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Album cover parody of Americana by The Offspring
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We'd force them to listen to their own records until they exploded!
- Dexter Holland - on torturing boy bands
Submitted by: LucidLupin

Band Name Origins:

  • Manic Subsidal were a hardcore punk band, based around a band called "Social Distortion" Dextor's favourite band. They were angry and raw. Then in the media a film was released called "The Offspring". It was about a kid who was an offspring and was angry but changed his life. Manic Subsidal then decided it was time for them to change their style, they weren't so angry afterall. Hence the name "The Offspring". Submitted by: bozo
  • Obviously, you guy don't know anything about The Offspring. They used to be called "manic subsidal." Dexter later changed the name to The Offspring, because it was easier to say. Submitted by: Sonia

New Career:

New Career
Comments & Submitter Name
"Gynecologist"Was in the band from 1984 to 1987. Lilja quit shortly after the release to pursue a medical career in gynecology, and was replaced by Ron Welty, who was only 16 years old at the time - Franka

Song Titles Not Used as Lyrics:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"Half-Truism"If we don't make it alive/Well, it's a hell of a good day to die/Our light that shines strong/Only lasts for so long - Jonathan S.
"The Kids Aren't Alright"Chances thrown. Nothing's free. Longing for what used to be. Still it's hard. Hard to see. Fragile lives. Shattered dreams. - Brian Kelly

New Band Names:

New Name
Why It's Better
Submitter Name
The Off SwitchYou'll spring for the "off" switch.David
The OnfallOpposite preposition and seasonJulia Cox
The FathersThey're old enough to have kids!DJ Blaze

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Pretty Mosquito For A Bite Guy""Pretty Fly For A White Guy"D. Melody Dole, MD
"Original Wanker""Original Prankster"lee evans soundalike
"Pretty Bi (For A Straight Guy)""Pretty Fly (For A White Guy)"Jeff
"Dirty Flies (On A Dead Guy)""Pretty Fly (For a White Guy)"newrock
"Pretty Fly For A Meat Pie""Pretty Fly For A White Guy"bryce

There are additional new song names available.

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Problem," Ariana Grande"No Brakes," The Offspring
"New Kid In Town," Eagles"Come Out And Play," The Offspring
"A Past and Future Secret," Blind Guardian"The Meaning of Life," The Offspring
"Got No Money," Henry Lee Summer"Why Don't You Get A Job?," The Offspring
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Come Out And Pay" originally "Come Out And Play"
"Elf Esteem" originally "Self Esteem"
"Petty Fly For A White Guy" originally "Pretty Fly For A White Guy"
Samantha Wayland
"No Rakes" originally "No Brakes"
So, how do I clean up these leaves?
"Come Out Singing" originally "Come Out Swinging"
Valerie Cameron

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Come Pout And Play" originally "Come Out And Play"
Might be hard to do both simultaneously?
"Come Pout Swinging" originally "Come Out Swinging"
Millie Henry
"Not The Zone" originally "Not The One"
Yvette Bristle
"Not The Tone" originally "Not The One"
Yvette Bristle
"Not The Cone" originally "Not The One"
Yvette Bristle

There are additional song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"Cool To Date" originally "Cool To Hate"
A much better title.
"Fool To Hate" originally "Cool To Hate"
At least I think so.
"Come Out And Slay" originally "Come Out And Play"
"Why Don't You Pet A Job?" originally "Why Don't You Get A Job?"
Asked of someone who takes care of dogs?
"Why Don't You Gel A Job?" originally "Why Don't You Get A Job?"
Said of unemployed hairstylist?

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.


