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Harold of the Rocks Lyrics

It was a weekend's eve,
I had sex on my breath
I was lookin' for somethin' to see.
With a borrowed black
Leather and my best fishin' hat.
Well it was just Wendy O. and me.
We called old Swamp
Up on the telephone
And said we was comin'...

  1. HaroldoftheR0cksss
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    May 7th 2021 report

    Hey Gals and Guys
    I think all these interactions are great! I have more of a question and it's been bothering me for 2 decades. Lol. Who is Stanley in the song? And where did he come from. Read the lyrics a few times and try and solve the mystery of Stan?

  2. anonymous
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    Feb 5th 2015 report

    As a more lighthearted point of view, I like to think that this is a song about les's old friend "Harold of the rocks" and how he went partying with him and the squad one night. Harold was quite the character, and anyone who would spend enough time with him would finally "succumb" to his ways. Then after a while, he met him at another party. That is the place where they talked for a little, shook hands, and walked away (that's the last he's seen of Harold). So basically, it's les's way of reminiscing on the time he spent with such a weird guy.

  3. anonymous
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    Apr 10th 2014 report

    All Good, 2011, Les talked about how this song is about an old friend of his who also used to be Primus's manager, who got into crack-cocaine. The dealer's name was Harold.

  4. anonymous
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    Mar 21st 2013 report

    Schooly D is a rapper. He performs the ATHF theme. Not a crack dealer. The Nightbreak is a club that Schooly D was performing at. Greeny is indeed likely a marijuana reference knowing the band's views on the stuff. Swamper was the band's manager and friend that got into crack and Harold of the Rocks was Swamper's crack buddy. Les explains it onstage at times.

  5. anonymous
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    Nov 26th 2012 report

    Harold is not a fried, it is the crack itself ("succumbed to the ways of Harold"). Les took it once or twice ("warm spot in my heart"), and then decided it wasn't good, so it was "last he saw Harold". But his friends went on.

  6. anonymous
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    Sep 10th 2012 report

    It was written about Harold Oiomen. Photographer of thrash bands and is now the bass player dor D.R.I. Song is just a goof.

  7. anonymous
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    Nov 2nd 2011 report

    harold is a friend from back in the day that liked to smoke rocks. ended up getting all of his friends on it but les. that's when he mentions them giving a little bit of their souls away. greeny may also be reference to marajuana. for they're going to their friends house to party one night. thats the last i saw of harold. either he died or got wrapped up in the addiction. therefore he is dubbed harold of the rocks. was probably a good guy despite his habit which is why they wrote a song on him. oh, and schooly d is the dealer.

  8. ericanthem
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    Sep 27th 2008 report

    I really don't know, but my best guess is that Harold is a guy from Berkeley or Oakland that smokes crack?

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