Who Sang Come Out and Play? The Offspring

The Offspring Smash cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1994-3-22
Genre: Rock
Style: Alternative Rock/Hard Rock/Punk
length: 3:18
producer: Thom Wilson
lead vocals: Dexter Holland
engineer: Thom Wilson
guitar: Noodles
additional engineer: Ken Paulakovich
additional: Jason "Blackball" McLean
drums (drum set): Ron Welty
bass guitar: Greg Kriesel
composer: Dexter Holland
lyricist: Dexter Holland
You gotta keep 'em separated

Like the latest fashion
Like a spreading disease
The kids are strappin' on their way to the classroom
Getting weapons with the greatest of ease
The gangs stake their own campus locale
And if they catch you slippin' then it's all over pal
If one guys colors and the others don't mix
They're gonna bash it up

Hey - man you talkin' back to me?
Take him out
You gotta keep 'em separated
Hey - man you disrespecting me?
Take him out
You gotta keep 'em separated
Hey they don't pay no mind
If you're under 18 you won't be doing any time
Hey, come out and play

By the time you hear the siren
It's already too late
One goes to the morgue and the other to jail
One guy's wasted and the other's a waste

It goes down the same as the thousand before
No one's getting smarter
No one's learning the score
Your never ending spree of death and violence and hate
Is gonna tie your own rope

Hey - man you disrespecting to me?
Take him out
You gotta keep 'em separated
Hey - man you talking back to me?
Take him out
You gotta keep 'em separated
Hey they don't pay no mind
If you're under 18 you won't be doing any time
Hey, come out and play

It goes down the same as the thousand before
No one's getting smarter
No one's learning the score
Your never ending spree of death and violence and hate
Is gonna tie your own rope

Hey - man you talkin' back to me?
Take him out
You gotta keep 'em separated
Hey - man you disrespecting me?
Take him out
You gotta keep 'em separated
Hey they don't pay no mind
If you're under 18 you won't be doing any time
Hey, come out and play

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Time to Relax
  • 2 Nitro (Youth Energy)
  • 3 Bad Habit
  • 4 Gotta Get Away
  • 5 Genocide
  • 6 Something to Believe In
  • 7 Come Out and Play
  • 8 Self Esteem
  • 9 It’ll Be a Long Time
  • 10 Killboy Powerhead
  • 11 What Happened to You?
  • 12 So Alone
  • 13 Not the One
  • 14 Smash / Come Out and Play (reprise)