Pretty Fly (For A White Guy) Lyrics

The Offspring


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Thomas Allen, Harold Brown, Gerald Goldstein, Lonnie Jordan, Charles Miller, Lee Levitin, Howard Scott, Morris Dickerson, Brian Holland
album: Track 7 in album Americana
release date: 1998-11
popularity : 11183 users have visited this page.
length: 3:09
engineer: Bryan Carlstrom
assistant engineer: Annette Cisneros
mix: Dave Jerden
producer: Dave Jerden
additional vocal: Nika Futterman Frost, Chris Higgins, Heidi Villagran

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Give it to me baby uh huh uh huh
Give it to me baby uh huh uh huh
Give it to me baby uh huh uh huh

And all the girlies say I'm pretty fly for a white guy

Uno, dos, tres, cuatro, cinco, cinco, seís

You know it's kinda 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
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
The world needs wannabes
Hey, hey, do that brand new thing!

Give it to me baby, uh huh, uh huh
Give it to me baby, uh huh, uh huh
Give it to me baby, uh huh, uh huh

And all the girlies say I'm pretty fly for a white guy
He needs some cool tunes, not just any will suffice
But they didn't have Ice Cube so he bought Vanilla Ice
Now cruising in his Pinto, he sees homies as he pass
But if he looks twice, they're gonna kick his lily ass!

So don't debate, a player straight
You know he really doesn't get it anyway
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
The world loves wannabes
Hey, hey, do that brand new thing!

Now he's getting a tattoo yeah, he's getting ink done
He asked for a 13, but they drew a 31
Friends say he's trying too hard and he's not quite hip
But in his own mind he's the, he's the dopest trip

Give it to me baby, uh huh, uh huh
Give it to me baby, uh huh, uh huh
Give it to me baby, uh huh, uh huh

Uno, dos, tres, cuatro, cinco, cinco, seís

So don't debate, a player straight
You know he really doesn't get it anyway
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
The world needs wannabes
The world loves wannabes
Let's get some more wannabes
Hey, hey, do that brand new thing!

Track Listing

  • 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)