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Remember in the day, when you hated first wave?
Every time I'd try to put it on you'd just complain.
Now you're all about it cause of Sublime's Ball And Chain.
Ain't it fuckin' funny how quickly shit can change?
Ok. So now you know it, but there still ain't no respect.
It's not your AC/DC records that make me upset.
You still make fun of The Specials for their covers. What?!
At least you'd know exactly where their sound is coming from.
If you're not part of the answer, well, I guess you have to go.
Don't need no assholes fuckin' up my skankin' at the show.
I'm bigger than the labeling, but what'd you think you are?
Cause I wake up in the morning to that true king of ska!

Rudy turns away, as here comes another wave.
Trad band trying to save the scene from an early grave,
to keep the roots alive, cause the scene has all but died.
Don't ever think they're gunna tell you what you've got left
until it's gone, and theirs, and you've got nothing, except
all your old records, her in that skirt, but now it really hurts
cause no one remembers the long, hot, summer days
you spent at the arcade, watching all the rich kids.
Now the times have changed. Love the image, great,
but they hate the Maytals. Lame. Start a fucking ska band
to cover Saves The Day. Fuck you.

Let's go!

Remember in the day, when you hated first wave?
Every time I'd try to put it on, you'd just complain.
Now you're, "Fuckin' A, man. This shit's ok,"
and you still get pissed off at me when i tell you what you'd say.
I don't care if you don't like it. Show respect
to the scene you claim to love, but about which
you know jack. You still make fun of The Specials for their covers.
What!? At least you know exactly where their sound is coming from.
Can't see where it's been, how can you see where it will go?
Don't want no fucking sk-emo music at my third wave show.
Can't have the young generation thinking Cherry Bing is ska
while they put down Desmond Dekker.
Who the fuck do you think you are?

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from Wasted, released August 23, 2004

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Misty Beethoven Erie, Pennsylvania

Toby, Jack, and Kyle were playing ska music in Toby's mom's sun room. In March of 2004, they moved to Kyle's mom's basement next door, and asked Knapps if he wanted to sing. Everyone who was there knows the rest. In August 2004, Misty B recorded these ten tracks. Fast, hard, but never forgotten. The essence of the 3rd wave. ... more

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