The Offspring-I Choose

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intro/verse 
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chorus 1
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solo 
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final chord
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lyrics

look at me i'm fallin'
off of a cliff now
i can still hear my mama yelling no no no
but the words mean nothing
can't catch up to me now
and 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 out of 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 
sucking 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
but now while you're here
you just gotta do what you gotta do

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
but like a lovely generator
you stand right by me 
and 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 like deniro
i'm amarillo
and i'll never know when i hit the ground