Sublime, formed in 1988, is a Ska/Reggae/Punk band that hails from Long Beach California. Although “What I Got,” is the bands only number one hit single, they have produced a number of classic Ska songs and have impacted the genre enormously. Their down to earth style combined with surf lifestyle lyrics have made them a staple amongst stoners and surfers, but their sound is truly timeless and their message is always positive.
“What I Got,” is all about perspective. In it the singer seems endures a number of unfortunate events including but not limited to his dog running away and his mom smoking drugs. After all of this he has some advice for listeners:
“Well, life is (too short), so love the one you got
‘Cause you might get runover or you might get shot
Take a small example, take a tip from me
Take all of your money, give it all to charity
Love is what I got”
Have a great weekend, and enjoy what you got!