Pretty Fly (For A White Guy) Song Lyrics

The Offspring

The Offspring Americana cover art
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You know it's kind of hard
Just to get along today
Our subject isn't cool
But he fakes it anyway
He may not have a clue
And he may not have style
But everything he lacks
Well he makes up in denial

So don't debate, a player straight
You know he really doesn't get it anyway
He's gonna play the field, and keep it real
For you no way, for you no way
So if you don't rate, just overcompensate
At least you'll know you can always go on Ricki Lake
You know it's kind of hard
Just to get along today
Our subject isn't cool
But he fakes it anyway
He may not have a clue
And he may not have style
But everything he lacks
Well he makes up in denial

So don't debate, a player straight
You know he really doesn't get it anyway
He's gonna play the field, and keep it real
For you no way, for you no way
So if you don't rate, just overcompensate
At least you'll know you can always go on Ricki Lake

Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Welcome
  • 2 Have You Ever
  • 3 Staring at the Sun
  • 4 Pretty Fly (For a White Guy)
  • 5 The Kids Aren't Alright
  • 6 Feelings
  • 7 She's Got Issues
  • 8 Walla Walla
  • 9 The End of the Line
  • 10 No Brakes
  • 11 Why Don't You Get a Job?
  • 12 Americana
  • 13 Pay the Man / Pretty Fly (reprise)


  • credits


    publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
    writers: Brian Holland, Charles Miller, Gerald Goldstein, Harold Brown, Howard Scott, Lee Levitin, Lonnie Jordan, Morris Dickerson, Thomas Allen
    album: Track 4 in album Americana
    release date: 1998-11
    popularity : 3466 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock
    styles: Alternative Rock/Punk/Pop Rock
    length: 3:09
    producer: Dave Jerden
    mixer: Dave Jerden
    engineer: Bryan Carlstrom
    additional: Chris Higgins, Heidi Villagran and Nika Futterman Frost
    assistant engineer: Annette Cisneros
    writer: The Offspring

    Album Information

    label: Columbia
    country(area): Europe
    format: CD
    barcode: 5099749165625
    script: Latin