Lyrics: Sublime

Garden Grove


we took this trip to Garden Grove
it smelt like Lou-Dog inside the van
oh yeah
this ain't no funky reggae party
five dollars at the door

it gets so real sometimes
who wrote my rhyme?
I've got the microwave
got the VCR
I got the deuce-deuce in the trunk of my car
oh yeah

if you only knew all the love that I found
it's hard to keep my soul on the ground
you're a fool
don't fuck around with my dog
all that I can see I steal
I fill up my garage
cuz in my mind

music from Jamaica all the love that I found
pull over there's a reason why my soul's unsound

it's you
it's that shit stuck under my shoe
it's that smell inside the van
it's my bed sheet covered with sand
sittin' through a shitty band
gettin' dog shit on my hands
gettin' hassled by the man
waking up to an alarm
stickin' needles in your arm
pickin' up trash on the freeway
feelin' depressed every day
leavin' without making a sound
pickin' up my dog up at the pound
livin' in a tweaker pad
gettin' yelled at by my dad
saying I'm happy when I'm not
finding roaches in the pot

oh, all these things I do
they're waiting for you

yeah!

madness

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What I Got


fuck you can't even sing

early in the morning, risin' to the street
light me up that cigarette and I strap shoes on my feet (dede-dede-de)
got to find a reason, reason things went wrong
got to find the reason why my money's all gone
I got a Dalmatian, I can still get high
I can play the guitar like a mother fucking riot!

well life is (too short) so love the one you got
cause you might get run over or you might get shot
never start no static, I just get it off my chest
never had to battle with no bulletproof vest
take a small example, take a (tiddity-)tip from me:
take all of your money, give it all to charity
love is what I got, it's within my reach
and the Sublime style's still straight from Long Beach
it all comes back to you, you're bound to get what you deserve
try and test that, you're bound to get served
love's what I got, don't start a riot
you feel it when the dance gets hot

lovin', is what I got, I said remember that
lovin', is what I got, and remember that
lovin', is what I got, I said remember that
lovin', is what I got, I got, I got

why I don't cry when my dog runs away
I don't get angry at the bills I have to pay
I don't get angry when my mom smokes pot
hits the bottle and goes right to the rock
fuckin' and fighting, it's all the same
to live with Louie Dog's the only way to stay sane
let the lovin', let the lovin' come back to me

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Wrong Way


Annie's twelve years old, in two more she'll be a whore
nobody ever told her it's the wrong way
don't be afraid with the quickness you get laid
for your family get paid, it's the wrong way
I'd give her all that I had to give
I'm gonna make it hard to live
soggy jizz running down to her chin
and it ruins up her make up, I never wanted

a cigarette, pressed between her lips
but I'm staring at her tits, it's the wrong way
strong if I can, but I am only a man
so I take her to the can, it's the wrong way
the only family that she's ever had
is her seven horny brothers and a drunk-ass dad
he needed money so he put her on the street
everything was going fine until the day she met me

happy are you sad, wanna shoot your dad
I'll do anything I can, the wrong way
we talk all night, tried to make it right
believe me shit was tight, it was the wrong way

don't run away if you wanna stay
cause I ain't here to make ya, oh no
it's up to you what you really wanna do
spend some time in America, dub-style!

she'll give you all that she got to give
but I'm gonna make it hard to live
big salty tears rolling down to her chin
and it smears up her makeup, I never wanted

so we ran away and I'm sorry when I say
that straight to this very day it was the wrong way
she took a hike, don't matter if I like it or not
because she only wants the wrong way

I gave her all that I had to give
she still wouldn't take it, oh no
her two brown eyes are leakin' like a sieve
and it still ruins her makeup, I never wanted

