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Smash Mouth

Walkin' On The Sun

Lyrics

playIt ain't no joke
playI'd like to buy the world a toke
playAnd teach the world
playto sing in perfect harmony
playAnd teach the world
playto snuff the fires and the liars
playHey I know it's just a song
playbut it's spice for the recipe

playThis is a love attack
playI know it went out but it's back
playIt's just like any fad
playit retracts before impact
playAnd just like fashion
playit's a passion for the with-it and hip
playIf you got the goods they'll come and buy it
playjust to stay in the clique

playSo don't delay, act now, supplies are running out
playAllow, if you're still alive,
playsix to eight years to arrive
playAnd if you follow
playthere may be a tomorrow but if
playThe offer's shun,
playyou might as well be walkin' on the sun

playTwenty five years ago
playthey spoke out and they broke out
playOf recession & oppression & together they toked
playAnd they folked out with guitars around a bonfire
playJust singin' and clappin' man
playwhat the hell happened

playSome were spell bound some were hell bound
playSome they fell down and some got back up and
playFought against the melt down
playAnd their kids are hippie chicks all hypocrites
playBecause fashion is smashin' the true meaning of it

playSo don't delay,
playact now, supplies are running out
playAllow, if you're still alive,
playsix to eight years to arrive
playAnd if you follow
playthere may be a tomorrow but if
playThe offer's shun,
playyou might as well be walkin' on the sun

playIt ain't no joke
playwhen mamma's handkerchief is soaked
playWith the tears
playbecause her baby's life has been revoked
playThe bond is broke up so choke up
playand focus on the closeup
playMr. Wizard can't perform no GOD like hocus pocus

playSo don't sit back kick back
playand watch the world get bushwacked
playNews at 10:00 your neighborhood is under attack
playPut away the crack before the crack puts you away
playYou need to be there
playwhen your baby's old enough to relate

playSo don't delay,
playact now, supplies are running out
playAllow, if you're still alive,
playsix to eight years to arrive
playAnd if you follow
playthere may be a tomorrow but if
playThe offer's shun,
playyou might as well be walkin' on the sun

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meaningMeaning

Initially, the song tells the story of the early hippie movement. Then, a modern Gen X viewpoint is introduced.

"This is a love attack I know it went out but it's back"

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Tags

vocabulary Vocabulary

toke

To inhale marijuana smoke. To take a drag or puff of a marijuana joint/spliff.


to snuff

To extinguish

  1. Make sure to snuff the candles before you leave the house

fad

A style, activity, or interest that is very ?popular for a short period of time

  1. There was a fad for ?wearing ripped jeans a few years ago

clique

A group of people who are friendly with each other but exclude others

  1. The golf-club clique.

hip

slang, dated (in fashion)


running out

use up supplies. (have none left)

  1. We need to go shopping as we have run out of teabags

shun

avoid [sth]


walkin' on the sun

A term use to describe something that would have immediate and most likely deadly consequences.

  1. -You wanna go to Iraq for our honeymoon? -Are you crazy i dont wanna go walkin on the sun!!!!!!

With-it

in accord with the most fashionable ideas or style; "wears only the latest style"; "the last thing in swimwear"; "cutting-edge technology"; "a with-it boutique". being or in accordance with current social fashions; "fashionable clothing"; "the fashionable side of town"; "a fashionable cafe" Interested in and sensitive to the latest styles and trends; up-to-date.


liar

somebody who lies repeatedly

  1. Carmen is a liar; she almost never tells the truth.

Soak

To make thoroughly wet or saturated

  1. We got soaked by the rain

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