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Elders
Offspring 1995 album cover
First Released The Offspring
Recorded South Coast Recording, Santa Ana, California
Length 2:11
Singer/Guitarist Dexter Holland
Guitarist Noodles
Bassist Greg K.
Drummer Ron Welty
Produced by Thom Wilson

"Elders" is the second track on The Offspring's 1989 debut album, The Offspring. This is the first chronological song in which Dexter Holland uses the word "fuck" ("why the fuck don't you just do it yourself?") on the band's records.

Lyrics

When we younger, there always seemed like some
Some perfect mold that we're supposed to be
But now, we're growing up and I see it's just not that way
Now, I feel like someone's lied to me

'Cause I've been true, made good for you
And now, I feel used, I'm asking you
How does it feel? How does it feel?
How does it feel? How does it feel to be like you?

Tell me now, elders, what were your reasons for
Makin' it seem like you were so much more
If you wanna feel good 'cause of our accomplishments
Why the fuck don't you just do it yourself?

'Cause I've tried, man, I've tried
But you just lied, so now, just tell me
How does it feel? How does it feel?
How does it feel? How does it feel to be like you?

'Cause I've been true, made good for you
And I feel used, I'm asking you
How does it feel? How does it feel?
How does it feel? How does it feel to be like you?

Look at all the families, now, who don't talk and don't trust
Because of the way that things have been done
When will you finally learn to leave out the bullshit?
And just be straight with us

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