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Holy Moly, Look At The Original Lyrics For Smash Mouth's "All Star"

Some BODY once told me that Smash Mouth almost had a different line in the chorus of "All Star" and now my mind is blown.

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OK, so we know the song "All Star" by Smash Mouth, right?

It was once just a song, but now it is a meme.

Here's a bunch of Disney characters singing it, one word at a time.

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WELL. As it turns out, the chorus of "All Star" almost had a very different lyric:

#TBThursday #tbt Original "All Star" Lyrics by: @GregCampMusic

First off, the original lyrics had everything all mixed around:

Can you imagine if the chorus started with, "Hey now, get your game on," instead of, "Hey now, you're an all star?" Insanity. Insanity, I tell you.
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Can you imagine if the chorus started with, "Hey now, get your game on," instead of, "Hey now, you're an all star?" Insanity. Insanity, I tell you.

But more importantly, LOOK AT THE LAST LINE OF THE CHORUS:

The lyric was almost, "Wave bye bye to your soul." Which is creepy, right?

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It's a far cry from an aspirational lyric like "only shooting stars break the mold."

This begs the question: Is Smash Mouth actually the Devil in disguise, here on Earth to steal our immortal souls?

No, it's probably just a commentary on selling out for fame or something.

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Then again, it did lead to this so who knows?

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