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You're Gonna Go Far, Kid

The Offspring

You're Gonna Go Far, Kid Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Show me how to lie
You're getting better all the time
And turning all against the one

Is an art that's hard to teach

Another clever word
Sets off an unsuspecting herd

And as you step back into line
A mob jumps to their feet


[Pre-Chorus]
Now dance, fucker, dance
Man, he never had a chance
And no one even knew
It was really only you

And now you steal away
Take him out today

Nice work you did
You're gonna go far, kid

[Chorus]
With a thousand lies and a good disguise
Hit 'em right between the eyes
Hit 'em right between the eyes

When you walk away, nothing more to say
See the lightning in your eyes
See 'em running for their lives


[Verse 2]
Slowly out of line
And drifting closer in your sight

So play it out, I'm wide-awake
It's a scene about me

There's something in your way
And now someone is gonna pay
And if you can't get what you want
Well, it's all because of me


[Pre-Chorus]
Now dance, fucker, dance
Man, I never had a chance
And no one even knew
It was really only you

And now you’ll lead the way
Show the light of day
Nice work you did
You’re gonna go far, kid

Trust decieved

[Chorus]
With a thousand lies and a good disguise
Hit 'em right between the eyes
Hit 'em right between the eyes

When you walk away, nothing more to say
See the lightning in your eyes
See 'em running for their lives

[Bridge]
Now dance, fucker, dance
He never had a chance
And no one even knew
It was really only you
So dance, fucker, dance
I never had a chance
It was really only you

[Chorus]
With a thousand lies and a good disguise
Hit 'em right between the eyes
Hit 'em right between the eyes
When you walk away, nothing more to say
See the lightning in your eyes
See 'em running for their lives

[Outro]
Clever alibis, Lord of the Flies
Hit 'em right between the eyes
Hit 'em right between the eyes
When you walk away
Nothing more to say

See the lightning in your eyes
See 'em running for their lives

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About “You're Gonna Go Far, Kid”

“You’re Gonna Go Far, Kid” is the third track on The Offspring’s eighth studio album Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace and was released as the second single from the album on September 4, 2008. It peaked at No. 1 on the Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart. The song stayed at No. 1 for 11 weeks, making it the longest consecutive run for any Offspring single at No. 1. As of 2012, it has sold 1.6 million copies, and is certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America, denoting 500,000 sales. It also reached No. 1 on KROQ’s Top 106.7 songs of 2008 countdown list.

The song was certified Gold in the United States on April 2, 2009, selling over 500,000 copies. It is the first Offspring single to reach Gold in the United States and was the best selling single from the album, which has yet to reach Gold status itself. As of May 2012, “You’re Gonna Go Far, Kid” had sold a total of 1.6 million copies in the United States.