Oct 5
a parody of "Pretty Fly (for a white guy)" by Offspring
A fly innocently lands on Mike Pence's head during a political debate and instantly becomes an overnight sensation. Now we have made "The Pence Fly" even more infamous.
youtube: (MP3)
Nov 26
a parody of "Bad Habit" by The Offspring
Originally uploaded Sep 30, 2012. The original song is about road rage, so this is about boat rage.
youtube: (wmv)
May 14
a parody of "All I Want" by Offspring
Ok guys, this one is NOT religious. It has NOTHING to do with religion. It's about "all I got", haha, thought you'd never figure it out. ;) (Mp3)
July 3
a parody of "Pretty Fly for a White Guy" by The Offspring
Why Artoo Detoo is such a grumpy little guy. (mp3)

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Pretty Fly (For a White Guy)""Pretty Dry for a Cream Pie"Ethan Hall
"Come Out And Play""It’s Not OK (Your Son Got Andrew Tated)"Hu’s On First
"Why Don't You Get A Job""Putler Won't Take Ukraine"Peter Andersson a.k.a K1chyd
"Pretty Fly (for a white guy)""Smile (I'm the pence fly)"The ISOlators
"She's Got Issues""Need Back Issues"the_conqueror_of_parodies
"Original Prankster""Zombie Defense Planter"the_conqueror_of_parodies
"Pretty Fly (For a Fat Guy)""Pretty Fly (For a Fat Guy) Third and Final Copy"Matthew Jerks
"The Kids Aren't Alright""The Ponies Aren't Alright"Rainbow Dash
"Why Don't You Get A Job?""I Just Got Fired From My Job"Rebekah Dub
"Hit That""Quit That"D-Mon

There are additional song parodies available.

Songs for Commercials, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

Song Name
Walla WallaWashington State Tourismtictacs941
Self EsteemMotivational Speakerstictacs941
Pretty Fly (For A White Guy)Any album by Paul WallTom
Special DeliveryUPSLaura
SmashHammers, Wrecking BallsTainted Hero
There are additional commercials that haven't been done yet available.

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Self EsteemSuicide HotlineMike
The Kids Aren't AlrightSchoolbrainstem
Self EsteemPsychiatrist/ TherapyCrystal
(Can't Get) My Head Around YouPsychiatric HospitalCrystal
Pretty Fly (For A White Guy)The Black Panthers t
There are additional on hold music ideas available.

Songs for Duets, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Mama Told Me Not To Come
   Three Dog Night
Come Out And Play
   The Offspring
Mama Told Me Not To Come Out And Play
Living Inside Myself
   Gino Vannelli
   The Offspring
Living Inside My Self-Esteem
Opie M.
   Spandau Ballet
Come Out And Play
Motivator, Come Out And Play
Gotta keep the Motivator separated.
Mickey D.
Dope Nose
Why Don't You Get A Job?
   The Offspring
Dope, Why Don't You Get A Nose Job?
Beverly Stiles
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Ramones combined with Offspring
Submitted By: B.C.
The Offspring of Peter, Paul and Mary
The Offspring combined with Peter, Paul & Mary
I am not judging their lifestyle choices.
Submitted By: Robert Ballinger

Misheard Lyrics:

"Gone Away"
Misheard Lyrics:
Maybe in another round
Original Lyrics:
Maybe in another life
"You're Gonna Go Far Kid"
Misheard Lyrics:
See him running with both headlights
Original Lyrics:
Send them running for their lives
"All I Want"
Misheard Lyrics:
So back up your rules, back up your jacket
Original Lyrics:
So back off your rules, back off your jive 'cause
"Gotta Get Away"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm paranoid and it's starting to show
Original Lyrics:
Paranoid of people and it's starting to show.
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"You're Gonna Go Far Kid"
Misheard Lyrics:
See him running with both headlights
Original Lyrics:
Send them running for their lives

Story about this misheard lyric by: KreevaX

I was today years old when I finally realized that I was mistaken.

There are additional misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

"Come Out And Play"
Better Lyrics:
By the time you hear the buzzer, it's already too late.
One shirt goes to goodwill and the other the trash.
One top's shrunken and the other is pink.

You throw out the load like a thousand before.
You washed your t-shirt so much that the last time it tore.
And now you find the laundromat is charging too much.
You gotta bring your own soap. Bring your own soap. Bring your own...

Note: Weird Al parodied the first verse and that's it. This is a parody of the second.
Original Lyrics:
By the time you hear the sirens, it's already too late.
One goes to the morgue and the other to jail.
One guy's wasted and the other's a waste.

