Doin' Time
Sublime Lyrics


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Summertime and the livin's easy
Bradley's on the microphone with Ras M.G.
All the people in the dance will agree
That we're well qualified to represent the LBC
Me, and me and Louie run to the party
Dance to the rhythm it gets harder

Me and my girl got this relationship
I love her so bad, but she treats me like sh
On lock down like a penitentiary
She spreads her loving' all over and when she gets home
There's none left for me

Summertime and the livin's easy
Bradley's on the microphone with Ras M.G.
All the people in the dance will agree
That we're well qualified to represent the LBC
Me, and me and Louie run to the party
Dance to the rhythm it gets harder

Oh take this veil from off my eyes
My burning sun will someday rise
What am I gonna be doing' for a while?
Said I'm gonna play with myself
Show them now we've come off the shelf

Summertime and the livin's easy
Bradley's on the microphone with Ras M.G.
All the people in the dance will agree
That we're well qualified to represent the LBC
Me, and me and Louie run to the party
Dance to the rhythm it gets harder

Evil, I've come to tell you that she's evil, most definitely
Evil, ornery, scandalous and evil, most definitely
The tension, it's getting hotter
I'd like to hold her head underwater
Oh

Me and my girl
We got a relationship
Me and my girl
We got a relationship
My girl
We got a relationship, oh
And my girl
Take a tip
Take a tip
Take a tip from me

Bradley's on the microphone with Ras M.G.
All the people in the dance will agree
That we're well qualified to represent the LBC
Me, la la, Louie want everybody
Run to the rhythm it gets harder





Summertime and the livin's easy

Overall Meaning

“Doin’ Time” is a song by American ska punk band Sublime, featured on their self-titled third album released in 1996. The song is a cover of George Gershwin’s classic “Summertime”, with additional lyrics and music in a hip-hop and reggae style. The lyrics describe the lazy days of summer while the lead singer, Bradley Nowell, deals with relationship issues.


The opening verse sets the scene with the summertime atmosphere and introduces the two singers: Bradley and Ras M.G. Brad describes how he enjoys partying with his friends in the summer. He and his friends, Louie and whoever else, go to parties and dance to the music. This is the laid-back and carefree vibe of “Doin’ Time”. In the second verse, you hear the story of Brad’s complicated relationship. He loves his girl, but it seems she has cheated on him. She gives her love to others and comes home with none left for Brad. Throughout the song, the chorus repeats, reminding us that it's summertime and they're ready to party.


The third verse adds more depth to the song with Brad expressing some sadder feelings. He sings “Take this veil from off my eyes, my burning sun will someday rise”. These lines hint at his hope for the future, believing that the summer and his happiness will return. He goes on to say “what am I going to be doing’ for a while? Said I’m gonna play with myself, show them now we’ve come off the shelf”. He seems to be feeling low, but he decides to focus on playing music and making a comeback.


Overall, “Doin’ Time” is a perfect example of the Sublime genre. It features a catchy melody, relatable lyrics, and it’s fun to dance along to. The song has a real sense of personality, which is synonymous with the music of Sublime.


Line by Line Meaning

Summertime and the livin's easy
It is summertime and everything is great.


Bradley's on the microphone with Ras M.G.
The song is being sung by Bradley and Ras M.G.


All the people in the dance will agree That we're well qualified to represent the LBC Me, and me and Louie run to the party Dance to the rhythm it gets harder
Everyone who hears the song will know that they are representing LBC. The singer and his friends run to the party and dance to the beat which keeps getting faster and harder.


Me and my girl got this relationship I love her so bad, but she treats me like sh On lock down like a penitentiary She spreads her loving' all over and when she gets home There's none left for me
The singer and his girlfriend are in a relationship, but she doesn't treat him well. She spends her love on others and when she comes home, there's none left for him.


Oh take this veil from off my eyes My burning sun will someday rise What am I gonna be doing' for a while? Said I'm gonna play with myself Show them now we've come off the shelf
The singer wants to see the truth about his girlfriend and hopes that he will eventually find someone who will love him. He plans to amuse himself and show that he is still capable of doing so.


Evil, I've come to tell you that she's evil, most definitely Evil, ornery, scandalous and evil, most definitely The tension, it's getting hotter I'd like to hold her head underwater Oh
The singer thinks that his girlfriend is evil and he wants to punish her. The tension between them is rising and he wants to hurt her badly.


Me and my girl We got a relationship Me and my girl We got a relationship My girl We got a relationship, oh And my girl Take a tip Take a tip Take a tip from me
The singer repeats that he is in a relationship with his girlfriend and advises everyone to take a lesson from what he is going through.


Me, la la, Louie want everybody Run to the rhythm it gets harder
The singer and his friend Louie want everyone to run to the beat which is getting faster and harder.


