I had a small friend,
Who had a fat friend
Who had a big friend
Who gave birth to many friends
With our flashlights to the sky
We waited for them to land.

I got two tall friends
Who know my small friend
Who seem to have a problem with you
They got roman candles
Bottle rockets for the vandals
Who covered our lockers in glue.

We're on our way here we go
We're gonna take over
Set it off one last time
Here we come again.

We were strangers
And we were pilgrims
Role models of the family man
Pioneers and patriarchs
Patriots and matriarchs
Staking out the promised land

Our little army
We were commandos
Gorillas with decoder rings
We felt some opposition
From some villains
Who were wishin'
They could be cadets and kings.


All systems go!
Soon the world will know
The fury of attack
Feel the wrath of
The super rad
The super rad
Super rad!

And if we die
before the battle's through
tell our mom's, tell our dads
That we were super rad!


(chorus x2)

All systems go
As we step into the Octagon
Feel the wrath of mission code name:
applesauce applesauce applesauce

Super Rad!

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  • +2
    Song MeaningThe way it was explained to me, and I do agree with this, the song is poking fun at Mormons. To my understanding, the original members of the band were all raised Mormon but were excommunicated or fell away or something like that. So lines like, "Gave birth to many friends" mormons are known to have BIG families with lots of kids. "Who seem to have a problem with you...Who covered our lockers in glue." I think that is eluding to how they were unwelcome in Missouri and tarred and feathered and driven out of the state. "We were strangers, And we were pilgrims" refers to their migration to utah. Basically a HUGE group of people wandering off towards the west. "Role models of the family man, Pioneers and patriarchs, Patriots and matriarchs" all refer to tantamounts of the religious preachings. Family is at the core, pioneers [see above] patriarch, family, patriots, they strongly believe in supporting the gov't and leaders and the laws of the land. "Staking out the promised land" another reference to utah and/or wyoming aka zion, the promised land. Decoder rings is a stab at the "CTR" rings they were. Guerrillas could refer to how the missionaries show up at your door step and preach.

    Anyway, I'm dragging on. Ya'll get the point
    camS142on May 16, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentDoes this song remind anyone else of their younger days with friends? God, it does to me. Heh.
    WeGaveEmHellon April 08, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYou guys are all so shallow. Don't you see the deeper meaning here!
    topskankeron October 03, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is funny!

    ohsillyannaon November 17, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentsome (en.allexperts.com/e/m/mo/…) say that "and if we die before the battle's through" is a reference to the mormon hymn "come come ye saints" in which starts off "and should we die before the journey's through..."
    80smoviesguyon October 31, 2009   Link
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    General CommentStep off, homies!
    XKillerXon June 20, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthah, i
    plastic tiaraon July 20, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentrah rah hurray.
    the aquabats are so fantasticular, they rock my socks.
    ok your majestyon July 26, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt sorta does... runnning around with flashlights fighting things.
    Boom!on January 11, 2005   Link
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    go_pete_goon January 31, 2005   Link

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