The Offspring - Pretty Fly(For a White Guy)

The Offspring Americana“Pretty Fly (For a White Guy)” è la traccia numero 4 di “Americana”, quinto album del gruppo “The Offspring”. Pubblicato nel 1998, questa canzone è il primo singolo estratto dall’album. The Offspring è un gruppo musicale punk rock statunitense formatosi a Garden Grove, California, nel 1984. Sono spesso citati per aver contribuito a reinterpretare le prime sonorità punk rock in chiave moderna negli anni ‘90. La formazione attuale del gruppo è formata da Brian “Dexter” Holland(voce, chitarra), Kevin “Noodles” Wasserman(chitarra, voce d’accompagnamento), Greg Kriesel(basso, voce d’accompagnamento), Pete Parada(batteria) e Todd Morse(chitarra, voce d’accompagnamento). L’album “Americana” ha venduto 11 milioni di copie ed è stato inoltre inserito, al 20esimo posto, nella classifica dei 50 migliori album punk di sempre secondo la rivista “Kerrang!”. La canzone “Pretty Fly(For a White Guy) si è classificata 16esima nei 100 migliori singoli della storia secondo “Kerrang!”. Il brano narra delle persone che cercano di fingere di essere qualcuno che in realtà non sono, solo per fare “i fighi” davanti alle ragazze.

Testo
Give it to me baby. Uh-huh. Uh-huh.
Give it to me baby. Uh-huh. Uh-huh.
Give it to me baby. Uh-huh. Uh-huh.
And all the girlies say I’m pretty fly
For a white guy.
Uno, dos, tres, cuatro, cinco, cinco, seis.

You know it’s kind of hard
Just to get along today.
Our subject isn’t cool,
But he fakes it anyway.
He may not have a clue;
And he may not have style.
But everything he lacks
Well he makes up in denial.

So don’t debate, a player straight
You know he really doesn’t get it anyway.
He’s gonna play the field, and keep it real.
For you no way, for you no way.
So if you don’t rate, just overcompensate.
At least you’ll know you can always go on Ricki Lake.
The world needs wannabe’s.
So (Hey! Hey!) do that brand new thing.

Give it to me baby. Uh-huh. Uh-huh.
Give it to me baby. Uh-huh. Uh-huh.
Give it to me baby. Uh-huh. Uh-huh.
And all the girlies say I’m pretty fly
For a white guy.

He needs some cool tunes
Not just any will suffice.
But they didn’t have Ice Cube
So he bought Vanilla Ice.
Now cruising in his Pinto, he sees homies as he pass.
But if he looks twice
They’re gonna kick his lily ass.

So don’t debate, a player straight
You know he really doesn’t get it anyway.
He’s gonna play the field, and keep it real.
For you no way, for you no way.
So if you don’t rate, just overcompensate.
At least you’ll know you can always go on Ricki Lake.
The world loves wannabe’s.
So (Hey! Hey!) do that brand new thing

Now he’s getting a tattoo.
Yeah he’s gettin’ ink done.
He asked for a ‘13’, but they drew a ‘31’.
Friends say he’s trying too hard
And he’s not quite hip.
But in his own mind
He’s the, he’s the dopest trip.

Give it to me baby. Uh-huh. Uh-huh.
Give it to me baby. Uh-huh. Uh-huh.
Give it to me baby. Uh-huh. Uh-huh.
Uno, dos, tres, cuatro, cinco, cinco, seis.

So don’t debate, a player straight
You know he really doesn’t get it anyway.
He’s gonna play the field, and keep it real.
For you no way, for you no way.
So if you don’t rate, just overcompensate.
At least you’ll know you can always go on Ricki Lake.
The world needs wannabe’s.
Oh the world loves wannabe’s.
So let’s get some more wannabe’s.
And (Hey! Hey!) do that brand new thing

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