It goes down the same like a thousand before.
No one's getting smarter. No one's learning the score.
Your never-ending spree of death and violence and hate
is gonna tie your own rope. Tie your own rope. Tie your own...
Submitted by: Brian Kelly
"Why Don't You Get a Job?"
Better Lyrics:
Why do you change my name?
Original Lyrics:
Why don't you get a job? (Editor: I don't know. That's how it comes out.)
Submitted by: JeReMy for some reason AKA "Jeremy" and "JeReMiAh"
"Special Delivery"
Better Lyrics:
Hey now can't you see you're in my way?
Been standing here half the day
Original Lyrics:
Hey now do you see me down the way?
Been watching you everyday
Submitted by: Rynn

Funniest Song Lyrics:

The Funny Lyrics:
They're shootin' little kids with toy guns.
Why They're Funny:
The grammar here is actually ambiguous. Are the shooters armed with toy guns, or are the little kids armed with toy guns? If the shooters have the guns, then this is a misplaced modifier, implying that the kids are the ones with the toy guns.
Submitted by: Marianne E. B. Markham
"Burn It Up"
The Funny Lyrics:
I'll dance around the pretty flames
Such a wonderful game!
Why They're Funny:
Every time I hear that line, I get images of the lead singer happily leaping around a burning house. It's rather comical, if you envision it. =) But on the other hand he must be careful not to get burnt.
Submitted by: Quyjibo
There are additional Funny lyrics available.

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

The Repetitive Lyrics:
Feelings, nothing more than feelings,
Trying to forget my feelings of feelings
... Feelings whao-oh Feelings
whao-oh Feelings
whao-oh Feelings
Why They're Repetitive:
You heer the word 'Feelings' 30 times in this song..
Submitted by: Franka
"Me And My Old Lady"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
She ain't no ball and chain
She ain't no ball and chain
Why They're Repetitive:
He keeps saying it over and over again. I like the song but damn
Submitted by: wadded beef
There are additional repetitive lyrics available.

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"Walla Walla"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
I'll see you in Walla Walla
Folsom Prison is the destination
Why They're Nonsensical:
It's impossible to see someone in the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla if Folsom Prison is their destination. These are two different prisons.
Submitted by: Semaphore
"Cool To Hate"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Liking something is just a waste of time
Why They're Nonsensical:
If the guys in this band don't want people to like anything, people won't like the band and nobody will listen to them.
Submitted by: Daniel L
There are additional nonsensical lyrics available.

Insincere Song Lyrics:

The Insincere Lyrics:
Doing 95 * I drink and drive *
Feel so alive
When Im on a binge, my friends all cringe
They won't drive at night
Cause way down on the freeway it's such a fright
But I think I drive alright
Why They're Insincere:
That last line...
Submitted by: LizziCC
"Cool to Hate"
The Insincere Lyrics:
I hate the teachers, I hate school,
I hate cheerleaders and anyone who's cool.
Why They're Insincere:
Uh huh, so you hate yourself? Damn, he really does hate everything, not to mention it makes no chronological sense what so ever.
Submitted by: SlothMan

Misrhymed Song Lyrics:

The Misrhymed Lyrics:
The city of L.A. feels like a prison
Helicopters overhead and bullets whizzin by.
Why They're Misrhymed:
Close but no cigar
Submitted by: Sumos On Slimfast
"Staring at the Sun"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
Theres more to living than only surviving,
maybe i'm not ther but i'm still trying.
Why They're Misrhymed:
Close but no cigar,boys
Submitted by: SlothMan

Insulting Song Lyrics:

The Insulting Lyrics:
Beat all the n***ers,
Beat whomever you see.
'Don't need a reason,
we're L.A.P.D.
Why They're Insulting:
Saying 'Beat all the n***ers' is pretty insulting in itself.
Submitted by: wadded beef
"Why Don't You Get A Job"
The Insulting Lyrics:
My friend's got a girlfriend
and he hates that bitch
He bugs me every day.
Why They're Insulting:
Well, if someone called me a bitch for working a 9-5 job then I wouldn't appreciated being called that.
Submitted by: Celeste
There are additional Insulting lyrics available.

