American rock songs have morphed from “Let the Good Times Roll,” Shirley and Lee’s 1956 ode to fun, to The Offspring’s top 10 Alternative hit, “Let the Bad Times Roll.”

Oh, baby, let the bad times roll
Machiavelli flow (Oh-oh-oh-oh)
Hey, Lincoln, how does your grave roll? (Oh, oh-oh-oh-oh)
Take what’s right and make it wrong
Make it up as I go along
Let me know when you decide
Apathy or suicide

Why so dark?  The Offspring lead vocalist and guitarist Bryan “Dexter” Holland,  explains:

“I feel like we’re in a unique period in history where instead of our world leaders saying ‘We’re doing our best,’ its more like they’re saying ‘fuck it’ and it’s really scary.”

Formed in 1986, The Offspring, an American band, is one of the best selling punk bands in history, having sold over 40 million records worldwide.