Wrong Way (2:16)

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Wrong Way” is a song from Sublime’s self-titled third album which fits squarely within the punk rock-inspired third wave ska movement of the 1990s.

The lyrical content of the song refers to the life of a girl, named Annie, who was forced into prostitution by her family of “seven horny brothers” and her “drunk-ass dad.” She is soon rescued from a life of prostitution by the narrator of the song; an ironic twist is added in the lyrical references hinting that the narrator saved her and then regreted mistreating her himself. A video was made starring Bijou Phillips, soon after the band’s lead singer, Bradley Nowell, died. The video also features a cameo by Mike Watt of the bands Minutemen, fIREHOSE, Dos, and many others. Mike Watt was one of the biggest influences on bass player Eric Wilson.

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Annie's twelve years old in two more she'll be a whore
Nobody ever told her it's the wrong way
Don't be afraid with the quickness you get laid
For your family'll get paid

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  • Dylbear

    Give me a fucking skateboard.

    17 Mar 2014 Reply
  • lebe_frei

    It shouldn't matter if Rome is good or not; he isn't Sublime. That's as stupid as calling Foo Fighters "Nirvana with Dave"... even worse, this dude was never in Sublime. Sublime is dead, but the music survives.

    13 Mar 2014 Reply
  • badr9002

    Frickin sensored! Notice what word I used.

    2 Dec 2013 Reply
  • cupofcoldtea

    One of my favourite bands. Saw Sublime with Rome in Berkely; it wasn't the same obiously but my god was it good to hear Bradley's music live. R.i.P <3

    11 Aug 2012 Reply
  • M17Rikjames

    Lou Dog!!!

    1 Aug 2012 Reply
  • missidaho

    B you are missed dearly.

    25 Jul 2012 Reply
  • daile

    i used to LOVE this song when i was in middle school. hell, i still love it, even today! such a great track. <3

    26 Jun 2012 Reply
  • GanjaForTheSoul

    That rome dude sucks!Bradley nowell will always be the best!!! R.I.P!!!

    26 Feb 2012 Reply
  • ToddStark

    @BenSimpson87 are you crazy -_- rome is a very good artist so sir good day to you and if you disagree with me just remember im alaways right

    17 Feb 2012 Reply
  • BenSimpson87

    sublime are back to the two below, its just with that stupid rome guy and now the drummer is leaving and they are still going although sadly, bassist is only original member and brad..well it'll never be the same will it

    12 Jan 2012 Reply
  • DrPlumm

    i dont understand the comments about the cheeseburger. Nowhere does it sound anything like hes sings about a cheeseburger.

    12 Jan 2012 Reply
  • deadfairy03

    this song my dad would come home singing from work. i grew up on sublime. I remember him picking me up from school blasting this shit haha r.i.p dad always forever in my heart.

    6 Dec 2011 Reply
  • kespimp

    what makes people think this song is about a cheeseburger? it's about a girl who is down on her luck

    21 Oct 2011 Reply
  • tloring80

    most under rated band of the 90s.

    14 Oct 2011 Reply
  • greendreamz

    goddam teenage prostitutes cant swing a cat without hitting one.errr,whatever dude.......love the song though.

    10 Oct 2011 Reply
  • ericshep

    she has a cheeseburger !

    13 Sep 2011 Reply
  • i_hop

    Drugs are the Wrong Way

    10 Aug 2011 Reply
  • SHWEENERS

    cant happen Brad died

    3 Aug 2011 Reply
  • artdeciara

    Sublime, come back dude.

    25 Jul 2011 Reply
  • fuckyouty1

    Aggressive Inline!

    21 Jun 2011 Reply
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