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Same In The End


down in Mississippi where the sun beats down from the sky
they give it up, and they give it up, and they give it up
but they never ask why
daddy was a rollin', rollin' stone
he rolled away one day and he never came home

the kid ainít hard to understand
this ainít Hitlerís master plan
what it takes to be a man
in my mind, in my brain
I roll it over like a steaminí freight train
It ainít hard to ascertain

you only see what you want to believe
when you light in the back with those tricks up your sleeve
that donít mean I canít hang
the day that I die will be the day I
shut my mouth and put down my guitar
Sunday morning hold church down at the bar
get down on your knees and start to pray
pray my itchy rash will go away

back up yíall, it ainít me
Kentucky Fried Chicken is all I see
itís a hellified way to start your day
if I make you cry all night
me and daddy gonna have a fist fight
it ainít personal it ainít me

I only hear what you told me to be
Iím a backwards-ass hillbilly Iím Dick Butkiss
you know I lie, I get mean
Iím a thief in the dark, Iím a ragin' machine
Iím a triple rectified ass son of a bitch
Rectite(tm) on my ass and it makes me itch
I can see for miles, and miles, and miles
my broken heart makes me smile

in my mind, in my brain
I go back and go completely insane
it ainít personal, it ainít me
if I make you cry I might
be your daddy at the end of the night
take a load from my big gun

you only see what you want to believe
when you creep from the back I got tricks up my sleeve
24/7, devil's best friend
makes no difference, itís all same in the end

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April 29th, 1992


I don't know if you can, but can you get an order for On's, that's O-N-S Junior Market, the address is 1934 East Anaheim, all the windows are busted out. And it's like a free-for-all in here. And if uh, the owner should need to come down here to see if he can secure his business, if he wants to.

(give me my share)

April 26th, 1992
there was a riot on the streets
tell me where were you?
you were sittin' home watchin' your TV
while I was participating in some anarchy
first spot we hit it was my liquor store
I finally got all that alcohol I can't afford
with red lights flashin': time to retire
and then we turned that liquor store into a structure fire
next stop we hit, it was the music shop
it only took one brick to make that window drop
finally we got our own P.A.
where do you think I got this guitar that you're hearing today?

Call fire at ... respond Mobil Station. Alamitos and Anaheim, it's uh, flaming up good.
10-4, Alamitos & Anaheim.

homicide, never doin' no time

when we returned to the pad to unload everything
it dawned on me that I need new home furnishings
so once again we filled the van until it was full
since that day my living room's been much more comfortable
cause everybody in the hood has had it up to here
it's getting harder, and harder, and harder each and every year
some kids went in a store with their mother
I saw her when she came out she was gettin' some Pampers
they said it was for the black man
they said it was for the Mexican
and not for the white man
but if you look at the streets, it wasn't about Rodney King
it's this fucked-up situation and these fucked-up police
it's about comin' up and stayin' on top
and screamin' 1-8-7 on a mother fuckin' cop
it's not in the paper, it's on the wall
national guard
smoke from all around

Units, units be advised of an attempt 211 to arrest now at 938 Temple, 9-3-8 Temple. 30 subjects with bats trying to get inside the CB's house, he thinks they're trying to kill him.

Cuz' as long as I'm alive, I'ma live illegal

let it burn
wanna let it burn, wanna let it burn
wanna, wanna let it burn

I'm feelin' sad

riots on the streets of Miami
whoa, riots on the streets of Chicago
on the streets of Long Beach
in San Francisco (Boise, Idaho)
riots on the streets of Kansas City
(Salt Lake, Huntington Beach, California)
Tuscaloosa, Alabama (Arcadia, Compton, Michigan)
Cleveland, Ohio
Fountain Valley (Texas, Barstow - let's do this every year)
Paramount, Victorville (twice a year)
Eugene, Oregon
Eureka, California (let it burn, let it burn)
Hesperia (oh, ya let it burn, wont'cha wont'cha let it burn)
Santa Barbara
mother fuckin' Nevada (let it burn)
Phoenix, Arizona
San Diego
Lakeland, Florida (let it burn)
fuckin' 29 Palms (wont'cha let it burn)

Any units assist, 334 Willow on... structure fire and numerous subjects looting.
10-15 to get rid of this looter.
10-4

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Santeria


I don't practice Santeria
I ain't got no crystal ball
well I had a million dollars but I,
I'd spend it all
if I could find that heina and that sancho that she's found
well I'd pop a cap in sancho and I'd slap her down

what I really wanna know
my baby
what I really want to say I can't define
well it's love that I need, oh
but my soul will have to
wait till I get back find heina of my own
daddy's gonna love one and all

I feel the break
feel the break
feel the break and I got live it out
oh, yea huh, well I swear that I
what I really wanna know
my baby
what I really want to say I can't define
got love make it go
my soul will have to...

