Boss DJ
Sublime Lyrics


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There's a steel train comin' through
I would take it if I could
And I would not lie to you
because Sunday mornin' soon will come

When things will be much easier to say
Upon the microphone like a boss D.J.
But I won't walk up upon the sea like it was dry land
Boss D.J. ain't nothin' but a man
No trouble, no fuss, I know why

It's so nice, I wanna hear the same song twice
It's so nice don't wanna hear the same song twice

Rumors are spreading all over my town
But it's just stones and sticks
It's on the microphone is where I go to get my fix

Just let the lovin' take a hold 'cause it will if you let it
I'm funky not a junkie, but I know where to get it
No trouble, no fuss, I know why

It's so nice I wanna hear the same song twice
It's so nice I wanna hear the same song twice

Ooee girl
Ooee girl
Ooee girl

Ooee girl, and there really ain't no time to waste
Really ain't no time to hate
Ain't got no time to waste, time to hate
Really ain't no time to make the time go away

So Mister D.J. don't stop the music
I wanna know
Are you feelin' the same way too

I wanna rock it wih you girl
You girl, you girl, ooh
Don't stop

'Cause it's so nice I wanna hear the same song twice
It's so nice I wanna hear the same song twice





Nowadays all the songs on the radio, all
All drive me crazy

Overall Meaning

The song Boss D.J. by Sublime is about the singer's desire for escape and a simpler life. He talks about a steel train coming through and how he would take it if he could. He doesn't want to lie about his feelings and instead expresses that Sunday morning will come, making it easier to say what's on his mind like a boss D.J. But he is mindful not to overstep his bounds and walk on water like it's dry land because he is only human. He has no troubles or fuss and knows what he wants. He is content to hear the same song twice, find refuge with his music on the microphone and let the “lovin’ take a hold.”


The chorus repeats the sentiment that the song is so nice that he wants to hear it twice. He mentions that rumors are spreading in his town but they are just stones and sticks. He finds solace in going to the microphone to get his fix of music. He is funky and knows where to get what he needs without causing any trouble or fuss. The singer implores the boss DJ not to stop the music, and to rock it with him. He is feeling the music and enjoying spending time with ‘you girl’.


Line by Line Meaning

There's a steel train comin' through
There's an opportunity coming my way


I would take it if I could
I would seize the opportunity if possible


And I would not lie to you
I'm being honest with you


because Sunday mornin' soon will come
Because there will be a time when I'll have to face the consequences


When things will be much easier to say
When it will be easier to express myself


Upon the microphone like a boss D.J.
Like a skilled DJ on his microphone


But I won't walk up upon the sea like it was dry land
I won't act like something is easy when it's not


Boss D.J. ain't nothin' but a man
I'm only human, just like everyone else


No trouble, no fuss, I know why
I'm calm and collected because I know what I'm doing


It's so nice, I wanna hear the same song twice
I'm enjoying this so much that I want to experience it again


Rumors are spreading all over my town
People are talking about me


But it's just stones and sticks
It's just meaningless gossip


It's on the microphone is where I go to get my fix
I find solace in music and performing


Just let the lovin' take a hold 'cause it will if you let it
Let the music take over and you'll feel it


I'm funky not a junkie, but I know where to get it
I enjoy music, but I don't need drugs to appreciate it


Ooee girl
Expressing appreciation for someone


and there really ain't no time to waste
Time is precious and shouldn't be squandered


Really ain't no time to hate
There's no point in harboring negative emotions


Ain't got no time to waste, time to hate
I'm too busy living my life to worry about hate


Really ain't no time to make the time go away
Don't let time slip away, make the most of it


So Mister D.J. don't stop the music
Asking the DJ to keep playing


I wanna know
Expressing curiosity


Are you feelin' the same way too
Asking if the DJ is enjoying the music as much as I am


I wanna rock it wih you girl
Wanting to dance with someone


Don't stop
Asking the DJ to keep playing


'Cause it's so nice I wanna hear the same song twice
The music is so good that I want to hear it again




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: BRADLEY JAMES NOWELL

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@juanpablodiaz9202

There's a steel train comin' through
I would take it if I could
And I would not lie to you
because Sunday mornin' soon will come
When things will be much easier to say
Upon the microphone like a boss D.J.
But I won't walk up upon the sea like it was dry land
Boss D.J. ain't nothin' but a man
No trouble, no fuss, I know why
It's so nice, I wanna hear the same song twice
It's so nice don't wanna hear the same song twice
Rumors are spreading all over my town
But it's just stones and sticks
It's on the microphone is where I go to get my fix
Just let the lovin' take a hold 'cause it will if you let it
I'm funky not a junkie, but I know where to get it
No trouble, no fuss, I know why
It's so nice I wanna hear the same song twice
It's so nice I wanna hear the same song twice
Ooee girl
Ooee girl
Ooee girl
Ooee girl, and there really ain't no time to waste
Really ain't no time to hate
Ain't got no time to waste, time to hate
Really ain't no time to make the time go away
So Mister D.J. don't stop the music
I wanna know
Are you feelin' the same way too
I wanna rock it wih you girl
You girl, you girl, ooh
Don't stop
'Cause it's so nice I wanna hear the same song twice
It's so nice I wanna hear the same song twice
Nowadays all the songs on the radio, all
All drive me crazy



All comments from YouTube:

@willmerritt3154

i sing this song to my daughters at night when i put them to bed. much love to bradley and the whole sublime crew.

@caelyjohnson9897

Will Merritt my mom did the same shit to me!!

@bobbynugget1758

my dad just blasted sublime to me and my brother on the way to daycare

@curtispeterson2820

I want your moms😂

@edwardfetner2513

Hope your family is doing well mister!!

@jasongraham4425

That's awesome

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@jasonpartsch6818

I always listen to this song twice.

@johnnyvandeusen

A different version of the same song came on my Playlist and I immediately turned it off, played this, and said this is the ONLY song I'll listen to twice

@MaryJones-fk2mq

That's a good one lol

@Jonahtherealtor

Me too. My kids have all heard this song as a lulliby

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