Reel Big Fish, "Sell Out" from Turn the Radio Off (The Last Angry Rude Boy)
Skammentary: In one magical night during the Summer of Ska, I heard & saw the music videos for both "The Impression That I Get" by The Mighty Mighty Bosstones & "Sell Out" by Reel Big Fish. Cliché, perhaps, but clichéd for a reason: That one night changed my whole life.
"'Well, I know you can't work in fast food all your life,
But don't sign that paper tonight,' she said,
But it's too late…
"And I don't think it'll be so bad,
And I know it won't be so bad,
'Cause the man said, 'That's the way it is,'
And the man said, 'It don't get better than this!
No, no, no!'
"So I signed on to the record company,
They said they're gonna give me lots of money
If I play what they want you to hear,
Tell me it's cool and I'll sure believe it.
"Sell out! with me, oh yeah!
Sell out! with me tonight!
The record company's gonna give me lots of money
And everything's going to be all right!…
"'Baby, don't you sign that paper tonight,' she said,
But I can't work in fast food all my life."