Summertime and the livin's easy
The song concludes by repeating that it is summertime and everything is great.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Peermusic Publishing
Written by: Rick Rubin, Adam Horowitz, Adam Yauch, George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Bradley Nowell, Marshall Goodman, Dubois Hayward, Dorothy Hayward

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@gabrielvictorino612

Summertime and the livin's easy
Bradley's on the microphone with Ras M. G
All people in the dance will agree
That we're well qualified to represent the L.B. c
G, me and Louie, we all run to the party
And dance to the rhythm, it gets harder

Me and my girl, we got this relationship
I love her so bad, but she treats me like shit
On lock down like a penitentiary
She spreads her lovin' all over
And when she gets home, there's none left for me

Summertime and the livin's easy
Bradley's on the microphone with Ras M. G
All people in the dance will agree
That we're well qualified to represent the L.B. c
G, me and Louie, we go run to the party
Dance to the rhythm, it gets harder

Oh, take this veil from off my eyes
My burning Sun will some day rise What am
I gonna be doin' for a while?
Say, I'm gonna play with myself
Show them, now we've come off the shelf, so what?

Summertime, the livin's easy
Bradley's on the microphone with Ras M. G
All people in the dance will agree
That we're well qualified to represent the L.B. c
G, me and Louie, run to the party
And dance to the rhythm, it gets harder

Evil, come to tell you that she's evil, most definitely
Evil, ornery, scandalous and evil, most definitely
The tension is getting hotter
I'd like to hold her head underwater

Me and my girl, we got a relationship
Me and my girl, we got a relationship
My girl, we got a relationship
Oh, me and my girl, we got a

Take a tip, take a tip, take a ti-ti-tip from me

Bradley's on the microphone with Ras M. G
All people in the dance will agree
That we're well qualified to represent the L.B. c
G, la la Louie, well everybody run to the rhythm, it gets harder

Summertime, the livin's easy



@elizabetidesouza4506

["Doin' Time" Lyrics with Sublime]

[Chorus]
Summertime, and the livin's easy
Bradley's on the microphone with Ras M.G.​
All people in the dance will agree
That we're well-qualified to represent the L.B.C.​
And me and Louie, we gon' run to the party
Dance to the rhythm, it gets harder
(And we can do it like this, in the place to be)

[Verse 1]
Me and my girl, we got this relationship
I love her so bad, but she treats me like sh…
On lockdown, like a penitentiary
She spreads her lovin' all over
And when she gets home, there's none left for me

[Chorus]
Summertime, and the livin's easy
Bradley's on the microphone with Ras M.G.​
All people in the dance will agree
That we're well-qualified to represent the L.B.C.​
Me, me and Louie, we gon' run to the party
Dance to the rhythm, it gets harder
(And we can do it like this, in the place to be)

[Verse 2]
Oh, take this veil from off my eyes
My burning sun will, some day, rise
So, what am I gonna be doin' for a while?
Said, I'm gonna play with myself
Show them, now, we've come off the shelf

So what?

[Chorus]
Summertime, and the livin's easy
Bradley's on the microphone with Ras M.G.​
All people in the dance will agree
That we're well-qualified to represent the L.B.C.​
Me and Louie, run to the party
Dance to the rhythm, it gets harder
(And we can do it like this, in the place to be)

[Verse 3]
Evil, I've come to tell you that she's evil, most definitely
Evil, ornery, scandalous and evil, most definitely
The tension, it's getting hotter
I'd like to hold her head underwater

[Bridge]
Me and my girl
We've got a relationship
Me and my girl, mmm
We got a relationship, mmm-hmm
My girl
We got a relationship, oh
And my girl
Got a relationship
Take a tip, take a tip
Take a ti-ti-ti-tip from me

[Chorus]
Bradley's on the microphone with Ras M.G.​
All people in the dance will agree
That we're well-qualified to represent the L.B.C.​
Me, la-la-Louie
While everybody run to the rhythm, it gets harder
(And we can do it like this, in the place to be)

Summertime, and the livin's easy



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@nickmf8461

“Evil i come to tell you that she’s evil most definitely” is such a good part. Pronunciation of most definitely is amazing I love it

@elianazuniga6541

Yessssssssss I thought I was the only one obsessed with that part

@Zipzapzooo

Especially when Lana did it

@shaunpreston3654

@@Zipzapzooo no

@AlaniLTD

I love how it goes "I'd like to hold heeer ❤️

head underwater ❤️❤️"

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@ruckusmma

There’s just something about this song that makes everything seem so peaceful

@sassia3247

The sounds 👌😌

@veronicashannon9164

righttt

@yogothecutie6862

Probably the copied first line

@cruciating

@@yogothecutie6862 geniunly curious , copied from where ?

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