Ohhh, what I really wanna say
my baby
what I really wanna say is I've got mine
and I'll make it, yes, I'm comin' up

tell sanchito that if he knows what is good for him he best go run and hide
daddy's got a new .45
and I won't think twice to stick that barrel straight down sancho's throat
believe me when I say that I got somethin' for his punk ass

what I really wanna know
my baby
Oh what I really wanna say is there's just one
way back
and I'll make it, yea
but my soul will have to wait

yeah, yeah, yeah

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Seed


Janie always said I was a mess
I'm sorry bout that mess
I made her bleed
(budda-da-da, bye-bye) I'm planting my seed
still I knew she could take it if I opened up the rhythm
I knew it could make it
I hope her parents love her so

feelin all the acid on the brain
if I got that frame
I made her bleed
yeah she wants that lovin you see
well if you live, you wanna give or get old
and if you never knew that we get old
you live it up, you live it up you get old

believe me people when I say
it's the same thing everyday
but I got to know my place
and if you don't it smacks you in your face
but I know her parents love her
and I hope her parents love her
I hope her parents love her so

billyed back in 1983
what did you do for me?
I made her bleed
(ba-la loving) I'm planting my seed
hey I knew we could make it
but I only knew that the bitch would break it yeah

I hope her parents love her so
my God look at me
if he had to go
I know I'm barely lovin' my holy creed
you never knew that was what you need
oh my god possibly
believe it or not it's a disease
I, I hope her parents love her
oh I hope her parents love her
so

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Jailhouse


go!
and I won't make love to you
but I feel love, feel love, love

jailhouse gets empty
Rudy gets plenty
the baton stick gets shorter
Rudy gets taller
can't fight against the youth
cause we're strong, them the rude, rude people
can't fight against the youth
cause we're strong, them are rude, rude people

long baby get down
when I was a youth in 1983
it was the best day of my life, had the '89 vision
we didn't fuss or no fight
when all the little daughters wanna be my...
like a vision, it was playin' on my guitar, on my guitar

I had to be there
I had to be there
I had to be there
I had to be there

when the rhythm playin'
I know that I'm gonna be there, yeah
Bud Gaugh will be singing there
and Eric Wilson will be bangin' up there, yeah
oh and we'll be all singin' with version, with version

reggae version
version, version, version oh

what has been told to the wise and up-rooted, yeah
it's gonna be revealed unto babes, and Sublime
rootsy, rootsy, rootsy
can't fight against the youth, right now
them are rude, rude people
can't fight against the resistance, oh right now
them are rude, rude people

we gonna rule this land among children
we gonna rule this land...

cause when that rhythm it was playin'
on my guitar, on my guitar

I had to be there
I had to be there
I had to be there
I had to be there

oh when I was a youth it was the best day
it was the best day of my life
we had the '89 vision

we didn't fuss or no fight
when all the little daughters wanna be my wife
when that rhythm it was playin
on my guitar, on my guitar

I had to be there
I had to be there
I had to be there
I had to be there
I had to be there
had to be there...

jailhouse gets empty
and Rudy gets plenty
baton stick gets shorter
Rudy gets taller, taller
and fight against the youth
cause we're strong, them are rude, rude people
can't fight against the youth

