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Sublime

Wrong Way

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“Wrong Way” is a 1997 single from Sublime’s 1996 self-titled third album that fits squarely within the punk rock-inspired third wave ska movement of the 1990s. The song spent 26 weeks on Billboard’s Alternative Songs chart, peaking at number 3. 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 regretted 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... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ It's the wrong way ... I gave her all that I had to give ... It was the wrong way

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