame

Through the pain I see things as they are
We're served up on a plate
The pedestal is high enough to fall
And if in time
We can see the errors of our ways

Would anyone change it anyhow
Our time is up
I bet you'd only run
If you saw what goes inside our own

I bet you'd lead the way
If it were up to you to decide
But it's not

Lyrics submitted by spitfirek7

Genocide Lyrics as written by Greg Kriesel Dexter Holland

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  • +2
    General CommentSure, dog eat dog represents that fact that humans are greedy and feed off of eachothers suffering. The song is basically about how people hurt others and gain from it without ever thinking twice.
    The-Iron-Punkon July 04, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commentquite possibly my fav. offspring song of all time. enough said.
    Tbone732on July 18, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentbest off smash. period.
    GloryGuy11on September 22, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentits all about how people only look out for themselves and will walk all over the little guy to get what they want.
    epp88on May 29, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgenocide is such a harsh word...
    loveisredon May 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI have this song... erm... had. Until someone decided to steal my CDs. Damn people and their greedy ways! I had two Offspring CDs... and about 20some more... right down to 0 after they took them. Even my CD player... errrrrrrrr. (Sorry, thats my rant)
    twisted_fateon May 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDoes anyone else notice that this is the same music for "Change the World" just sped up?
    fuckyouallon March 04, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah, i do.
    fucking great song
    SirNitroon April 18, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentEhmm... this is a little embarassing. The thing is that i´m from Chile and i don´t speak much english. Could anyone say what is this song about, or at least what does "dog eat dog every day" means? Thanx
    Oiramon April 30, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSometimes to get peoples' attention you have to use harsh words. Why do you think they exist?
    ValentinoDeanon December 02, 2004   Link

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