Big Wreck - The Oaf Lyrics




Who'd you drag around my door
If I keep it cracked they won't be there no more
And who'd you leave along the way
Leave 'em there and don't come back today
Now who's the one that treats you right
Yeah, leave 'em there and don't come back to fight
Now who's the lad that wants to be
It never was and it just can't be me

My luck is wasted
I'm on the run somewhere
My luck is wasted
I'm on the run somewhere

Throw the rocks and break the glass
I'll get down on my knees and kiss your ass
Cause you're the one that be in my dreams
It never was and isn't what it seems

My luck is wasted
I'm on the run somewhere
My luck is wasted
I'm on the run somewhere

Now who's the dragon at my door
I shot it now, it don't come back no more

Gonna fire up someday
My luck is wasted
I'm on the run somewhere
Feel my hand wrapped around
My luck is wasted
I'm on the run somewhere





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  1. Haxwell Eddison

    2:24 my cell phone ring tone.

  2. Codie Gentles

    Rest in peace Brian wish you were still around

  3. String Rock

    Ian got what he wanted. He just didn't ask 4 much. He'd rather have 50 true fans than 50,000 so called fans. Its the way he is. I really miss Chris Cornel but Damm if he doesn't have the edge on him.

    Just saying 2.

    String.

  4. Nerds united brian frumps

    U can tell this is canadian

  5. LIMB SNAPPER

    My bad that was thornley I fucked up....must have been the budnotsoweiser!

  6. LIMB SNAPPER

    My fault for buying but don't worry just snapped the disc and case in pieces....enjoy your big wreck,I'm out!

  7. LIMB SNAPPER

    Fuckin depressing album,pure shit!

  8. Ethan Dibert

    I am so glad I found this song. I remember when I was really young and listened to this song in the back of my dads old truck with the speakers blaring. Good memories.

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  9. Tony Giusto

    Most underrated Rock band of all time. Even to this day these guys are putting out fantastic music and don't get the credit they deserve. Ian Thornley is a living Guitar God.

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  10. FWAKWAKKA

    pretty FUCKED up for you to censor that opening riff. i adore that riff. double its length it when you come to YPG or riot. :(

  11. Johanna Pemberton-Smith

    Such a great, talented band. Ian is smoking hot!

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  12. Chris Gerard

    God bless the internet. I remember really liking this song when I heard it on the alternative rock station in Pittsburgh back in the late 90s. But never really heard from this band again. Never saw the video. Decided to randomly google it.

  13. Rob A

    I see a ton of Matt Dillion in this young Ian here ..

  14. Connor McDavid

    Saw BW once in Grande Prairie, AB and the concert setup had chairs on the floor! Lol! I was asked to sit down by the staff and Ian Thornley saw this and said for everyone to pickup and pass the chairs to the back. Everyone did this, it was fricking awesome and hilarious! The staff were pissed off and Ian said “there, now this is a fucking rock concert!” and the place blew up 🤟

  15. Phil Robertson

    This guy/band should be huge.. I love his music and it's just so kick ass

  16. Colin McMahon

    When we get back from Not there anymore, I'll open letters telling me off for still dropping the dead wood.


    Mikey back there can Virus it up with her little horse.

    ; )
    Read a good book. It takes seconds.

  17. Colin McMahon

    Su
    Suck my clock. Pro-to- Go.

  18. Kyle Clements

    I've seen these guys at least a dozen times. One of the best live bands of all time.

  19. Jason Smith

    seeing these guys in a month PUMPED

  20. Nick A

    Miss you so much Bri, love you forever man❤

  21. sylvia aleck

    Will always be my fav band.

  22. Jody Bressler

    One of my favorites..RIP Brian. Great talent- excellent CD.💔

  23. Platinum Dragon Productions

    I didn't even realize there was a video for this... :-D

  24. Drums and Trains

    I saw them open up for dream theater in 1997 and loved them. So sorry to hear about the passing of Brian Doherty. R.I.P. guy.

