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Encyclopedia > Come Out and Play (song)
“Come Out and Play”
“Come Out and Play” cover
Single by The Offspring
from the album Smash
Released 1994
Format Vinyl and CD
Recorded 1994
Genre Punk rock
Length 03:17
Label Epitaph
Writer(s) Dexter Holland
Producer Thom Wilson
The Offspring singles chronology
"Blackball" / "I'll Be Waiting"
(1987)
"Come Out and Play (Keep 'Em Separated)"
(1994)
"Self Esteem"
(1994)

"Come Out and Play (Keep 'Em Separated)" is a song by California punk rock band the Offspring. It was released in 1994 and was the first single from their third album Smash. This song is considered to be their breakthrough song, as it received widespread radio play. The first part of the song's title, "Come Out and Play", is believed to be a reference to a line in the movie The Warriors. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... For other uses, see Offspring (disambiguation). ... Singles from Smash Released: 1994 Released: 1994 Released: 1995 For the electronic music album, see Smash (Jackson and His Computer Band album). ... See also: 1994 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1994 Record labels established in 1994 // January 29 - The Supremes Mary Wilson is injured when her jeep hits a freeway median and flips over just outside of Los Angeles, California. ... A gramophone record, (also phonograph record - often simply record) is an analog sound recording medium: a flat disc rotating at a constant angular velocity, with inscribed spiral grooves in which a stylus or needle rides. ... CD may stand for: Compact Disc Canadian Forces Decoration Cash Dispenser (at least used in Japan) CD LPMud Driver Centrum-Demokraterne (Centre Democrats of Denmark) Certificate of Deposit České Dráhy (Czech Railways) Chad (NATO country code) Chalmers Datorförening (computer club of the Chalmers University of Technology) a 1960s... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... In the music industry, a record label can be a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Epitaph Records is a Hollywood, California based record label owned by Bad Religion guitarist Brett Gurewitz. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... Bryan Keith Dexter Holland (born December 29, 1965)[1] is the singer and rhythm guitarist for the Californian punk rock band The Offspring and the owner of the independent record label Nitro Records. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Thom Wilson is an American record producer, most famous for his producing The Offsprings third studio album Smash. ... For other uses, see Offspring (disambiguation). ... Blackball was the first single to be released by The Offspring and can be found on their self-titled album. ... Ill Be Waiting is part of a double A-Side single by The Offspring, and is their first commercial release. ... For the psychological term, see Self-esteem. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... For other uses, see Offspring (disambiguation). ... See also: 1994 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1994 Record labels established in 1994 // January 29 - The Supremes Mary Wilson is injured when her jeep hits a freeway median and flips over just outside of Los Angeles, California. ... Singles from Smash Released: 1994 Released: 1994 Released: 1995 For the electronic music album, see Smash (Jackson and His Computer Band album). ... The Warriors is a cult classic 1979 film directed by Walter Hill and based on the 1965 novel by Sol Yurick. ...


This song was the only Offspring song to reach the number 1 position on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, until "Hit That" (from Splinter). The Mainstream Rock Tracks chart is a ranking in Billboard magazine of the most-played songs on mainstream rock radio stations, a category that includes stations that play primarily rock music but are not modern rock (that is, alternative) stations, which are counted in the Modern Rock Tracks chart. ... Hit That was the first single from The Offsprings 2003 album Splinter. ... Splinter is the seventh studio album by The Offspring, released on December 9, 2003. ...

Contents

Track listing

  1. "Come Out and Play"
  2. "Session"
  3. "Come Out and Play" (Acoustic Version)

Meaning and composition

The song discusses the issue of the gun and gang violence in the context of a school campus. The lyrics proclaim, "Your never ending spree of death and violence and hate is going to tie your own rope."


The song's instrumental version is well-known for a guitar solo which sounds like a sitar. Diagram of some sitar parts. ...


Alternate versions

  • The Offspring themselves made a middle-eastern styled instrumental version of the song. It can be heard at the end of Smash and on the single for "Come Out and Play".
  • Four parodies of the song were made. "Keep her penetrated" by Blowfly, "Come Out and Pray" by ApologetiX, Wrong Foot Amputated by Bob Rivers (often mistakenly credited to "Weird Al" Yankovic), and Laundry Day which actually is by Weird Al and was written for his Bad Hair Day tour. The song is officially unreleased, however several recordings from live concerts have surfaced. The song was referred to in the X-Files episode, "Little Green Men".

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In pop culture

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Chart positions

Year Chart Position
1994 Modern Rock Tracks (US) No. 1
1994 Mainstream Rock Tracks (US) No. 10
1994 Official Swedish Singles Charts No. 23

