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I Choose
Ixnay on the Hombre album cover
First Released Ixnay on the Hombre
Recorded Eldorado Recording Studios, Hollywood, California
Length 3:54
Singer/Guitarist Dexter Holland
Guitarist Noodles
Bassist Greg K.
Drummer Ron Welty
Produced by Dave Jerden

"I Choose" is the eighth track on The Offspring's 1997 fourth album, Ixnay on the Hombre, and was released as a single to promote the album.

Chart performance

"I Choose" was a mild success, making it to #5 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks and #24 on the Modern Rock Tracks.

Lyrics

Look at me, I'm fallin' off a cliff, now
Can still hear my mama yelling no, no, no
But the words mean nothing, can't catch up to me now
The view is so beautiful all the way down

When I was a little boy, suckin' juice from a bottle
Believing my perceptions were oh so real
But I didn't know nothing, still knowing nothing
Was just enough for me to know the way I feel

This is life
What a fucked up thing we do
What a nightmare come true
Or a playground, if we choose
And I choose

Look at me I'm swollen like a banana fish, now
I'm never gonna make it, make it outta my hole
But I keep on laughing, doesn't really matter
There's dozens of reasons for explaining my soul

When I was a teenager, suckin' booze with the Vatos
Discussing who was gonna live to be 21
They said they wouldn't make it, they didn't make it
We're all naked when the day is said and done

This is life
What a fucked up thing we do
What a nightmare come true
Or a playground, if we choose
And I choose

Don't know who made this all come true
Now, while you're here, you just gotta do what you gotta do
1-2-3, yeah!
Whoa whoa whoa

Now, if I wasn't such a weenie, do you think you'd still love me?
Pretending I'm an airplane on the living room floor
Like a lovely generator, you stand right by me
If words were wisdom, I'd be talking even more

So I keep on falling as I'm looking back above me
Watching as my mama just becomes a little dot
Now, I'm, I'm like DeNiro, I'm amarillo
And I'll never know when I hit the ground

This is life
What a fucked up thing we do
What a nightmare come true
Or a playground, if we choose
To choose
I choose
And I choose...

Appearances

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