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Pawn Shop


down there at the pawn shop
it's an easy way to shop
down there at the pawn shop
if it's not in stone
down there at the pawn shop
at the end, no way to shop
down there at the pawn shop

what has been told
a ballad made of stone
just remember that it's flesh and bone

so why I'm down here at the pawn shop
down here at the pawn shop
down here at the pawn shop
down here at the pawn shop

what has been sold
not strictly made of stone
just remember that it's flesh and bone
and I have heard
life like a bird yeah
just remember that it's flesh and bone

so why I'm down here at the pawn shop
down here at the pawn shop

go! right! huh, that's right
down here at the pawn shop
it's a nifty way to shop
down here at the pawn shop
it's a another sold
down here at the pawn shop
it's a myth, ya never shop
down here at the pawn shop

what has been sold
not strictly made of stone
just remember that it's flesh and bone
what has been sold
not strictly sold
please remember it's flesh and bone

why I'm down here at the pawn shop
down here at the pawn shop
down here at the pawn shop
down here at the pawn shop-yop-yop

huh, go! see

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Paddle Out


I never thought that when I grew up I would be in a band
and travel all the best spots in the land
and I'm not here to brag or boast
I'm here to tell you about the spots that I love the most:

(part one: Santa Cruz)

Natural Bridges on a clean west swell
breaks over the reef like a bat out of hell
Stockton Avenue gets hollow and mean
and on a big day it works like a machine
outside Stockton gets hot like a glove
Swift Street, John Street into Mitchell's Cove
Big Steamer Lane makes you wish you were a trout
when it's smackin' so hard only two dudes paddle out

a huge summertime south swell hits when I'm in my hometown
out in Surfside Bowl is where I can be found
up and down the coast
checkin' out the spots that I love the most

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The Ballad Of Johnny Butt


Johnny Butt was a man with a real strong
will to survive
he'd just keep pushing on
even though he was barely alive

so
shoot it up
shoot it up
it just don't matter

Johnny says he wants to go do it
says he wants to kill a cop

we've got a brand new dance, it's called
we've got to overcome
we've got a brand new dance, it's called
we've got to overcome

so Johnny
just keep pushing
'cause the streets are yours
there'll come a day
when all that shit wont matter

so
shoot it up
shoot it up
it just don't matter
when you're resisted anyway

we've got a brand new dance, it's called
we've got to overcome
we've got a brand new dance, it's called
we've got to overcome

so Johnny
you kept on pushing
the streets are yours
and there'll come a day
when all of that shit won't matter

so
shoot it up
shoot it up
it just don't matter
resisted anyway

we've got a brand new dance, it's called
we've got to overcome
we've got a brand new dance, it's called
we've got to overcome

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Burritos


I don't wanna go and party
I don't wanna shoot the pier
I don't wanna take the doggie for a walk
I don't wanna look at naked chicks and drink beer

I don't wanna do a bong load, go and wrench on the car
I don't wanna hose the dogshit down
'cause I ain't even gonna get out of bed

I ain't gettin', I ain't gettin' outta bed today
I ain't gettin', I ain't gettin' outta bed today

keep on skankin' Ronnie, skank the night away
but the time is coming for us all to pay, hey

I don't wanna watch no porno
I don't wanna play guitar
I don't wanna spank the monkey
I don't wanna go down to the corner bar

and I ain't even got to listen
to all the stupid shit you got to say
I don't wanna do a god damn thing
I don't wanna-wanna leave my bed today
I don't want, I don't want to leave my bed today
I don't want, I don't want to leave my bed today
hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey

keep on skankin' Ronnie, skank the night away
but the time is coming for us all to pay, hey

I don't wanna eat burritos or read about O.J.
no, I don't want to get a head rush
cause I ain't even gettin' out of bed today
I ain't gettin', I ain't gettin' out of bed today
I ain't gettin', I ain't gettin' out of bed today
I ain't got to leave my bed today
no, no, no, no, no, no, no way
no way, no way, no way, no - way

keep on skankin' Ronnie, skank the night away
but the time is coming for us all to pay, pay, pay

