Listen to Good Charlotte’s “40 oz. Dream”

Middle school me is jumping up and down right now. Good Charlotte has reunited and announced their sixth album Youth Authority, and is set to tour this year! They just finished supporting All Time Low on their Back to the Future Hearts tour in the UK and Ireland in February.

“40 oz. Dream” is their latest single and it references when the group was on MTV before all of the reality shows and modern music took over. I must admit that I can see where they’re coming from. I too am nostalgic for a time when Top 40 music, at least in pop and rock, was instrument and voice focused instead of electronically altered and when rap was in a pure, poetic state without incorporating other genres into itself. It’s also about missing the rock lifestyle, and how everything has changed since they first emerged in the late 90s post-grunge scene in Maryland.

This summer, they will be at Warped Tour joined by Sum-41, Yellowcard, Less than Jake, and New Found Glory. Keep up to date and check out their tour dates here!

Lyrics:

Woke up this morning with the strangest feeling
I had a nightmare, but I wasn’t dreaming
I ran outside to see, it’s not 2003
Turned on the radio, it’s so confusing
Rappers were singing and rockers DJ’ing
There’s no guitars on the songs that they’re playing
I called my shrink to see if I was healthy
I called my mom and she was taking selfies

Grew up on MTV When they had Eazy-E
In California yeah they still knew how to throw a party
When it was Gin & Juice and we had Dre and Snoop
In California yeah they still knew how to throw a party

Oh, oh oh last night I had a 40 ounce
Oh, oh oh last night I had a 40 ounce dream

 Now all the punk rockers are over 40
They’re coaching little league and reading stories
When did the neighborhood ever sound so good
Looked on the corner and there’s no more junkies

More girls and more grunge and bottles and more fun
Needles and squatters pissed off at their fathers
I can’t believe it man, it’s all so boring
Went down to Gilman yeah the cops were snoring

Grew up on MTV when they had Eazy-E
In California yeah They still knew how to throw a party
When it was Gin & Juice and we had Dre and Snoop
In California yeah They still knew how to throw a party

Oh, oh oh last night I had a 40 ounce
Oh, oh oh last night I had a 40 ounce dream

Grew up on MTV when they had Eazy-E
In California yeah they still knew how to throw a party
When it was gin & juice and we had Dre and Snoop
In California yeah they still knew how to throw a party

Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah we still know how to throw a party
Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah we still know how to throw a party

Oh, oh oh last night I had a 40 ounce
Oh, oh oh last night I had a 40 ounce
Oh, oh oh last night I had a 40 ounce dream

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