Song Of The Week ” Far Behind” Social Distortion

” A Pale Green Mermaid Blog “


You feel like you wanna change your life, start a new network, this is the song for you!

Great vocals, guitar riffs, spirit and funny too!

” FAR BEHIND ”  Social Distortion  (there is a great youtube on the “Only Lyrics” web page (2007 soundcheck)


With friends like you, who needs enemies?
you ain’t right, you ain’t never gonna be,
you’re out of the car, I’m afraid you’ve been declined.
you shake my hand, while you’re pissing on my leg
I’m cuttin you loose, I don’t need this misery
your soul is toxic, you ain’t no friend of mine.

You talk real trash when i’m not around
to build yourself up, you gotta to tear me down.
you’ll have to excuse me, i’ve got better things to do.
you smile through your teeth, you talk out your neck
every chance you get you’re gonna stab my back.
your time’s run out, i’ve got nothing left for you..

I’m leaving you far behind.
I’m leaving you far behind.
Stop wasting all of my time.
I’m leaving you far behind.

So I’m pulling out the weeds, i’m taking stock
you can talk the talk, but cant walk the walk
Your narcissistic ways have gotten the best of you.
So I’m leaving you to sink, in all your glory
For you and me it’s the end of the story.
Get out of my way, I’ve got better things to do..

[Chorus x3]

With friends like you, who needs enemies?
it means you ain’t right, you ain’t never going
your soul is toxic, you ain’t no friend of mine.




Musical style, influences, and impact (FROM WIKIPEDIA)

Social Distortion’s musical style began as decidedly punk rock or hardcore punk when the band formed in the late 1970s. They are thought to be one of the pioneering bands of the original Southern California punk rock movement out of Orange County, California, and their style closely associated with the The Dickies, The Germs, and other bands from that place and time. In the mid-80’s there was a notable change in their style of music – taking more from their country music and classic rock and roll roots. Mike Ness admits in the DVD commentary from Another State of Mind that he may have even tried too hard on the Prison Bound album. They did eventually find their niche, and the majority of their albums from the mid-80’s on to the early 90’s are considered to be cowpunk or rockabilly – a melodic punk sound that is distinctly – and distinctively – their own.

The music was mostly initially inspired equally by Johnny Cash, Eddie Cochran, and The Rolling Stones, as well as early punk bands like the Sex Pistols The Clash and Ramones, [21] and they have influenced various contemporary artists such as Alkaline Trio, Pearl Jam, Rise Against, Sum 41, The Offspring, Pennywise, Rancid, and Thrice. They began playing with fellow Orange County, California bands such as The Adolescents, China White, and Shattered Faith as part of the nascent hardcore movement. Their music was fast, angry and energetic.

Most of Social Distortion’s songs are written and sung by Mike Ness. There is a common theme in most of his lyrics about “impulsiveness, its consequences and the hard struggle for maturity”

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