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Don't start a band
Nobody really cares
Nobody understands
Don't start a band
You will sign your life away
And then you will be working for the man
Don't start a band
Oh yea yea yea
Your message will get lost
You will be double crossed ... Alright!

And if you think that the joy of playing
Will keep you going through the years
Wait till you're poor and frustrated
And the fun just disappears
Nobody cares what you have to say
And no one's gonna listen anyway
Rock and roll will bring you down
And it will kick you while you're on the ground

Don't start a band
Don't even try you will regret it yea
Don't start a band
You will be so disappointed
That it was nothing like you planned
Don't start a band
Oh yea yea yea
So just give up now
I'll show you how

Don't start a band
Don't start a band
Don't start a band
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Don't Start a Band Lyrics

Don't start a band
Nobody wants to hear
Nobody understands
Don't start a band
You'll be so disappointed
That it was nothing like you planned
Don't start a band
Oh yea yea yea

I hate to ruin the magic
I hate to kill the dream
But once you've been behind the scenes
Well you'll know just what I mean

You might think that's its cool to get up on the stage
And play rock and roll with your heart and soul
But no one shows up and your songs all suck
And there's no applause and no flying bras
No girls will scream for you
And no ones gonna sing along with you

Don't start a band
Nobody wants to hear
Nobody understands
Don't start a band
You will be so damn terrible
They'll all think your shitty and you're bland
Don't start a band
Oh yea yea yea
'Cause you wont get paid
And you won't get laid ... Yeah yeah

And even if you make it
All the way to MTV
I don't think you could take it
All the bullshit and the greed
Everyone is so fake when they shake you hand
And they kiss your ass 'cause they're makin' cash
And the business end will turn every friend
To an enemy oh you will see
They'll turn their backs and they'll be gone
Faster than can say "What did I do wrong?"

Don't start a band
Nobody really cares
Nobody understands
Don't start a band
You will sign your life away
And then you will be working for the man
Don't start a band
Oh yea yea yea
Your message will get lost
You will be double crossed ... Alright!

And if you think that the joy of playing
Will keep you going through the years
Wait till you're poor and frustrated
And the fun just disappears
Nobody cares what you have to say
And no one's gonna listen anyway
Rock and roll will bring you down
And it will kick you while you're on the ground

Don't start a band
Don't even try you will regret it yea
Don't start a band
You will be so disappointed
That it was nothing like you planned
Don't start a band
Oh yea yea yea
So just give up now
I'll show you how

Don't start a band
Don't start a band
Don't start a band
Don't start a band

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Reel Big Fish ("RBF") is a ska punk band from Huntington Beach, California, United States who broke into the mainstream in the mid to late 1990s, formed in 1992.

Their debut album, "Everything Sucks" (1995), was an underground hit and led to a deal with Mojo Records (see also Mojo), an indie label. "Turn the Radio Off" (1996) established the band in the underground music scene, and they began touring throughout the USA. After the single "Sell Out" began breaking into the mainstream, including MTV, the album made an appearance on the charts. The ska revival was short-lived, however, and "Why Do They Rock So Hard?" (1998) did not lead the group to the mainstream.

Reel Big Fish released "Cheer Up" (2002) which began a movement into harder rock and pop sounds, with much less ska than the previous albums. The song "Where Have You Been?" was aimed at a wider audience, trying to drop the less popular ska sound, but was met with little mainstream success, despite the video. Their second most recent studio album was "We're Not Happy Until You're Not Happy" (2005).

They recently released "Our Live Album is Better Than Your Live Album" (2006) which includes 2 discs worth or their own tunes and a few covers of popular songs along with a DVD. They have worked on the soundtrack to BASEketball, which included a cover of A-Ha's Take On Me.

In 2006, they split from Jive records, who produced a "Best of" album against the will of the band, who could not prevent the release. The band has made a campaign to try and stop people buying the album.

Their latest album, "Monkeys For Nothing and the Chimps For Free" (2007) includes some songs that were previously recorded and released on other albums.

In 2009, they released "Fame, Fortune, and Fornication" an album composed of covers of older songs, including "Won't Back Down" by Tom Petty, and "Nothin' But a Good Time" by Poison.

Current members:

Aaron Barrett - guitar, lead vocals (1992–present)
Dan Regan - trombone, backing vocals (1994–present)
John Christianson - trumpet, backing vocals (2004–present)
Ryland Steen - drums (2005–present)
Derek Gibbs - bass guitar (2007–present)

Past members:

Ben Guzman - vocals (1992–1994)
Zach Gilltrap - keyboards/synthesizers (1992–1994)
Lisa Smith - guitar (1992–1994)
Eric Vismantes - trumpet (1994)
Stephan Reed - saxophone (1994)
Robert Quimby - trombone (1994–1995)
Adam Polakoff - saxophone (1994–1995)
Grant Barry - trombone (1995–1998)
Andrew Gonzales - drums (1992–1998)
Tavis Werts - trumpet (1994–2001)
Carlos de la Garza - drums (1999–2003)
Tyler Jones - trumpet (2001–2004)
Justin Ferreira - drums (2003–2005)
Matt Wong - bass, backing vocals (1992–2007)
Scott Klopfenstein - trumpet, guitar, keyboards, backing vocals (1995–2011) Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

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