  25. Tre Buchet

    Is that a young Jonathan Toews on bass??

  26. Voodoo

    I had the pleasure of seeing Ian in S'toon years ago, and DAMN he and his band were amazing!! I nearly died from happiness when he did his solo riff from this song. ESPECIALLY when he kept going with it!!! seemed like 10 minutes but it prob wasnt that long. (I was just melted into it thats all).

  27. Dean the Machine

    God this song SUCKS!

  28. Osiris

    "The Oaf" and "Inhale" were the first two Big Wreck songs I ever heard, way back when.. 2001? That was it, and only recently did I discover they were more than that (sheesh). Now jumped to one of m all-time favorite groups... right at the top at the moment. Can't stop listening.

    @IanT, please take good care of yourself... we need you around for a long time.

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  29. brecovers

    I still love this band

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  30. digitalwerker

    🤘❤️

  31. MoparMan71

    Reminds me of Big Sugar/Gordie Johnson! Love it! 2019! Yeah c'mon!

  32. JTA

    Brings many memories from 20+ years ago.......Wtf, wow that went by to fast.

    douglas furlong

    haha--time is a scary thing..I remember hanging at the horsehoe hearing these guys,,top notch musicions!

  33. J P

    🎼🎧🎼

  34. tractorback76

    Some reason the upload isn't super loud? I've got the thing up full blast and it's not doing it for me

  35. A Wedo

    Can I just say that Ian is looking quite handsome in this video!! 😍

  36. Nate

    Lyrics:
    Who'd you drag around my door if I
    Keep it cracked they won't be here no more
    Who'd you leave along the way
    Leave 'em there don't come back today
    Now who's the one who treats you right
    Yeah leave him there don't come back to fight
    Now who's the lad who wants to be
    It never was and it just can't be me
    My luck is wasted
    I'm on the run somewhere
    My luck is wasted
    I'm on the run somewhere
    Throw the rocks and break the glass
    I'll get down on my knees and kiss your ass
    'Cause you're the one to be in my dreams
    It never was It isn't what it seems
    My luck is wasted
    I'm on the run somewhere
    My luck is wasted
    I'm on the run somewhere
    Now who's the dragon at my door
    Well I shot it now, it don't come back no more
    Gonna fire up someday
    My luck is wasted
    I'm on the run somewhere
    Feel my hand wrapped around
    My luck is wasted
    I'm on the run somewhere

  37. cmfrizzz

    Guardians of the Galaxy

  38. sandy sovie

    These guys are the bomb!!!!

  39. lucrative lyrics

    >verse flat 7 (bluesy sound), flat 5 (diminished sound)
    >chorus major 7 / major 10 (melodic resolution) *works everytime..

  40. tmlplus

    I love this band, yet I've never seen this official video for this song. I saw that orange Gibson and for much of the video I couldnt' see the headstock so I thought it was a Gretsch, as Gretsh has the orange model made famous by Brian Setzer and I thought that's what it was. Now I wanna see if I can find a Gibson like the one Ian is playing there.

    Cainan Mullins

    Hey man, it's a Chet Atkins Tennessean, didn't know if you knew. I remember playing one a long time ago in a music shop. You could always check reverb.com. There's a 1992 model for $1820 right now. Too expensive for me. Good luck with your quest!

  41. sandy sovie

    Love his voice

  42. tonepoet

    These guys are like the Led Zeppelin of our time yet we're so bombarded with bullshit that music like this can't find its way to the surface. Shame on you, music industry!!

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  43. HWill 3

    How screwed up/awesome is the time signature in this song? Ain't exactly 4/4, is it?

  44. Marty Mar

    UNDER RATED BAND!

  45. 69inspectorman

    I’ve seen them a couple of times. This song reminds me of the first time. I surprised my girlfriend with tickets to an outdoor weekend concert and big wreck played before buck cherry. IMO they stole the show and this song serves as a memory of a great weekend of great music.

