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On this weeks “A Look at the Lyrics” we give you an inside view to the meaning behind FUBAR – Junk We are usually a funky reggae rock/ ska punk band but this particular song is loud, fast and about as punk rock as it gets. It’s easily our heaviest song by far and starts with a slamming fast drum beat and a shredding guitar solo! The song itself is about heroin and the current...
Reina Peli3 weeks ago746 min

On this weeks “A Look at the Lyrics” we give you an inside view to the meaning behind FUBAR – Junk

We are usually a funky reggae rock/ ska punk band but this particular song is loud, fast and about as punk rock as it gets. It’s easily our heaviest song by far and starts with a slamming fast drum beat and a shredding guitar solo!

The song itself is about heroin and the current opioid crisis that’s affecting so many people all across the world. The lyrics to the verses are kind of a collection of different things I’ve seen and heard of through friends, family and acquaintances that happened to addicts. The song kind of shadows an addict and takes you through the process one line at a time. The hook of the song is repetitive but meaningful, calling on the addictive qualities of heroin and other opiates and how once you shoot it up it’s pretty difficult to get off of it.

Luckily, several of the people that made up the inspiration for this song made it out alive and continue to help others do the same!

FUBAR – Junk

Shoot it up, shoot it up, shoot it up now
Put it down, put it down, put it down now
Pick it up, pick it up, pick it up again
All my friends wanna go for a spin

Shoot it up, shoot it up, shoot it up now
Put it down, put it down, put it down now
Pick it up, pick it up, pick it up again
All my friends wanna go for a spin

Can’t stay and chat cause he’s on a fucking mission man
Gotta get that shit, gotta get in his position man
Gonna take your stuff, take that scrap to the yard
Just so he can get a little junk for his arm
He’s standing in the line, yeah, he’s waiting at the clinic now
You know the drill, he’d been at it for a while now
He’ll cheek the meds but as soon as he leaves
He wants to get that needle and roll up his sleeve

Shoot it up, shoot it up, shoot it up now
Put it down, put it down, put it down now
Pick it up, pick it up, pick it up again
All my friends wanna go for a spin

Shoot it up, shoot it up, shoot it up now
Put it down, put it down, put it down now
Pick it up, pick it up, pick it up again
All my friends wanna go for a spin

Can’t stick around cause he’s gotta see man soon
And when he does he’s headed straight for the spoon
After that the he’s back home to stock up
Then he’ll take your things straight to the pawn shop
Outta rehab he’s been clean for a year now
He’s finally done living without fear now
His friend died he went straight to man again
Another year gone another bag in his hand

-Jake Hursh from FUBAR

FUBAR – Original Rock/Reggae since 2011

* New Album ‘The Hunt for Inspiration’ available 10/13/18 anywhere you listen to music!

Reina Peli

Reina is a photographer for First Angel Media, is the official Rock For Life Concert Series photographer and dabbles in graphic design. When she's not out at a local show you can find her at home with her family and three dogs Curlie, Peso and Scarlet.

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