The Offspring: Come Out and Play Meaning
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Come Out and Play Lyrics
They're like the latest fashion
They're like a spreading disease
The kids are strappin' on their way to the classroom
Getting weapons with the greatest of ease
The gangs stake own campus locale
And if they catch...
anonymous Mar 14th, 2008 3:42am report
I believe this song is about the degeneration of youth: "one got wasted and the other's a waste," this relating to drugs and gang violence, kids killing each other and such.
anonymous May 27th, 2008 5:27pm report
This song is about gangsters.
"If you're under 18 you won't be doing any time"- you don't go to 'jail' if you're under 18 in most states. In some it's 16.
"Come out and play"- Come out and have a gun fight.
I think this song isn't all that hard to figure out, guys...
anonymous Mar 18th, 2019 3:05am report
So we're just going to ignore the fact that since we are talking about gang violence in California around that time period, that we are actually talking about the Bloods and Crips, Latin Kings, Sur 13 etc.(If one guys colors and the others don't mix, They're gonna bash it up) which consequently are either black or brown people. So imagine the unsettled bewilderment when it says "Your never ending spree of death and violence and hate
Is gonna TIE YOUR OWN ROPE"... Just gonna act like this particular line has NO MEANING huh?? I actually came here because I'm in a band and this song was suggested. I knew the music but didn't know the lyrics. Once I realized the content and that particular line I told the rest of the band that I had to do some homework on this song before I'd do it. However, since no one is speaking to that line (as if it doesn't exist) I must look elsewhere..oh by the way..if you hadn't guessed it by now I am in fact black, in a band that covers rock.
anonymous Jan 7th, 2012 1:08pm report
it came out in the 90's so its pretty easy after reading the lyrics to figure out its about the gang violence in california during the time period
anonymous Sep 7th, 2006 9:34am report
The person above got the wrong song. The song actually seems to be about how the average age for gang members is getting younger and younger.
anonymous Mar 6th, 2006 3:37pm report
This is about the ignorance known as, gangs, and what gangs do to eachother and how stupid it is...Read the lyrics people!
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