  46. Mike

    He looks like Brad Pitt's less attractive but musically talented brother.

  47. oodoodanoo

    Were the 90's this cool? Yeah. Yeah, they were.

  48. Peterborough Guy

    These guys are playing a FREE concert in peterborough Ontario Wednesday July 18 2018 7pm. Peterborough Musicfest

  49. Adam campbell

    Discount Brad Pitt

  50. Tardshark 79

    Who's still listening in 2018?

  51. Paul Fett

    If you know anyone who lives in the U.S.of A... Give them the heads up... !!!!!

  52. Allison Cassieri

    Couldn’t believe a Denver station played these guys the other day.

  53. Lay Royalty

    This song has been playing recently on the radio. 89x radio to be exact. I can't get enough of this song.

  54. internetwarrior666

    I once got to meet Ian at the Rehearsal Factory when I was in a band. Such great times!

  55. Travis Means

    Pretty sure nickel back used to open up for these guys......WHAT! Fo-real? Total crap....why is it shit music always rises to the top? These guys kill it. Real. Good. Music. I don’t listen to big wreck very often....but when I do, so do my neighbors!

  56. Tulie Miles

    They evidently won't let corporate music (government approved rock-n-roll) get their hands on their creative pie

  57. LIVE_ lIfE_4EVER

    Just seen there concert yesterday, it was fucking amazing😆🤘

  58. Derg HAZE

    MY LUCK IS WASTED

    I'm on the run somewhere...

  59. ChumleyChumchizer

    Seems like this song would've been a huge hit.

  60. star_wears gamer2000 Zombielennon

    Floggin mega riffs!

  61. Richard Colt

    This is one of my favorite songs

  62. DAVE TV

    Loved this song!!!

  63. m turley

    I seen them live at k rockathon or hoard fest years ago.. They put on a GREAT show.. Then I ate 20 hits of acid and don't remember MUCH!! Lol

  64. DarkestofTimes

    Does anyone know what kind of guitar Ian is using in the video, the orange one? It looks like a Gibson ES of some kind, but I swear I kind find any with that knob setup and/or color scheme or headstock for that matter. Any help?

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  65. 302 Music

    OMG, I've been obsessively trying to remember the name of this 90s gem for the past 48 hours. I finally found the link to this video in a message board thread from 2007! Huge thanks to whoever started that thread. I don't have to lose my sanity now! :D Okay, back to listening. The next 100 views will be from me. :P

  66. In Out Door

    Reminds me of Baba 'o Riley.

  67. georgianbents

    An instant classic. Such a great song. Great video too.

  68. Jon Schulte

    So underrated, one of my all time favorites!

  69. Ryan Shordee

    probably one the the best songs ever created in the history of mankind.

  70. sonic jet

    So this is the guy who sounds like Chris Cornell?? :) Well hopefully he can replace him in Soundgarden :( since Chris has passed on , rest in peace

    YT2006

    I agree you.

  71. Benj Pope

    Such a Zeppelin vibe! Although much more meaty and gut-punching!!

  72. Dalena H. Benavente

    I was my college campus's DJ back in the day and I forced this song into the playlist rotation until people started calling it in to request it. It became the #1 requested song for 13 weeks and got mad play at all the fraternity parties after that. I was pretty proud of myself for it 😎

    Danny McCaffrey

    Nice! Which college?

    LJR 87

    That’s awesome. It’s a great frickin song.

  73. Brian Battles

    Great tune, somehow I just discovered this band....wow

  74. Waldo Hernandez

    he who thumbs down this song duz not know 🎶

  75. Waldo Hernandez

    THIS WAS THE SONG THAT STARTED IT ALLL.FUKIN CLASSIC...BAR NONE

  76. Matt Bryant

    Love how they snuck in a measure of 5 staring at 00:51. Really throws the groove off for a split second - then right back into it. Brilliant! Love this song.

    englishish

    And how he covers the transition with an elongated "whooooo" is genius.

    tambourini

    Ah! Thanks for that. I wondered what wonderful thing occurred there!

    tambourini

    @englishish Ya! I used to think it was a error in the vocals that they just left in! Nice!