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Under My Voodoo


being your guy is a monster habit
you can hide your love it's true
it's the fatal game
you can see it every day
let your freedom hang free

come on down, I know how
I'm gonna make you come through

don't you know it ain't no thing you deplore
so don't take more than you need
it's somethin' that I'll do later
now it's over
it's under my voodoo
under my voodoo
it's under my voodoo

pray that I leave you high and dry
pray you can magnify
if your fated put it in my prayers
I damn well feel it, I'm a lie
I'm tellin' the truth

it ain't no deal if you wanna give in like I
yeah, one thing though-

gonna get it for my, get it for my, get mine 'fore it's gone, rewind
and I'm gone, it's gone, not - my - fault, gone
under my voodoo
under my voodoo
it's under my voodoo

free lord God, voodoo
lord, hey, voodoo
lord, hey, voodoo
what'cho, whaddya, whadda, wanna do?
lord, wanna, wanna, wanna
got love, I wanna get some piece of voo-didly from me
an' give it to you, oh, uh, ah, oo-oo, bu-bu, ba, eee-ee, ahoo-oo
right, now

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Get Ready


huh, alright, come on

some folks say smoking herb is a crime
if they catch us smokin'
they're bound to drop the dime
insufferable informa crazy fools
wait with their fingers crossed
for you to break the rules

and in the evening we try to jam
we like the music loud in this here band
we let the bass line drop as loud as we can stand
somebody always gotta turn informer for the man

I want to know, know right now
is there one of you in the crowd
are you gonna call 911
and spoil all of my fun?
you crazy fools

me never, never...

I'm in the mood
get ready
I'm in the mood
come on now, yeah
I'm in the mood
are you ready?
I'm in the mood
come on now, yeah, come on.

load up the bong
crank up the song
let the informer call 911
load up the bong
crank up the song
let the informer call 911
and when security police force want to ride
don't try to run, don't try to hide
just pull out the nine, pop in the clip
huah, and let one slip... into these crazy fools

me never, never...

I'm in the mood
get ready
I'm in the mood
come on now, yeah
I'm in the mood
are you ready?
I'm in the mood
come on now, yeah

and in the evening when we try to jam
we like the music loud in this here band
oh I wanna know now, I wanna know, know right now
are you willing, are you willing and able?
oh, got them crazy fools

... you don't want to go there

some folks say that smokin herb is a crime
if they catch you smokin'
they're bound to drop the dime
insufferable informer crazy fools
wait with their fingers crossed
for you to break the rules

but I'm in the mood
get ready
I'm in the mood
come on now, yeah
I'm in the mood
are you ready?
I'm in the mood
come on now, yeah
I'm in the mood
get ready
I'm in the mood
come on now, uhh

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Caress Me Down


mucho gusto, me llamo Bradley
(pleased to meet you, my name is Bradley)
I'm hornier than Ron Jeremy
and if you wanna get popped in your knee
just wipe that look off your bati face
you hate me cause I got whatcha need
a pretty little daughter that we call Mixie
and if you wanna get beat physically
it will be over in a minute if ya-

so she told me to come over and I took that trip
and then then she pulled out my mushroom tip
and when it came out it went drip, drip, drip
I didn't know she had the G.I. Joe kung-foo grip

and I went, uhh
and the girl caress me down, uhh
and that's that lovin' sound- it went, uhh
and the girl caress me down. uhh
and that's that lovin' sound

when I kiss Mix(ie) she makes me feel horny
'cause I'm the type of lover with the sensitivity
when she kiss my neck and tickle me fancy
the right kind of love on Sunday morning

en el otro lado es donde vivi
(on the other side is where I lived)
con mi hijita, que se llama Mixie
(with my girl, who's name is Mixie)
su hermana si me quiere
(her sister, she likes me)
y ahorita tenemos un bebe
(and now we have a baby)

sus padres, sus tios me trataron matar
(her parents, her uncles tried to kill me)
but they did not get too far
un poco despues tuve que regresar
(a little later I had to come back)
con un chingo de dinero
(with a shit-load of money)
'cause you know I'm a star

me fui a Costa Rica para tomar y sufear
(I went to Costa Rica to drink and surf)
practicaba con la raza
(practiced with the locals)
'cause they know who we are

si no le dio cuenta
(if you didn't realize)
then I bet you never were

you must be a muŮeca
(you must be a doll/mannequin)
if your still standing still

and we ball, uhh
and the girl caress me down, uhh
and that's the lovin' sound- we go, uhh
and the girl caress me down
and that's the lovin' sound

