Nitro
The Offspring Lyrics


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Our generation sees the world
Not the same as before
We might as well just throw it all
And live like there's no tomorrow

Ooh, there's no tomorrow
Ooh, there's no tomorrow
We are the ones who are living
Under the gun every day
You might be gone before you know
So live like there's no tomorrow

(Ain't gonna waste this life) there's no tomorrow
(I'm gonna live it for me) there's no tomorrow
(Ain't gonna waste this life) there's no tomorrow
(I'm gonna live it for me)

Hey, believe it
Official view of the world has changed
A whole new way
Live fast 'cause if you don't take it
You'll never make it

So if you understand me
And if you feel the same
Then you will know what nitro means
You'll live like there's no tomorrow

(Ain't gonna waste this life) there's no tomorrow
(I'm gonna live it for me) there's no tomorrow




(Ain't gonna waste this life) there's no tomorrow
(I'm gonna live it for me) there's no tomorrow

Overall Meaning

The Offspring's "Nitro" is a powerful anthem that speaks to our generation's mindset. The band acknowledges that our world is no longer the same as before, and in many ways, the future seems uncertain. They suggest that it might be worthwhile to throw it all away and live life as if there's no tomorrow because no one knows what may happen in the future. The lyrics call on listeners to make the most of each day and live life to the fullest, without wasting time or letting fear hold them back.


The song also references living under the gun every day, which could be interpreted as the constant stress and pressure people feel to succeed and meet society's expectations. The lyrics suggest that we should be aware of our mortality and that we might not have as much time as we think. Therefore, it's crucial to take risks and live a life with passion and intensity. Furthermore, the song emphasizes living life on one's terms and not being defined by others' expectations or standards.


Line by Line Meaning

Our generation sees the world
The current generation perceives the world differently


Not the same as before
It's no longer similar to how it used to be


We might as well just throw it all
We could give up on everything


And live like there's no tomorrow
And live as if every day is the last day of our lives


We are the ones
We are the people responsible for our lives


Who are living under the gun every day
Who always face danger and risks every day


You might be gone before you know
You could die suddenly without any warning


So live like there's no tomorrow
So live every day like it's your last day on earth


Ain't gonna waste this live
I will not waste my life


The official view of the world has changed
The society's perspective towards the world has changed


In a whole new way
It has changed entirely


Live fast cause if you don't take it
Live your life rapidly because if you don't seize the opportunity,


You'll never make it
you'll never achieve anything in life


So if you understand me
Therefore, if you comprehend my message


And if you feel the same
And if you have the same feelings


Then you will know what nitro means
Then you will understand the significance of nitro


You'll live like there's no tomorrow
You'll live without any regard for the future


Ain't gonna waste this live
I'm not going to waste this life


There's no tomorrow
There's no guarantee that there will be a future


You ain't gonna live it for me
You can't live my life for me




Lyrics © O/B/O APRA AMCOS
Written by: Dexter Holland, Greg Kriesel, Kevin Wasserman, Ron Welty

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