External links

Preceded by
"Fall Down" by Toad the Wet Sprocket
Billboard Modern Rock Tracks number-one single
July 30, 1994 - August 6, 1994
Succeeded by
"Einstein on the Beach (For an Eggman)" by Counting Crows
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See also: 1994 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1994 Record labels established in 1994 // January 29 - The Supremes Mary Wilson is injured when her jeep hits a freeway median and flips over just outside of Los Angeles, California. ... Einstein on the Beach (For An Eggman) is a song recorded by Counting Crows. ... Counting Crows is a rock band originating from Berkeley, California. ... For other uses, see Offspring (disambiguation). ... Bryan Keith Dexter Holland (born December 29, 1965)[1] is the singer and rhythm guitarist for the Californian punk rock band The Offspring and the owner of the independent record label Nitro Records. ... Kevin Noodles Wasserman (born February 4, 1963 in Los Angeles, California) is the lead guitarist and backup vocalist for The Offspring. ... Greg Kriesel (born Gregory David Kriesel, January 20, 1965, Glendale, California) is an American bass guitarist and backing vocalist for the punk band, The Offspring. ... Pete Parada (pronounced puh-rah-dah) is an American punk rock musician. ... Ron Welty (February 1, 1971) was the drummer for the American punk rock band The Offspring from 1987 (though Dexter Holland said in an interview that it was 1986) through 2003. ... Adam Atom Willard (born August 15, 1973), is the current drummer of the bands Angels and Airwaves and The Special Goodness. ... James Frederick Lilja was the former drummer of the punk rock band The Offspring between 1984 and 1987. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... The Offspring is the debut album by The Offspring. ... Ignition is the second album released by The Offspring on October 16, 1992. ... Singles from Smash Released: 1994 Released: 1994 Released: 1995 For the electronic music album, see Smash (Jackson and His Computer Band album). ... Ixnay on the Hombre is the 4th album by the American punk rock band The Offspring, released on February 4, 1997. ... Singles from Americana Released: 1998 Released: 1999 Released: 1999 Released: 1999 Americana is the fifth album by The Offspring, released on November 17, 1998 (see 1998 in music), and has sold more than 11 million copies worldwide. ... Conspiracy of One is an album released by The Offspring on November 14, 2000. ... Splinter is the seventh studio album by The Offspring, released on December 9, 2003. ... Baghdad was an EP released by The Offspring in 1991. ... A Piece Of Americana is the 3rd EP from Americana Punk Rock band The Offspring. ... The Offspring Complete Music Video Collection is an extensive DVD (also released on UMD) by The Offspring. ... Blackball was the first single to be released by The Offspring and can be found on their self-titled album. ... Ill Be Waiting is part of a double A-Side single by The Offspring, and is their first commercial release. ... For the psychological term, see Self-esteem. ... Gotta Get Away was the third single from The Offsprings breakthrough album Smash. It is centered around the paranoia of the main character of the song. ... Kick Him When Hes Down is the only single from The Offsprings second album, Ignition. ... Smash It Up (Part I & II) is a song released by the British punk rock band The Damned. ... All I Want was the first single off of The Offsprings 1997 album Ixnay On The Hombre. ... Gone Away is a song by The Offspring, from the 1997 album Ixnay on the Hombre. ... The Meaning of Life is a song by The Offspring from their 1997 album Ixnay on the Hombre. ... I Choose was the second single from The Offsprings fourth album, Ixnay on the Hombre. ... Alternate covers Alternate CD single cover Pretty Fly (for a White Guy) is a single, released by The Offspring, from their 1998 album Americana. ... Why Dont You Get A Job? was the second single from The Offsprings Americana. ... Alternate Cover Import CD Cover The Kids Arent Alright is the third single from The Offsprings album Americana. ... Shes Got Issues was the fourth and final single from The Offsprings Americana. ... Original Prankster was the first single from The Offsprings 2000 album Conspiracy Of One. ... Want You Bad was the second single from The Offsprings Conspiracy of One album. ... Million Miles Away is the third single from The Offsprings album Conspiracy of One. ... Defy You is a popular song by punk/alternative band, The Offspring. ... Hit That was the first single from The Offsprings 2003 album Splinter. ... It is proposed that this article be deleted, because of the following concern: Merge with existing article Splinter (album) If you can address this concern by improving, copyediting, sourcing, renaming or merging the page, please edit this page and do so. ... Splinter is an album released by The Offspring on December 9, 2003. ... Cant Repeat is an single by The Offspring. ... This is a listing of concert tours by the American punk band The Offspring. ... The Smash Tour was punk rock band The Offsprings concert tour to promote their third album Smash, which lasted only two years, making it the first time they would tour that long. ... Warped Tour 2005 was a touring music and extreme sports festival. ... The discography for the American punk rock band The Offspring. ... Epitaph Records is a Hollywood, California based record label owned by Bad Religion guitarist Brett Gurewitz. ... Official logo of Nitro Records. ... Columbia Records is the oldest brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888, and was the first record company to produce pre-recorded records as opposed to blank cylinders. ... The California punk scene is a regional punk music scene that started in the late 1970s and still exists today. ... Angels & Airwaves is an alternative rock group fronted by former Blink-182 and Box Car Racer guitarist/vocalist Tom DeLonge. ... face to face was a punk band from Victorville, California. ... Saves the Day is an indie rock band that was formed in 1997 in Princeton, New Jersey. ... Steady Ground is a rock group best known for having former The Offspring drummer Ron Welty in its lineup. ...

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ROCKZONE.COM: CD Reviews: Offspring -Smash (1561 words)
The song that put the Offspring on the map and Smash into millions of homes, Come Out and Play is also one of the best songs on the albums, no matter how overplayed it was.
Come Out Play moves at a nice pace with raw, purposefully monotonous lyrics.
While Come Out and Play isn't the best song on the album, it's definitely one of the better songs on there, and again showcases the awesome talents of the Offspring.
Come Out And Play by The Offspring Songfacts (305 words)
Come Out And Play by The Offspring Songfacts
This song is about gang and gun violence in schools, and was the breakthrough hit for The Offspring.
This song was written after a trip to the Middle East.
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