Dated Song Lyrics:

"Walla Walla"
The Dated Lyrics:
You started to run, but didn't get far
'Cause under your arm was a VCR.
Why They're Dated:
As of July 2016, VCRs are no longer being manufactured.
Submitted by: David Jones
"Pretty Fly (For A White Guy)"
The Dated Lyrics:
He asked for Ice Cube
but he got Vanillia Ice.
Why They're Dated:
Vanilla Ice has been consistently unpopular since Ice Ice Baby.
Submitted by: Celeste
There are additional dated lyrics available.

Dirty Song Lyrics:

"Don't Pick It Up"
The Dirty Lyrics:
I saw a little kid as he walked around. He picked a candy bar up from off the ground. He chewed about a half and his face turned blue. Turned out that candy bar was doggy doo.
Why They're Dirty:
Dexter is talking about a kid who mistakes a piece of dog excrements as a chocolate bar.
Submitted by: Doommaster1994
"Me And My Old Lady"
The Dirty Lyrics:
Me and my old lady, suck each other dry
Why They're Dirty:
Enough said
Submitted by: Ruari Moran
There are additional Offspring dirty lyrics available.

Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities:

"Pretty Fly (For A White Guy)"
The Lyrics:
At least you know you can always go on Ricki Lake
Who They Mention:
Ricki Lake, actress and talk show host
Submitted by: Tarzan
"Pretty Fly (For A White Guy)"
The Lyrics:
He needs some cool tunes
Not just any will suffice
But they didn't have Ice Cube
So he bought Vanilla Ice
Who They Mention:
Ice Cube and Vanilla Ice
Submitted by: Tarzan
There are additional celebrity lyrics available.

Song Lyrics That Mention Brand Name Products:

"Pretty Fly (For A White Guy)"
The Lyrics:
Now cruising in his Pinto, he sees homies as he pass
But if he looks twice
They're gonna kick his lilly ass
Product Brand Name:
Ford Pinto
Submitted by: Tarzan
"Original Prankster"
The Lyrics:
Prozac can make it better
Product Brand Name:
Submitted by: Magic
There are additional product lyrics available.

Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs:

"The Kids Aren't Alright"
The Song Lyrics:
Fragile lives
Shattered dreams
Song They Mention:
"Shattered Dreams" - Johnny Hates Jazz
Submitted by: Cassandra

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Have You Ever"
Opening Lines:
Have you ever walked through a room?
Submitted by: Brian Kelly

Made Up Words in Songs:

"Pretty Fly for a White Guy"
The Made Up Words:
Gunter glieben glauten globen
Taken straight from Rock of Ages
Submitted by: JeReMy

Scary Song Lyrics:

The Lyrics:
Beheaded, watch you spurt like a garden hose
Beheaded, bloody mess all over my clothes
The whole song is about chopping people's heads off, including mom's, dad's and their girlfriend's.
Submitted by: Franka

Song Title Space Change:

"The Kids Aren't Al, Right?" originally "The Kids Aren't Alright"
Submitted by: Alice Spoonerism
"Tall I Wan" originally "All I Want"
Submitted by: Peter
"Origin Al Prankster" originally "Original Prankster"
Submitted by: George Straitjacket
"She's Go Tissues" originally "She's Got Issues"
Probably due to all that snot. -:)
Submitted by: George Straitjacket
"Nob Rakes" originally "No Brakes"
Lords and Ladies doing yardwork...
Submitted by: Crystal

Band Name Anagrams:

Then Grips Off Submitted by: Frieda Evans
Fresh Pig Font Submitted by: Frieda Evans
Forth Peg Fins Submitted by: Frieda Evans
Fops Frighten Submitted by: Frieda Evans
Porting Sheff Submitted by: Lefty Lucy

There are additional Band Name Anagrams available.

