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The Mighty Mighty Bosstones - The Impression That I Get

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones - The Impression That I Get

"The Impression That I Get" is a timeless ska-punk anthem by the American band The Mighty Mighty Bosstones. Released in 1997, the song encapsulates the band's signature sound and energetic style. Led by Dicky Barrett's gravelly vocals, the Bosstones combine punchy horns, driving guitars, and a relentless rhythm section to create a high-energy track that instantly became a hit.

The song's lyrics explore the uncertainties and anxieties of life, emphasizing the importance of positivity, resilience, and putting on a brave face. It struck a chord with listeners across generations, resonating with those who have faced moments of doubt but continue striving forward.

Formed in 1983, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones are an influential ska-punk band hailing from Boston, Massachusetts. The band members include Dicky Barrett (vocals), Joe Gittleman (bass), Tim "Johnny Vegas" Burton (saxophone), Ben Carr (dancer), Lawrence Katz (guitar), Joe Sirois (drums), Chris Rhodes (trombone), Leon Silva (saxophone), and Kevin Lenear (saxophone).

If you're a fan of ska-punk or simply want to relive the '90s nostalgia, you can play and download these iconic sounds by The Mighty Mighty Bosstones here.

And I'm glad I haven't yet
And I'm glad I haven't yet
And I'm glad I haven't yet
And I'm glad I haven't yet
Because I'm sure it isn't good
Because I'm sure it isn't good
But I know someone who has
But I know someone who has
But I know someone who has
Cause I know someone who has
Have you ever been close to tragedy
Have you ever felt a pain so powerful
Have you ever had the odds stacked up so high
I might be a coward
I would pass
I'd like to think that if I was
I'm afraid of what I might find out
I'm not a coward
I've just never been tested
I've never had to knock on wood
I've never had to knock on wood
I've never had to knock on wood
I've never had to knock on wood
It makes me wonder if
It makes me wonder if
It makes me wonder if I
Look at the tested and think there but for the grace go
Never had to but I better knock on wood
Never had to, but I better knock on wood
Or been close to folks who have
Or has it ever come down to do or die
So heavy you collapse (No? Well...)
That's the impression that I get
That's the impression that I get
That's the impression that I get
Which makes me wonder if I could
Which makes me wonder if I could
Which makes me wonder if I could
Which makes me wonder if I could
You need a strength most don't possess
You've got to rise above the rest (No? Well...)

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