Not the One

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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 the 1990s. Known as Manic Subsidal until 1986, the band consists of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Dexter Holland, lead guitarist Noodles, bassist Greg K. and drummer Pete Parada. Parada replaced former drummer Adam "Atom" Willard in 2007, during the recording of the band's eighth studio album, Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace, and has been a member of the band since. more »


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I'm not the one who made the world what it is today 
I'm not the one who caused the problems started long ago 
But now I deal with all the consequence that troubles our times 
I carry on and never once have even questioned why 

I'm innocent 
But the weight of the world is on my shoulders 
I'm innocent 
But the battles started are far from over 

We 're not the ones who leave the homeless in the streets at night 
We're not the ones who've kept minorities and women down 
Still we grow and then the problems they become our own 
We carry on without even realizing why 

We're innocent 
But the weight of the world is on our shoulders 
We're innocent 
But the battles left us are far from over 

We're not the ones whose pollution blackened our skies 
And ruined our streams 
We're not the ones who made the nuclear bombs 
That threaten our lives 

We're not the ones who let the children starve in faraway lands 
We're not the ones who made the streets unsafe to walk at night 
And even if we try and not become so overwhelmed 
And if we make some contribution to the plight we see 

Still our descendants will inherit our mistakes of today 
They'll suffer just the same as we and never wonder why

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