"Stealing People's Mail" as written by Eric Reed Boucher, Raymond John Pepperelle, Geoffrey Lyall and Darren Henley....
We ain't going to the party
We ain't going to the game
We ain't going to the disco
Ain't gonna cruise down Main

We're stealing people's mail
Stealing people's mail
Stealing people's mail
Stealing people's mail
Stealing people's mail
On a Friday night

Drivin' in the mountains
Winding 'round and 'round
Rummage through your mailboxes
Take your mail back to town

And we got license plates, wedding gifts, tax returns
Checks to politicians from real estate firms
Money, bills and cancelled checks
Pretty funny pictures of your kids

We're gonna steal your mail
On a Friday night
We're gonna steal your mail
By the pale moonlight

We got grocery sackful after grocery sackful
After grocery sackful after grocery sackful
After grocery sackful after grocery sackful
Of the private lives of you

People say that we're crazy
We're sick and all alone
But when we read your letters
We're rolling on the floor

And we got license plates, wedding gifts, tax returns
Checks to politicians from real estate firms
Money, bills and cancelled checks
We cut relationships with your friends

We're gonna steal your mail
On a Friday night
We're gonna steal your mail
By the pale moonlight

We better not get caught
We'll be dumped in institutions
Where we'll be drugged and shocked
Till we come out born-again Christians

Stealing people's mail
Stealing people's mail
Stealing people's mail
Stealing people's mail
On a Friday night, n-n-n-night


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"Stealing People's Mail" as written by Jello Biafra Klaus Flouride

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  • +2
    General CommentOh and I also think the song is about how there is nothing creative to do in small towns
    Violentpacifiston January 24, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment...No, stealing people's mail does not creat total anarchy.
    It just annoys people; how is pissing people off a stroke of genius?
    And you'd not really be 'undermining the institute' by stealing mail; these are normal people that you're stealing from, and the government isn't hurt.
    Dead Kennedys' satire is one of the things I really like about them.
    mechon December 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwow, no responses yet?

    This song is pretty cool, the whole sarcastic thing, kinda like the Offspring's Beheaded in a way... I mean, he's not serious, he's more poking fun @ the people that do shit like that... or so that's how I interpret the song. Seems like their style is more to poke fun @ other people to make statements, not make their statements by saying their own stuff... get my drift? I'm not wording this as well as I'd like to be able to.
    battybat17on September 05, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI dont think this song is written in a sarcastic way...

    It might be about how people stake a lot of their lives in their mail...

    "We cut relationships with your friends"

    "Pretty funny pictures of your kids"

    etc.
    MountainJewon March 04, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit isnt sarcastic at all...its about undermining the institute in anyway you can...
    DHPeligro6025on October 27, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy neighbors mail is mostley ads but they have some nice greeting cards.
    insane metal fanon April 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMountainJew was right, I think. It's about how people put way, way too much of their private lives and important things in the mail system.
    WeGaveEmHellon May 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI always found it weird how Americans would just leave all this stuff in a box at the end of their driveways where anyone could take it.
    Violentpacifiston September 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOh and I also think the song is about how there is nothing creative to do in small towns
    Violentpacifiston January 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm not inclined to think Jello's advocating it, because in a bunch of other songs he claims to hate the pointless violence and destruction that's associated with parts of the punk movement.
    Bullzeyeon February 26, 2007   Link

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