me gusta mi reggae
(I like my reggae)
me gusta punk rock
(I like punk rock)
pero la cosa que me gusta mas es panochita
(but the thing I like most is pussy)

pon la nalga en la aire if you know who you are
(put your ass in the air)
pon la nalga en la aire y empieza gritar
(put your ass in the air and start to yell)

no tenga miedo, I'm your papi
(don't be scared, I'm your daddy)
take your chones y los mandan a mi
(take your panties and send them to me)
levanta, levanta, tienes que gritar
(get up, get up, you have to yell)
levanta, levanta, tienes que bailar
(get up, get up, you have to dance)

because, uhh
and it went caress me down, uhh
and that's the lovin' sound, uhh
and the girl caress me down
that's that lovin' sound
caress me down, uh!
that's the lovin' sound, uhh
and the girls caress me down
that's the lovin' sound

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What I Got (reprise)


early in the morning, risin' to the street
light me up that cigarette and I strap shoes on my feet
got to find a reason, a reason things went wrong
got to find a reason why my money's all gone
I got a dalmatian, and I can still get high
I can play the guitar like a mother fucking riot

well life is too short so love the one you got
'cause you might get run over or you might get shot
never had to battle with no bulletproof vest
never start static I just get it off my chest
take a small example, a tip from me
take all of your money, give it all to charity
love's what I got
within my reach
the Sublime style's still straight from Long Beach
it comes back to you, you're gonna get what you deserve
try and test that, you're bound to get served
love's what I got
don't start a riot
you'll feel it when the dance gets hot, hot

lovin', is what I got, I said remember that
lovin', is what I got, I said remember that

why I don't cry when my dog runs away
I don't get angry at the bills I have to pay
I don't get angry when my Mom smokes pot
hits the bottle and goes right to the rock
fuckin' and fightin', it's all the same
livin' with Louie dog's the only way to stay sane
let the lovin', let the lovin' come back to me

lovin', is what I got, I said remember that
lovin', is what I got, I said remember that

lovin', is what I got, I said remember that
lovin', is what I got, I said remember that

lovin', is what I got, I said remember that
lovin', is what I got, I said remember that

lovin', is what I got, I said remember that
lovin', is what I got, I got, I got, I.. got, I.... got

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Doin' Time


summertime and the livin's easy
Bradley's on the microphone with Ras M.G.
all the people in the dance will agree
that we're well qualified to represent the LBC
me, and me and Louie, we gon' run to the party, dance to the rhythm it gets harder

and we can do it like this in the place to be

me and my girl we got this relationship
I love her so bad but she treats me like shi-
on lock down like a penitentiary
she spreads her lovin' all over and when she gets home there's none left for me

summertime and the livin's easy
Bradley's on the microphone with Ras M.G.
all the people in the dance will agree
that we're well qualified to represent the LBC
me, me and Louie, we gon' run to the party, dance to the rhythm it gets harder

and we can do it like this in the place to be

oh take this veil from off my eyes
my burning sun will someday rise
now what am I gonna be doin for a wife?
say I'm gonna play with myself
show them now we've come off the shelf
so what?

summertime and the livin's easy
Bradley on the microphone with Ras M.G.
all the people in the dance will agree
that we're well qualified to represent the LBC
gee, me and Louie, run to the party dance to the rhythm it gets harder

and we can do it like this in the place to be

evil I've come to tell you that she's evil
most definitely
evil, ornery, scandalous and evil
most definitely
the tension is getting hotter
I'd like to hold her head underwater, ohh

me and my girl, we've got a relationship
me and my girl, we got a relationship
mmhmm, my girl, we got a relationship
oh, and my girl, (we got a relationship)

take a tip, take a tip, take a tid-it,ti-dip from me
Bradley's on the microphone with ras M.G.
all the people in the dance will agree
that we well qualify to represent the LBC
me, la-la Louie now everybody run to the riddim it gets harder

summertime and the livin's easy

and we can do it like this in the place to be

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