Black Ball

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The Offspring is an American punk rock band from Orange County, California, formed in 1984. They are widely credited, alongside fellow California punk, ska punk, and pop punk bands Sublime,Green Day, and Rancid, with popularizing and reviving mainstream interest in punk rock in the United States in… more »

In this world of hate and shallowness Where enemies become your consolation And those of us who win the game give up their minds
I don't call that winning 
Say this doesn't apply to you
But ask yourself first
What have I done today to win the game
And just what have I sacrificed 
Win the battle or lose the war
I know I've played this game before When people were still real
I don't want this anymore It's time for me to close the door
There's nothing left to feel
 Reflect on all our yesterdays My own words choke me
Why were they spoken Regret for the things I've said and done
Just can't compare with
 Regret for those that I have never tried
So blame this world or blame yourself
It's really all the same
When you are standing on the precipice From which you just can't return 
Win the battle or lose the war
I know I've played this game before When people were still real
I don't want this anymore It's time for me to close the door
There's nothing left to feel

In the style of forgotten men
I look to my horizon I see nothing While thoughts of guns and desecration  Sweep through my mind
But only coffins and bones remain
As I look to you
The emptiness behind your eyes
 Seals my decision Can't carry on in this world of jugglers Where all this thoughtlessness and bludgeoning Your key to success What kind of tradition to carry on

Blackball! The new disease Blackball! The new disease Blackball! Your evil ways
Have found their way inside me

Blackball! The new disease Blackball! The new disease Blackball! For a better life
In this high tech dog eat dog existence

Written by: BRYAN HOLLAND

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Black Ball