Song Title Anagrams:

"Traces Myself Again" originally "Race Against Myself"
Submitted by: Richard Wetfuss
"Fly Races Against Me" originally "Race Against Myself"
Submitted by: April Fleming
"Races Against My Elf" originally "Race Against Myself"
Submitted by: April Fleming
"A Wall, A Wall!" originally "Walla Walla"
Better stop before you run into it!
Submitted by: Daphne Fairhope
"Defuses If Stumps" originally "Stuff Is Messed Up"
Submitted by: Franka

There are additional Song Title Anagrams available.

Super Long Pop Songs:

"Pay The Man" Length: 10:19
It's rare that a punk rock band will have insanely long songs. Here is an exception.
Submitted by: DJ Blaze

Super Short Pop Songs:

"So Alone" Length: 1:17
From their album "Smash".
Submitted by: RevengeFromMars YouTube
"All I Want" Length: 1:54
Short, but kick ass. Plus, it's the perfect wake-your-ass-up-in-the-morning song.
Submitted by: Crystal

Song Title Acrostics:

RAM: "Race Against Myself"
Submitted by: Evil Olive
RAM: "Running Against Myself"
Submitted by: Evil Olive
SITS: "Staring At The Sun"
Submitted by: Candy Welty

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Plum Out Canned, Ay?" originally "Come Out And Play"
Submitted by: Evil Olive
"Come Pout And Lay" originally "Come Out And Play"
Submitted by: Evil Olive
"Come Pout And Lay" originally "Come Out And Play"
Submitted by: Evil Olive
"Pretty Guy (For A White Fly)" originally "Pretty Fly (For A White Guy)"
Submitted by: Sonya Raynos
"Tool Who, Kate?" originally "Cool To Hate"
Submitted by: Gordy N. Knott

There are additional Song Title Spoonerisms available.

Foreign Language in English Songs:

"Why Don't You Get a Job?"
The Lyrics:
But she wants more dinero just to stay at home
"Dinero" is Spanish for money.
Submitted by: JeReMy
"Pretty Fly (For a White Guy)"
The Lyrics:
Uno dos tres cuatro cinco cinco seis
Spanish for one two three four five five six
Submitted by: dxman

Upbeat Songs With Depressing Lyrics:

"Gone Away"
The Lyrics:
Maybe in another life,
I can find you there.
Pulled away before your time,
I can't deal. It's so unfair.
He's lamenting the death of someone close to him.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly
"The Kids Aren't Alright"
The Lyrics:
Jamie had a chance, well she really did.
Instead, she dropped out and had a couple of kids.
Mark still lives at home 'cause he's got no job.
Just plays guitar, smokes a lot of pot.
Jay committed suicide.
Brandon OD'ed and died.
What the hell is going on?
The cruelest dream, reality.
The song details the downfall of several kids who dreamed of making it big.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly

Names as a Word Bank:

Singers of pop songs Submitted by: Jonathan S.
Generic (could work for most bands), but true.

Hidden Tracks:

"Next To You"
A few minutes after the last song in their Greatest Hits CD (Cant Get My) Head Around You, a cover version of Next To You by the Police will play. It is unlisted in the track list, and is actually the last part of the Head Around You track after a few minutes of silence.
Submitted by: Chris Giles
On their album "Smash", track 14, also titled "Smash", has a long silence at the end of the song. Then at about 9:07 a guitar riff matching the one in the song "Come Out and Play" starts, in a kind of Arabic style. It's apparently called "Baghdad".
Submitted by: RevengeFromMars YouTube

Products Bands Should Endorse Based on Their Name:

Adoption Agency
need I say more?
Submitted by: Kuutamo

TV and Movies Mentioned in Lyrics:

"Pretty Fly (for a White Guy)"
The Lyrics:
At least you know you can always go on Ricki Lake
"Ricki Lake," a talk show hosted by the actress who appeared in the original motion picture "Hairspray" directed by John Waters
Submitted by: crazydon

Bad Ringtone Choices:

"Pretty Fly (For a White Guy)"
The Lyrics:
And all the girlies say I'm pretty fly for a white guy
This ringtone would get you beaten from pillar to post if you got a call while in the mosh pit of a Limp Bizkit concert.
Submitted by: Kerry

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