  77. Kila Houle

    Is everyone here canadian?

  78. Kila Houle

    They should be way more recognized

  79. Phillip Tripolone

    now whoooooooooooooozzzzzzz the lad who wants to be?      too good of a song

  80. Richmirez

    Ian Thornley..Canadian baby!!

  81. Susan Agostinelli

    Video Directed by Ulf Buddensieck. A brilliant director. Circa 1997

  82. muriel whiteman

    Awesome shit always

  83. Zeek sheparzo

    saw these guys in Lockport, NY a few years ago. PLAIN amazing show they put on :')

  84. The Taco11

    I've been going to see these guys shows for the past few years. Always an awesome night, every time!

  85. Mr. Bludclot

    Big Shiny Tunes

  86. Brett West

    Great band.Great musical talent.This song reminds me of a different time in my life.That is the greatest thing about music.

    gibsongoldtop100

    yes indeed.

  87. David Browne

    Anyone else out there get the feeling these guys didn't get the 'break' many other bands with much less talent were MORE than fortunate to have gotten? ... I'm just sayin' is all guys and gals! 😤

    Jeff August

    @Jericho Beach in France it goes "Le Fox Rocks"

    edzback2

    Absolutely!! These guys were again of their time and I believe they were miss managed!

    Randy Grover Independent consultant of Immunotec Inc.

    Have you heard the new release? So well orchestrated. Vocals, lyrics and the whole experience. https://youtu.be/FLMqzm9bq3w

    UptempoMusicLessons

    Lack of image. They are not characters like in say Guns & Roses, or RHCP or most other big bands. It takes personality and originality in more than just the music unfortunately.

  88. Woody Head

    check out control, under the lighthouse, that song, you caught my eye, albatross, and many more download his albums, also check out his solo work the Ian thornley band, or just thornley, great music my American friends you missed out on

  89. Maxharddrive64

    Bad Management or bad timing. This should of been on radio rotations throughout both countrys. It's without a doubt a missed hit the record companies lost a chance to make money on. Everyone I play this for is like "Woa whos this?"

    Heather Westhaver

    Maxharddrive64 this song was on he radio all the time in Canada when it came out. You can still hear it on the rock stations in Canada.

  90. bakkenboy1 blackgold1

    Awsome thank you for this. Bout time!

  91. bakkenboy1 blackgold1

    my shit. love it!

  92. Hipfan01

    Bands like Big Wreck make me happy o live in a border town

  93. vern lavoie

    ya baby

  94. KrypticRabbit

    Why am I only hearing about this song now. Heard it on the radio and I refuse to leave my car till the song finished, was just sitting in the parking lot smiling and shaking my head in enjoyment to this one. God please let this style of music become popular again.

    Michael Boner

    DarkFeatherz I heard this song 20 years ago on the radio and had to go buy the CD that same day. Been hooked ever sense then. Surprised they do not get more airplay and are not a staple in the US music sceene.

  95. Rosemarie Labrecque

    Love, love...love this tune!!

  96. Tom Burke

    if Benicio del Toro and Chris Cornell had a love child.

    John Rorex

    Not as good as Cornell !

    Silly Goose

    @John Rorex i like cornell. Cornell couldn't touch ian thornley as a guitarist.

    Silly Goose

    How could 2 dudes have a love child?

    Dark Horse

    @Silly Goose with love

    Dark Horse

    @John Rorex I find them both to be amazing vocalists but your right almost nobody could touch Cornell

  97. 山岡アンドリュー

    Ian Thornley is a sexy bitch.