Offspring frontman Dexter Holland explained the meaning behind this punk rock rager in an interview with the Argentina's Pagina 12
: "The guy from 'Pretty Fly
' was hooked on the latest fashion culture and [the guy from] 'You're Gonna Go Far, Kid' is busy manipulating other people. You can take him as a high school kid who tries to form his own social group, but on the way he manipulates others with a behavior disorder that will never leave him. You might see that guy later as a United States deputy or running a corporation. Even if that boy has grown up, his idea of manipulating will always be with him."